Stories Around Texas for October 10th, 2017

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If there were any remaining doubts, the age of coal is over and the era of natural gas and renewables is officially here. Luminant’s decision last week to shut its Monticello Power Plant near Mount Pleasant, one of Texas’ largest and dirtiest coal-fired electricity plants, is a prime example of this shift. The plant’s pending closure in January is a win for clean air and the result of the new economics of energy that renders coal-fired power plants like the Monticello facility cost-prohibitive relics. Click Here to read the full story.

Dallas city leaders were excited Monday to hear details about Hyperloop Texas, a new transportation method that could move people and freight as fast as 700 miles an hour. Click Here to read the full story.

A Texas Tech University police officer was shot dead Monday after bringing a suspect into custody at the campus police headquarters, authorities said. Click Here to read the full story.

Authorities were searching Monday for a 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl whose father said she went missing over the weekend after he made her stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk. Click Here to read the full story.

 

 

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