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The links below focus on stimulus news related to Texas, as well as the national impact of federal stimulus funds.


December 2010

Austin top stimulus getter in Texas; total $1.9B
12/30/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Road projects continue
12/29/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Ebb of stimulus funding could hit Texas workers hard
12/27/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Carroll school district sells $13.8 million in Build America Bonds
12/26/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Appliance rebates off to a slow start
12/22/2010 - Longview News-Journal

Corpus Christi Independent School District [CCISD] trustees approve $100M in bonds for 2010 bond program
12/21/2010 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Next Texas appliance rebate program begins today
12/20/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Transition from paper to electronic medical records raises concerns
12/18/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

North Lake College Medical Office Professionals graduate
12/16/2010 - Star Community Newspapers

Texas appliance rebate program grows by $8.5 million
12/15/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Plan for methane examined
12/14/2010 - San Angelo Standard-Times

Ground broken on new Darnall hospital
12/13/2010 - Killeen Daily Herald

Jobs threatened as end nears for stimulus
12/13/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Austin Community College unveils $2M solar panel project
12/10/2010 - Austin Business Journal

HUD: Stimulus keeps thousands from homelessness
12/10/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Extension likely for renewable-energy grants
12/9/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

BISD: $23.4M in stimulus projects
12/8/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Senate bill would extend renewable energy programs
12/3/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

City explores using garbage gas for power
12/2/2010 - El Paso Times


November 2010

San Juan ponders new bus shelters and long-term city plans
11/26/2010 - The Monitor (McAllen)

North Texas cities' use of federal 'green' funds lags
11/25/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Government moves to enforce stimulus reporting rules
11/24/2010 - USA Today

Tyler intersections receive new traffic signals
11/24/2010 - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Unspent stimulus tough to retrieve
11/20/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Texas reopening rebate program for energy efficient appliances on Dec. 20
11/19/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Texas school districts must keep better tabs on stimulus funds, state agency warns
11/19/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

TRIP: Stimulus funds put dent in bumpy Texas roads
11/17/2010 - KENS-TV (San Antonio)

CPS Energy's insulation program shines
11/13/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Energy Secretary Chu in sprint to put stimulus to work on renewable innovations
11/13/2010 - The Washington Post

Streetcar line to Oak Cliff is put on fast track
11/09/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Activity hectic at wind ranch
11/04/2010 - Amarillo Globe News

Stimulus benefits ending soon
11/01/2010 - Weatherford Telegram


October 2010

Millions of stimulus dollars at work in East Texas
10/31/2010 - KLTV-TV (Tyler)

Lenders spurred by SBA loan breaks
10/28/2010 - Dallas Business Journal

Commission OKs waste-site expansion
10/27/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Farmers Branch receives a federal stimulus grant
10/26/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

High-speed network to link Valley's colleges, universities
10/25/2010 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Woodall Rodgers park gets decked out as construction begins
10/24/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Crowell-based nonprofit may take over weatherization work
10/22/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News

Schools, transit top area awards
10/22/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

SBA loans rebound in North Texas
10/19/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Saratoga Boulevard roadwork is for safety, not maintenance
10/15/2010 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Stimulus-aided solar projects approved for public lands
10/15/2010 - Phoenix Business Journal

IBWC [International Boundary and Water Commission] awards final levee contracts days before deadline
10/10/2010 - The Monitor (McAllen)

GIS [Green Integrated Services] gets $2.5M grant for smart grid training
10/07/2010 - Austin Business Journal

East Jetty completed Friday
10/02/2010 - Bay City Tribune

Co-op buys wind project
10/02/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Five apply to run weatherization grants
10/01/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News

UH collaborates on $2M grant for broadband outreach, training
10/01/2010 - University of Houston

Stimulus aid ends for jobs program
10/01/2010 - USA Today


September 2010

Elmendorf receives stimulus funding to build new City Hall
09/30/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Stimulus may put some wind in clean energy's sails
09/29/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Second 'superstreet' gets feds' clearance
09/27/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Report stresses stimulus logjam
09/26/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Outside sources boost BISD [Brownsville Independent School District] construction funds
09/25/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Stimulus spending on highways isn't delivering on job promises
09/25/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas reaped $4.6 billion from federal stimulus
09/20/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Sharyland gets $3.4M grant, $18.5M loan from stimulus package for water project
09/20/2010 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Stimulus dollars result in technology in Abilene schools
09/20/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News

HERO program launches
09/20/2010 - KVUE-TV (Austin)

Despite criticism, DHS to deploy more full-body scanners at US airports
09/20/2010 - ABC News

Railroads, too, seek stimulus funds for congestion relief
09/16/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Applied Nanotech granted $1.6M
09/16/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Stimulus in Texas: Where is the money going?
09/15/2010 - KHOU-TV (Houston)

A new push by city: greener offices
09/15/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Where did the transportation stimulus money go?
09/13/2010 - Time

Auditors: Staffing shortages stymie stimulus
09/08/2010 - USA Today

$5 million for UT "Clean Coal" Project
09/08/2010 - KUT Radio (Austin)

Manor district creates high-tech school kitchen
09/07/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Stimulus helps small businesses with clean energy projects
09/06/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

There's time to plan for plug-ins, electric vehicles
09/06/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Renovation projects under way at Waco VA
09/04/2010 - The Associated Press (via Houston Chronicle)

City approves contract to build green firehouse
09/03/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

New appliance rebate program planned
09/01/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Despite slow start, energy stimulus money now on ground, officials testify
09/01/2010 - Corpus Christi Caller Times

Minus CAP [Community Action Program], state asks for applications on weatherization
09/01/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News


August 2010

City sees increased road construction spurred by recession, stimulus funds
08/31/2010 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Economists agree: Stimulus created nearly 3 million jobs
08/29/2010 - USA Today

How the stimulus is changing America
08/26/2010 - Time

San Antonio district's $205M Build Americas cut borrowing costs 23 percent
08/26/2010 - Bloomberg.com

Grant funds available to day-care centers
08/25/2010 - El Paso Times

In analysis, stimulus' price is revised upward
08/24/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Library to add more electronic services via federal stimulus grant
08/24/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Voters to decide fate of Athens Independent School District stimulus
08/22/2010 - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Austin complex gets $1M for green upgrade
08/20/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Build America bond subsidy cost may increase by $6 billion, CBO estimates
08/20/2010 - Bloomberg.com

Ground broken on new Borger hospital
08/18/2010 - KFDA-TV (Amarillo)

Road closures multiply as sewer improvements proceed
08/17/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Brownsville Independent School District wins $18 million in school transformation grants
08/16/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Red tape slows North Texas agencies in disseminating federal funds to fight homelessness
08/15/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Government auditor: Efficiency funds going unspent
08/13/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Dallas Independent School District to create special school for students over 21
08/12/2010 - WFAA-TV (Dallas)

USDA to fund speedy Internet
08/11/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Alamo Regional Mobility Authority awards contract on long-awaited 281/1604 interchange
08/10/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Stimulus money funds many projects
08/08/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Historic site rule may slow some stimulus projects
08/07/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For Bend County - Stimulus funding could pay for toll road
08/06/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Wind farm deal assures bigger U.S. role
08/06/2010 - The New York Times

Waco VA employs stimulus funds for new hires
08/06/2010 - KWTX-TV (Waco)

Stimulus funding could pay for toll road
08/06/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Friona schools get facelift
08/05/2010 - KVII-TV (Amarillo)

Stimulus fails to link Texas' small towns and rural areas with high-speed Internet service
08/05/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Demolition of Hood Stadium makes room for hospital expansion
08/02/2010 - KYTX-TV (Tyler)


July 2010

Odessa streetscape gets $1.4 million
07/29/2010 - Odessa American

Update on TCOG [Texoma Council of Governments] stimulus fund and Weatherization funds available
07/29/2010 - Herald Democrat (Sherman-Denison)

Potter OKs funds for Grand Street bridge
07/27/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

New UTMB [University of Texas Medical Branch] program hopes to help nationwide nurse shortage
07/27/2010 - KHOU-TV (Houston)

Toll road to improve truck movement near port
07/26/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Texas $1.4 billion Build America is biggest in month as AAA credits lure
07/26/2010 - Bloomberg

Paperwork hinders homeless project - West Texas student studies program financed by stimulus money
07/25/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Skyonic wins $25M federal grant for carbon-capture technology
07/22/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Bell's share of stimulus funds larger than average
07/22/2010 - Temple Daily Telegram

Santa Teresa port to be expanded in $10M plan
07/21/2010 - El Paso Times

Stimulus dollars fund summer food program for McLennan County families
07/19/2010 - Waco Tribune-Herald

Area roadways receive upgrade
07/19/2010 - The (Humble) Tribune

Avenue N work on schedule
07/18/2010 - San Angelo Standard-Times

FM 365 widening project to begin Monday
07/16/2010 - KFDM-TV (Beaumont)

New White House report claims more jobs from stimulus bill
07/14/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Medical records rule offers flexibility, but some providers wary
07/14/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

New traffic lights should help make key Waco intersections quicker, safer
07/12/2010 - Waco Tribune-Herald

San Antonio behind schedule in weatherization program
07/10/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Breaking ground on Grand Street overpass: Construction begins
07/10/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

High speed for the sparsely wired
07/09/2010 - The New York Times

Dallas streetcar line in planning stage
07/08/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

National education stimulus tracking
07/07/2010 - EdMoney.org

City expects solar panels to save money
07/07/2010 - Tylerpaper.com

Small Business Administration lending plunges in June as stimulus benefits expire
07/07/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Palmer Events Center getting $106K lighting upgrade
07/06/2010 - Austin Business Journal

School's stimulus spending tough to track amid varied reporting rules
07/06/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Solar plants awarded $2B in stimulus
07/03/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

San Antonio tries to help homeowners with energy upgrades
07/02/2010 - San Antonio Express-News


June 2010

Stimulus unused, Community Action Program in limbo
06/30/2010 - Abilene Reporter News

Dallas-area school districts seek innovation grants
06/30/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

CenterPoint Energy says upgrades should reduce hurricane-related outages
06/29/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Red tape delays some stimulus projects
06/29/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

States struggle to pass budgets without stimulus
06/28/2010 - Associated Press via (ABC News)

Help sought to build $42M Internet system
06/25/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Capital Area Food Bank awarded $10.6M
06/24/2010 - Austin Business Journal

McAllen begins second Bentsen Road project
06/22/2010 - The Monitor

Low bids lead to more levee work
06/22/2010 - The Monitor

Big plans for roads in west Fort Bend
06/21/2010 - Fort Bend Herald

Austin Energy could lose $2.9 million for weatherization program
06/21/2010 - News 8 Austin

Stimulus money assists low-income families with child care costs
06/21/2010 - Waco Tribune

Smart grid projects cut costs for consumers, utilities
06/21/2010 - Texas Tribune

Stimulus money gives local teens real-world experience
06/17/2010 - News 8 Austin

Ingram schools seek stimulus money
06/17/2010 - Kerrville Daily Times

Stimulus-funded bike proposals gear up
06/17/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Broadband map shows the bare spots in Texas
06/17/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Irving ISD applies for $5M innovation grant
06/16/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Irving nonprofit gets $2.2M for healthcare website training
06/16/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Ingram Independent School District seeks energy stimulus money
06/16/2010 - Kerrville Daily Times

Grant funds Potter County software upgrade
06/15/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Weatherford Police Department awarded grant
06/14/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

U.S. economy slows as states lose federal stimulus funds
06/14/2010 - Bloomberg.com

Police go mobile, for $1.1M
06/14/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

North Austin complex to become affordable housing
06/11/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Utility seeks $15M to fix West Side waterline
06/10/2010 - El Paso Times

Small Business Administration changes aid economic comeback
06/09/2010 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Program putting McLennan County young people to work with stimulus money
06/09/2010 - Waco Tribune-Herald

Stimulus grants kick-start stalled affordable housing projects
06/06/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Airport expands to meet needs, stimulating jobs
06/06/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

USDA grant program aids small businesses in tight credit markets
06/05/2010 - The (McAllen) Monitor

Research foundation wins stimulus grant to double size of human genome computing center
06/04/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Job Corps center gets $1.5M redo
06/03/2010 - El Paso Times

Get in line for 4,600 free electric car chargers [Austin]
06/03/2010 - The New York Times

Texas health centers receive $4M in stimulus
06/03/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Texas Department of Transportation kicks off five projects in June
06/02/2010 - Cherokeean Herald (Rusk)

Texas 26 expansion in Grapevine gets leftover funds
06/01/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Federal courthouse on schedule, officials say
06/01/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

May 2010


Wastewater to irrigate Euless fields, golf course
05/29/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Small Business Administration out of stimulus funds for two programs
05/27/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Program seeks youth, employers
05/26/2010 -Abilene Reporter-News

Estimated impact of the ARRA on employment and economic output
05/25/2010 - Congressional Budget Office

First phase of test 'smart grid' done
05/25/2010 - El Paso Times

Texas boosts child care subsidies
05/25/2010 -The Dallas Morning News

Helping out-of-work execs gain momentum
05/24/2010 - Dallas Business Journal

Dallas-area cities buzz with plans to save energy
05/23/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Texas school districts worry about losing the [stimulus] cash
05/20/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Homes for heroes: 100-bed veterans long-term care facility set to open fall 2011
05/20/2010 - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Junior high construction bid awarded
05/18/2010 - Brenham Banner-Press

Senior housing complex nears start
05/18/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News

Baylor med school gets $14.9M National Institutes of Health grant
05/17/2010 - Houston Business Journal

Unemployment stimulus still available?
05/17/2010 - The Texas Tribune

Valley airports to receive full-body scanners
05/17/2010 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Sewage gas: It'll save El Paso money
05/17/2010 - El Paso Times

Avenue N construction [in San Angelo] moving ahead
05/16/2010 - San Angelo Standard-Times

Lending gives boost to small businesses
05/15/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Stimulus project [Interstate 10 access roads] starting up in Houston
05/13/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Feds help Project Vida get new home
05/13/2010 - El Paso Times

Build America bond sales total $100.1B after 2009 debut
05/12/2010 - Bloomberg.com

Ector Hospital approves $41.9M center
05/12/2010 - Odessa American

Weatherization program finally takes off
05/12/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

SISD to get $2.4M for heating, ventilation
05/12/2010 - El Paso Times

Midland ISD considers English-learning software
05/10/2010 - Midland Reporter-News

Stimulus package trickles down to area projects
05/10/2010 - Fort Worth Business Press

Workforce Solutions program has work for youths
05/09/2010 - El Paso Times

Many who lost jobs used COBRA subsidy
05/09/2010 - USA TODAY

Construction will wrap on Kermit highway
05/06/2010 - Odessa American

Clyde Independent School District uses grants in tech upgrades
05/06/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News

Special needs students getting new home
05/05/2010 - KXAN-TV (Austin)

VIA Metropolitan Transit goes 'green' with stimulus funding
05/04/2010 - San Antonio Business-Journal

Biden to announce $220 million in health-technology grants
05/04/2010 - Bloomberg.com

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April 2010


Stimulus jobs rise to 682,779
04/30/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Bulk of San Antonio stimulus funds still unspent
04/30/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Scientists see progress in using adult stem cells
04/28/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

San Antonio benefits from federal stimulus money
04/28/2010 - KSAT-TV (San Antonio)

Children's Medical Center, Texas Health Resources hospitals can now share records electronically
04/28/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

FM 365 project ready to go
04/28/2010 - Beaumont Enterprise

Multimillion dollar grant helps El Pasoans in need
04/27/2010 - KFOX-TV (El Paso)

Med records: Ditching paper
04/25/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Stimulus funding to grow rural broadband
04/25/2010 - San Angelo Standard-Times

Grant to help Central Texas doctors make transition to electronic records
04/25/2010 - Waco Tribune-Herald

Fort Worth school district to have 25 hybrid buses rolling soon
04/23/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

San Antonio gets energy retrofit stimulus funding
04/22/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

At Dallas summit, health professionals seek tech experts' help on medical data
04/22/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Austin green building/solar program gets $10m
04/22/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Stimulus aid is slow to reach energy savers
04/21/2010 - The New York Times

Plano school district hits the road with stimulus-funded mobile computer lab for parents
04/21/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus funds give Brownsville a little lift
04/20/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Geothermal energy could power Fort Bliss growth
04/19/2010 - KFOX-TV (El Paso)

Small Business Administration recovery lending extended
04/19/2010 - Austin Business Journal Entrepreneur

Report: Stimulus created 205,000 jobs in Texas
04/19/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

DOE awards $2.5m smart grid grant to University of Houston energy program
04/19/2010 - Houston Business Journal

Builders likely to offer incentives after federal tax credits expire
04/18/2010 - Los Angeles Times

Rising rates, phase-out of stimulus could stall bull market
04/18/2010 - USA TODAY

TxDOT gives go-ahead on I-45 expansion
04/15/2010 - The Courier of Montgomery County

New tax breaks cause confusion, enforcement issues
04/15/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Stimulus does poor job plugging budget holes
04/15/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Program to help rural home buyers nearly broke
04/14/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Stimulus tied to 2.2.million jobs
04/14/2010 - CNNMoney.com

White House: Stimulus showered billions on taxpayers
04/14/2010 - USA TODAY

Port San Antonio breaks ground on major thoroughfare
04/13/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Perry ducked state law on disclosing some stimulus
04/13/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Old Jacksonville Highway intersection gets overhaul to accommodate growth
04/13/2010 - Tyler Morning Telegraph)

We deserve answers about appliance rebates
04/12/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

The future of your medical data
04/12/2010 - Scientific American

Energy efficiency program to benefit county
04/12/2010 - The Huntsville Item

Texas zoos could use stimulus funds
04/12/2010 - The Associated Press (via Houston Chronicle)

Stimulus helps community health center
04/11/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Broadband funds stimulate laments from companies
04/11/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Lubbock law agencies ready to roll with stimulus
04/10/2010 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Girls involved in project to promote physical activity
04/09/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

UT-Houston will lead e-records push
04/08/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Loans seekers left in the lurch by erratic funding
04/08/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

El Paso Electric providing rebates for old fridges, freezers
04/08/2010 - El Paso Times

Texans swarm appliance rebate program; Guaranteed reservation list and waitlist have filled up
04/08/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

County accepts bid for new railroad bridge
04/08/2010 - The Galveston County Daily News

Head Start Center to open on EPCC campus
04/06/2010 - El Paso Times

YES Prep will borrow money to build schools
04/06/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Tax credits for energy-saving windows, cars going strong
04/06/2010 - USA Today

Dallas-Fort Worth families avoiding homelessness with federal stimulus money
04/05/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Trying to fill a gap in medical research
04/03/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Treasury: Gov'ts save $12.3 billion with stimulus bonds
04/02/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Life Skills students to get new home
04/02/2010 - The Burnet Bulletin

Fish and Wildlife Service awards stimulus contract to San Antonio firm
04/02/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Area schools pursue $30 million grant
04/02/2010 - (Round Rock) Community Impact Newspaper

Appliance rebate reservation date changed to April 7
04/01/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Bridge boost: Huge upgrade costs city just $600K
04/01/2010 - El Paso Times

GSA to purchase 5,600 hybrid vehicles this spring
04/01/2010 - The Washington Post

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March 2010


Build Americas outperform tax-exempts as sales top $90 billion
03/31/2010 - Bloomberg.com

Dallas hearing examines use of stimulus money to weatherize homes
03/30/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Bedford's new library to include green features
03/30/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Colleges get federal job-building funds
03/29/2010 - Abilene Reporter News

Reservation Launch Time and Other Details Announced for Texas Appliance Rebate
03/29/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

City council to grant measure to expand broadband today
03/29/2010 - Texarkana Gazette

Dallas schools seek smart ways to spend stimulus funds
03/29/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Teacher technology training going into the future
03/26/2010 - Abilene Reporter-News

Brownsville Independent School District mulls $25.9 million in stimulus funds
03/25/2010 - The Brownsville Herald

Stimulus tax-break battle flares
03/24/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Department of Energy awards $200M stimulus grant to CenterPoint Energy
03/23/2010 - Houston Business Journal

U.S. Fish & Wildlife invests $8.9 million in Texas
03/23/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

White House says stimulus plan boosts tax refunds
03/22/2010 - Reuters

San Antonio gets $15.6M to fight childhood obesity
03/20/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Solar panels on public projects stoke payback debate
03/19/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

U.S. states receiving the most bailout money
03/19/2010 - Forbes.com

Austin wind company in center of storm over stimulus jobs
03/19/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Church redo poised for passage
03/18/2010 - Killeen Daily Herald

Freeze imperils virtual border fence
03/18/2010 - Wall Street Journal

Tarrant County brings in $7.7 million in stimulus funds for solar-panel projects
03/17/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Gregg [County] pledges $1 per person for broadband
03/17/2010 - Kilgore News Herald

Green light for bonds
03/17/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

Comptroller Awards First Round of Grants for Renewable Energy Projects
03/16/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Government probing stimulus complaints
03/16/2010 - Washington Post

FCC unveiling sweeping national broadband plan
03/15/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

State to Begin Accepting Reservations April 5 For "Texas Trade Up" Appliance Rebate Program
03/15/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

UT Southwestern puts stimulus funds to work
03/15/2010 - Fort Worth Business Press

Stimulus funds flow to troubled Oak Cliff apartment complex
03/14/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Palo Duro tops list of Title I recipients
03/14/2010 - Amarillo Globe-News

States tap stimulus as more U.S. families seek aid
03/12/2010 - Reuters

City lands $3.7 million for solar panels
03/12/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Big Bend National Park, Fort Davis get stimulus money
03/11/2010 - Alpine Avalanche

Stimulus bucks to start flying
03/10/2010 - ABC News

Grant will let new Carroll district middle school be solar-powered
03/09/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Dallas-area housing stimulus effort slow to spend $25 million
03/08/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Less stimulus for minority firms
03/07/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Texas gets mass-transit stimulus grants
03/05/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Group seeks to expand broadband in East Texas
03/04/2010 - Longview News-Journal

Feather Lake: Wetland project benefits ecology
03/04/2010 - El Paso Times

Port San Antonio continues to look for expansion opportunities
03/04/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) uses funds to create safer environment
03/04/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Senators seek to block stimulus money for overseas
03/03/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Temporary S.B.A. stimulus extension becomes law
03/03/2010 - The New York Times

Level 3 Communications Inc. awarded stimulus funding
03/03/2010 - Orlando Business Journal

Texas gets $2 billion stimulus infusion on highway projects
03/01/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

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February 2010


SBA chief hopes for stimulus cash boost
02/28/2010 - El Paso Times

Tracking the stimulus: Some jobs cost more to create
02/25/2010 - USA Today

Few homes weatherized despite $5 billion federal program
02/24/2010 - USA Today

Geithner: Spending, austerity a "careful balance"
02/24/2010 - Associated Press (via The Washington Post)

TxDot ready to exend feeder roads along Interstate 10
02/23/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Relief ahead for motorists on Loop 1604
02/23/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

CBO: Stimulus bill created up to 2.1 million jobs
02/23/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Airport scanners ready for deployment
02/23/2010 - United Press International

The stimulus: states getting the most money so far
02/22/2010 - U.S. News & World Report

Recovery loans dissatisfy small-business owners, lenders, even a federal official
02/22/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

City and region put stimulus money to use
02/21/2010 - San Angelo Standard-Times

Construction continues on stimulus projects
02/21/2010 - The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

Even stimulus plan's opponents sought funds for Texas
02/20/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

$3.8B in stimulus funds for welfare jobs untouched
02/19/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Stimulus funding for SBA loans runs out—again
02/19/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Red tape delayed stimulus projects
02/19/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

FCC lets schools receiving federal money for Internet connections give general public access
02/18/2010 - Los Angeles Times

Coolidge receives boost with $7.2 million in stimulus funds for foundry
02/18/2010 - Waco Tribune-Herald

White House crafts jobs bill, a year into stimulus effort
02/18/2010 - The Washington Post

Stimulus created jobs, controversy, backlash
02/17/2010 - CNN.com

USDA awards stimulus funding to expand rural broadband access in South Texas
02/17/2010 - San Antonio Business Journal

Southwest Parkway toll road gets stimulus money, but other Tarrant projects miss out
02/17/2010 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Stimulus: one year later
02/17/2010 - CNNMoney.com

Stimulus funds going to slashed programs
02/17/2010 - USA Today

Stimulus grant pays for new lights
02/17/2010 - The Amarillo Globe

White House defends year-old stimulus
02/16/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Feds to hail DFW Connector as largest stimulus (highway) project in U.S.
02/15/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Austin Water begins $31.8M stimulus-funded project
02/15/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Jim Ned students get 'world in a box'
02/15/2010 - The Abilene Reporter-News

White House changes job-count rule
02/12/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Stimulus funds helped public colleges avert disaster
02/12/2010 - The Washington Post

South Plains receives nearly $158-million in federal stimulus funds
02/11/2010 - KCBD (Lubbock)

Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month
02/11/2010 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Senate Democrats ready to send more stimulus funds to states
02/11/2010 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

[Federal Reserve Chairman] Bernanke says trial reserve drains may launch exit
02/10/2010 - The Washington Post

$7.2 billion for broadband is largely unallocated
02/10/2010 - National Public Radio (NPR)

Stimulus transportation under scrutiny
02/09/2010 - Reuters

Texas launches initiative to incentivize hiring, training
02/09/2010 - News 8 Austin

Stimulus funds for high-speed Internet access tangled up
02/09/2010 - USA Today

Federal Reserve hopes clear exit strategy will boost market confidence
02/09/2010 - The Washington Post

Skyonic Corp. wins $3 million stimulus grant
02/08/2010 - Austin Business Journal

With federal stimulus money gone, many schools face budget gaps
02/07/2010 - The New York Times

Private sector competes for share of stimulus pie
02/05/2010 - Education Week

U.S. makes play to catch up on high-speed rail
02/05/2010 - U.S. News & World Report

U.S., Canada reach deal on 'Buy American'
02/05/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Department of Public Stimulus
02/05/2010 - The Texas Tribune

Effects of U.S. stimulus are debated
02/05/2010 - The Arizona Republic

Millions in stimulus spending being doled out for questionable jobs
02/04/2010 - FOXNews.com

Jobs funding set to expire before it has chance to work
02/04/2010 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Transportation chief: Texas failed to get rail money
02/03/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Cut your energy bills; Federal money still available
02/03/2010 - NBCDFW.com

A city's mixed feelings about Obama's impact
02/03/2010 - MSNBC.com

Overpass money on track
02/03/2010 - Amarillo Globe

U.S. aid unlikely to fill Texas' expected budget gap
02/02/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Wind energy job growth isn't blowing anyone away
02/02/2010 - The Los Angeles Times

Stimulus created 600,000 jobs at the end of 2009, White House says
02/01/2010 - The Washington Post

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January 2010


TxDOT quietly had a boom year in 2009
01/31/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Obama to propose permanent Build America Bonds
01/30/2010 - Reuters (via ABC News)

Minority businesses see little of stimulus money
01/30/2010 - Houston Chronicle

Grapevine highway project will receive leftover stimulus funds
01/29/2010 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Presidio, Valentine get millions for wastewater projects
01/29/2010 - Alpine Avalanche

Texas gets $10.9 million for passenger rail projects
01/28/2010 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Upgrade ahead for Fort Worth passenger rail line
01/28/2010 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

California, Florida, Midwest share in rail funding
01/28/2010 - Bloomberg.com

Stimulus "fraud will occur"
01/28/2010 - CNNMoney.com

Still hope for Summit [Power Group Inc.'s Texas Clean Energy Project]
01/27/2010 - Odessa American

Stimulus but no jobs
01/27/2010 - CNNMoney.com

Officials say stimulus bill to cost $75 billion more
01/26/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

What $36 billion buys: Not enough
01/26/2010 - CNNMoney.com

Wind-energy industry lost factory jobs despite stimulus
01/26/2010 - The USA Today

CNN Poll: Three out of four Americans say much of stimulus wasted
01/25/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

USDA awarding $310 million for broadband projects
01/25/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Home sales tumble as tax credit lift wanes
01/25/2010 - Reuters (via ABC News)

CNN complete coverage on: The stimulus project
01/24/2010 - CNN.com

Weatherization stimulus off to a cold start
01/24/2010 - CNNMoney.com

Conference of mayors stresses need for new round of stimulus
01/21/2010 - The New York Times

World Bank: Growth may wilt as stimulus fades
01/21/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Buffet predicts slow, uncertain economic recovery
01/21/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Stimulus funding aided UTSA research
01/20/2010 - San Antonio Express-News

Latest prey for scammers: the jobless, the desperate
01/20/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Obama orders tax crackdown on federal contractors
01/20/2010 - The Los Angeles Times

Obama to widen 'Race to the Top' program to allow school districts to enter contest directly
01/20/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Treatment plant, a birders' haven, getting $32 million upgrade
01/20/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

Springtime house hunters out early thanks to tax credit
01/20/2010 - The USA Today

States race to apply for U.S. education funds
01/19/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Obama seeks more funding for education
01/19/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

Most federal rail grants probably will bypass Texas
01/19/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Small Houston businesses optimistic, but belts still tight
01/16/2010 - The Houston Chronicle

Tarrant cities to get about 55% of Texas' stimulus money for traffic signals
01/15/2010 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Comptroller Awards $6 Million in Grants for Traffic Signal Projects
01/15/2010 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Goodwill Austin garners $960K stimulus grant
01/15/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity to get $27.9 million in federal stimulus funds
01/15/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Analysis: Senate prospects for jobless bill weak
01/14/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Congressional Budget Office: Jobless rate to stay above 8% until 2012
01/14/2010 - Reuters

Boiling point: High hopes for geothermal energy
01/14/2010 - The Wall Street Journal

TxDOT gets ready with I-10 expansion plan
01/13/2010 - The San Antonio Express-News

States racing for education money
01/13/2010 - Stateline.org

Texas will not compete for coveted education money
01/13/2010 - Austin American-Statesman

White House credits stimulus with up to 2 million jobs
01/13/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Texas receives $3 million for broadband mapping and planning
01/12/2010 - Texas Department of Agriculture

Liquidating firms claim billions in U.S. stimulus
01/11/2010 - Reuters (via ABC News)

Texas Instruments to get $51 million tax credit for building Richardson chip plant
01/11/2010 - The Dallas Morning News

Road projects don't help unemployment
01/11/2010 - The Associated Press (via The New York Times)

U.S. to inject $187 million into fuel efficiency
01/11/2010 - CNET News

City of Austin preps for $7.5 million green building stimulus funds
01/08/2010 - The Austin Business Journal

Obama announces $3.5 million in tax credits for Martifer-Hirschfeld plant in San Angelo
01/08/2010 - The San Angelo Standard-Times

Texas in line to get clean energy tax credits
01/08/2010 - Houston Chronicle

White House touts new funding for manufacturing
01/08/2010 - The Wall Street Jounal

List of awardees of the clean energy manufacturing tax credit (.xls, 116KB)
01/08/2010 - Whitehouse.gov

Senate jobs bill on tap after health care
01/08/2010 - The Washington Post

Federal stimulus money to help many train for green jobs
01/07/2010 - El Paso Times

County grant aims at green training
01/07/2010 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

FCC seeks extension for national broadband plan
01/07/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Some at Fed see a need to do more for housing
01/06/2010 - The New York Times

Austin receives $4.8 million in stimulus green job funds
01/06/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Conflicting housing, factory data shows fragility of economic recovery
01/06/2010 - The Washington Post

Promise to trim deficit is growing harder to keep
01/05/2010 - The New York Times

Central Texas garners job creation stimulus funds
01/05/2010 - Austin Business Journal

Watchdog: Historic reviews slow California stimulus
01/05/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Slowing pace of home sales raises fear of new retreat
01/05/2010 - The New York Times

Jobless overwhelm retraining programs
01/04/2010 - U.S. News & World Report

Will latest jobs bill really produce jobs?
01/03/2010 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

State budget pictures bleak as lawmakers head back
01/03/2010 -The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Appliance rebates, Texas-sized
01/02/2010 - Houston Chronicle

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