Monthly Archives: November 2014

Energy Boom Helps Launch UTPB’s Football Program

“I am privileged and honored to make an announcement about football at UTPB, “said David Watts, the president of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. “Yes, you may applaud.” He was announcing the launch of the school’s new … Continue reading

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EPA Rejects Part of Texas Clean Air Plan, Proposes its Own

The EPA has rejected a Texas plan to cut emissions and improve air quality, in part because it doesn’t do enough to tackle visibility problems in the Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. The federal Regional Haze Program requires states to periodically … Continue reading

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Abbott: Immigration Lawsuit Could Come in Two Weeks

A state lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive order shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation could come from Texas in the next two weeks, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said during a Monday press conference. “Most everyone agrees that … Continue reading

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Mexico Marks Día De La Revolución: Patriotism, Protest And Revulsion

Mexico has marked the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. This year, the day was transformed into a platform for nationwide protests. Anguish is mounting over the government’s response to the murders of 43 college students in September. A mayor in … Continue reading

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Attorney: Immigrant Transfers Out of Artesia Detention Center To Begin Immediately

An attorney representing immigrant women and children detained in New Mexico says her clients will be transferred to a facility in Texas starting today. The news came a day after the federal government announced the New Mexico facility will close … Continue reading

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President to Speak on Possible Immigration Action Tonight

President Obama will speak tonight at 7 p.m. on possible executive action to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Obama says action is needed to fix the country’s “broken” immigration system, although he’s been hesitant to act on the issue without the … Continue reading

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Incoming Texas Secretary of State Echoes GOP Leaders on Border Issues

For the first nomination of his incoming administration, Governor-elect Greg Abbott has tapped Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos to be the next Texas Secretary of State. In Texas, the office oversees state elections, but also serves as the governor’s chief … Continue reading

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Tensions over Iguala Massacre High as Protestors call for National Strike

The disappearance and likely murder of 43 students from a teachers’ college in Mexico has triggered protests that some say could lead to a political earthquake the likes of which the country hasn’t seen in generations, maybe even since the Mexican … Continue reading

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New Tornillo Port of Entry Opens as Construction Continues

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday the opening of a new international border crossing near the small border town of Tornillo, TX. Construction on the new, six-lane port of entry has been underway since July of 2011, when … Continue reading

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Marfa Community Remembers Steve Holzer

Marfa resident Steve Holzer passed away in late September after a battle with cancer. Out-of-town family gathered with local friends on Saturday, November 15, at the Lumberyard in Marfa to celebrate his life. He is survived by his wife Daeryl, who addressed the wall-to-wall … Continue reading

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