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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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USAA adding 680 jobs in Plano

 

San Antonio-based USAA is expanding its information technology operations in Plano, adding 680 jobs and more than $31 million in capital investment.
The state is providing $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the project, Gov. Rick Perry’s office announced today. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria. USAA plans to lease two adjacent buildings in Plano to support this project.


"Employers of all sizes continue to choose the Lone Star State because Texas works - our low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce are ideal for any business looking for the best opportunity at success,"Perry said in a news release. "USAA and Texas share a proud history of serving our nation's veterans, and their decision to create hundreds of jobs in Plano and pump millions of dollars into the local economy will continue to strengthen their ties to our state."
USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to more than 9.8 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families.


"The city of Plano is excited to be a part of this joint effort, along with the Texas Enterprise Fund, to bring a prestigious Fortune 500 company like USAA Insurance to Plano," Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere said.
 

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