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Texas Solar Challenge: Renewable Energy Gains Ground in the Lone Star State

This month, we brought you a series of reports looking at the road ahead for solar power in  the Lone Star State. Texas is, of course, an historically oil-and-gas dependent state. home to the nation’s highest-producing oilfield in the Permian Basin. … Continue reading

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Ranchers Approve Added Charge for Cattle Sales in Texas

Every time a cow is sold in Texas, a dollar of that sale goes to industry groups that use it to promote and research beef. It’s part of a national program called the “beef checkoff,” and that charge will now … Continue reading

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Low Turnout for Texas Beef Checkoff Vote

Last week ranchers went to the polls over the proposed Texas Beef Checkoff – a program that would use money chipped in from cattle producers to help promote the Texas beef industry. Voter turnout numbers are now in from the … Continue reading

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French Company Joins Solar Industry March to West Texas

Yet another solar company is looking cash in on the wide-open skies of West Texas. Paris-based Solairedirect has announced plans for a two-phase, 100-megawatt solar farm on a ranch about 14 miles east of Alpine in rural Brewster County. By … Continue reading

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