Tricky work deciding who gets the protections of a journalist in court. In the case of a natural gas production company suing a Parker County man who blames it for contaminating his water well, state district Judge Trey Loftin attempted to suss it out in a recent order compelling fracking blogger Sh ... More >>
Speaking of urban drilling and gas releases in populated areas like Mansfield, the Government Accountability Office says the gathering pipelines used to collect natural gas from drill sites are unregulated, and their locations are often unknown.
The GAO conducted site visits in, among other places, ... More >>
Dr. Michael Economides, author, CNBC regular and University of Houston professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, says Texas lost out on some $7.7 billion between 2005 and 2011 primarily because we didn't use natural gas for electricity.
Economides, it should be noted, is a vocal industry ... More >>
I'm having particular trouble this year with Toys for Tots. Put it on me for being a grinch.
But, look. I see this big smarmy hoopla on the TV news every night with the weatherman and a bunch of shiny-eyed volunteers in North Face parkas handing out useless plastic Big Box crap for the poor ... More >>
‚ÄčOver the weekend, Newsweek and ProPublica co-published a piece that says, in short: The $6 billion the U.S. government has spent since '02 training the Afghan police force has gone to waste, and the entire program -- which has involved "buying weapons, building police academies, and hiring defens ... More >>
View Larger MapJennifer Fulbright, a United States Postal Service employee for 39 years till her retirement in March 2008, is the secretary and treasurer of the Dallas chapter of the American Postal Workers Union. And she called late last week to dispute the USPS's claim that it's not looking to shu ... More >>