Monthly Archives: March 2018

Immigration Advocates Call for Investigation Into Reported Abuses at West Texas Facility

Immigrants’ rights groups in Texas are closely watching the status of some 80 African men they say are facing deportation. The group is part of a federal complaint filed last week against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in … Continue reading

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Texas Leads The Way As The U.S. Moves Closer To Becoming The World’s Top Oil Producer

Fracking technology is the reason oil production in the Permian Basin is way up.

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Firefighters Contain 52-Acre Grass Fire Outside Fort Davis

Volunteer Fire Departments from Fort Davis and Marfa on Wednesday responded to a 52-acre grass fire outside Fort Davis, near the intersection of  highways 118 and 17.

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Concho Resources Set to Become Largest Operation in Permian After RSP Acquisition

An oil and natural gas company in West Texas’ Permian Basin is set to become the largest drilling operation  in the region after a deal  worth $9.5 billion dollars.

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Concho Resources Set to Become Largest Operation in Permian After RSP Acquisition

An oil and natural gas company in West Texas’ Permian Basin is set to become the largest drilling operation  in the region after a deal  worth $9.5 billion dollars.

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Feds approve Texas school accountability plan that includes parts of A-F rating system

Federal officials gave final approval to a Texas plan for school improvement, which includes portions of the new system for grading schools on a scale from A to F. Texas education officials say it’s not too late for the public … Continue reading

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Research Says Areas of West Texas Sinking at High Rates

New research from geo-physicists at Southern Methodist University says areas in West Texas are becoming unstable and sinking. Part of the reason why: decades of oil and gas activity.

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Don’t Park Your Car In Parts of the Permian Basin – Researchers Say They’re Sinking

Does the Wink Sink ring any bells for you? It is, as the name implies, a pair of giant sinkholes near the town of Wink, located about 60 miles west of Odessa. One of the reasons why they’re remarkable is … Continue reading

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Doctors Gather Ideas For Stopping Maternal Deaths In Texas

Some of the state’s leading physicians vetted ideas this weekend to reduce the deaths of women while pregnant or shortly after giving birth.

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West Texas Community Joins ‘March for Our Lives’, Calls for Gun Control

Students and community members from Marfa and surrounding areas gathered at the Presidio County Courthouse to march for gun control. The rally — and others throughout parts of the state and country — was part of “March For Our Lives,” … Continue reading

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