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Legislative noise has been heard in Austin about eliminating the Texas Enterprise Fund, a key aspect of the state’s economic development incentives. Gov. Greg Abbot has asked that it be retained. more
With Bones, there’s always something in the air Down the road from where I grew up, there was a pine thicket. I don't even know whose land it was on, but it didn't matter, us boys thought it belonged to us anyhow. Those trees had must have been planted there by somebody because they were all in rows. They were thick, too. You couldn't even see the sky in some places. more
By 2021, I am projecting that the 19 smaller Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) will add a total of about 215,000 net new jobs to the state. The growth rates over the period, which spans … more
This caller ID is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I can get into whatever character I want, before I answer the phone. It’s like havin’ ESP or somethin’. I’m tellin’ you this because … more
Do you know one of the things I like about Facebook? It has given me the opportunity to reconnect with some of my old schoolmates from back in my elementary school days. more
One of President Trump’s first official actions was issuing an Executive Order to withdraw from the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement that would have linked 12 nations in the largest free trade zone to date. more
There is a great deal of talk these days about "alternative facts" and how they seem to be replacing the truth in our political discourse. more
My wife Janet and I were out shoppin’ the other day. No, I don’t like to shop, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to keep your woman happy. Anywho, we were walkin’ along when this young man walks up with some brochures in his hand. “Excuse me sir,” he said, “may I ask you a few questions?” more
I was asked the other day why I hadn’t written about phone creatures for a while. Well, to tell you the truth, they haven’t called for a while. more
Texas largest metropolitan areas are the source of the majority of the state’s business activity, and what goes on in these major population centers affects companies, families, and communities statewide. more
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