Texas Bloomberg Report: Hundreds of new jobs head to Baytown

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by Deborah Kostroun / Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 7:28 AM

Land that was once abandoned in the Permian Basin of West Texas is getting a second look with a new method of drilling by injecting carbon dioxide into limestone. Combined with fracking, all this oil production could help the U.S become a net exporter of oil in about five years according to  CitiGroup. And the International Energy Agency says in seven years oil production here may surpass that of Saudia Arabia, which is the world's top oil producer now.

 

About 250 jobs are headed to Baytown, and Texas is once again attracting a foreign company. Borusan Mannesmann of Turkey will build its first manufacturing plant in this country. The $148 million facility will supply pipes for oil drilling.

 

Mobile food trucks are all the rage for start up chefs, and now Jack in the Box has introduced a mobile food truck. If you're headed to the Texas Rangers opening day this Friday you can stop by and get a free jumbo jack. The truck will also make other stops in Texas.

Remember those first Stevie Ray Vaughan "Don't Mess with Texas" ads? Well that now-world famous campaign is getting a makeover. The Texas Department of Transportation is giving the "Don't Mess with Texas" anti-litter campaign a makeover, targeting young adults aged 16 to 34 who may not know first time offenders can be fined $500 for littering. 

In the coming months you will start seeing the iconic red white and blue trash barrels across the state. 

 

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