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Want a New Job? 'Show Your Work!' Says Texas Author

Want a New Job? 'Show Your Work!' Says Texas Author

Real people doing real work should show it off

Technology and the Internet offer opportunity like never before to network and showcase your talents, says 'Show Your Work!' author Austin Kleon. Read More »

Texas Cop's Playful Act of Kindness Makes Him 10-Year-Old's Hero

Speaking the universal language of football

A Texas police sergeant made a worldwide impression when his dash cam captured a spontaneous football throw with a lonely 10-year-old boy and it went viral. Read More »

Texas Police Officer Gets Shot And Still Manages To Arrest Assailant

Ann Carrizales was shot while making a routine traffic stop

Ann Carrizales was working the overnight shift Saturday for the Stafford Police Department. And she managed to fight through gunshots to make an arrest. Read More »

Sonic Worker Injured During Robbery Denied Benefits Claim

Sonic Worker Injured During Robbery Denied Benefits Claim

By Susanna Kim An employee of a Sonic drive-in restaurant in the Houston area claims he was denied health coverage for a broken leg he received when the restaurant was robbed. Michael Lartique Wayne Jr., 25, worked for Sonic for 2½ years when the restaurant in Humble, Texas, was robbed by two men last... Read More »

GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

By Tom Krisher DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people. The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Read More »

Where The Jobs Are: 25 Places With Double-Digit Job Growth

Where The Jobs Are: 25 Places With Double-Digit Job Growth

It's still a tough job market, but these 25 counties can make it a lot easier to find work and a great place to live. Check out the top 10 counties to find jobs in the gallery below, or see the full list of 25 on CNNMoney. Read More »

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

It's a chilling statistic; the national poverty level is primed to reach its highest rate since 1965. The situation was so dire back then that President Lyndon Johnson felt moved to launch the War on Poverty. But its advances are at risk of falling by the wayside as the national poverty rate is expected climb... Read More »

American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

By Karen Matthews NEW YORK -- American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942, long before bag fees, airport security or even the... Read More »

States That Produce The Most Jobs (Not What You Think)

States That Produce The Most Jobs (Not What You Think)

Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth. For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »

Texas Principal, Wendee Long, Arrested In Secret Videotaping Of Girls Locker Room

Texas Principal, Wendee Long, Arrested In Secret Videotaping Of Girls Locker Room

A Texas middle-school principal faces criminal charges after she allegedly hatched the plan to plant a camera in a high school girls locker room. Wendee Long, principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, is accused of using her daughter to place a cell-phone camera inside an Argyle High School... Read More »

Texas Town's First Black Police Chief Sparks Racial Firestorm

Texas Town's First Black Police Chief Sparks Racial Firestorm

On a June morning in 1998, Rodney Pearson, the first black highway patrolman in Jasper, Texas, got a call. He walked along a mile and half of drag marks, skin and blood, and found the spot in the woods where three white supremacists had wrapped a logging chain around James Byrd Jr.'s ankles, hooked it to a... Read More »

Texas Cop Caught On Video Taking Drink From Fridge Has Theft Charges Dropped

Texas Cop Caught On Video Taking Drink From Fridge Has Theft Charges Dropped

It ranks up there with the first paycheck as the moment when you know your professional life has really begun -- having your lunch stolen from the office fridge. So when your "do not touch" signs are ignored, and last night's leftovers are missing, what can you really do? Read More »

'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Some Plant Operations

'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Some Plant Operations

By Betsy Blaney LUBBOCK, Texas -- The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product. Read More »

City Manager Says He's Not Needed, Lays Self Off

City Manager Says He's Not Needed, Lays Self Off

KELLER, Texas -- The administrator of a North Texas city believes he's not needed and has laid himself off. Keller City Manager Dan O'Leary announced his decision Wednesday. Read More »

Austin Cab Drivers Can Now Charge A $100 Puke Tax

Austin Cab Drivers Can Now Charge A $100 Puke Tax

Austin cab drivers just lucked into another revenue stream: the puke tax. As of Thursday, cab drivers in the Texas capital will be able to charge passengers who regurgitate on their upholstery up to $100 extra. The new fee will be posted in a sign in every cab. "It takes me like a couple of hours," local... Read More »

Texas Restaurant Owner Appeals $5,000 Fine For Starting Gay Rumor

Texas Restaurant Owner Appeals $5,000 Fine For Starting Gay Rumor

A Texas restaurateur is asking the state Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that let stand a $5,000 fine levied against her for publicly humiliating a loyal customer after she repeatedly questioned his sexuality and asserted that he was gay on numerous occasions. Phong Van Meter, owner of Frank's... Read More »

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State. Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Read More »

600-Pound Forklift Operator Claims His Dismissal Is Weight Discrimination

600-Pound Forklift Operator Claims His Dismissal Is Weight Discrimination

It was the seatbelt extender that did him in. When Ronald Kratz alerted his superiors at a Houston-based plant run by BAE Systems that he was having trouble buckling the seatbelt of a forklift that he was operating, he suggested he use a seatbelt extender. Read More »

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed  -- Not Good For Perry

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed -- Not Good For Perry

By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most - his record on creating jobs. Texas lost 900 jobs in local school districts in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. August is... Read More »

Jay Kimbrough, Texas A&M University Deputy Chancellor, Pulls A Knife After Getting Fired

Jay Kimbrough, Texas A&M University Deputy Chancellor, Pulls A Knife After Getting Fired

By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, upset over his abrupt firing at a Texas university, admitted Thursday he told staff he would surrender his office keys only if "anyone is man enough to take them" - all while brandishing a pocketknife in what police called a... Read More »

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