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Report says Belton ISD was one of 9 districts that spent total of $117K to disinfect against Ebola

A new report released Tuesday indicates Belton ISD was one of nine Texas school districts that spent a total of nearly $117,000 to clean their campuses from the possible spreading of the Ebola virus.

Wal-Mart customers can pick up tax refunds in cash free of charge

Wal-Mart customers can collect their tax refunds in cash at stores this tax season.

Baker Hughes to cut 7,000 jobs

Baker Hughes announced a large workforce cut in a Tuesday morning conference call.

Tax exemption available for the uninsured

The Affordable Care Act required nearly all Americans to have some form of health insurance in 2014 or pay a tax penalty. Millions of Americans could avoid that fine.

TxDOT invites public to comment on proposed projects for 2015

On Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m., the Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting to accept comments for updates to the 2015 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), the agency’s plan for project development over the next

Falling oil's next victim: banks

Big energy companies aren't the only ones losing out on the dramatic fall in oil prices. Banks are in the hot seat, too.

Mother Neff State Park set to showcase new facilities next week

 Mother Neff State Park will welcome visitors on Jan. 23 and 24 to a celebration of a $6.5 million park renovation that includes a new limestone headquarters, maintenance facilities and a 20-site camping loop.

Schlumberger announces plan to cut 9,000 jobs

In a Schlumberger press release, the company announced a major cut in their workforce numbers. The company stated they recorded a $296 million charge associated with a headcount reduction of approximately 9,000.

IRS announces delays in taxpayer refunds this year

The IRS announced this week that it's receiving its lowest level of funding from Congress since 2008. That could result in a hiring freeze, meaning 3,000 to 4,000 full time employees will be gone by the end of June.

Report: Cowboys reach new deal with Jason Garrett

According to ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with head coach Jason Garrett.