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TribBlog: Farouk's Factories Coming Soon

Remember those solar panel factories former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami promised? He does.

Democratic candidate for Governor Farouk Shami  greets visitors at an evening meet and greet at the Celestial Room in downto…

Remember those solar panel factories former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami promised? He does.

"I'm a businessman," Shami said. "I keep my word."

The haircare tycoon may have lost his bid for the nomination, but Texas will still be gaining Farouk-funded factories (solar panel and otherwise) in Laredo, El Paso and Brownsville. Today at the Texas Democratic Party State Convention, Shami said those projects are "in the process."

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