Stores Bracing for Tax Free Weekend
The Lufkin News reports retail stores across the state are gearing up for the annual tax-free weekend this Friday through Sunday. With the first day of school getting close, parents can save money on everything from school supplies to clothing.
Good News: Home Prices on the Way Up
In another sign that the national recession is easing up -- at least here in Texas -- the Lufkin News reports retail home prices are trending upward.  Local realtors say after several years of a "buyer's market", they're seeing clear signs of a turnaround. It's …
Update: Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Key Permits
The Houston Chronicle reports that TransCanada has received the last of three key permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start building the 485-mile Gulf Coast section of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The company says this means the $2.3 billion oil pipeline can start construct…
Nacogdoches Biomass Power Plant Up and Running
It's not just a new biomass power plant.  In keeping with the Texas tradition of everything being "bigger and better", the new biomass power plant in Nacogdoches County is the largest power plant of its kind in the United States.

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