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Mexican helicopter comes under fire, kills 6 near US border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy says six people are dead after a group of suspected criminals sparked a skirmish by opening fire on a Marine helicopter near the U.S. border. The navy says the incident happened on Sunday in a rural area south of Nuevo Laredo, which is across the border from Laredo, Texas. In a statement Monday, the ...

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Report: Corpus Christi homes more costly, taking longer to sell

CORPUS CHRISTI — Homes are taking longer to sell in the Coastal Bend, which is wrestling with its largest inventory of vacant houses in two years. The price of the average home sold in the Corpus Christi area was $201,800 in May, about 0.45 percent below that of May 2014, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. ...

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Oil falls more than 3 percent after Greek ‘No’

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Monday after Greece rejected debt bailout terms and China rolled out emergency measures to support its stock markets, adding to concerns about demand at a time of global oversupply. The result of Greece’s referendum put in doubt its membership in the euro, pulling down the single currency <EUR=> against ...

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Top 5 Eagle Ford stories of the week

5. Exxon Beaumont, Texas refinery workers approve six-year labor pact The worker will each receive a $5,000 bonus as part of the agreement, which guarantees no strikes or lockouts during its duration. The union may only call a strike with 75 days notice after the pact expires. Read more here. 4. Texas officials find (again) air emissions safe in the Barnett shale ...

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NY environmental groups pushing solar installations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups along the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley say they are launching campaigns this month to help homeowners and small businesses add solar energy installations using financial incentives. Organizers say the campaigns are supported by nonprofit Renewable-NY with funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. They say group-purchase discounts, ranging from ...

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Gasoline thefts in Mexico result in shortages at the pump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state oil company says it is working to resupply gas stations in several states after days of shortages caused by an increase in fuel thefts from pipelines. Petroleos Mexicanos said in a statement Thursday that its trucks are hauling fuel to stations 24 hours a day in an effort to stem shortages in the state ...

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Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred. Orange County sheriff’s deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby ...

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8 reasons Texas should represent America on the 4th

This Saturday, America celebrates its 239th birthday of being awesome. While it would be incredible to salute a flag in Philadelphia or maybe hang out in America’s largest metropolis New York City, if you’re from Texas you should be content enough. The state really should become America’s representative to the world, and here’s a few of my favorite reasons why: ...

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STEER announces Eagle Ford Excellence Awards

Does your company strive to be the best and most impactful in Southern Texas? The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) is accepting nominations for its third annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards to honor outstanding oil and natural gas companies. This year’s awards are poised to acknowledge petroleum companies and contractors for efforts in preserving the environment, contributing to ...

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