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Permian Basin Production Reaches New Record in 2017

New research says oil production in the Permian Basin reached record-breaking levels in 2017.

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Permian Production Hits New Record in 2017

New research says oil production in the Permian Basin reached record-breaking levels in 2017.

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A Radio Documentary: “Dark Skies, Dark Energies” by Ian Lewis

Here in West Texas, there are two major searches ongoing. While companies in the Permian Basin seek more deposits of oil and gas underground, astronomers at McDonald Observatory are searching the sky for an answer to the question: what is … Continue reading

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D23 Candidate Jay Hulings Talks Public Service and His Decision to Enter Politics

Jay Hulings is one of the democratic candidates running for Texas’ 23rd congressional district. The district spreads from San Antonio out to El Paso and and includes the Big Bend region. Like his opponents, Hulings is touring the district talking to … Continue reading

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It’s Tamale Season at this Family-Owned Border Town Bakery

Of the many ways we celebrate the holidays with friends and family, food traditions are what unite us around the dinner table. In far West Texas, one local family business is putting in extra hours to meet demand for a favorite seasonal dish.

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Study Shows Arsenic in Rio Grande Aquifer System

A study released earlier this month by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that water in the Rio Grande Aquifer System—which runs through Colorado, New Mexico, and West Texas—has high concentrations of some harmful minerals. The mineral found in the … Continue reading

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Republicans Trade Barbs As Texas Agriculture Commissioner Race Heats Up

2018’s Agriculture Commissioner election is off to a rocky start with a number of online jabs between the two Republican candidates, while the Democratic nominee travels across the state to meet with farmers and other voters about her 2018 campaign.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway responds to Democratic criticism of House intelligence investigation

The Texas Republican has been tight-lipped about the sensitive investigation he is leading in the U.S. House.

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Latest Texas Haze Rule

The new plan gives Texas power plants alternatives to installing costly emissions controls.

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No Trial Location Set for Suspect in Zuzu Verk Murder Case

Robert Fabian, the main suspect in the murder of Zuzu Verk, appeared in a courtroom in Alpine this morning as part of a pre-trial hearing. Verk was a student at Sul Ross State University, when she disappeared last year. Fabian is facing … Continue reading

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