The Campbell Soup Company released its FY 2014 first-quarter earnings Nov. 19, with total sales down two percent. The company attributed the slow numbers to weaknesses in overall industry trends, among other factors.
Amid ongoing technical issues with the federal health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is urging state officials to postpone the planned Jan. 1 cancellation of the state’s high-risk insurance pool, which provides health coverage to some of the state’s sickest residents.
The Sulphur Springs Independent School District will once again join with a coalition of school districts from across Texas seeking to restructure the state’s school financing system, according to a report in the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.
The Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition appealed to courts last year to rule the existing funding system unconstitutional. Sulphur Springs ISD joined the coalition in 2012 toward the end of the coalition’s efforts.
The City of Greenville Airport Advisory Board is scheduled to get its first look this week at the new lease agreement between the city and L-3 Communications Integrated Systems .
The board is set to convene at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the terminal building at Majors Field Municipal Airport. City Attorney Daniel Ray intends to brief the board about the agreement, which the city council approved last month, concerning property the defense contractor operates at the airport.
Longtime Northeast Texas resident and author Jim Ainsworth, one of our occasional commentators at-large on the political scene, offers several alternatives to Obamacare. Jim is a certified public accountant, certified financial planner and chartered life underwriter.
Splash Kingdom is proposing to build a 10-acre water park as part of the Greenville Towne Center development along Interstate 30. The Greenville City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal agreement for the project.
The proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir would flood 70,000 acres of bottom land, including hardwood forests that have been identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as "high value" habitat. A report published last week by Austin-based Environment Texas opposes the project, which it says would harm Northeast Texas so as to supply water for Dallas - a city with comparatively poor water conservation practices.