Political / Finance

Texas Ranks as a Leading State for Collecting Sin Taxes
All of the drinking and smoking indiscretions of Texans have become a multi-billion dollar business, as a recent report indicates that the state’s sin tax revenue has risen over 107 percent within the last decade.
According to Bloomberg, while Texas takes pride in low personal income tax and overall …
Is Saying ‘El Chuco’ Just Frontin’?
I was reading the newspaper on Sunday, and I ran across a column that talked about a very popular nickname for El Paso.  I've never used 'El Chuco' before, and honestly, had never heard it used a lot until about 3 years ago.  What about you?
West Texas Dump Now Accepting Nuclear Waste
The federal government is now depositing low-level radioactive materials in Harold Simmons’ remote waste facility in West Texas. That’s because Simmons says he has grand visions of making the dump accessible to a myriad of waste byproducts.
Texas Could Be Getting Closer to Legalizing Marijuana
There is some speculation that the latest FBI crime statistics will encourage Texas to seriously consider legalizing marijuana.
According to Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project, millions of dollars are essentially being thrown away by law enforcement agencies busting casual smokers. “There is…

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