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Texas Hires Four Extension Viticulturists

Wines & Vines - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced Jan. 18 that it is hiring four viticulture program specialists to work in four different regions around the state. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill in June 2015 that created and funded the positions located in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Lubbock in the High Plains, College Station near the Gulf Coast and in North Texas.

Historical Society Launches Oral History Project

The Fort Stockton Pioneer - The Fort Stockton Historical Society began an oral history project in early January. The Historical Society has recruited the help of Texas Tech's artist-in-residence and Southwest Collections staff member Andy Wilkinson to record interviews onto audiotape for Pecos County part of the collection.

Price-fixing probe rattles heir-tracing industry

LegalNews - An industry that seeks out heirs to the newly deceased is under scrutiny from the Justice Department, which is looking into whether price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices have ripped off unsuspecting relatives. Two industry executives and a California company have reached plea deals with federal prosecutors in Chicago in the past month as part of an antitrust investigation that is likely to result in additional criminal charges.