Tag Archive: rural

Sep 20 2013

Give airlines some legroom

Fasten your seat belts. The federal Department of Justice and officials in Texas have just made the nation’s skies a bit more turbulent. Along with attorneys general in five other states, they’re suing to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. They should drop their case. By opposing the merger, these legal eagles …

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May 07 2013

Don’t hang it up: Landlines create a lifeline for rural Texans

The past few decades have been one of breathtaking change in telephone communications technology. Nowadays, we Texans are able to connect with family, friends and business associates via traditional landline telephones, and through video, voice and data communications delivered over integrated wireline and wireless networks. Despite this remarkable leap in technology, universally available landline phone …

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Jun 18 2012

Deadline looms

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples recently announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for federal funds totaling $1.2 million to revitalize downtown areas in rural Texas. Annually, the Texas Capital Fund awards $50,000 to $150,000 in federal grants to rural Texas cities. The grants help fund public infrastructure projects aimed at creating new …

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Aug 23 2011

Jobs for rural Texans

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jobs and improved quality of life – that’s what greater access to high-speed wireless service means and there are a lot of successes underway toward that end. Upgrades are in store for business, education, health care and home life. Why should all Texans care about rural technology? Because rural …

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