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What You Need to Know About the Race for District 23

Early voting continues this week for the Democrat and Republican primary runoff elections in Texas. In the race for the Congressional District 23, Democrat voters will decide whether Gina Ortiz Jones or Rick Treviño get’s the nomination.

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Texas sues the maker of OxyContin over the opioid epidemic

The Texas Attorney General’s Office says Purdue Pharma fueled “the nation’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers,” including OxyContin.

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After Nearly 2 Weeks, McDannald Ranch Fire Now 100 Percent Contained

As of Monday, May 14, the McDannald Ranch Fire, which has been burning west of Fort Davis since late April, is 100% contained. It burned up 19,043 acres of grassland in the Davis Mountains. Millions of dollars in resources and … Continue reading

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Lupe Valdez, Andrew White clash over abortion, immigration in debate

The Democratic runoff candidates for governor sparred Friday evening over abortion and immigration in their first and likely only debate before the May 22 election.

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With State Park Pool Closed, Balmorhea is in For a Long, Hot Summer

The community, which depends heavily on the pool to attract tourists, is currently benefiting from the Permian Basin oil boom.

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What You Need To Know to Vote In the Texas Primary Runoffs

Early voting in the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs begins May 14 and continues through Friday May 18. Election Day is may 22nd. West Texas voters will choose between a slew of races: the Democratic gubernatorial candidate to challenge Gov. … Continue reading

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At Lajitas’ Fiesta Protesta, Calls for Border Port to Return

The Trump administration’s tough talk on immigration and campaign promises of a border wall have given new meaning to the annual Voices from Both Sides festival on the Texas-Mexico border. At the event, residents from both Mexico and the U.S. … Continue reading

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TxDOT Hosts Public Meetings for US 67 Corridor Study

The Texas Department of Transportation is currently in the middle of conducting a two-year study on the Highway 67 Corridor. As tourism and travel along the highway increases, the study aims to identify short, medium, and long term projects for … Continue reading

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WATCH: Democratic Candidates For Texas Governor Set To Debate Ahead Of Runoff

The two candidates in the runoff to become the Democratic nominee for Texas governor will meet tonight for their first and only debate.

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May 11th News Editor Roundtable

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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