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Labor Day was the perfect backdrop for the buzz of a potential economic boom in the Southeast Travis County community of Elroy Monday, the site of the newest Formula 1 racetrack. Talk of jobs and prosperity permeated the air at the Elroy Corner Store on FM 812 and beyond. “Every...
Judges at the State Fair of Texas' big Labor Day food competition favored the back-to-basics approach: beer and Frito pie. Fried, naturally. The Texas fried Frito pie won the top award, Best Taste. The fried beer was named Most Creative. The sixth annual contest -- decided by a...
More than 10,000 times in the 12 months ending Aug. 31, oil and gas operators in Texas sank steel pipe into the ground and cemented it in place -- a critical process aimed at preventing groundwater contamination before and after a well goes into production. Texas Railroad...
The day before Michael Brown turned himself in Aug. 24 on a charge accusing him of beating his fourth wife, the Brown Hand Center's marketing department sprang into action. The department pulled from the airwaves some of the advertising that has helped make Brown such a wealthy...
The Texas general election opens this Labor Day looking like the Year of the Angry Voter. Two years ago, the momentum was with Democrats. Though Barack Obama lost the state while winning the presidency, excitement for his campaign produced regional turnouts that helped at least...
University of Texas junior Mariano Pintor said when he was growing up in Dallas, most of his friends thought "only rich kids go to college." But Pintor, the son of a Dallas city maintenance worker, had plans: He wants to start some sort of business that will help people and make...
A pharmacist accused of bilking the government of millions in Medicaid dollars through his San Antonio business was given three concurrent 20-year sentences Friday and ordered to pay $2.2 million in restitution. In a rambling, sometimes incoherent speech to visiting state...
Texas will have to consider less regulation of insurance companies and their rates if the Department of Insurance sees its funding cut 10 percent to help balance the next state budget, Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin said in documents filed this week with the governor and...
News of another oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico , so soon after the BP oil spill , has set off a wave of anxiety along the Gulf Coast and prompted calls for the government to extend its six-month ban on deepwater drilling. Just when it seemed the Obama administration might be...