Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mexico Issues Birth Certificates To Undocumented Migrants: Move Follows White House Executive Action

Mexico has ordered its consulates to issue birth certificates to its citizens living illegally in the United States. The move follows President Obama’s executive action granting temporary reprieve from deportation to several million undocumented Mexicans. Mexico says it wants to help … Continue reading

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Obama says he will veto bill to fast track pipeline permits

From StateImpact Pennsylvania A bill that would set a strict deadline for approving new pipeline project applications was voted out of a House committee on Tuesday but President Obama says he will veto it if it reaches his desk. Industry … Continue reading

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“Slam Dunk” Chance for Snow Thursday through Friday

Sometimes the National Weather Service just has a way with words. The latest forecast discussion – the jargony, insiders-only-style forecast hidden deep in the often mysterious weather service web portal – says we’re definitely in store for at least some snow … Continue reading

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Marfa ISD Administration Office (Photo via Anna Rose MacArthur)

Marfa ISD Struggling to Keep its Teachers

Many West Texas schools struggle to keep their teachers. School districts in Midland and Odessa, for instance, have increased funding for incentive programs and offered sign-on bonuses. Retention was also an issue at Tuesday night’s Marfa Independent School Board meeting.

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Students Begin Welding in New Industrial Arts Building at Marfa ISD

The second semester at Marfa ISD is underway, and the students of the new welding teacher, Josh Steinberg, are finally able to begin welding. The school’s new Industrial Arts building has been completed, and the students are back receiving hands … Continue reading

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San Angelo City Council Keeps Its Distance from Frac Sand Debate

City council members in San Angelo have voted down a proposed resolution to “acknowledge the considerable public opposition” to franc sand businesses within city limits. On Tuesday, council members said they’ve received hundreds of phone calls from San Angelo residents … Continue reading

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Border Drones: CBP Rejects Negative Audit As Congress Debates Funding Bill

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, an independent auditor, has issued a critical report on unmanned aircraft, or drones, that patrol the country’s borders, principally with Mexico. Border missions fly out of Sierra Vista, Arizona, headquarters of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Ultra-running returns to the Big Bend of West Texas

Sunday, down by the Rio Grande, was the annual Big Bend ultra-running event. This race has had different names over the years, but it always features a distance that’s longer than 26.2 miles, which is the distance of a marathon. … Continue reading

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Iguala Murders Present A Slight Opening For Mexican Border Media

Outrage over the alleged alliance between police, politicians and organized crime in the murders of 43 college teaching students continues in Mexico. In parts of Mexico, the killings appear to be translating into a slightly more robust media in a … Continue reading

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Investigation into Prison Bus Wreck Could Take More than a Year

Update Wednesday, January 21: The lone surviving prison guard in the prison bus wreck – Jason Self – continues to receive treatment at a hospital in Lubbock, after having recently undergone surgery. Meanwhile, two of the surviving prisoners have been discharged from … Continue reading

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