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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 2011

Work on Fort Worth toll road is under way -- finally
12/20/2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tech-mobile: Computer center offers help to public
12/19/2011 - El Paso Times

TxDOT: Southside Corpus Christi paving will hold until after the holidays
12/14/2011 - Corpus Christi Caller Times

City unveils car charging stations
12/13/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

New 'green' fire station opens near Toyota plant
12/13/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

UTMB to train long-term unemployed
12/13/2011 - The Beaumont Enterprise

City adds efficiency with pump station
12/08/2011 - Amarillo Globe-News

The Palms on North Lamar set to open in Austin
12/02/2011 - Austin Business Journal

Excargo Services and H-GAC host green truck fair
12/01/2011 - Houston Business Journal

November 2011

Students learn via iPod Touch
11/29/2011 - Amarillo Globe News

New solar system offers UTSA energy scholars, students new research opps
11/28/2011 - UTSA TODAY

Parts of East Texas to receive broadband soon
11/24/2011 - Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

Healing home: Wounded warriors get centralized care at Fort Bliss
11/18/2011 - El Paso Times

CPS gets more money for weatherization
11/18/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

East Texas broadband plan rolls on despite delays
11/07/2011 - Longview News-Journal

Fewer homes will be weatherized in Abilene area than projected under federal stimulus program
11/06/2011 - Abilene Reporter News

Once homeless, now a homeowner
11/03/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

October 2011

Widened Texas City Ship Channel Opens
10/29/2011 - Houston Chronicle

Large water tower part of city's growth outline
10/26/2011 - The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Ind.)

Donna, Edinburg schools win energy grants
10/26/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Trains to jump in speed, numbers
10/25/2011 - San Angelo Standard-Times

El Paso's energy-saving measures include solar panels on library roof
10/22/2011 - El Paso Times

FM 1431 upgrades first step; new lanes still to come
10/21/2011 - Community Impact Newspaper (Cedar Park/Leander)

Interactive: Has the Federal Stimulus Program Created Jobs in Texas?
10/13/2011 - The Texas Tribune

PSJA wins millions in school turnaround grants
10/13/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Redwater ISD to hold bond election Nov. 8
10/12/2011 - Bowie County Citizen


September 2011

A Texas Smart-Grid project advances
09/30/2011 - The Texas Tribune

Obama admin approves 2 solar loans worth $1B
09/29/2011 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Levee system to be certified for 100-year storm
09/28/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

DOE to fund Summit with $450 M for clean coal
09/28/2011 - Reuters

Commuter rail viable in Hidalgo County, study says
09/24/2011 - The Brownsville Herald

New tool in classroom: Clint teachers pleased with iPads
09/22/2011 - El Paso Times

Hidalgo County schools compete for state energy grant
09/19/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

NW Loop 1604 superstreet now open and operational
09/15/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Boerne ISD takes advantage of Texas sun, goes solar
09/08/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Protection from floods: Work to bolster levees on track
09/07/2011 - El Paso Times

Govt audit: Stimulus funds for energy go unspent
09/07/2011 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Parkway work will be done in several months
09/06/2011 - Houston Chronicle

Construction workers busy at Fort Hood
09/04/2011 - Killeen Daily Herald


August 2011

Pflugerville to get 12 car charging stations
08/30/2011 - KXAN-TV (Austin)

Federal subsidy for COBRA health coverage to expire
08/30/2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

City of El Paso flaunts its alternative-fuel vehicles
08/28/2011 - El Paso Times

Brownsville's new transit terminal nears completion
08/27/2011 - The Brownsville Herald

Hotels are getting rebates and saving on utilities
08/26/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

BISD takes 'delivery' of Breeden Elementary
08/24/2011 - The Brownsville Herald

Northside ISD awarded $2 million to expand alternative fuels
08/22/2011 - San Antonio Business Journal

AACOG weatherization program granted extension
08/21/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

New overpass at Ben Bolt aimed at avoiding collisions
08/17/2011 - Corpus Christi Caller Times

New commuter service on track for 2012
08/16/2011 - The Galveston County Daily News

Eanes ISD unveils new propane-fueled school buses
08/10/2011 - Community Impact (Westlake/Lake Travis)

Socorro students get iPads for school
08/09/2011 - El Paso Times

Austin getting 103 plug-in vehicle charge stations
08/04/2011 - The Associated Press (via Austin American-Statesman)


July 2011

New overpass in Buda to ease truck traffic woes
07/27/2011 - The Hays Free Press

Texans take a shine to in-home energy displays
07/27/2011 - CNET News

Feds approve downtown-to-Oak Cliff streetcar
07/26/2011 - Dallas Business Journal

Arlington replacing single-pane windows on City Tower
07/24/2011 - Star-Telegram

Friendswood ISD gets propane-fueled buses
07/22/2011 - UltimateClearLake.com (Houston Chronicle)

City seeking applicants for high efficiency toilet program
07/21/2011 - KZTV10.com (Corpus Christi)

New road is open at Cuatro Vientos
07/19/2011 - The Laredo Sun

Rocky Creek Park on Lake Somerville gets $4M makeover
07/18/2011 - KBTX.com (Bryan/College Station)

Northeast El Paso anticipates storm water culvert, ditches, fixups
07/18/2011 - El Paso Times

Main Street sees repairs in Buda
07/15/2011 - Community Impact News

Bernanke Says Fed Would Consider New Stimulus
07/13/2011 - New York Times

New look at airport unveiled
07/12/2011 - Amarillo Connect (KVIIonline.com)

Texas panhandle law enforcement establishing Data Sharing Project
07/12/2011 - Emergency Management

I-10, Grand Parkway ramps eagerly anticipated
07/05/2011 - Houston Chronicle/Ultimate Katy

Stimulus Responsible for 2.4 Million Jobs
07/01/2011 - Associated Press (via ABC News)


June 2011

Texas A&M to save $1.1 million annually through efficiency upgrades
06/29/2011 - Campus Technology

New buses complete system's makeover
06/19/2011 - The Brownsville Herald

Demand overwhelms program to prevent homelessness
06/10/2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Housing complex for wounded soldiers opens at Fort Bliss
06/08/2011 - El Paso Times

New Fort Worth bus corridor to be marketed like a rail line
06/08/2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Stimulus funds tapped for rural infrastructure projects
06/07/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

UT Stimulus funds tapped for rural infrastructure projects
06/02/2011 - Austin American-Statesman


May 2011

El Paso renters can still apply for federal aid
05/31/2011 - El Paso Times

TxDOT installing bike lane and sidewalks on Parmer
05/27/2011 - Community Impact - Northwest Austin

Two new green energy projects proposed in Austin
05/26/2011 - Austin Business Journal

Texas 121 project receives clearance
05/18/2011 - Cleburne Times-Review

Website to serve as hub for teaching Web skills
05/13/2011 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

TxDOT to study routes for Houston-Dallas line
05/09/2011 - Houston Chronicle

Rice doubles supercomputing capacity
05/09/2011 - R&D Magazine


April 2011

Ecosystem restoration transforms river's Mission Reach
04/22/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Plant a tree, get a rebate
04/20/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Federal loan for Bush Turnpike approved
04/15/2011 - Dallas Business Journal

Xtreme Power to install $44M wind farm battery
04/14/2011 - Austin Business Journal

Bexar County stimulus data available for smart phones and tablets
04/14/2011 - San Antonio Business Journal

Schertz library 'going green' with solar power
04/14/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

City's weatherization plan gets funding boost
04/07/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Citizen input needed for MPO study to make walking and wheeling safer
04/07/2011 - San Antonio Express-News


March 2011

Bicycle sharing launched in S.A.
03/27/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Stimulus-funded solar array generating power to City Hall
03/22/2011 - City of Round Rock

Bangs ISD goes digital
03/11/2011 - KXTS-TV (Abilene)

Appliance rebates will vanish after this Wednesday
03/07/2011 - The Houston Chronicle

Altoga improves water system: Federal stimulus funds, 'green' engineering allowed for service expansion
03/03/2011 - McKinney Courier-Gazette

Nationally recognized solar technology coming to San Antonio
03/01/2011 - San Antonio Business Journal


February 2011

More area residents pursue small business dreams
02/28/2011 - Odessa American

Fitness equipment being installed at S.A. parks
02/24/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Sterling wins $207M Manor toll road contract
02/24/2011 - Austin Business Journal

Small Businesses Weigh Recovery Act
02/24/2011 - The Wall Street Journal

Hidalgo County unveils 'green' Pct. 2 headquarters
02/24/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Millions are still available in Energy Star appliance rebate program
02/22/2011 - El Paso Times

Council OKs bid for auditorium work
02/16/2011 - Times Record News (Wichita Falls)

Austin considers $50 a year, unlimited electric car charging service
02/14/2011 - Austin Business-Journal

Snarled traffic on U.S. 281 easing
02/13/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

School-stimulus benefit may be short-lived
02/13/2011 - The Boston Globe

Bedford installing traffic-monitoring system
02/13/2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rio Hondo looks to solar energy
02/12/2011 - The Brownsville Herald

Valley produce distributors to benefit from highway
02/12/2011 - The Brownsville Herald

More funds needed to ease traffic congestion around Fort Bliss
02/08/2011 - El Paso Times

Demand overwhelms program to prevent homelessness
02/07/2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

S.A. set to start taking steps away from obesity
02/06/2011 - San Antonio Express-News

Not much savings available from unspent stimulus money
02/04/2011 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

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January 2011

Bridges project addresses 'crazy' Mission traffic
01/31/2011 - The Monitor (McAllen)

Stimulus funds help wire rural homes for Internet
01/29/2011 - Associated Press (via ABC News)

Affordable clinic expands pediatric services with stimulus money
01/23/2011 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Battery startup in position to make bigger splash
01/22/2011 - Austin American-Statesman

El Paso health centers expect $11M
01/17/2011 - El Paso Times

Austin gets stimulus funds to create library jobs center
01/14/2011 - Austin Business Journal

Weatherization program helps family with bills and health
01/14/2011 - Odessa American

New UTEP bus hub to open: Glory Road center ribbon-cutting today
01/13/2011 - El Paso Times

City will help building owners get green
01/06/2011 - Houston Chronicle

Stimulus created 800K jobs, reports says
01/04/2011 - Austin Business Journal

Grant money available
01/03/2011 - The (Mt. Pleasant) Daily Tribune

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