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
Business, Fuel

Two Texas Oil Towns Among Metros With Fastest Population Growth

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Two Texas economies are reaping the benefits from the oil boom in the Permian Basin with people “voting with their feet.”

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2019
Business, TCA

Texas Manufacturing Growth Sparks Optimistic Outlook

Texas Trucks sit parked outside the Pilot Travel Center in Orla, Texas. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Manufacturing activity in Texas grew in February, leaving economists and others in the industry optimistic about the future of production across the state and even into the Mexican borderlands.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Forms Self-Driving Car Task Force

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The Texas Department of Transportation is moving forward with the formation of a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force, made up of membership from state and local governments, academia, TxDOT staff and the autonomous vehicle industry.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 31, 2019
Government, Logistics, TCA

With $2.5 Billion in Backed-Up Highway Projects, North Texans Turn Up the Heat on Austin

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The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2018