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Tesoro Chairman steps down at the end of the year

Tesoro Corp. Chairman Steven H. Grapstein has announced that he will be stepping down from the position at the end of the year, but will remain on the company’s board. The company’s president and CEO, Greg Goff, will fill the position of chairman on December 31, 2014.  Susan Tomasky, chair of the governance committee, will take over as the independent ...

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Midland average home price seventh highest in Texas

Midland real estate continued to post strong numbers, with real estate franchise Coldwell Banker ranking Midland seventh in Texas for average home price. A four-bedroom, two-bath house in Midland was reported to have an average price of $278,773, and out of the top 10 market areas listed, Midland was the only West Texas market to make the cut. Boerne, located ...

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S.A. Halloween rituals to die for

SAN ANTONIO — A Halloween “photo boo-th” outside a Monte Vista home draws more than 1,000 trick-or-treaters each year. Crowds gather around a house near SeaWorld to watch and participate in an annual “scare dance.” A family of “Doctor Who” fans in Live Oak thrill and frighten neighbors with a homemade, life-sized version of one of the sci-fi series’ most-feared ...

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What’s hospitality mean to S.A.? $13.4B

SAN ANTONIO — The hospitality industry, which employs nearly 125,000 people, pumps an estimated $13.4 billion into the San Antonio economy each year, according to a new study. That economic impact surpasses a record $12.2 billion set two years ago, the last time Trinity University professors Richard Butler and Mary Stefl analyzed the industry for a report commissioned by the ...

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Refinery owners battle in court

SAN ANTONIO — The Eagle Ford Shale is bringing prosperity to all sectors of the energy industry, including to refineries that process crude from the play. A small refinery in Nixon, about 54 miles east of San Antonio, promised to be one of the most recent entities to flourish from the shale. Owner Blue Dolphin Energy Co. bought the mothballed ...

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NSA chief: 1,000 new jobs coming to S.A.

SAN ANTONIO — The director of the National Security Agency said Thursday that San Antonio could expect as many as 1,000 additional personnel working on the Defense Department’s ongoing cybersecurity mission over the next three years. “San Antonio is very important to the future of cyber within the Department of Defense,” Adm. Michael Rogers, who’s also commander of the U.S. ...

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Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th ...

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For Sale: New shopping center in Eagle Ford

An Exclusive marketing assignment for a recently constructed shopping center known as Kenedy Station in Eagle Ford country has been granted to CBRE Capital Markets. San Antonio Business Journal reported that CBRE Capital Markets’ investment properties team will represent the developer in selling the property. Vice president of CBRE Gene Williams stated that due to the booming population in the ...

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EEOC: City discriminated against female workers

SAN ANTONIO — A federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry has determined the city of San Antonio unfairly paid two female employees less than their male counterparts and then retaliated when they complained. The EEOC issued two determinations Monday in cases filed against the city by Christine Peden and Jeanne Martinez. The findings come almost three months after the two ...

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Phone scam spreading in South Texas (Video)

DAVID HENDRICKS | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A scam involving con artists posing as Internal Revenue Service agents is spreading across South and Central Texas, the Better Business Bureau reported Wednesday. Nationally, the IRS and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration have reported receiving 90,000 complaints. An estimated $5 million has been stolen from 1,100 victims because of the ...

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