Month: September 2017

Florida’s Orange Growers May Never Recover From Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma destroyed half of Florida’s citrus crop when it tore through the state earlier this month. Many of the affected groves of oranges and grapefruits were approaching harvest and their destruction has since help send the price of orange concentrate futures rocketing higher. Unfortunately, Irma only exacerbated the situation of declining output caused by an epidemic of “citrus greening” that’s in its twelfth year.

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Report Shows Austin County Jail Needs Over $2 Million In Repairs, Renovations, and Improvements [VIDEO] [UPDATED]

While many in the county are still reeling over the increases in the tax burden they are facing, it may only be the start of their pain.  Tuesdays special commissioner’s court meeting was held to give the results of the findings that Burns Architecture, LLC found concerning Austin County’s Jail.  The jail has been the source of much expense for Austin County in the past but, if the presentation is any indication, then the financial costs to the county and its taxpayers is going to be substantial. 

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