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SpaceX
9:35 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Waco City Council Approves $1.5 million for SpaceX Package

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SpaceX just got one step closer to expanding their McGregor flight test facility. The Waco City Council has approved  $1.5 million in economic development money that will go towards a $3 million package from the Waco McLennan County Economic Development Corporation.

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Politics
4:58 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Texas Has Most Hazardous Chemical Plants In U.S.

Jill Ament

After the 2013 fertilizer explosion in West, President Obama issued an executive order to make chemical facilities across the country safer. But since then, little has been done to secure those facilities and according to a Congressional report, Texas has the highest number of hazardous chemical plants in the nation.


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Business Review Dec. 11, 2014
12:56 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Business Review - The Untapped Economic Potential of Women

Investing in women -- especially those who are in developing countries -- leads to larger economic returns, says one former U.S. Ambassador. It leads to better communities, better families, a better country and a better economy. (*ENCORE)


Rainy Day Fund
5:03 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Lawmakers Set Rainy Day Fund Minimum For Credit, Emergencies

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Texas’ so-called Rainy Day Fund is an emergency pool of money that comes from oil and gas taxes. The account has ballooned with Texas’ most recent oil and gas boom and has been turned to recently to shore up statewide water and road projects. State lawmakers established a minimum balance for the fund to make sure Texas always has some extra cash on hand.


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Likely Stories Book Review
7:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Likely Stories: The Happiest People in the World

The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Jim McKeown

Spies, lies, and family ties all spin together in this slightly comic, slightly dark romp from Denmark to a tiny town in Upstate New York.


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