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Energy gives very little reverence to man-made borders between states and countries. Energy of all types is often produced far distances from where it will finally be used in our homes and businesses. A quick look at energy infrastructure shows just how interconnected energy has made the world. The Women’s...
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In late August, Texans experienced mass devastation after Hurricane Harvey made its way through the Texas Gulf. Winds of 130 mph whipped through the communities of South Texas destroying businesses and homes. While Hurricane Harvey may have destroyed structures, it did not break the spirit of Texas. Days, weeks and...
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Cities in South Texas have been through a lot in the recent past. Around seven years ago, seemingly from out of nowhere and almost overnight, the Eagle Ford area was inundated with oilfield workers, housing shortages, crowded restaurants and busy roadways. Starting with just a handful of oil and...
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The South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER) is encouraged by the news that ExxonMobil and SABIC have chosen to build a multibillion-dollar plastics manufacturing facility along the Texas Gulf Coast. This project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the region to create high-paying jobs and increase the tax base...
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Meet Shana Robinson: Chief Growth Officer at Baptist Health System As the Chief Growth Officer at Baptist Health System in San Antonio, Shana Robinson is working each day to share with individuals and employers those innovations to improve the ease of receiving care and lower the overall cost. Robinson, along...
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When and where does leadership start? It begins in childhood and develops throughout a lifetime. One’s values and belief systems form the behaviors they bring to leadership. Their self-esteem and self-image play a huge role in the confidence they project. Business acumen, critical thinking and experience contribute to their...
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Each issue I like to make a special visit to a location such as a restaurant, hotel, entertainment venue, etc. to share with readers what my thoughts are on the chosen location. This month, I was very excited to visit our friends at Fogo de Chão to have a...
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In mid-June, the Trump administration moved closer toward rescinding methane rules imposed during the Obama administration that, on paper, would limit the amount of methane released into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations. Also in mid-June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a two-year ban on the requirement that...
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Texas and other parts of the U.S. have become key oil and gas producers again. Further, the U.S. is now the second lowest-cost oil producer in the world after Saudi Arabia. This unexpected change of events has occurred because of the shale revolution and the advent of unconventional extraction techniques...
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As I write this, the news is breaking that the American Health Care Act has been pulled from the floor late on a Friday afternoon and we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for healthcare in America. I was originally asked to put together a piece comparing the...