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Solar energy is hot in Texas — what to know before you buy

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As both temperatures and solar energy demands heat up in Austin, Austin Energy and local providers are advising residents on best practices and questions to ask as prospective customers of solar energy. Nationally, solar installations in the first quarter of 2021 increased 46% year-over-year compared to Q1...
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Opinion: Texas' electric grid fix is fine for today, not for tomorrow

The winter power outage of 2021 cost lives, caused hardship and taxed Texas resources. Now we’re in a summer that has already produced record heat in the Pacific Northwest. Texans could face a summer power failure on the heels of the winter failure. New laws have just been adopted to...
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Selling Your Texas Property? Here’s How to Prepare

If you are considering selling your house in Texas, there are many steps that you must take. The most important thing to do is get an accurate estimate of the value of your house. Once this has been done, it will be easier to decide what needs to happen with the property before putting it on the market.
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Should Investors Be Worried About Lemonade's Texas Freeze Event?

Lots of investors are talking about upstart insurance technology stock Lemonade (NYSE:LMND). Its digital approach is creating a great experience for customers and providing coverage for less cost. But the company still has a pretty concentrated business and had significant exposure to the Texas freeze earlier in the year. On a Fool Live episode recorded on June 30, Fool contributors Brian Stoffel and Brian Withers discuss a recent interview with the CFO and how the company is dealing with this multimillion-dollar catastrophe.
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Fall armyworms on the march across Texas

Cooler temperatures and widespread rain events across Texas have forage and crop producers scrambling to fight armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, said inquiries about the pest have inundated her office after dry conditions were followed by a cool front...
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When virtual becomes reality: Cryptocurrency comes riding into Texas

Cryptocurrency is finally becoming accepted in the estate-planning world. It just received a big boost in Texas with the enactment of HB 4474, the Virtual Currency Bill. You certainly can’t ignore cryptocurrency, with its $2 trillion valuation, but you probably want to be cautious for now. Here is an abbreviated...
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HOME: Why the largest housing authority in Texas has a new name

If you’ve seen the Downtown skyline recently, you’ve probably seen a new four-letter sign atop the Blue Flame building spelling out a core tenet of humanity: home. While the sign is fitting for the 120 families living in the recently renovated Blue Flame building, it also is announcing a new name for the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso.
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Texas A&M: A Wool Leader For More Than A Century

The ongoing expansion of the Texas A&M AgriLife Bill Sims Wool and Mohair Research Laboratory is an exciting new chapter in a story of service by Texas A&M University to the animal fiber industry that goes back over 100 years. The Bill Sims Wool and Mohair Research Laboratory was established...
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Attacking Texas’ renewable energy won’t keep the lights on

This op-ed is part of a series published by The Dallas Morning News Opinion section to explore ideas and policies for strengthening electric reliability. Find the full series here: Keeping the Lights On. Texas takes justifiable pride in its status as a world energy leader. Generations of Texans have understood...
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Shoppers can save during upcoming Texas' sales tax holiday

AUSTIN, Texas — The state's sales tax holiday is coming up. Shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on certain items starting August 6 through 8. Clothes and school supplies are some of the qualified items. Shoppers can save $8 on every $100 they spend, stated the Comptroller’s Office...