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Texas Industries Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Lawsuit: Dallas Cement Company Drug Tested Dying Employee Before Calling 911

    Back in July, Benino Perez was working at a cement plant on Corinth Street in Dallas when he lost his balance. He fell from a height of several feet and was knocked unconscious from the impact. And according to a lawsuit filed in Dallas County District Court by his family and first reported by Court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Disney Investment Firm Says Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck Were Elected to TXI Board

    ‚ÄčLast November, Walt Disney's nephew (Roy Disney) and the Disney family's investment firm (Shamrock Holdings) bought a 5.5 percent stake in Mockingbird Lane-based concrete maker Texas Industries, Inc., which, till just recently, wanted to burn tires down in Midlothian in order to fuel its kilns. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Don't Want TXI to Burn Tires in Midlothian? Too Bad. TCEQ Doesn't Wanna Hear About It.

    In April, public ire rose when Texas Industries scored a 10-year air permit renewal -- no public comment period required -- for its notoriously toxic Midlothian cement operation. The renewal came with one condition: TXI's cement kilns, the only ones in North Texas authorized to burn hazardous waste, ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Green Cement Plants Could Mean Cleaner Air and Lower Costs

    Economic pressure from local cities helps clean up smoky kilns

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    TXI: Guilty. Now, Hand Over $20 Million.

    Since there have been rumblings about mayoral candidate Sam Coats sitting on the board of Texas Industries, the infamous Midlothian cement-manufacturing plant that's been condemned by environmentalists for burning hazardous waste, we thought we'd let you know that today, TXI lost a court battle with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    Re: Sam Coats' Concrete Problem

    Until Unfair Park called him at home this afternoon, mayoral candidate Sam Coats had only heard about Jim Schermbeck's missive in which the enviromentalist and filmmaker brands Coats a hypocrite. As you no doubt read in the post below, Schermbeck is furious that Coats is running for mayor while also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Who Hoak?

    Ever heard of Hoak Media? No? Me neither. Not till this morning, anyway. It's a Dallas-based broadcasting company that, according to its Web site, acquires and operates TV and radio stations in "small and medium-sized markets...that rank 75 to 200," as ranked by the A.C. Nielsen Company. Hoak Media, ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Bottom of the ninth

    Permit hearings begin in TXI's quest to become the nation's largest toxic waste incinerator

  • News

    July 3, 1997
  • News

    June 19, 1997

    Something In The Air

    Downwind of TXI's Midlothian cement plant, people and animals keep getting sick. Instead of investigating whether the plant is to blame, state regulators appear ready to let TXI burn even more hazardous waste. Part two of A Dallas Observer Special Report

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    Ill Wind Blowing

    Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he

  • News

    August 29, 1996
  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Companies that whore

    Channel 8 sells its name to advertisers, including one of the state's biggest polluters

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