Lone Star Success Stories

America Needs the Texas Economy to Keep on Rolling

February 14th, 2015

by Joel Kotkin, Forbes

In the last decade, Texas emerged as America’s new land of opportunity — if you will, America’s America. Since the start of the recession, the Lone Star State has been responsible for the majority of employment 

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Texas Doesn’t Break Your Bank

October 9th, 2014

by Susan Combs

Growing up as the daughter of a very cost conscious father had the beneficial effect of making me cost conscious as well. When you never know if it is going to rain over the summer, or whether …

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Led by oil and gas, Texas No. 1 in U.S. for exports

October 6th, 2014

by David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News

Texas led the nation in exports last year, selling a record-breaking $279.5 billion worth of goods abroad, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Monday in San Antonio.

That marked a 183 percent increase over

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Conservation program helps to protect lizard

October 2nd, 2014

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by Susan Combs

Texans scored a significant victory this week when the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. soundly rejected claims by plaintiffs asserting that the dunes sagebrush lizard should have been listed as an endangered species over …

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Rex’s Texas Story

August 28th, 2014

I’m Rex, a proud 5th generation Texan, business owner, father and husband.

I run my family’s 148 year-old business and have to say having a business in Houston has been great for us and running a business in Texas has …

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Texas economy humming, could get $8.4 billion for rainy day

August 12th, 2014

by Matthew Waller, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

AUSTIN — Texas’ economy continues to outpace the country as a whole — in job growth, in employment and in personal income, resulting in the possibility of a tax decrease for businesses.

If Texas …

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Ron’s Texas Story

August 12th, 2014

I am not a native Texan, but I moved here as fast as I could. It took me 20 years, but I finally made it back to the Lone Star State!

My name is Ron and I was born and …

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Texas Cities Top Rankings in Recession Recovery Study

July 30th, 2014

by Aaron Reiss, Houston Press

The Great Recession is a thing of the past in Texas, according to a study by Wallet Hub.

The website ranked the economic recoveries from the Great Recession of America’s 150 largest cities by non-metro …

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Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014

July 23rd, 2014

by Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes

The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine …

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Houston is home to half of the Fortune 500 companies in Texas

June 2nd, 2014

by Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle

Houston handily claimed the most Fortune 500 companies in Texas, according to the magazine’s new ranking released Monday.

Half of the 52 Texas firms on the annual list of the biggest U.S. companies are based …

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