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Rockdale, Texas, was chosen as the site for what some describe as the biggest bitcoin mine in the country. A Chinese company plans on bringing 400 jobs, while investing $500 million in the mine, which is where rows of computer processors solve complex computations and are awarded digital currency. This comes after a series of booms and busts for this town of 5,600 people.


When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his re-election bid, he highlighted many of his accomplishments from his years in office.

What he left out was his indictment on three felony charges. We talk to Texas Observer staff writer Michael Barajas about his case.

Then, a homemade political yard sign caught the attention of Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. So much so, it was seized by police (11:00). And finally, here in Texas, folks opt to observe Indigenous People’s Day rather than Columbus Day (22:52).  


Carter Brown / Maverick Carter House

The historic Maverick-Carter House has opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday.

 


Pete Flores, the Republican who won the seat for Senate District 19, was officially sworn into office Friday.Credit Joey Palacios / Texas Public RadioEdit | Remove

Pete Flores, the Republican who won the seat for Senate District 19, was officially sworn into office Friday.


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