News Clippings

Austin American Statesman – March 1, 2016
SETTLEMENT LOWERS TAX BILL FOR F1 RACETRACK
Circuit of the Americas has reached a settlement with the Travis Central Appraisal District that lowers the appraised value of the Formula One racetrack by more than $180 million for 2015 alone — and in doing so saves the track’s owners millions in property tax payments.

RedNews – February 2016
EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS: REFORMING THE LONE STAR STATE’S BALLOONING PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM
The month of January provides an opportunity to reflect on the year that was, look ahead at the year that could be and, without fail, take a punch to the gut when you open your property tax notice. Over the past few years, residential and commercial property owners in Texas have watched the amount they owe steadily increase.

U.S. Department of Energy – July 2013
U.S. ENERGY SECTOR VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER

Since the start of the 20th century, average annual temperatures across the contiguous United States have increased approximately 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Wall Street Journal – January 8, 2013
RETAIL CENTERS SEE MODEST GROWTH

U.S. malls and strip centers saw slight growth in the fourth quarter, but experts say the wobbly economy and recent disappointing holiday-shopping season point to a lackluster 2013 for retail landlords.

Southwest Economy – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Fourth Quarter 2012
BOOMING SHALE GAS PRODUCTION DRIVES TEXAS PETROCHEMICAL SURGE
A highly profitable petrochemical industry has reemerged in U.S. shale oil-and-gas exploration, creating an internationally competitive sector that can produce a variety of products including plastics at a lower cost.