Staples: State’s Energy Producers Positively Impact, Contribute to Texas Students


August 28, 2015

As Texas public school hallways are again filled with elementary, secondary and college students returning to campus this month, it’s fair to say that Texas energy producers are fueling their education.

How so?

Oil and gas industry dollars — state royalties received are about $1.3 billion each year — are paid into our state’s Permanent School Fund and Permanent University Fund….

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Staples: Fuel Supply a Key Component to Storm Preparation and Recovery


July 23, 2015

A wet spring gave way to even more rain with late May floods, just as Texas summer hit its stride. Tropical Storm Bill, with its powerful punch of rain and flooding across our state, was an unmistakable signal that hurricane season is very much underway.

We’re just one month into the 2015 hurricane season, and if weather predictions are accurate, we can expect fewer storms this year….

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Staples: Texas state policies help grow jobs here


June 14, 2015

Texas is a global leader and the world is watching to see how the Texas economy works, especially our energy sector.

Some are watching to see how they can to emulate our state’s success in achieving robust safety standards, predictable regulation and a thriving economy anchored by oil and natural gas activity. Others are watching to see how they can more effectively compete with Texas,…

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