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Two Texas Cities Named Finalists in Race for Amazon's HQ2
I'm more interested at this point in where Apple is going to put its 20,000 people, but yay I guess. Amazon allegedly seems to have tipped its hand by starting leasing activity in Boston, which if true is surprising to me because Taxachusetts, but testifies that higher education still has some power. Bit surprised that at this stage Detroit is out and Columbus, OH is in.
amazon  jobs  texas 
january 2018 by whip_lash
Dallas-Fort Worth scores a passing grade when it comes to luring Amazon's HQ2 - Dallas Business Journal
According to the CNBC report, Texas – including Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Houston – received a grade of a B- based on the media outlet's 2017 America's Top States for Business and the U.S. Census Bureau, which seemed to favor several southern cities with strong economies.

Texas was given a passing grade in part because of its developed infrastructure and options for higher education, as well as its history of being a generous state when it comes to offering economic incentives.
texas  amazon  business  economics 
january 2018 by whip_lash
Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado (Argument January 8, 2018) — Subscript Law
Texas, New Mexico and Colorado made an agreement in 1938 (the Rio Grande Compact) to share the water of the Rio Grande River fairly. Now, Texas argues New Mexico is cheating. The Compact says to "deliver" the water to a reservoir so it will get to Texas. New Mexico is delivering the water to the reservoir and then taking some water back out - before it gets to Texas. New Mexico claims the Rio Grande Compact allows it.

CHEATING BASTARDS.
texas  law  water 
january 2018 by whip_lash
Should Your Lose Liquor License Partly Because You Rudely Criticized Police? - Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com
In his ... testimony, Detective Moffett emphasized that one of the other members of the vice unit observed that one of Bottom Bracket's owners wrote "fuck the police" and "fuck the TABC" on a Facebook post not long after the August 2014 incident. According to Detective Moffett, those remarks show what kind of people Bottom Bracket's owners really are and that they should not be allowed to operate a bar.

FUCK THE TABC. GOOD THING I DON'T WANT TO OPERATE A BAR.
texas  booze  alcohol 
december 2017 by whip_lash
College Presidents Say: "Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech" - Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com
But of course there is no hate speech exception to the Free Speech Clause, as the Supreme Court unanimously reaffirmed this year in the Slants case. Private universities aren't legally bound by this (except in California, where a state law applies Free Speech Clause rules to them); but public universities, such as Texas A&M and UT, certainly are.

IF I WERE IN THE LEGISLATURE I WOULD BE SHARPENING MY KNIVES.
texas  freespeech 
december 2017 by whip_lash
The South Will Rise Again Under GOP Tax Plan - Bloomberg
My prediction: Over time, New York City will lose its status as the intellectual and cultural capital of America. The real estate market in California, at stretched valuations, will suffer. Minnesota, Oregon, Iowa, Maine and others will also feel the pain. Florida and Texas will become the new centers of finance and innovation, with real estate values in Austin and Miami -- and even Nashville -- reaching valuations once reserved for California and New York over the course of a few decades.

HATE TO LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH, BUT CAN WE NOT DO THIS?
texas  tax  economics 
december 2017 by whip_lash
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Building a Company in Austin | PandoDaily
As I did with Seattle, the big question that needs to be answered for Austin is whether or not it is a good place to start a company. There are plenty of good companies coming out the area, but is it right for you?
entrepreneurship  austin  texas 
may 2012 by whip_lash
All Hat, No Cattle
Texas didn’t suffer from a ruinous housing bubble like nearby Arizona and Nevada, thanks to regulations that limited debt on homes and restricted “cash-out” refinancing (a common practice in states like Florida and California, in which people got free cash for refinancing their homes). As a result, Texas didn’t fare as badly when the housing market cratered this time: Only 6 percent of Texas borrowers were in or near foreclosure, versus a national average of nearly 10 percent. Two cheers for intrusive regulations.
texas  economics 
june 2011 by whip_lash
What Texas can teach us | Michael Barone | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner
"The lesson of the previous decade seems clear: if you take a previously prosperous and creative state and subject it to high taxes and intrusive regulations, it loses 5% of its private sector jobs; if you take a previously somewhat less prosperous and creative state and govern it with low taxes and light regulation, it gains 9% more jobs, even as the nation’s economy is suffering. "
texas  california  jobs 
may 2011 by whip_lash
TSA Threatens To Cancel All Flights Out Of Texas If ‘Groping Bill’ Passed - Kashmir Hill - The Not-So Private Parts - Forbes
"Republican Dan Patrick, who was the sponsor of the bill in the Senate, withdrew it when he realized he would not have the votes he needed to pass it. “There was a time in this state, there was a time in our history, where we stood up to the federal government and we did not cower to rules and policies that invaded the privacy of Texans,” he said with regret, reports the Texas Tribune. No last stand for Texas this week.

The letter from U.S. attorney John Murphy said Texas could not pass a statute that conflicts with federal law. If it had, the TSA would have sought an emergency stay and until that had been granted, would have had to shut down Texas airports as it “could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”"
texas  tsa 
may 2011 by whip_lash
Proposed Texas immigration law contains convenient loophole for ‘the help’ - Yahoo! News
Texas has long been a hotbed of controversy on immigration issues. And a proposed immigration bill in the Texas state House is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. The bill would make hiring an "unauthorized alien" a crime punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine, unless that is, they are hired to do household chores.
Yes, under the House Bill 2012 introduced by a tea party favorite state Rep. Debbie Riddle -- who's been saying for some time that she'd like to see Texas institute an Arizona-style immigration law -- hiring an undocumented maid, caretaker, lawnworker or any type of houseworker would be allowed. Why? As Texas state Rep. Aaron Pena, also a Republican, told CNN, without the exemption, "a large segment of the Texas population" would wind up in prison if the bill became law.
immigration  texas 
march 2011 by whip_lash
California Suggests Suicide; Texas Asks: Can I Lend You a Knife? | Newgeography.com
In the future, historians may likely mark the 2010 midterm elections as the end of the California era and the beginning of the Texas one. In one stunning stroke, amid a national conservative tide, California voters essentially ratified a political and regulatory regime that has left much of the state unemployed and many others looking for the exits.
california  texas 
november 2010 by whip_lash
Go With the Flow: Texas Monthly May 2010
Texas has nearly 200,000 miles of rivers and streams—more than enough water to cool you off as the weather heats up. To narrow your choices a bit, we’ve picked the twenty best river trips we could find, from running class III rapids on the Pecos to floating down the Guadalupe with a beer. So read up, head out, and dive in.
texas  travel  rivers  nature 
may 2010 by whip_lash
The Big-Spending, High-Taxing, Lousy-Services Paradigm by William Voegeli, City Journal Autumn 2009
It’s not surprising, then, that an intense debate rages over which model is more satisfactory and sustainable. What is surprising is the growing evidence that the low-benefit, low-tax alternative succeeds not only on its own terms but also according to the criteria used by defenders of high benefits and high taxes. Whatever theoretical claims are made for imposing high taxes to provide generous government benefits, the practical reality is that these public goods are, increasingly, neither public nor good: their beneficiaries are mostly the service providers themselves, and their quality is poor.
california  texas  economics  taxes  government  socialism 
november 2009 by whip_lash
Texas Energy Smart Grid Connection - Why Texas Will Resist the Call for a Unified Smart Grid - Popular Mechanics
A recent proposal to link the eastern, western and Texas grids together to create a national, alt-energy-friendly supergrid has sparked the interest of utilities and energy insiders, such as former energy secretary Bill Richardson. Can a high-tech substation in New Mexico create a smarter, unified grid? Not if Texas doesn't cooperate.
energy  politics  texas 
october 2009 by whip_lash
School District Locator
# School District and Education Service Center Region Boundaries.
# School Locations, and the ability to zoom to or identify an individual school.
education  texas 
august 2009 by whip_lash
Ice cream turf war ignited, police say | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
An apparent turf war between two ice cream peddlers peaked when one of the vendors parked his truck next to his competitor, got out and beat him with a baseball bat, Fort Worth police Sgt. Todd Dearing said.
fortworth  texas  business  crime 
july 2007 by whip_lash
Star-Telegram.com | 07/03/2007 | Grocery bags will cost you, but food will be cheap
Aldi, a German chain of small, steep-discount grocery stores, said Monday that it plans to open 25 to 35 outlets in the Metroplex by fall 2009 and a distribution center to serve the Texas region.
texas  business 
july 2007 by whip_lash
Intermodality » Blog Archive » Is it time for high speed rail?
This Friday, the Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation (THSRTC) is holding an event (by invite, booked full) to discuss high speed passenger rail between Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.
texas  business  transportation 
may 2007 by whip_lash
Dallas - News - Woe Is They - dallasobserver.com
Within a short time of the A&M school's founding, university faculty took control and filled the school with "liberals whose aversion to the Bush name was overcome only by lucrative salaries."
texas  A&M  politics 
may 2007 by whip_lash
keep austin weird
collaborative fission of coordinated individualism
texas 
may 2007 by whip_lash
Texas Bans Speed Cameras! » Australian Car Advice | News Blog
The people of Texas have finally stood up and had their way. The Texas state legislature gave final approval yesterday to a bill banning speed cameras and requiring red light camera warning signs.
texas  cars 
may 2007 by whip_lash
Northwest Metroport Businesses
Major Employers in Northwest Metroport Region
jobs  fortworth  texas 
may 2007 by whip_lash
Is our future drying up? | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas Southwest
Texas almost certainly faces a future of perpetual drought as bad as the record dry years of the 1950s because of global warming... In general, wet areas would become wetter and dry areas would become drier.
texas  globalwarming  water  drought 
april 2007 by whip_lash

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