Category Archives: State News

Texas Takes Eighth for GDP Growth in 2013

Dallas Business Journal – Texas ranked eighth in the nation for gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2013, according U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Oil and gas contributed significantly to the state’s GDP numbers, which grew 3.7 percent between the two years. However, other industries, including electronics, Texas’ number two product category, also continued to see […]

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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from waste-water. Yes, that includes water from toilets. The plan to recycle the water became necessary after three years of extreme drought, which has also imposed some harsh restrictions on Wichita Falls residents, says Mayor Glenn Barham. “No […]

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