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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Halliburton to pay $18.3M in back oilfield wages

Halliburton, the Houston-based oilfield service giant, has agreed to pay nearly $18.3 million in back overtime wages to more than 1,000 U.S. employees, following a federal investigation.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Texans asked to curb electricity use this afternoon

BREAKING NEWS | The operator of the electric grid that covers most of the state called for Texans to temporarily curb their electricity use for a few hours on Thursday afternoon as record-breaking demands strain the state’s...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Embattled Blue Bell gets ‘significant investment’ from billionaire Bass brother

Fort Worth billionaire Sid Richardson Bass has “made a significant investment” in beloved but beleaguered Blue Bell Creameries, the Brenham-based company announced today in a written statement.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Texas to receive another $788M in settlement with BP

Texas is set to receive another $788 million stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill under a settlement between BP, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Letter: PEC has made ‘truly noteworthy’ strides in past five years

Outgoing PEC board president PATRICK COX writes that “The cooperative continues to evolve into a best-in-class organization, working to reduce controllable costs and maintaining some of the strongest reliability statistics in the industry. … This evolution is...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Graf, Akers win seats on Pedernales Electric board

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elected two new board directors representing districts that include large portions of Hays County, according to results announced today.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Audio: Gulf disaster a potential windfall for habitat restoration

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmentalists say BP settlement funds are providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Gulf restoration projects.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Senate votes to end renewable energy programs

The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.v

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Texas bearing brunt of drop in oil drilling

After months of plummeting oil prices, nightmares about idled drilling rigs have become reality, hitting Texas the hardest. See how many rigs the state has lost in recent months.

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