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A Week After A Midland Officer Is Shot And Killed, Questions Remain

By Mitch Borden It’s been a week since Midland Police Officer Nathan Heidelberg died in the line of duty while answering a call at a local residence. Previous police accounts of the incident stated, Heidelberg identified himself before beginning to … Continue reading

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Juan Sánchez Resigns As Head Of Austin-Based Southwest Key

By Stephanie Federico, KUT The embattled CEO of Austin-based Southwest Key Programs, the nation’s largest provider of shelters for migrant children, is stepping down. “Recent events have convinced me and our Board of Directors that Southwest Key would benefit from … Continue reading

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A ‘Big Announcement’ From Beto O’Rourke Is On The Horizon

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune All signs indicate Beto O’Rourke will run for president in 2020. But the former congressman remained coy on Saturday during a question-and-answer session at the SXSW Film Festival, where he dodged an inquiry as to whether he … Continue reading

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Friends And Family Celebrate The Life Of Officer Nathan “Hayden” Heidelberg

By Mitch Borden Hundreds gathered to honor Midland Police Officer Nathan “Hayden” Heidelberg after he was killed in the line of duty earlier this week. Support has poured into the Midland community from around the country.  The service began with … Continue reading

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Marfa’s Mayor On What To Expect At Forum On C3 Presents Festival

By Carlos Morales Next year, far West Texas may become home to a new festival. Austin-based C3 Presents — which is known for producing major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits — is reportedly planning to hold the festival on a ranch … Continue reading

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New Details Emerge As Midland Mourns Fallen Police Officer

By Mitch Borden Midland Police Officer Nathan “Hayden” Heidelberg, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week, will be laid to rest Friday. The service will be held  Friday afternoon followed by a procession through the cemetery … Continue reading

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With Affordable Housing Committee Members Selected, Group Meets For First Time

By Carlos Morales In their first meeting, members on the recently formed Affordable Housing Committee discussed the ins and outs of their duties, the committee and what their goals are. One of the first topics of discussion: defining what affordable … Continue reading

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Company Behind Austin City Limits Will Attend Public Forum About Proposed Festival

By Carlos Morales Next month, an Austin-based event company will be center stage at a community forum in Marfa. The company is planning to address concerns over a proposed festival in far West Texas.

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Storytellers Gather To Share Moments From Their Life And Celebrate Black History

By Mitch Borden In a senior center at the heart of Midland’s black community, Nine women stood to tell stories from their lives and share some lessons they’ve learned over the years. This event was in celebration of Black History … Continue reading

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Is Helping Migrants A Crime In The Friendship State?

By Robert Halpern, Big Bend Sentinel  The lives of three young siblings from El Salvador and Jeff Davis County Attorney Teresa Todd came together on the highway between Marfa and Fort Davis last week, setting up a legal issue whether … Continue reading

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