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La Niña could reverse Texas’ drought trend

By Caroline Halter Less than one percent of Texas is currently experiencing drought conditions. That’s down from 10 percent at the beginning of August. But, La Niña could change that.

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Brewster County loses approximately $470,000 in funding for water projects

By Caroline Halter Brewster County will no longer receive nearly half a million dollars in grant funding from the Texas Department of Agriculture, also known as TDA.  Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano said the money was slated to go towards … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Mario Rivera

The “Voices of Blackwell” series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the history of Hispanic education in Marfa. The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with … Continue reading

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Report: Is Permian Tight Oil Growth Sustainable?

A new study suggests oil production in the Permian Basin could peak as early as 2021 due to geological constraints. This was the downside scenario gamed out by researchers with industry intelligence company Wood Mackenzie. “We’re going to drill really … Continue reading

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400,000 Texas Kids Could Lose Health Insurance. Congress Has Two Weeks To Prevent It

A federal program that provides health insurance for about 390,000 Texas children must be reauthorized by Congress by the end of the month. Most of the children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, are in working-class … Continue reading

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A Lying Jailhouse Snitch Sent A Man To Prison; Texas Passed A Law To Prevent That

John Nolley always insisted he didn’t kill his friend. He spent nearly 19 years locked up for the gruesome murder. Then, a judge released him from prison, citing evidence that undermined the jailhouse informant who testified against him – evidence … Continue reading

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Speaker Joe Straus Calls For Removal Of Confederate Plaque From Capitol

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for a plaque honoring the Confederacy in the state Capitol to come down, via KUT News.

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Presidio County Appraisal District Fills Board Vacancy Left by Carlos Nieto

A special meeting of the Presidio County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors was held yesterday afternoon. One of the items on the agenda was filling the vacant slot left by former chairman, Carlos Nieto. Nieto had held a seat on … Continue reading

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Texas Democrats Remain Silent About Who Will Lead Their 2018 Ticket

The start of the 2018 election cycle is just around the corner and Democrats remain silent on who will be at the top of their ticket.  Political experts believe the party may now be frantic to find a candidate for … Continue reading

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DMR Volunteer Fire Department Adds Revamped Military Truck to Fleet

The DMR volunteer fire department is adding a transformed military tractor-trailer to their small fleet of firefighting vehicles. The department received the former military truck and a $20,000 grant for an attachable water tank that holds 700 gallons of water. … Continue reading

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