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Texas Outpaces the Nation, Adding the Most Jobs in 2022

Texas Outpaces the Nation, Adding the Most Jobs in 2022

Texas ranks first in the nation in over-the-year jobs added, with 650,100 positions gained in 2022. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the state not only had the largest absolute increase in jobs added, but also attained the highest percent of seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs added over the year at 5.0 percent. In comparison, United States’ job growth expanded by 3.0 percent.

Wanna Bet? Texas Legislature to Reconsider Legalizing Casinos and Sports Betting

Casino gambling and sports betting are again before the state Legislature in 2023. Credit: Illustration by Todd Wiseman/The Texas Tribune

Wanna Bet? Texas Legislature to Reconsider Legalizing Casinos and Sports Betting

Gambling legalization advocates in Texas are going all in again this legislative session, confident that they have built more support since their efforts came up far short in 2021.

A Beehive of Activity

A Beehive of Activity

With the warm weather conditions happening this January, thanks to the La Nina winter, many of the “weeds” that bloom in spring are growing and coming back after every temperature dip near freezing. One of the most stalwart are dandelions. Dandelions often get an unfair assessment for just being weeds, when, in fact, they play a vital role for wild bee populations, as well as other pollinators like butterflies and moths. When bees emerge from the hive, they are extremely hungry and need pollen and nectar to start their job of gathering for the hive–and dandelions provide that, even in January.

January Gardening Guide: Cold Weather Recovery and More

Freeze damaged pansies in College Station. (Texas A&M photo by Courtney Sacco)

January Gardening Guide: Cold Weather Recovery and More

It is easier to determine the conditions of trees and plants affected by a freeze and it is best to wait to remove damage once warmer weather arrives. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sam Craft)

January Gardening Guide: Cold Weather Recovery and More

Tips from AgriLife Extension on pruning damage, cool-weather annuals, spring garden planning

White Rhino Coffee and Forney ISD Now Serving Opportunity
White Rhino Coffee and Forney ISD Now Serving Opportunity

White Rhino Coffee and Forney ISD Now Serving Opportunity

White Rhino Coffee (WRC) and the Forney Independent School District (FISD) have joined forces to offer students and the community a robust coffee experience while teaching students the trade and building skills of future graduates. Forney ISD’s Opportunity Central opening this fall is the newest education model to feature innovative career training, college programs and community engagement events. White Rhino Coffee is the first to announce their partnership with the district.

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Texas A&M AgriLife employees and volunteers harvest switchgrass at the research plots at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Monte Rouquette)

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Kay O’Neal, a Caddo Nation tribal council member, carries switchgrass during the grass house construction project. (Photo provided by the Texas Historical Commission)

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The grass house at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. The grass house was constructed using traditional materials and methods. Construction was led by a group of Caddo Nation elders and apprentices. (Photo provided by the Texas Historical Commission)

Rebuilding History: Caddo Nation, Texas A&M AgriLife Connect

Volunteers, researchers and horticulturalists come together to help rebuild traditional grass house after tornado

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