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Feds subsidize hippie food sales

By   /  November 26, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments


In 2011, a dairy farm called Texas Daily Harvest got a $200,000 grant “to process and market organic milk products throughout the Dallas area,” only plans didn’t work out. In 2012, the owners quit bottling milk and closed their creamery. They had a new plan – ramp up organic fruit and vegetable production through a co-op. And to finance the transition, the VAGP came through with another grant of $144,000. That didn’t work out either, and by 2013, the co-op had a new name, and a new location in East Texas, run by different people.

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Texas ag commissioner Miller stands by millions in fee increases

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Commissioner Sid Miller's agriculture fee increases have made his fellow conservatives restless.

Give Sid Miller the courage of convictions that have banished him from the realm of fiscal conservatism in Texas.

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‘Made in USA’ solar company sold Chinese panels

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Texas  /  No Comments


A Texas green-energy company that boasted it never took a dime of government subsidies has agreed to pay $8.5 million for misrepresenting the origins of its solar panels.

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Not so laid back effort to regulate Uber in Austin

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  News, regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

The Austin City Council may buck a national trend and try to regulate Uber drivers. This might not turn out well for Austin.

Austin seems like a funny place to have a fight over Uber, unless you look a little closer.

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San Antonio prays for $2.7 million in state aid

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

San Antonio is seeking $2,667,539 for refurbishing three downtown venues before and after a Seventh-day Adventist church conference.

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San Antonio food trucks win at City Hall

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

San Antonio on Thursday repealed its ordinance prohibiting food trucks from operating within 300 feet of any restaurant, grocer or convenience store. The city attorney admitted the 33-year-old law was “not defensible.”

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