Violent weather: Tornado Alley in the bull’s eye for large hail, likely tornadoes

Severe storms, with large hail, damaging winds and ground-hugging tornadoes, are expected to hammer major parts of Tornado Alley from Texas to South Dakota Friday in the first round of violent, unsettled weather expected to last into next week. The National Weather Service said damaging hail and a few tornadoes are likely in the northern end of the alley, straddling Nebraska and […]

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Florida, Texas and Carolinas home to many of America’s fastest growing cities

While US population growth hit an 80-year low in 2018, some cities are flourishing with growth at a rate more than triple than the average. (Photo: f11photo / Getty Images) U.S. population growth hit an 80-year low of 0.6% year-over-year in 2018. The slowdown in growth – an already familiar phenomenon in some of the world’s most economically advanced countries – […]

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Dow locks union workers out of Houston-area plant

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Dow Inc locked 226 employees out of its Houston-area chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, on Monday afternoon after United Steelworkers union (USW) workers rejected the latest labor contract proposal, USW officials said. “Our Deer Park site will continue to operate in the safe and reliable manner our neighbors, employees and customers have come to expect of […]

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Texas Capital Bancshares Inc (TCBI) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: TCBI)Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the TCBI Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode during the presentation. And please note that this event is being […]

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Texas lawmaker: Illegal immigration at US-Mexico border creating 'chaos'

Massive problem at the border: Rep. Lance Gooden Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, on why he supports President Trump’s threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico. Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said the U.S.-Mexico border is in disarray and he is confident that President Trump will make good on his promise to close the border this week. Continue Reading Below “We’ve […]

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 White House Bid

Austin, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso. But […]

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Texas company slowing Puerto Rico’s path to solar and energy resilience after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN — After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico’s power grid and plunged the island into 11 months of darkness, local leaders and activists vowed to start shifting the Caribbean island toward distributed renewable sources, like solar power, and energy independence.  But the Texas-based company that owns the lion’s share of the residential solar market in Puerto Rico has been plagued by hundreds […]

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