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  • T. Boone Pickens' Pampa ranch is for sale

    T. Boone Pickens' first goal for the ranch was to enrich the land and returning it to an oasis for wildlife, much of which is back to its natural state of lush natural grasses which have never been grazed. It’s the perfect environment to protect thousands of quail and wildlife.

  • Recall: Texas Meat Packers recalls 7570 lbs of beef

    Texas Meat Packers, Fort Worth Texas, is recalling approximately 7,570 pounds of ground beef products due to misbranding. 

  • Amazon is helping out the last minute shopper

     Shoppers with an Amazon Prime account can make purchases as late as Friday and have their package arrive on Christmas Eve, making Amazon the destination for last-minute gifts. 

  • Austin dentist gifts high-tech stress-relief system to patient

    Presenting Kristen Trevino with her own NuCalm system was her dentist, Dr. Michael Nussbaum, who had been struck by the enormous pain and suffering that she and her two young children experienced in recent years. For three years, they watched as her husband/their dad, Trey, was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer and underwent months of chemotherapy and surgery. Sadly, Trey died last Spring.

  • Texas.gov recognized as one of the nation’s top digital government programs

    “Year after year, Texas.gov remains a top platform for digital government,” said Stacey Napier, executive director of the Texas Department of Information Resources, which oversees Texas.gov. “These awards recognize something many already know – when it comes to digital government, Texas does it best.”

  • Mike Napodano has been named senior vice president and chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group.

    Mike Napodano named Chief Technology Officer for Disney|ABC Television Group

    Respected industry veteran Mike Napodano named Chief Technology Officer for Disney|ABC Television Group

  • Seven home security hacks for holiday safety

    The seven simple holiday hacks to keep your home safe from break-ins while you're away during the holidays.

  • Fingerlings: This year's it toy is bait for scammers

    Scam Alert: Looking for Fingerlings, this season’s new hot toy? Beware of scams, the cute finger-puppet monkeys have sold out in many stores. Now Fingerlings have turned into bait for scammers. Con artists are selling counterfeit Fingerlings or simply making sales they don’t plan to fulfill.

  • Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens working on hybrid plane

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Three big European companies are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that uses a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines. The plane is an effort to develop and demonstrate technology that in the future could help limit emissions of carbon dioxide from aviation and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.      Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce said Tuesday they aim to build a flying version of the E-Fan X technology...
  • US consumer confidence rises, hits highest level since 2000

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American consumers are feeling confident as the holiday season approaches. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index hit 129.5 this month, up from 126.2 in October and highest since November 2000. The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of current conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Both improved this month. "Consumers are entering the holiday season in very high spirits and foresee the economy expand...
  • Time Magazine to be sold off

    Meredith Corp. says it is buying Time INC. for about $1.8 billion. 

  • Safety tips when buying gifts for kids

    If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, the consumer product safety commission has tips to keep children safe all year long. Choose age-appropriate toys by reading the age label on the toy. For kids younger than three, avoid toys with small parts that can be choking hazards. If you'll be purchasing a scooter or other riding toy to give to a child, be sure the child has a proper-sized helmet as well. And be cautious when buying high-powered magnetic sets,  they ca...
  • Fed chair Janet Yellen to step down

    Janet Yellen has made the decision to not remain on the federal reserve board.  Current fed chair Janet Yellen has submitted her resignation from the federal reserve, announcing she will leave when her successor is sworn in.  President Trump has chosen Jerome Powell to become the next fed leader and his confirmation hearing is scheduled for next week before the Senate Banking Committee.  Yellen's decision gives the president the chance to fill five positions on the f...
  • Unemployment rates fall to record lows in Texas, Alabama, and Hawaii in October

    Unemployment rates rebounded across the state and in the Crossroads. Unemployment rates fell to record lows in three states last month, Texas, Alabama, and Hawaii, according to the labor department. In Texas, the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent. The lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades. In Victoria county, the rate sits just above the state 's at 4 percent down from 5.5 percent a year earlier. Nine other states also saw a decline in the unemploymen...

  • 90% of travelers will be driving this Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving higher gas prices probably won't keep Americans from hitting the road. An estimated 50.9 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more to get to their holiday destinations over the four-day weekend - the most since 2005. A vast majority of those traveling for Thanksgiving will be driving - about 45.5 million, up more than three percent from last year.
  • Bumped airline passenger numbers lower

    Airlines are bumping fewer passengers from oversold flights following public outrage after a man was violently dragged from his seat earlier this year.

  • Business Report: Oil prices rise one-third since summer

    Oil prices have risen by about one-third since summer amid stronger global economic growth and fears of instability in the middle east.  But, prices still remain below their 2014 peaks.  

  • Business Report: Retailers teaming up to boost sales

    Retailers are forming alliances in order to boost sales.  Kohl's shoppers can test Amazon devices at some of its stores, and also return items they purchased through the online retailer.  

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    • Gun Found at Industrial HS

      A student brought a gun to the Industrial High school campus to trade for an electronic cigarette with another student. Officials say nobody was in danger at any time on Thursday.  

    • USPS today celebrates love of all kinds with the Love Flourishes Forever stamp

      PHOENIX — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates love of all kinds with the dedication of  the Love Flourishes Forever stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the CREATIVATION conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Love Flourishes is the latest stamp in the popular Love series, which began 45 years ago. The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script. Hand-painted by arti...
    • DeTar Hospital welcomes new CEO

      DeTar Hospital will hold an event Thursday evening welcoming their new CEO.  DeTar Hospital will come their new Chief Executive Officer, Gary Malaer, at DeTar Hospital Navarro Medi Center Thursday, January 18th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Most recently, Mr. Malaer served as CEO of Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, S.C. Equipped with more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience, he has worked at hospitals across Texas and Florida. He holds a master's degree in...

    • VPD respond to shooting on Regency Ave

      VPD Officers responded to shots fired at the 100 block of Regency Avenue at 1:30 this afternoon. An injured man was located. The man was transported by VFD to Citizens Medical Center where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries. 

    • Victoria County receives Silver ranking from Texas Healthy Community Program

      The Victoria County Public Health Department met with community leaders to discuss ongoing plans to promote healthy living. During the meeting, health officials revealed the results of the county's Texas Healthy Community assessment. 

    • Disaster Unemployment Benefit Payments for Hurricane Harvey Ending in February

      AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and who are receiving disaster unemployment benefits that their payments will end in February 2018. The Disaster Assistance Period for Hurricane Harvey ends Feb. 24, 2018, which means the benefit week ending Feb. 24, 2018, is the final payable week for customers receiving Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Hurricane Harvey. As per federa...
    • Stroman Middle School closed Friday due to heating repairs

      The Stroman campus will be closed on Friday, January 19th, and students will not report to school. Stroman students will not be required to make up this attendance day. 

    • T. Boone Pickens' Pampa ranch is for sale

      T. Boone Pickens' first goal for the ranch was to enrich the land and returning it to an oasis for wildlife, much of which is back to its natural state of lush natural grasses which have never been grazed. It’s the perfect environment to protect thousands of quail and wildlife.

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