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As U.S. Oil Production Increases, OPEC Extends Oil Cuts

OPEC – the global oil cartel – has agreed to keep cutting production, a move meant to further stabilize oil prices around the world. But what’s that mean for Texas?

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Texas Sees Sharp Decline In Refugee Arrivals

The number of refugees resettled in Texas has dramatically decreased since Donald Trump became president, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center.

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Balmorhea State Park BeginsDaily Visitation Cap

Beginning this weekend, Balmorhea State Park plans to cap the amount of daily visitors the park sees.  The move is in part an effort to help preserve the area.

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Research: Fracking Boom Gives Way to Baby Boost

A new study released this month looks at whether an increase in earnings for non-college educated men leads to a boost in marriage rates, among other things. And to find the answer researchers looked at a notorious example of good … Continue reading

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Texas Families Find Financial Stability in Nature-Related Tourism

Around 76% of land in Texas is ranch and farm land and nearly all of it is family-owned. Over time, ranching has changed; nowadays, in most cases, it is no longer possible for ranchers and farmers to meet the costs … Continue reading

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State Senator Carlos Uresti Indicted By Federal Grand Jury On Multiple Charges

State Senator Carlos Uresti, a Democrat representing parts of San Antonio, is facing two indictments that were handed up by a federal grand jury on Tuesday.  The federal government believes Uresti was participating in a Ponzi scheme.  

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Officials Believe Crown Mountain Wildfire Caused By Lightning

This weekend, a wild land fire broke out in the backcountry of the Big Bend National Park, leaving traces of smoke throughout the area and forcing the park to temporarily close all facilities, trails and campgrounds in the Chisos Basin as a … Continue reading

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Mexico Energy Reform Spurs Larger Scale Cross-Border Electricity Transmission

The dream of a unified North American electricity grid could not have been contemplated until Mexico’s electricity market was opened to foreign companies in 2014. Today larger scale volumes of electricity are flowing in both directions across the Mexico-United States … Continue reading

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City Council Votes To End Contract with County Sheriff’s Office, Re-establish City PD

The Marfa City Council voted to re-establish a city police department Tuesday evening. The decision comes after nearly 8 years since the City last had its own department, and marks the end of Marfa’s agreement with the Presidio County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Report Finds Permian Pipeline Infrastructure Will Meet Production Boom

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the increased oil infrastructure in the Permian Basin will be able to meet the area’s expected boom  in oil production.

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