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Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns for States

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services. Full Story

Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon in Texas, Oklahoma

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers... Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Oil Patch

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

Cold Snap Hits as Harvest Nears Completion

posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Much of the nation faced a rude awakening from relatively balmy fall weather as temperatures plummeted this week across the nation’s midsection, and a blanket of snow covered large portions of the northern plains. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Drilling Communities

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

Market to Market (October 10, 2014)

posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Market to Market (October 10, 2014)
Full Program: Texas ranchers drive their herds north in search of grazing land and feedlots. Market to Market unveils a new educational resource for agricultural instructors. We learn how a baseball park built in a cornfield 25 years ago, continues to draw... Full Story

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought
Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... Full Story

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released... Full Story

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say.... Full Story

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and... Full Story

Canadian company starts Keystone pipeline in Texas

posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

A Canadian company has started operating the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and Canada. Full Story

Microsoft Enters 20-year Deal for Texas Wind Power

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has reached a 20-year deal to directly buy wind energy from a turbine farm being built in Texas. The tech giant announced the agreement Monday with RES Americas, a wind and solar developer. It declined to put a... Full Story

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds. Full Story

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)

posted on November 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)
Full Program: Strong storms dump more than a foot of rain in central Texas. A bipartisan conference committee gets down to business on the Farm Bill. And studies link the use of agrochemicals to serious health issues in Argentina. Market analysis with Mark Gold. Full Story
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