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City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh
A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas, with the city's utility getting more than 1,200MW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh (the cheapest ever).....
Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane Shows Off Septum Ring On 'L'Uomo Vogue' Cover
Ellar Coltrane flaunts his septum piercing on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue‘s July/August 2015 issue, out on newsstands now! The 20-year-old Boyhood actor was photographed for the shoot by Bruce Weber. In the issue, Ellar opened up about his plans on not moving to LA, being a native of Austin, Tex....
Black Gold Resources Acquires Stake in the 10 Well Income Joint Venture in Caldwell County, TX
HENDERSONVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - July 01, 2015) - Black Gold Resources, Inc. (BGR) The 10 WELL INCOME, JV is a Thirteen (13) Well Enhanced Oil Recovery Project located in Caldwell County, Texas. Twelve (12) of the wells are proven productive vertical oil wells. Two (2) of the 12 wells will be conv....
Jobs2Careers Announced as Winner of ACG of Central Texas "Growth Award Winner"
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - July 01, 2015) - The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) of Central Texas has announced the 2015 Growth Award Winners at an awards luncheon in Austin, TX. Jobs2Careers was named winner of the $10-25 million category. Fellow nominees included ClearCorrect and Wilde Wood ....
Discount Electronics Announces New Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Discount Electronics, an Austin, Texas based electronics retailer and service provider, has announced Jeff Hutchinson as its new President and CEO. Rick Culleton, founder and owner, will continue on in an advisory role while focusing on other business interests.....
AVEW HOLDINGS INC. Finalizing Acquisition of Pegasus Construction, LLC
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2015) - AVEW HOLDINGS INC. (OTC PINK: AVEW) today announced their company has finalized the Asset Purchase acquisition of Pegasus Construction Company LLC (Pegasus). Pegasus is a construction company located in Lakeway, Texas serving the Central Texas area buildi....
UT Austin Offers Its First Online Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has launched its first Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program offered completely online. The program is intended for engineering professionals and is designed to address the need for rigorous yet flexible higher edu....
PwC US Announces 16 New Partner Promotions in the North Texas Market
PwC US announced 16 professionals from its North Texas market, which includes the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Little Rock, Arkansas offices, will be admitted into the firm's partnership, effective today.....
Equifax Partners with University of Texas' Center for Identity
Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a new partnership with the Center for Identity at The University of Texas at Austin that will help students and researchers develop deeper understanding of real-world identity management issues.....
Supreme Court to Re-hear Landmark Affirmative Action Case
The U.S. Supreme Court said this week it will re-hear a landmark affirmative action case, examining the constitutionality of the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin.
The justices said they will hear for a second time the case of a white female, Abigail Fisher, who was denied ....
Austin Energy 600MW solar RFP draws record low bids
Texas municipal utility Austin Energy received almost 8GW of bids from developers for a planned 600MW of competitive solar contracts, with pricing for 1.295GW of those projects below 4 cents per kWh.....
Texas Kung Fu Saloon Racism Settlement: Restaurant Denied Service To 'Ghetto' Blacks And Asians, Justice Department Says
A chain of martial arts-themed restaurants in Texas accused of racism against black and Asian customers has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, authorities announced Tuesday. The owners and operators of Kung Fu Saloon, a restaurant and arcade bar with locations in Dallas, Houst....
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
WASHINGTON — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
With those employees in mind, the Obama administration is proposing m....
Realty Austin Wins #1 Best Places to Work
Realty Austin wins no. 1 Best Places to Work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal for the second consecutive year. The company's fun culture, tireless innovation, and its mission of giving back to the community were noted as why Realty Austin was named as the no. 1 Best Places to Work 20.....
RealMassive Wins the Austin Business Journal's 2015 "Best Place to Work" Award
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2015) - The Austin Business Journal has named RealMassive, the first data provider to deliver open access to the commercial real estate industry, one of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas for the second year in a row. The award, which acknowledges companie....
Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics.Read more on NewsOK.com....
Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.
The justices said Monday they will hear for a second time the case of a white....
This Single Community Is Mitigating Hunger
Less than two years ago, Ellis Johnston lived on the streets, unsure about where he would spend the night or when he would eat his next meal.
He lived this way for eight years before a friend told him about Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF), an organization that began out of the back of a minivan a....
Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name
BANKERSMITH, Texas (AP) " Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.Doug Guller.......
The 20 best places to live in your 20s
Your 20s are perhaps the most transient time in your life. From graduating college and finding your first job to making your career dreams a reality and the many milestones in between, a lot of things can happen in those 10 years of young adulthood — so why not add moving to a new city to your ....
Robert Espinoza leaves legacy on runners
Savannah's burgeoning running community is having a hard time dealing with the sudden death of Robert Espinoza but less difficulty describing the immense impact he made as a prolific race director and running store owner the past 13 years.
"He has forever changed the landscape of the running comm....
Obama To Deliver Eulogy For Slain South Carolina Pastor Clementa Pinckney
By David Adams
CHARLESTON, S.C., June 26 (Reuters) - South Carolina will take a step forward in healing the wounds of last week's mass shooting when President Barack Obama arrives on Friday to deliver the eulogy for the pastor of the historic church where the attack took place.
DPS expands drunken-driving patrols through July 4th weekend
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More Texas troopers are being mobilized to expand the search for drunken drivers through the July Fourth holiday weekend. The Texas Department of Public Safety says increased patrols began Friday and run through July 7. DPS says more than 1,000 individuals were arrested for driv....
Robert Espinoza, a force in Savannah running community, has died at 54
Robert Espinoza, a force in Savannah's running community as a prolific race director and as the owner/operator of Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, died Thursday, store employees confirmed.
Store manager Chris Ramsey and marketing director Christine Powell confirmed Thursday night that Espinoza, 54, had ....
Coral Breeding May Help Cooler Reefs Survive Warming
Corals that naturally thrive in the hottest tropical waters can be bred with cousins in cooler seas to help them survive mounting threats from global warming, scientists reported on Thursday.
Tests of corals in warm waters on Australia's Great Barrier Reef found they were able to survive bigger....
Corals are already adapting to global warming, scientists say
Some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, and humans can help to spread these genes, a team of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Oregon State University have found. The discovery has i....
Whole Foods accused of mislabeling prepackaged items, overcharging
NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday.
The price on a package of coconut shrimp at the upscale market was too high by $14.84, said Depart....
Vet Who Bragged About Killing Cat With Bow And Arrow Will Not Be Charged
A Texas veterinarian who bragged on Facebook about killing a cat with a bow and arrow will face no charges.
A grand jury found there was "insufficient proof" to charge Kristen Lindsey with animal cruelty, according to a press release from Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn.
The No. 1 American rider at the Tour de France explains why he has no problem training with Lance Armstrong
The No. 1 American cyclist, Tejay van Garderen, said on Wednesday that he doesn't think it sends "the wrong message" if he trains with Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2012. "As far as what I think o....
UT System regent sues chancellor over records access
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A University of Texas System regent has sued the system's chancellor over access to records. Regent Wallace L. Hall Jr. of Dallas sued Chancellor Bill McRaven in state district court in Travis County on Monday in an effort to obtain records, including confidential student inform....
AVEW Holdings Engages CPA Firm to Expedite QB Filings
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - AVEW HOLDINGS INC (OTC PINK: AVEW) today announced the company is in negotiations to employ the accounting services of Clear Financial Solutions Inc., (CFS) and Mr. Steven M. Plumb, CPA of Houston, Texas. Mr. Plumb and CFS will be assisting AVEW with the....
From the Hood to Harvard: Cesar A. Cruz to Deliver Keynote Speech at the 2015 Responsive Classroom Leadership Conference
Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., developer of the Responsive Classroom approach, is pleased to share that César A. Cruz will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Responsive Classroom Leadership Conference. The conference will take place October 5 and 6, 2015 in Austin, Texas and will .....
Q1Media Appoints John Brackett as Senior Product Manager in Austin, Texas Office
Q1Media is proud to announce the hiring of John Brackett as Senior Product Manager. The company is confident that Mr. Brackett's 12+ years in enterprise technology product development for top-tier online media platforms will help it charge into new and improved product offerings.....
McCormick Enters Agreement to Acquire Stubb's, the U.S. Leader in Premium Barbeque Sauces
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of One World Foods, Inc., seller of Stubb's barbeque sauces ("Stubb's"), a privately held company located in Austin, Texas. Stubb's is ......
New monitoring program to add more seismic sensors in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will fund the deployment of additional sensors to study the location and source of earthquakes. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1GGHS39 ) reports the governor recently signed a bill to spend $4.5 million over the next two years ....
Football recruiting: Who has offers?
BY SCOTT WRIGHTHere's a list of known scholarship offers to Oklahoma high school football players from NCAA Division I FBS and FCS schools to date:
Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union, RB: Navy
Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow, WR: Montana
Abe Anderson, Metro Christian, LB: North Dakota
Jordan Brown, Stillwater,....
It's Not Just The Flag: Here Are The Other Confederate Tributes That Need To Go
When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the Captiol grounds, Americans all over the country rejoiced -- nowhere more so than in Charleston, where Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people in a historic black church last week. Now,....
Study Tallies Air Pollution's Deadly, Preventable Toll in Asia
A new study said that cleaning up dirty air could prevent up to 2.1 million premature deaths every year, mostly in Asia, but also in countries with relatively cleaner skies.
Air pollution, related illness
The adverse health impacts of inhaling tiny particulate matter that lodges deep i....
Timbercreek U.S. Multi-Residential Opportunity Fund #1 Announces Special Distribution and Timing for the release of June 30th NAV.
Timbercreek U.S. Multi-Residential Opportunity Fund #1 (the "Fund") announced today further details of a special distribution to unitholders resulting from the previously announced disposition of the Saratoga Ridge property located in Austin, Texas.....
Allin Interactive Collaborates with LG Electronics on Hospitality Integration Project
Allin Interactive announced today at the HITEC conference in Austin, Texas the integration of Allin's DigiHD™ high-definition interactive television solution with LG Electronics' Pro:Centric® Platform series of hospitality Smart IPTVs.....
CPG Building Products Pumps Up Distribution and Sales Support in Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Austin Markets
CPG Building Products today announced that Gaiennie Lumber Company, headquartered in Opelousas, LA, will expand their distribution of AZEK and TimberTech premium, low maintenance building products into eastern Texas. Gaiennie Lumber already provides the leading outdoor living brands of AZEK and Tim....
Dana Opens 16th Global Technology Center near Austin, Texas
Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today officially inaugurated its 16th global technology center in Cedar Park, Texas. Currently employing 35 engineers and support staff with capacity for more than 80, the 40,000 square-foot facility is devoted to the engineering and production of the company's.....
Texas Legislature Bans Cities from Requiring Property Owners to Participate in Section 8 Housing Program
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed S.B.267 into law, effectively banning Source of Income (SOI) ordinances that require property owners to participate in the federal government's Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8. Lawmakers were asked to consider the issue after Austin passed an SOI .....
Lance Armstrong -- Rollin' with Brett Favre
Lance Armstrong has a brand new riding partner ... NFL legend Brett Favre. The two connected at Lance's bike shop Mellow Johnny's in Austin, Texas Monday ... and decided to go out on a ride together. We spoke with someone at the…
Five Travel Destinations That Are A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll
American southern cities are known for shady front porches, juicy barbecue and iced tea sweet enough to give you a toothache. But beneath that sleepy façade, you'll find a whole different story. Laid-back and forward-thinking all at once, it's no surprise that the south has become a destination for ....
Planned Parenthood: No Texas Abortion Clinics In Works
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Saturday that her organization has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas, where only eight facilities are likely to remain if another round of strict regulations takes effect July 1.
Only the U....
'Boyhood' director Linklater loses appeal over film mementos destroyed in Texas wildfires
AUSTIN, Texas – “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater again has lost in a lawsuit against his insurance company over what he says was $500,000 in property and film memorabilia destroyed by Texas wildfires in 2011. A Texas appeals court this week upheld an earlier ruling against Link....
Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer
Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).....
US Federal Contractor Registration: FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in South Texas; Contractors Still Needed for Relief Efforts
WASHINGTON DC--(Marketwired - June 19, 2015) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially set up a disaster recovery center in Bastrop, Texas just east of Austin and north of San Antonio. This facility was created to assist homeowners and business owners with relief efforts from t....
Chris Simms enjoyed some '$100 handshakes' at Texas
Former Texas quarterback Chris Simms caused a stir on the radio Thursday. As a fill-in host on a CBS Sports show, Simms told a story about his time in Austin,.......
Texas officials eye rising rivers due to tropical depression
DALLAS — A churning tropical storm has caused little damage so far in Texas, but authorities warned Wednesday that as Tropical Depression Bill moves northeast, already swollen rivers could overflow their banks and cause more problems for water-weary residents.
Sustained maximum winds from the forme....