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Fried finalists at State Fair of Texas 2022: Brisket biscuit, horchata milkshake, more

Fried finalists at State Fair of Texas 2022: Brisket biscuit, horchata milkshake, more

Finally, someone fried a charcuterie board. (Oh, you hadn’t thought of that one yet?) Concessionaires Milton and Grace Whitley used Texas bluebonnets as inspiration for their State Fair of Texas drink, La Bluebonnet, in 2022. It’s one of two drinks to be a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards.(Elías Valverde II / Staff Photographer) …

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Fried finalists at State Fair of Texas 2022: Brisket biscuit, horchata milkshake, more

Fried finalists at State Fair of Texas 2022: Brisket biscuit, horchata milkshake and more

Finally, someone fried a charcuterie board. (Oh, you hadn’t thought of that one yet?) Concessionaires Milton and Grace Whitley used Texas bluebonnets as inspiration for their State Fair of Texas drink, La Bluebonnet, in 2022. It’s one of two drinks to be a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards.(Elías Valverde II / Staff Photographer) …

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The Hale Wind Farm is outside of Petersburg and south of Plainview.

Why the Texas grid causes the High Plains to turn off its wind turbines

LUBBOCK — The state’s High Plains region, which covers 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas, is home to more than 11,000 wind turbines — the most in any area of the state. The region could generate enough wind energy to power at least 9 million homes. Experts say the additional energy could …

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Why Texas Instruments, Nvidia, and Advanced Micro Devices Were Rising Today | The Motley Fool

Why Texas Instruments, Nvidia, and Advanced Micro Devices Were Rising Today | The Motley Fool

What happened Shares of semiconductor all-stars Texas Instruments (TXN 6.65%), Nvidia (NVDA 7.60%), and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD 5.36%) were rising today, up 5%, 4.8%, and 3.1%, respectively, as of 12:55 p.m. ET.  Texas Instruments reported earnings last night, and handily beat analyst expectations. Although Texas Instruments mostly makes different kinds of chips than Nvidia …

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'Shocking breach of faith' | Spectrum owes $7 billion in punitive damages for murder of Texas customer

‘Shocking breach of faith’ | Spectrum owes $7 billion in punitive damages for murder of Texas customer

Earlier in June, a jury also said the cable company had to pay 90% of $375 million in compensatory damages to Thomas and her family. DALLAS — A Dallas County jury found Charter Communications, which also operates as Spectrum, acted negligently in hiring a field technician who killed one of its customers. The company now …

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Texas Republicans Make Renewable Energy a Political Punching Bag

Texas Republicans Make Renewable Energy a Political Punching Bag

A wind farm in McCook, Texas.Photo: Delcia Lopez/The Monitor (AP) Texas is on a roll—an energy use roll, that is. This week, amid sweltering temperatures, the power demand on the state’s grid soared to an all-time high on Wednesday, reaching 80,000 megawatts of demand. This marks the eleventh time this demand record has been broken …

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These 10 states are leading America in creating a crypto economy

These 10 states are leading America in creating a crypto economy

Investing in cryptocurrencies is clearly not for the faint of heart. The value of bitcoin has plunged from its high last fall, and others have followed similarly gut-wrenching paths. But that does not mean that the revolutionary technology behind them, which allows for innovations such as smart contracts and instant peer-to-peer payments, is not here …

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Limiting crypto helped the Texas power grid weather a heat wave

Limiting crypto helped the Texas power grid weather a heat wave

Comment on this story Comment As a blistering heat wave smothered Texas this week and taxed the power grid with record-high demand, bitcoin mining operators in the state shut down their electricity-guzzling machines. Complying with requests from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — the grid operator that asked businesses and residents to voluntarily conserve …

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‘Things are going to break’: Texas power plants are running nonstop

‘Things are going to break’: Texas power plants are running nonstop

(Bloomberg) — As searing Texas heat drives power demand to record highs, the state’s grid operator is ordering plants to run at a historic pace, often forcing them to put off maintenance to keep cranking out electricity. That’s helped keep the lights on, for now, but the short-term focus is putting even more stress on …

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Texas’ fragile grid isn’t ready for crypto mining’s explosive growth

Texas’ fragile grid isn’t ready for crypto mining’s explosive growth

Even though energy-hungry Bitcoin mining companies have volunteered to power down in Texas this week to alleviate the stress placed on the grid by a searing heatwave, the industry could still trigger more problems down the line if it continues its explosive expansion in the state. Higher electricity bills and even more carbon dioxide emissions …

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