Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Rise of Craft Beer in Texas

The production of craft beer and the amount of craft breweries has seen a large increase in the United States over the last ten years. Although Texas was a little late to the party, the state is making up for lost … Continue reading

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EPA to Require Toxic Release Reporting from Gas Plants

Originally published on October 28, 2015 Hundreds of gas plants across the country — and as many as 180 in Texas — soon will have to alert the federal government if they discharge, produce or handle certain toxic chemicals like … Continue reading

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AT&T Service Outage Affects TransPecos Residents

On Tuesday (November 10), many in the TransPecos looked for other things to do, when a sudden interruption in AT&T service cut out telephones and Internet. John Johnson is working the large cardboard compactor at the Marfa Recycling Center, the Marfa … Continue reading

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Texas-Pacífico Railroad Gearing Up For Pipeline Shipments To Alpine

San Angelo-based Texas-Pacífico Railroad is gearing up to ship parts of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline into Alpine on a stretch of the old South Orient Railroad that, until recent weeks, had not been used in years. The company has been making test … Continue reading

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An Evening With David Sedaris in Odessa

This weekend, another public radio personality visited West Texas. About two weeks prior, Jad Abumrad of Radiolab gave a talk in Midland, and on Friday, David Sedaris appeared in Odessa. We got to know him from appearances on This American … Continue reading

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More Than 50,000 Killed On Texas Roads In Last 15 Years

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is marking a grim milestone this week: Saturday, November 7, will mark 15 years of at least one person dying every day on roads in Texas. The department says there hasn’t been a single … Continue reading

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Pipeline Border Crossing Review Due Out In January, Permit Decision Sometime After

Correction (March 23, 2016): a previous version of this story – and its headline – stated that federal regulators would decide on the border permit (“presidential permit”) the Trans-Pecos Pipeline needs to cross underneath the Rio Grande by April 3, 2016. In … Continue reading

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Cuellar: New Border Crossing Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story

MATAMOROS, Mexico — The number of unaccompanied children who were apprehended or surrendered to law enforcement on the southwest border dropped by more than 40 percent in the fiscal 2015 year, according to updated federal statistics. But one border lawmaker says … Continue reading

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Border Agency Investigating Employee’s Actions After Halloween Sign Offends Some In Presidio

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched an internal investigation after one of its employees in Presidio hung up a sign on Halloween telling trick-or-treaters that only Americans would receive candy from that employee’s house. “Solo las familias Americanas … Continue reading

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State Senator José Rodríguez Supports Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Democratic State Senator José Rodríguez says while he understands the concerns of some Big Bend-area residents opposed to the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline, he supports the plan to bring natural gas from the Permian Basin to Mexico.  Before a town hall meeting with constituents … Continue reading

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