Beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev reports better-than-expected Q4 earnings despite Bud Light backlash
Multinational beer and beverage company Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Corona, has reported a 7% increase in operating profit for last year, even as as sales sagged in the United States due to a decline in demand for Bud Light.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department opts for eminent domain to save Fairfield Lake State Park
With only three days left on the state’s lease, the agency unanimously voted to condemn almost 5,000 acres in Freestone County in an effort to keep the park open to the public after developers purchased the property to build a gated community.
Astonished land developer calls out Texas legislators following closure of popular state park
The developer who purchased a 5,025-acre property in Freestone County, which also happens to contain a state park, is calling out Texas legislators for the recent condemnation talks that could allow the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to take back control of the hotly contested land.
Texas state park could be saved from being turned into multimillion-dollar homes, private golf course
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted to authorize Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) executive director to take all necessary steps to purchase approximately 5,000 acres in Freestone County including Fairfield Lake State Park, according to a press release.
“We’ve come to say goodbye”: Visitors flock to Fairfield Lake State Park on its last day
For decades the park has sat on leased land that the owner recently decided to sell. As the staff closed the gates Monday night for the last time, visitors and staff held out hope that the state could find a way to save the park.
Pitino back in the NCAA Tournament with MAAC champs Iona
Asante Gist scored 18 points and Pitino took his record-tying fifth school to the NCAA Tournament with Iona’s 60-51 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament championship. Next stop, the all-Indiana NCAA Tournament. Gist’s absence was short-lived and he hit a 3 in his return to send the Gaels on their way to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament. Iona had completed a good run under Tim Cluess, who made six NCAA Tournament appearances and won five MAAC Tournament titles in nine seasons before stepping down for health reasons, when it hired Pitino. BIG PICTUREIona: Pitino joined Lon Kruger and Tubby Smith as the only coaches to take five programs to the NCAA Tournament.
Burger King addresses elephant in the room, and it's a cow
Burger King is announcing its work to help address a core industry challenge: the environmental impact of beef. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cows' daily methane emissions by about 33%. Of that amount, methane emissions from livestock (called enteric fermentation) comprised more than a quarter of the emissions from the agriculture sector. The gravitational pull of climate change is increasingly finding its way onto national political stage. Burger King and rival McDonald's have added meat alternatives to their menus.