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17 hrs ago | BurkaBlog

That "Left of Center" Speaker

A rather ridiculous piece of writing appeared recently in Forbes, under the byline of one Patrick Gleason, who allegedly covers the "intersection of state and federal policy and politics."


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Forbes, Texas Government, Texas, Country, US News

21 hrs ago | Government Executive

High-Growth Texas Communities Face High Local Debt Loads

It's not always easy to understand the complex world of local government finance, especially when involves local debt that spreads out across municipalities, counties and school districts.


Related Topix: Texas, Country, Sugar Land, TX, Fort Bend County, TX

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Texas shamefully ranked one of the worst states for women's equality

We Texans have a lot to boast about, but this certainly isn't one of them. According to a recent survey by WalletHub , the Lone Star State ranks among the five worst states for women's equality.


Related Topix: Texas, Country


Watch Justin Bieber Torch Instagram With 'Ring of Fire'

OK, so the embattled pop prince isn't exactly recording a new album in Nashville, but he set Instagram on fire today with his cover of a sacred Johnny Cash song.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Music, Entertainment

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Wide-open Texas has the fastest highways in the nation

The Lone Star State has the fastest single highway in the country - a toll road in south-central Texas with an 85-mph speed limit - and the fastest average speeds.


Related Topix: Texas, Country

Hispanic Business

Houston Lands U.S. Hispanic Chamber Convention

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2015 national convention in Houston in September, the chamber announced Monday.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, Country, Rick Perry, US Governors


Private equity investor Lone Star sells German property bank

Private equity investor Lone Star has sold commercial property lender Duesseldorfer Hypothekenbank AG, quitting the second of three investments it has made in the German banking sector over the last decade.


Related Topix: Country

CBS News

For sale: A Texas ranch that defines the cowboy life

Ask people to name a ranch in Texas and for some the answer would be Southfork, made famous by the TV show "Dallas."


Related Topix: Country, Marketing, Vernon, TX

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Kos

Rick Perry and the GOP's 'criminalization of politics' scam

That might sound like an odd statement to make after one of the GOP's 2016 highest-profile White House hopefuls was indicted for abuse of power back in the Lone Star State.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Country, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Chris Christie, Liberal Political News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Fastest, slowest states: Michigan drivers post higher speeds on highways

This year marks four decades since President Richard M. Nixon signed into law a mandate that set the maximum national speed limit at 55 mph, helping to fend off an oil crisis, diminishing Americans' ability to make good time on a cross-country road trip and inspiring rocker Sammy Hagar's signature song.


Related Topix: Texas, Country

The Austin Chronicle

If We Plant It, They Will Come

In the six months since we first covered the monarch butterfly's plight in flight , co-owner Flint Beard of Lone Star Nursery reports an "overwhelming" response, but says there is still work to be done.


Related Topix: Country, Cedar Park, TX, Austin, TX, Entomology, Science


Texas Star Wade Bowen Announces New Album

Wade Bowen has made a name for himself in his native Texas, but he's confident that his new self-titled album, out October 28th, will expand his reach beyond the Lone Star State.


Related Topix: Country, Music, Entertainment

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Texas stadium showdown

Many schools in the state have spent millions in a rivalry for the biggest stadium with the best amenities in the Lone Star State and beyond.


Related Topix: Country, Waco, TX

KTRH-AM Houston

Texas Economy Rolling

Texas politicians might be having their issues right now, like Governor Rick Perry's recent legal problems.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Country

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Sunflower acreage up in Lone Star State, rains help crop on South Plains

A West Texas sunflower basks in a field as its namesake star provides August heat and light.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, South-Plains, TX, Country, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Asia Private Equity Weekly News, Aug 18, 2014

SINGAPORE SOVEREIGN wealth fund GIC said it acquired an 18.5 percent stake in Brazilian education services company Abril Educacao SA.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Country

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Gilmer Mirror

What It Means to Be a Texan

This was written in commemoration of March 2, Texas Independence Day Every little part of Texas feels special.


Related Topix: Texas, Country, Bandera, TX, Computers, Dell, San Antonio, TX

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Houston Press

Texas Has Fastest Average Driving Speed in the Country

Setting aside for the moment that Cars.com referred to Texas as the "Longhorn State" , they do paint a picture of the LONE STAR state as a place for wanton speeders in a report about speeding in America .


Related Topix: Texas, Country

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Meet the Harry Reid of Texas

Conventional political wisdom holds that Texas is a deep red state home to some of the most conservative politicians in the country.


Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Country, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

Houston Chronicle

Report finds where New Yorkers are going

It's no secret that Texas draws new residents from across the country, but which states are losing the most people to the Lone Star State? A Texas Tribune survey reveals some interesting statistics.


Related Topix: Texas, New York, Country, New York Government