Texas Business


Chevron PR Firm Launches ‘News’ Sites in Journalism-Starved Regions

A PR firm working for Chevron is operating websites made to appear like local news outlets in regions, particularly in Texas’ Permian Basin, experiencing a rapid decline in legitimate local news outlets, Gizmodo reports. San Francisco-based Singer Associates, which also operates a similar outlet in Richmond, California, where Chevron...

CARROLL Closes $340M Fund

The firm has acquired 14 properties in five states through the use of its seventh vehicle. CARROLL has closed its seventh multifamily fund at $340 million. A company spokesperson told Multi-Housing News that the firm began fundraising for Carroll Multifamily Venture VII L.P. in fall 2021. CARROLL was able to raise that amount between two institutional investor closings in December 2021 and July 2022.

Extreme Drought Forces Farmer to Trash Crops and Kill Cows

Over three quarters of U.S. farmers say this year's drought harms their harvest. The effects of the drought this year are more severe than last year. About 37% of farmers destroyed and killed current crops that won't mature due to the dry weather. According to the report, this is an increase from 24% last year.

United Family stores across Texas set to host hiring events

MIDLAND, Texas — The United Family will be hosting in-store hiring events at all of their United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations across Texas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Anyone interested in interviewing for a job can text either “UNITEDJOBS,” “MARKETSTREETJOBS,” or “AMIGOSJOBS”...


What a re-leaf! Cooler temperatures and some much-needed rain are exactly what farmers are hoping for during fall planting and the transition season out of summer. Many farmers in North Texas already have their first fall crops seeded – these tender starts will need plenty of attention in their first few weeks to take root and build strength during the last weeks of hot August. Even summer crops are loving the extra dose of rain! Many of our favorite summer crops enjoy an easy-breezy fall here in Texas where even cooler temps still don’t mean it’s cold outside. While one-fruit wonders such as peaches will be wrapping up for the season, those lovely melons, tomatoes, peppers, and squash will all enjoy an encore until the end of October when root vegetables steal the show.

Amarillo reports lowest unemployment rate in state

AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo area is tied for the lowest unemployment rate in the state of Texas, according to July data from the Texas Workforce Commission, released Friday. According to a news release from the commission, the Amarillo area recorded a not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of...

Nearly all unplanned chemical releases in Texas go unpunished

On July 26, black clouds rose from flares at a Chevron Phillips chemical plant in Baytown after a power outage hit the plant and the surrounding area. The company estimated in a preliminary report to the state that it released thousands of pounds of chemicals during the hourslong incident, including 17,500 pounds of carbon monoxide and 980 pounds and 280 pounds, respectively, of the carcinogens benzene and 1,3-butadiene.

Texas A&M receives hypersonic contract

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (FOX 44) – The Department of Defense has announced that four universities have been selected for one-year, $500,000 applied research awards to advance hypersonics technology – and one of them is in Central Texas. The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will develop navigation systems...