When the case of beans landed on my desk, I wondered if it was some sort of political statement from a listener. But it proved to be better than that.

They were a news announcement of the grand opening of a new manufacturing plant in Brookshire.  Do you hear jobs?  It’s a 250 million dollar investment, a Texas hub, by Goya Foods, the plant capable of producing 1000 cans of beans per minute for consumers in Houston and the Southwest. 

The announcement reminded me of another expansion here.  Karbach Brewing broke ground just weeks ago on what will be a new facility producing 60,000 barrels of beer a year.  That company seems to be doubling its output every year and they cite Texas demand for that.

Beans and beer, yep, that would be Texas.