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We had been watching Harvey develop all week. While I was with colleagues at a customer’s office in New Jersey on Aug. 22, my husband sent me a text with the forecast map of a tropical storm that looked like it might cause some trouble. Concerning, but it was...
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Even in today’s world of extreme weather, security breaches and other reasons that seemingly cause insurance rates to skyrocket, it’s easier than many think to reduce your commercial insurance premium. How, you ask? Make your business marketable to insurance carriers. Brokers aren’t controlling the price of your premium. Think of...
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The ghostly hotel is attracting tourists from across the nation to Seguin, Texas Seguin, Texas, may be situated off the beaten path, but the lure of ghosts is drawing droves of tourists to this small, quaint town and the Magnolia Hotel. Once included on the Texas’ Most Endangered Places list,...
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The Race to Keep a Youthful Appearance With the competitive nature of today’s fast-paced society, men are increasingly feeling the pressure to look younger to combat ageism. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there has been an almost 20 percent increase in men going under the plastic surgeon’s knife,...
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Twilight Firelight and Candlelight Christmas events are highlights of the season Want to unplug from the modern-day holiday madness? Experience Texian festivities from the mid-1800s at the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates bravely met to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico...
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On Oct. 11, SHALE attended a tour of Tejas Tubular Products Inc. (of Houston) hosted by Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton. The event included a special visit from Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Attendees were shown the damage to the facility sustained during Hurricane...
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President Calvin Coolidge famously and accurately once said, “the chief business of the American people is business.” In his provocative book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Alex Epstein asserts that the oil and gas industry makes every other industry flourish. Since Col. Edwin Drake’s 1859 discovery well in...
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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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Behind heavy, blast-proof metal doors, buried dozens of feet underground and surrounded by reinforced concrete, you’ll find Texas’ command center for disaster response. Called “the bunker,” it is technically known as the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is located in uptown Austin at the Texas Department of Public...
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What You Need to Know to Enjoy the Season With Your Furry Friends The holidays are here, which means there will be plenty of love, laughter, family gatherings and, of course, food. The festivities include just about everyone — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the pets who we often...