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Farmers and Ranchers Take a Hit from Harvey, but the Exact Toll is Unknown

by | Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:31 CST
The coastal counties devastated by Harvey are also home to an estimated 1.2 million cows, more than a quarter of the state’s total.
The Texas Public Utilities Commission has approved a deal to allow a group led by Dallas billionaire Ray Hunt to purchase Oncor, which oversees electricity distribution to 10 million Texans. by

Texas Regulators Approve Billionaire’s Plan to Buy Oncor

The deal will allow a group of investors led by real estate and oil and gas mogul Ray Hunt to purchase Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution company.

The deal will allow a group of investors led by real estate and oil and gas mogul Ray Hunt to purchase Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution c...Read More

Austin City Council member Greg Casar introduces supporters of a “ban the box” ordinance for private employers at a press conference Tuesday, in advance of the council’s vote on Thursday. by

Austin Poised to ‘Ban the Box’

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process.

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process....Read More

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The New Migrants

In the harsh post-2008 economy, builders like my father live on the road.

Suddenly, my Dad — a builder — had a home loan, no equity, an ailing wife who couldn’t work, and no job. Now, he makes his living wherever he can....Read More

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