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Comptroller  Announces Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes

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[Read More…]

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by August 19, 2017 Business
Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen sold to Lubbock Based Fired Up Holding Co.

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[Read More…]

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by June 4, 2017 Business, Featured
High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices

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[Read More…]

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by May 23, 2017 Business
AT&T Invests More Than $60 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Lubbock

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[Read More…]

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by May 22, 2017 Business
Lubbock JCPenney Listed by Morningstar as Possibly at Risk of Closing

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,[Read More…]

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by March 8, 2017 Business, Community News
Cotton Variety Selection Time is Here

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[Read More…]

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by February 14, 2017 Business
Texas Crop and Weather Report — Feb. 14

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[Read More…]

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by February 14, 2017 Business
New farm bill discussions kick off at Southwest Ag Issues Summit

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[Read More…]

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by February 7, 2017 Business
Sugarcane aphid research outlines economical control methods

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[Read More…]

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by January 31, 2017 Business
Texas Crop and Weather Report – Jan. 31

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Jan. 31

1/31/17 By: Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Field preparations for spring planting ongoing in southern regions of Texas CORPUS CHRISTI — Dr. Carlos Fernandez, Texas A&M AgriLife Research agronomist, Corpus Christi, said cropland preparations in the area are on target and fields look good amid favorable conditions. “Fields are clear[Read More…]

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by January 31, 2017 Business