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Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Specialty license plates have become big business in recent years, but they've brought their share of troubles, too. While some plates feature innocuous school crests or happy, friendly natural landscapes, others court controversy with politically charged slogans. That's made things tough for DMVs... read more

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Toyota breaks ground on new HQ in Plano, TX (Jan. 20, 2015)

Toyota Breaks Ground For New Texas HQ In Plano

With so much attention focused on Mercedes-Benz's upcoming move to Atlanta, Georgia, some may have forgotten that Toyota is picking up stakes, too. Yesterday, the Japanese... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Can Elon Musk's Hyperloop Help Tesla Overturn Texas' Tough Franchise Laws?

You can say a lot of things about Elon Musk, but you can't say he lets the grass grow under his feet. The serial entrepreneur has spearheaded a string of successful projects... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Too-Tough Franchise Laws May Have Doomed Texas' Bid For Tesla Gigafactory

As we reported last week, Tesla is heading to Nevada. It's not going for the gambling or the scenery or the other entertainments on tap, but for the land -- specifically, the... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Is California's Biggest Automaker (And Toyota Hasn't Even Packed Its Bags)

Toyota has been based in California since arriving in the U.S. in the late 1950s, but last month, the company announced plans to pack its bags and move to Texas. Thought the... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Motor Sales headquarters in Torrance, California

Rumor: Toyota Packing Up California HQ, Moving To Texas To Cut Costs

Over the weekend, rumors emerged that Toyota is planning to pack up its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California and move to Plano, Texas, near Dallas. Toyota has yet to... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

Judge Gives Drunk Teen A Break, Likely Due To 'Affluenza': Would You Have Done The Same?

On the evening of June 15, 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch and his friends stole two cases of beer from a Texas Walmart. They made their getaway in Couch's Ford F-350. A few... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Austin Coulson riding the world's smallest car

Like Small Cars? Here's The World's Smallest -- And It's Street-Legal

Small cars are big business these days. Thanks to stricter regulation of fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions, everything seems to be downsizing, from the family sedan to... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
Elon Musk

Elon Musk: If Tesla Can't Sell Cars In Texas, It'll Be At "The Back Of The Bus"

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Elon Musk is essentially calling himself a Freedom Rider, comparing Tesla's push to sell all-electric vehicles to America's Civil... read more April 11, 2013 by  4


 
Elon Musk

Tesla Messes With Texas: Can Elon Musk Succeed In The Lone Star State?

If you haven't been to Texas in a while, it might be time to pay a visit. Oil is still big business there, but wind farms are picking up speed. And although there's plenty of... read more April 8, 2013 by  7


 
Austin, Texas (by Flickr user milpool79 via Wikimedia)

Everything's Bigger In Texas -- Even Privacy Protections

If you're worried about personal privacy in the digital age, keep reading: there may be some good news ahead. Cell phones, laptops, and other modern conveniences have been a... read more March 8, 2013 by  0


 
Ad for the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn by Anderson Design Group

Ram Stars In Spectacular New Retro Ad Campaign

We don't spend much time covering ad campaigns -- mostly because there are so many to review that if we did, we'd have no room to talk about anything else. But a new campaign... read more August 16, 2012 by  0


 
text message while driving

Man Texts 'I Need To Quit Texting' Before Driving Off Bridge

If you'd seen it in a movie, it would've been your cue to chuckle (or roll your eyes at the sophomoric script). But when 21-year-old Chance Bothe texted the words, "I need to... read more August 3, 2012 by  3


 
Welcome to Texas

Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85, Becomes The New Montana

When the 55 mile per hour national speed limit was amended in 1987 and later repealed in 1995, states were once again free to establish speed limits based on safety... read more September 2, 2011 by  24


 

 
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