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Thursday, 17 February 2022 09:35

Rockwall, TX, Maaco Owner Has Advice for Retaining Employees

Written by Rockwall County Herald-Banner Staff

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The help wanted signs are everywhere as employers across Texas and the nation grapple with the great wave of employee resignations.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 10:13

A Year After the Electric Grid Failed, Texas Focuses on Reliability, Not Climate Change

Written by Erin Douglas, Texas Tribune

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Peter Lake, chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said he lost power for several days during last February’s winter storm. When he got power back, he lost water for a week.

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An engineer by trade, Helmuth Mayer opened his first Maaco facility in 2017 after 13 years in corporate America.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 09:26

More Than $5K Worth of Parts Stolen from Clinton, LA, Auto Body Shop

Written by Logan Cullop, WBRZ News

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An auto body shop owner opened his store Feb. 14 to find more than $5,000 worth of auto parts---including catalytic converters, radios, tires and rims---stolen over the weekend.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:26

Marvel at the Size of Giga Texas as Drone Takes 360-Degree Flight

Written by Dan Mihalascu, InsideEVs

 

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As Tesla's Gigafactory Texas manufacturing plant is getting closer to its grand opening---expected to take place before the end of this quarter---a video taken by a drone during a 360-degree flyover of the site serves as a reminder of how massive the electric vehicle plant is.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:14

Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Rebounding Faster than Other States

Written by Merrilee Gasser, The Center Square

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An analysis by WalletHub shows Oklahoma's unemployment rate is rebounding faster than other states.