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Repeal of Rule Preserves Employers’ First Amendment Rights
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Repeal of Rule Preserves Employers’ First Amendment Rights

(from NFIB.com ) (July 17, 2018) Washington, D.C.– NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, lauded the Department of Labor’s decision today to rescind the union persuader rule, a rule that NFIB challenged in a federal district court. “The Department of Labor’s rescission of the union persuader rule is […]

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Comptroller  Announces Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes
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Comptroller Announces Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes (AUSTIN) — Wall Street credit ratings firms have given their highest ratings to this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs), which will allow the state to manage cash-flow needs for fiscal 2018. “Texas received the highest short-term […]

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Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen sold to Lubbock Based Fired Up Holding Co.
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Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen sold to Lubbock Based Fired Up Holding Co.

DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, a Dallas-based investment group announces today the sale of several of its non-core brands. The brands included in the transactions are Elephant Bar Restaurant, Baker Bros American Deli, and Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen. Terms of the transactions are not disclosed and all […]

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High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices
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High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices

By: Blair Fannin, AgriLife Today COLLEGE STATION – The 2016 U.S. cotton crop produced high yields and high-quality fiber, triggering a spike in export demand and higher market prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “No question, we had high-quality cotton produced in 2016 that was widespread […]

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AT&T Invests More Than $60 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Lubbock
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AT&T Invests More Than $60 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — At AT&T1, we’ve invested more than $60 million in our Lubbock wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments enhance reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders. In […]

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Lubbock JCPenney Listed by Morningstar as Possibly at Risk of Closing
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Lubbock JCPenney Listed by Morningstar as Possibly at Risk of Closing

Lubbock Chronicle story update, here. Morningstar Credit Ratings has identified 39 stores most at risk of closing, based on the stores’ sales data. According to JCPenney, the stores most at risk of closing either require a significant capital investment or have below-average sales. 39 stores are listed as at risk, […]

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Cotton Variety Selection Time is Here
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Cotton Variety Selection Time is Here

By: Steve Byrns (AgriLife Today) LUBBOCK – When it comes to making a cotton crop, selecting the right planting variety is the most important decision a cotton farmer will make all year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton entomologist. “Let’s face it, technology seeds are expensive, but knowing […]

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Texas Crop and Weather Report — Feb. 14
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Texas Crop and Weather Report — Feb. 14

Wheat acres hit a 100-plus year low in U.S. By: Adam Russell (Agri-Life Today) SAN ANGELO – U.S. planted wheat acres trended to their lowest since 1909 amid low prices and uncooperative weather, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo, said prices […]

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New farm bill discussions kick off at Southwest Ag Issues Summit
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New farm bill discussions kick off at Southwest Ag Issues Summit

2/7/17 By: Blair Fannin, Texas A&M AgriLife FORT WORTH – Doing more with less to fund the next farm bill program was a recurring theme at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit in Fort Worth. Leaders from all major commodity groups throughout Texas and national representatives converged for two days […]

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Sugarcane aphid research outlines economical control methods
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Sugarcane aphid research outlines economical control methods

1/30/17 By: Kay Ledbetter Texas A&M AgriLife (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. Ada Szczepaniec) Colonies of sugarcane aphids can establish at a rapid pace once a plant is infested and untreated. AMARILLO – Sorghum producers can reduce input costs and improve their bottom line in the battle against sugarcane […]

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