Category Archives: State News

Texas Just Opened the Nation’s First State-Run Gold Depository. Here’s What That Means.

Texans can now store their precious metals in a publicly backed secure vault close to home, as the United States’ first state-run gold depository opens for business in Austin. A 23,000-square-foot building — operated by the private storage company Lone Star Tangible Assets — will serve as Texas’ precious metals depository until 2019, when Lone Star is scheduled to open a facility double that size in Leander.

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Hurricane Season Starts June 1. Here Are Some Ways Texans Can Prepare.

Hurricane season is coming — and it can be deadly. Texas got its most recent glimpse of that during Hurricane Harvey, a storm that slammed the Gulf Coast in August and left Houston grappling with unprecedented flooding. Dozens of people died. The storm caused an estimated $200 billion in damage. Smaller towns that rely on tourism are still grappling with the aftermath. But everyone does need to be prepared; Hurricane season in Texas starts June 1.

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