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Fashioning a social media policy in today’s climate can be both challenging and exhausting. With national policy being announced by the President via Twitter, social media touches our lives daily. The law, as usual, lags behind technology, putting employers in a precarious position when it comes to the intersection...
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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...
Tunstall Featured May June 2017
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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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...
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As soon as you read the title of this article, someone (or perhaps multiple individuals) may pop into your thoughts. Because we all have different personalities, varying backgrounds and unique opinions on how things should be done, we are bound to encounter problems with others in the workplace. As...
Natural Bridge Caverns Featured
On March 27, 1960, four St. Mary’s University students discovered the largest cave in Texas, located between New Braunfels and San Antonio. As they made their way through a rubble-filled crawlway, they encountered a whole new world — underground. After carefully walking and crawling through 2 miles of vast cavern...
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New York City residents worry a lot about that urban air they breathe. Several years ago they started addressing the problem. The NYC Clean Heat program was employed in cleaning up Big Apple air and they’ve done it, thanks to fracing and the pipelines that deliver Marcellus Shale gas...
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For many decades, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) harbored the ability to control the price of crude oil on the open market, due mainly to the influence of a single member country — Saudi Arabia. Since the 1950s, Saudi Arabia has been blessed with a wealth...
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As a part of the community in South Texas, the oil and gas industry strives to be a good neighbor. The management of our natural resources is a top priority. We believe we should all do our part to be good stewards of the environment, contribute positively to the...
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