GlobalAustin to Hold First-Ever Texas Global Diplomacy Summit in September
GlobalAustin to Hold First-Ever Texas Global Diplomacy Summit in September

2017-06-23

Austin, Texas, June 22, 2017 – ​​​​September 19, 2017 is the date chosen for the first-ever Global Diplomacy Summit sponsored by Austin-based GlobalAustin and a number of well-known partners. The nonprofit hopes to use the annual summit to foster better international relations by creating a more positive image of the U.S., beginning at the local level. GlobalAustin is partnering with the San Antonio Council for International Visitors, the Dallas World Affairs Council, the El Paso Council for International Visitors, Global North Texas, and Global South Texas to host the one-day event at the Texas State Capital Building. U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro, from Texas’ 20th district, will both open the summit and speak during the event. Topics for the summit include: Current...

The Tecma Group of Companies Promotes Marisela Molina to Director of Customs
The Tecma Group of Companies Promotes Marisela Molina to Director of Customs

2017-06-21

    EL PASO, TX, June 21, 2017 — The Tecma Group of Companies, specializing in helping companies foreign to Mexico reduce manufacturing costs, today announced the promotion of Mrs. Marisela Molina to Director of Customs. She will have the primary responsibility of managing all Customs operations for all of Tecma’s facilities located in Cd. Juarez, Tijuana and Torreon, Mexico and El Paso and San Diego. “Marisela has been a key part of Tecma’s success and we are thrilled to promote her to this important position,” said K. Alan Russell, President and CEO of Tecma. Marisela joined Tecma in 2002. Client companies are not exclusive to the US and include European, Canadian and Asian companies as well. With over 31 years of service to hundreds of companies Tecma is proud of the 7,000 member work force that has been created within Tecma. The promotion of Marisela Molina is an example of the company’s policy of ‘promoting from within’...

Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants
Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants

2017-06-06

Standing on the bluffs of Roma, Texas on a May afternoon two border patrol agents look out over the meandering Rio Grande River that separates Mexico from the United States and recall a time when the scene was far less tranquil.     Last fall, during the waning months of the Obama administration, hundreds of immigrants crossed the river on rafts at this point each day, many willingly handing themselves over to immigration authorities in hopes of being released into the United States to await court proceedings that would decide their fate.    Now, the agents look out on an empty landscape. Foot paths up from the water have started to disappear under growing brush, with only the stray baby shoe or toothbrush serving as reminders of that migrant flood.     The reason for the change, the agents say, is a perception in Mexico and Central America that President Donald Trump has ended the practice known as “catch-and-release,” in which immigrants caught...

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence
Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

2017-05-29

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over. Activists wearing red T-shirts reading “Lucha,” or “Fight,” quietly filled hundreds of gallery seats as proceedings began. After about 40 minutes, they began to cheer, drowning out the lawmakers below. Protesters also blew whistles and chanted: “Here to stay!” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, SB4 has got to go,” referring to the bill that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law this month. Some unfurled...

Plaza del Rey and West Retail is proud to announce plans for a new 90,000 SF entertainment complex located at the Southeast corner of Loop 375 (Americas Boulevard) at I-10
Plaza del Rey and West Retail is proud to announce plans for a new 90,000 SF entertainment complex located at the Southeast corner of Loop 375 (Americas Boulevard) at I-10

2017-05-19

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Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies
Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies

2017-05-12

This funding provides essential tools for stretching limited water supplies by helping communities reclaim and reuse wastewater and impaired ground or surface waters. Washington, D.C. May 12, 2017 — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $23,619,391 to communities in seven states for planning, designing and constructing water recycling and re-use projects; developing feasibility studies; and researching desalination and water recycling projects. The funding is part of the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program. “This funding provides essential tools for stretching limited water supplies by helping communities reclaim and reuse wastewater and impaired...

ONE Gas to Present at American Gas Association Financial Forum
ONE Gas to Present at American Gas Association Financial Forum

2017-05-11

TULSA, Okla., May 11, 2017 — ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) will present at the American Gas Association Financial Forum on Mon., May 22, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Pierce H. Norton II, president and chief executive officer of ONE Gas, will present at the conference at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (12:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time). The presentation will be webcast and accessible on the ONE Gas website, www.onegas.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived for 30 days.  The materials utilized at the conference will be accessible on the ONE Gas website on Sun., May 21, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (8 a.m. Central Daylight Time). ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE:

Un automóvil limpio es como tener dinero en el banco
Un automóvil limpio es como tener dinero en el banco

2017-05-11

BETHESDA, Maryland, 11 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Comprar un auto nuevo es una importante inversión económica. Mantenerlo limpio es una manera fácil y barata de proteger su valor de reventa y recompra, según la organización sin fines de lucro Car Care Council. “Muchos automovilistas postergan la limpieza de sus vehículos”, dijo Rich White, director ejecutivo del Car Care Council. “Independientemente de que lo limpie usted mismo o lo haga limpiar profesionalmente, ser proactivo en mantener limpio el exterior del auto y mantener ordenado el interior, comportará cuantiosos beneficios a la hora de conservar el valor de su vehículo en el tiempo”. El Car Care Council sugiere cinco pasos sencillos para mantener limpio el vehículo, que lo protegerá de los elementos y preservará su valor: Despejar: Para empezar la limpieza, elimine cualquier desorden en el interior del auto, ya que puede ser una distracción y...

Cimarex Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
Cimarex Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

2017-05-10

DENVER, May 10, 2017 — Total Production up 11% sequentiallyOil Production up 15% sequentiallyUpper Wolfcamp well in Eddy County further delineates play Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today reported first quarter 2017 net income of $131.0 million, or $1.38 per share.  Adjusted first quarter net income (non-GAAP) was $99.7 million, or $1.05 per share, compared to first quarter 2016 adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) of $25.9 million, or $0.28 per share(1).  Net cash provided by operating activities was $249.5 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to $85.4 million in the first quarter of 2016.  Adjusted cash flow from operations (non-GAAP) was $265.8 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to $81.6 million in the first quarter a year ago(1).  Total company...

AT&T Invests Nearly $110 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in El Paso
AT&T Invests Nearly $110 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in El Paso

2017-05-09

EL PASO, Texas, May 9, 2017 – At AT&T1, we’ve invested nearly $110 million in our El Paso wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments enhance reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders. In Texas, AT&T invested nearly $6.8 billion in our wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. In 2016, AT&T made 78 wireless network upgrades in the El Paso area including 78 additional LTE carriers.  “We’re investing to provide faster, more reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want customers to have internet access at any moment, from almost any device—anywhere,” said Lisa Luff, vice-president general manager, AT&T North Texas. “These continued investments bring El Paso residents...

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