Monthly Archives: November 2015

10 Things To Know About The U.N. Climate Talks In Paris

Here’s a bit about what you should know going into the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30.

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Blue Origin Reaches Space, Safely Returns Craft and Rocket in Second Test Flight

The space company owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos launched its second-ever test flight of its “New Shephard” spacecraft from its secretive facility north of Van Horn Monday morning. Marfa Public Radio received reports on a “loud boom” heard across … Continue reading

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West Texas Nuclear Site Changing Hands in $367 Million Deal

The West Texas nuclear waste site in Andrews County near the New Mexico border is being sold to an international nuclear waste processing and disposal company based in Utah. But according to Chuck McDonald, a spokesperson for Waste Control Specialists … Continue reading

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Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer, Appointed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Commission, alongside three other appointments from across the state. Warren is President and CEO of Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based pipeline company behind the planned Trans-Pecos … Continue reading

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Clayton Williams Will Appeal Ruling in Years-long Water Fight

Oilman Clayton Williams’ fight to sell water from Pecos County to Midland-Odessa isn’t quite over yet. Ed McCarthy, an attorney for Williams and his water company Fort Stockton Holdings, said he plans to appeal a judge’s recent ruling against his … Continue reading

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After Paris, Governors Say They Will Oppose Efforts To Resettle Refugees

Despite the growing list of U.S. governors stating they will no longer resettle people from Syria, it’s not clear whether states have the legal authority to keep the refugees out.

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Tribute to Mark Pollock, Blues Musician and Former DJ

Monday night, from 7 to 10pm, during the Far Out West Texas Blues Show that he helped create, will be a tribute to former DJ, Mark Pollock, who passed away on Friday. Mark Thomas Pollock played with Freddy King, James Cotton, and … Continue reading

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With More Central American Migrants Coming to U.S., Concerns About Another Surge

New numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol show that the number of families illegally crossing the southern border has more than doubled since the same time period last fall. That’s causing concern that there could be a new surge of … Continue reading

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Six man football transforms small schools

In West Texas, high school football has kicked into high gear, as the winning teams head into the play-offs. The Marfa Shorthorns had a good season – with 6 wins against 3 losses – but it was not enough to … Continue reading

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Helicopter Crashes South of Alpine on Friday Night

Update: Monday, November 16 We’ve learned the identities of the four people involved in a helicopter crash south of Alpine Friday evening. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says the pilot, 30-year-old David Yerby, was one of the two severely injured … Continue reading

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