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Texas could be getting its own stock exchange 

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www.kxan.com – Monica Madden – 2024-06-06 17:21:44

SUMMARY: A group of financiers announced plans to create the Texas Stock Exchange (TXSE) in Dallas, aiming to rival the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Backed by major firms like BlackRock and Citadel Securities, TXSE expects to be the most well-capitalized new exchange entrant after raising $120 million. TXSE aims to increase competition, liquidity, and transparency in the stock market. Despite BlackRock's ESG-related conflicts with Texas, Comptroller Glenn Hegar supports the initiative for its economic benefits. Governor Greg Abbott emphasized the importance of Texas companies' access to capital markets. The exchange's establishment will face regulatory hurdles and is expected to launch within months to years.

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Amber alert issued for 7 month old, last seen in San Antonio

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www.kxan.com – Anthony Torres – 2024-07-12 02:08:05

SUMMARY: An Amber alert has been issued in San Antonio, Texas, for 7-month-old Richard Ramey, who was last seen at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday on Adkins-Elmendorf Road. Richard, weighing 15 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes, was wearing a white top and tan shoes. Authorities are searching for Nicole Daguanno, 30, described as 5'4”, 140 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes, who is connected to the abduction. She was last seen wearing a green t-shirt and blue jeans, believed to be on foot in San Antonio. Anyone with information should contact the Bexar County Sheriff's Office at 210-335-4630.

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Biden Awards $1.7 Billion to Boost Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Assembly in 8 States

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-12 02:01:41

SUMMARY: The Biden administration is allocating nearly $2 billion in grants to bolster electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing and assembly across eight states, including key battlegrounds Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. The Energy Department will provide $1.7 billion to companies like General Motors and Stellantis, aiming to create or maintain several thousand union jobs and support auto-centric communities. The grants will also support EV facilities in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia, covering various segments of the automotive supply chain, including electric motorcycles, school buses, hybrid powertrains, heavy-duty truck batteries, and electric SUVs.

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2024 ESPYs nominee, Houston Texans QB CJ Stroud displayed flashes of his breakthrough year as early as freshman season, coach says

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abc13.com – Bob Slovak – 2024-07-11 23:02:23

SUMMARY: C.J. Stroud, a 2024 ESPYs nominee for best breakthrough athlete, exceeded expectations during his rookie year with the Houston Texans, earning the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Stroud’s high school coach, Mark Verti, noted his talent early on. Despite early struggles and frustration, Stroud worked hard, driven by a desire to improve life for his mother and himself. Beyond football, Stroud’s foundation supports single mothers, criminal justice reform, and children of incarcerated parents. His charitable efforts include youth football camps, holiday giveaways, and supporting veterans by gifting Super Bowl tickets to a Purple Heart recipient.

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