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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

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

San Marcos Electric customers to see ‘temporary’ fee hike

The bills have come due for electricity that LCRA bought at inflated prices during a colder-than-normal winter.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Texas touts lighter regulation in wooing California firms

Gov. Rick Perry often stresses the state's "smart regulations" to businesses from California. While entrepreneurs in Texas often find fewer regulatory obstacles, some argue the Texas approach has hidden costs.

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Demand response could factor in grid debate

The “polar vortex” that swept across much of the nation early this month knocked two North Texas power plants offline just as residents began turning up the heat and revving up power use. Grid operators fixed the...

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Oil, gas industry group opposes energy market overhaul

The Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state’s largest and oldest petroleum organization, says it does not want regulators to overhaul the wholesale energy market, adding its name to the proposal's growing list of opponents and pitting...

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Audio: Foreign investors pour billions into Texas oil, gas

Since exploration and production of oil and gas in shale regions began surging around 2007, foreign companies have poured billions into mergers with American energy companies.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Audio: State’s economic forecast a mixed bag

The comptroller's office announced Friday in its latest financial update that while the state will have more money in its coffers than previously thought, uncertainty about global economic strains could hurt Texas' two main money makers: energy...

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Commentary: ‘Prepared to lead PEC into a brave new world’

Addressing Pedernales Electric Cooperative members at the organization's annual meeting in Johnson City, Board Chair Larry Landaker defended the board's termination of Juan Garza six days earlier.