Texas

Business, Safety

ATA Launches Efforts to Help Texans Battered by Storm

Loading water in San Antonio A volunteer loads water for people in San Antonio. (Eric Gay/AP)

American Trucking Associations has launched a relief effort aimed at helping those in Texas and Louisiana impacted by the recent deadly snowstorm.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2021
Business, Fuel

Texas Gas Stations Still Dark Following Big Freeze

 Gas pumps are out of service at an Exxon gas station in Houston Feb. 18. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images via Bloomberg News) Gas pumps are out of service at an Exxon gas station in Houston Feb. 18. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images via Bloomberg News

More than 1,700 gas stations are without electricity Feb. 19 because of the Texas power disaster, threatening to push pump prices even higher with key refineries in the state still shut.

Jeffrey Bair | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Texas’ Gas-Export Clampdown Shocks Market as Blackouts Continue

American and Texas flags stand in front of the Chevron Pasadena Refinery in Texas. (Sharon Steinmann/Bloomberg News) American and Texas flags stand in front of the Chevron Pasadena Refinery in Texas. (Sharon Steinmann/Bloomberg News)

Texas is restricting the flow of natural gas across state lines in an extraordinary move that some are calling a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause.

February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Texas Officials Unveil Truck Inspection Facility Along I-10

New truck inspection station in Seguin, Texas The inspection station includes a platform scale spanning 90 feet that allows inspectors to weigh an entire truck at once. (Texas Department of Public Safety via Facebook)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a technologically advanced truck inspection facility in Seguin, which straddles Interstate 10.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2020
Business

Chevron Sees ‘Boom Boom Boom’ Permian Despite Signs of Slowdown

Chevron Corporation Richard Drew/Associated Press

Chevron Corp. sees a “boom boom boom kind of economy” in West Texas, shrugging off signs of a Permian Basin slowdown showing up in everything from jobs to hotel rooms.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Imelda Moves Inland, Dumping Inches in Texas

Imelda floods Texas Clouds hover over downtown Houston ahead of Tropical Storm Imelda. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days.

Juan Lozano | Associated Press
September 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Toyota Invests $391 Million in Texas as Trump, Abe Finalize Deal

Toyota Toyota vows to make major investment in Texas truck plant. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $391 million at its Texas truck plant to build next-generation pickups as part of a drive to boost output in the U.S. and ease trade tensions with the Trump administration.

September 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Open Hub for Air Delivery in Fort Worth

Amazon boxes stacked near a an Amazon "Prime Air" cargo plane in Seattle Amazon boxes stacked near a Boeing 767 Amazon "Prime Air" cargo plane in a Boeing hangar in Seattle, on Aug. 4, 2016. (Associated Press/Ted S. Warren)

Amazon is bringing its latest hub for air delivery to Fort Worth.

Jack Howland | Forth Worth Star-Telegram
September 12, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Small Texas Airport Continues to Rise Among US Cargo Airports

Air cargo airplane Cargo gets loaded into an airplane. (Getty Images)

Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, is continuing its march up the charts when it comes to shipping cargo, airport officials say.

Rick Kelley | Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas)
August 26, 2019
Business, Safety

Texas Drivers Prepare for Next Level of State Trucking Championships

It has been a long road for participants in the Texas Truck Driving Championships, but this weekend they will finally head to the state tournament to show off their skills. The competition will be held May 31-June 1 by the Texas Trucking Association at Texas State Technical College in Waco.

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
May 28, 2019

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