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Commentary: Trump’s projects plan is the closest thing to a ‘road fairy’

February 22nd, 2018|

Originally published on After months of speculation, the White House has finally released its infrastructure plan. While its contents are not surprising, some of the ideas contained within the 53-page, detailed document are surprisingly

Frigid Weather Threatened a Third of Our State’s Sea Turtles, But These Texans Saved Them

February 7th, 2018|

By Gwendolyn Knapp  Turtle power. When you think of the impact that this winter’s frigid cold snaps—that December snow and January icepocalypse—have had across the Lone Star State, do you think of the welfare of our

Candlelight Ranch is best use of brothers’ Hill Country land

January 9th, 2018|

The land waited for them. A rugged former family ranch in far northwestern Travis County tumbled down a creased hillside through weedy pastures, steep ravines, bounteous springs, a collapsed cave and trails that led to

Ex-Longhorn sponsored dog who helped catch trooper’s suspected killer

December 29th, 2017|

Odin of the Waller County sheriff’s office helped catch a man suspected of fatally shooting a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper on Nov. 23. A police dog that took down a man

Texas Sports Hall of Fame to honor Texans owner Bob McNair

December 20th, 2017|

Texans owner Bob McNair is the 2018 recipient of the Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texans owner Bob McNair has full confidence in his team's outlook

MoPac express lane benefits will be many and lasting

December 9th, 2017|

A worker removes barrels on northbound MoPac between 2222 and Far West Boulevard Saturday October 15, 2016, to open the first portion of the MoPac Express toll lane. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN If

Rick Perry’s new energy proposal works for nuclear energy and the environment

November 13th, 2017|

Detractors say that the Trump administration's new energy subsidy is bad for the environment because it supports coal. But they've forgotten nuclear. Nuclear power plant in Reform, Mo.(Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP) Late last

The Energy 202: Perry’s power grid proposal nabs some union backing

October 23rd, 2017|

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants for reliably supplying electricity to the power grid, he scrambled the usual alliances that exist on energy issues. Oil and gas

DOE Announces New Funding Opportunity to Support Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Plants

October 20th, 2017|

ARPA-E Provides up to $20 Million in Funding for Technologies to Enable Lower Cost, Safer Advanced Nuclear Plant Designs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for projects as

New Areva Wins New Dismantling Contract In Germany

October 16th, 2017|

PRESS RELEASE October 16, 2017 Within the scope of the dismantling of the Philippsburg 2 and Neckarwestheim II* nuclear power plants, EnBW has selected the AREVA Decommissioning and Services GmbH-EWN consortium to dismantle the reactor pressure

University of Texas Explores Bid to Manage Nuclear Lab

October 9th, 2017|

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The University of Texas is among the educational and business institutions considering bids to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. The university system's regents recently approved spending up to $4.5 million to prepare

Full Northbound MoPac Express Lane to Open This Weekend

October 5th, 2017|

OCTOBER 5, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Pustelnyk Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority 512-996-9778 (office) 512-680-9997 (cell) (Austin, Texas) — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) announced today that the full northbound