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Area wages climb, while unemployment dips

CORPUS CHRISTI – Jobs in Nueces County are more plentiful and pay better than they did a year ago, but local economist worry the picture could change in coming months because of the region’s strong ties to the energy industry. Nueces County was one among the state’s 25 largest counties where employment and wages rose from the third quarter of ...

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Houston engineering firm hires company’s first female CEO

In a mostly male-dominated sector, Houston-based Wood Group Mustang engineering firm has chosen to buck the trend and hire its first female CEO, Michele McNichol, according to the Houston Business Journal. McNichol will be replacing current President Steve Knowles, who has led the company since 2006. Knowles, who is still in his early 50s, said he plans to retire April ...

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Local educators see promise, economic growth in Obama college plan

CORPUS CHRISTI — As oil wells sprung up in the Eagle Ford Shale, the president of Coastal Bend College said enrollment went down. The four-campus system had about 3,500 students at its lowest point between the fall of 2011 and 2014, Beatriz T. Espinoza said, as high school graduates landed high-paying oil and gas industry related jobs. “They took all ...

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Uncle trying to set up Texas A&M scholarship in nephew’s name

Several years after his nephew died, an uncle is trying to keep his memory alive with a scholarship through the College of Nursing at Texas A&M University. After graduating from A&M with both his undergraduate and his nursing degree, Shawn Mohr spent his career working with heart patients — in cardiac rehabilitation at St. Joseph hospital in Bryan and in ...

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Texas turtles in turmoil from BP spill’s lingering impact

Well over four years later, marine life casualties of the 2010 BP oil spill are far from over. Now, new evidence suggests the population of the world’s most endangered sea turtle is in decline from the impacts of biggest offshore spill in American history. The Houston Chronicle reported on a study presented at the Second International Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle ...

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Panel pushes discussion on future of energy

When Gregory Kallenberg jokingly threw his left hand into the ‘Hook ‘Em Horns” sign inside the ILSB Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus Wednesday night, nearly 100 Aggies in the audience immediately began to boo and hiss. Which may at times seem akin to the reactions gleaned from proponents on either side of the debate on renewable energy, for ...

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BUSINESS Midland home prices on the rise again

Rye Druzin | Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas) Midland’s real estate prices have risen again after a one-month drop, according to data released by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Median home prices rose $2,400 year-over-year for August, from $246,800 in 2013 to $249,200 in 2014. The number of homes sold also rose by 29, and the overall dollar value ...

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Texas-Mexico universities seek partnerships


Vicki Vaughan | The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — As Mexico ends its 75-year-old state monopoly and opens oil and gas production to foreign investment, the nation’s need for expertise — especially for petroleum engineers — will be great. That’s prompted at least two Texas universities to establish relationships with universities in Mexico to train professionals and share knowledge. ...

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Economic boom pounds Texas’ roads

By Matthew Waller | San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas) SAN ANGELO, Texas — AUSTIN — The state is in a precarious place when it comes to its transportation, and the continual improvements to fuel economy are a blessing and a curse for Texas roads. A Senate committee met last week and one expert talked about the conundrum of keeping up ...

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Texas A&M professor offers course in integrated optimization of shales

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By Mella McEwen, The Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas A new concept being applied for the first time to focus on shales will be the subject of a weeklong course presented by Midland College’s Petroleum Professional Development Center. Entitled “Permian Shale Integrated Production Optimization,” it is designed to teach those involved in developing Permian Basin shales to apply integrated production optimization principles to ...

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