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Nebraska Firm Wins $1.8 Million Fort Hood Airport Contract
Texas Business reports: OMAHA, Nebraska— G4S Technology, a security and communications firm,  recently won a $1.8M contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.  Full Story »
 
Texas Gives $3.9 Million for California Omnitracs Headquarters Relocation

Texas Business reports:  Texas plans to give $3.9 million to a California firm to relocate from San Diego to Dallas. The money is packaged as a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment in  Omnitracs LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas.

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Rice’s silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers’ eye

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Rice University’s breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods.


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Texas Comptroller's Office Study Shows Expensive School Construction Costs

Texas Business reports: An analysis of new school construction costs released by the Texas Comptroller’s office today shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. And though there were different factors for the variances, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is making policy recommendations to help school districts and taxpayers monitor construction efficiency and compare costs.


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Pudge Rodriguez joins Fox Sports Southwest

Texas Business reports: Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, one of Major League Baseball's all-time greatest catchers and a member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, has joined FOX Sports Southwest as an analyst on RANGERS LIVE pre and postgame coverage. The announcement was made by FOX Sports Southwest Senior Vice President and General Manager Jon Heidtke. 

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Texas A&M System Continues $450 Million Redevelopment of Kyle Field

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Kyle Field is currently undergoing a $450 million redevelopment project that began immediately following the last home game of the 2013 Texas A&M football season. It is one of the most famous venues in college football. 

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$5.5 Million Upgrade Planned for UTA Softball, Baseball Complexes

Texas Business reports: UT Arlington softball and baseball players will have clubhouses, training facilities and press boxes worthy of a world-class, collegiate program by January 2015 as a result of a $5.5 million softball/baseball complex expansion and renovation plan. 

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Texas Manufacturing Activity Picks Up Pace

Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased again in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 11 to 15.5, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in May. 

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Texas Comptroller's Office Study Shows Expensive School Construction Costs

Texas Business reports: An analysis of new school construction costs released by the Texas Comptroller’s office today shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. And though there were different factors for the variances, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is making policy recommendations to help school districts and taxpayers monitor construction efficiency and compare costs.


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Karlin Real Estate Opens Dallas Office

Texas Business reports:  Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate has opened an office in Dallas, TX, to focus on growing the firm’s debt and equity investment platforms in Texas and the Southwest.   

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Texas Manufacturing Activity Picks Up Pace

Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased again in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 11 to 15.5, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in May. 

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