Texas economy

Coronavirus pandemic cripples Texas economy as oil prices plummet

Loading Something is loading. The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Texas where it hurts: in the oil industry. As local state governments (but not the governor) implement stay-at-home orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Texans are staying indoors, Gregory Meyer reported for the Financial Times. Falling demand for fuel is one of the […]

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As coronavirus impact spreads, oil price drops to bite Texas economy

The global effort to curb the coronavirus by limiting travel, canceling events and closing schools and businesses may well prove effective, but it’s a remedy that is torpedoing the prices of a traditional food staple from the Texas economy: oil. The price of a barrel of oil has more than halved in the past month […]

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Study: Livingston Casino Generates $170 Million in East Texas Economy | Local News

Naskila Gaming, one of Texas’ few casinos, supports more than 700 jobs and provides $170 million in economic impact to East Texas, according to an economic study by the Texas Forest Country Partnership. The study updates economic impact numbers from 2018 and reveals what tribal leaders call “the growing impact of the installation of electronic […]

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New Texas A&M study shows climate change will impact Texas economy by 2036 bicentennial [Opinion]

Data can facilitate difficult conversations, and few conversations have been as difficult as the one about climate. It was important for us – as a climatologist of the State of Texas and CEO of a non -profit organization focused on the future of Texas – to bring new light to this question. We wanted to […]

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Supporting Naskila Gaming helps the economy of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas in East Texas [Opinion]

Texas is a state of opportunity and prosperity. There is a story brewing in East Texas that stands in stark contrast to this fundamental Texas mentality. It’s a story about Texas not fighting for the jobs and economic prosperity of its people. This is about my tribe – the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, and hundreds […]