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New wave of Cuban immigrants reaches U.S., but through Texas, not Florida

When Jordanis Perez fled Havana this spring for the United States, he decided his best chances weren’t by boat to Florida, but by a route increasingly favored by thousands of Cuban migrants– by land to Texas. The number of Cubans arriving at the southern border increased this year after President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced plans last December ...

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Energy Future, creditors reach settlement over bankruptcy plan

Texas’s biggest power company, Energy Future Holdings Corp, has reached a settlement with the last group of creditors opposed to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, increasing the likelihood the plan will be confirmed. The company said in court filings late Monday it had reached settlements with the official creditors committee of Energy Future Holdings, as well as a representative for ...

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Texas solar panel company to pay $8.5M in fraud case

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas solar company must pay $8.5 million for importing unsafe panels from China and falsely labeling the items as U.S. made. The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Monday announced the penalties and permanent injunction against 1 SolTech Inc. of Richardson. The Dallas-area company filed for bankruptcy last year amid the 2013 lawsuit. The company and three ...

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Austin Energy CEO tapped to lead Seattle utility

Austin Energy General Manager Larry Weis has been offered the top job at Seattle City Light, according to a press release posted by the Seattle mayor. Pending the approval of the Seattle City Council, Weis would start his new job Feb. 1, and would earn a salary of $340,000. Weis is replacing Jim Baggs, an executive at Seattle City Light ...

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South Texas school district ordered to close

PREMONT, Texas — A struggling South Texas school district that avoided closure in 2011 now faces being shut down next year amid continuing poor academic performance. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the Premont Independent School District, about 73 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, was informed in a letter Tuesday from the Texas Education Agency that its accreditation has been ...

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Early report says Texas oil, gas production up from last year

Texas oil and gas production

Texas produced 72,849,838 barrels of crude oil and 620,188,919 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas in September, according to a preliminary report by the Railroad Commission of Texas. The Commission regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas. Preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as final corrected reports are received. Preliminary ...

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Big Texas welcome for Google self-driving cars

AUSTIN, Texas — With Google’s self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane. The tech-savvy state capital of Austin is the first place where Google is testing self-driving vehicles outside its Silicon Valley headquarters. Unlike in California, Texas has no obvious restrictions on the technology and Google wants to keep it that way. ...

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