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Election Results Across West Texas

Results are in for May elections across West Texas.

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Trump Vision Of Mexico-U.S. Border Roils Mexico’s Domestic Politics

MEXICO CITY–Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although he has now at least temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for a … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Trans-Pecos Pipeline Case

This week, the United State’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on a case in which a Texas landowner sued a pipeline company claiming their use of eminent domain was unconstitutional.

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Why is the State’s Share of Public School Funding Shrinking?

Every year, the state of Texas and local school districts pay more and more for public education. Together, they’ll spend a projected $46 billion on Texas schools in 2017. That money comes from two main places: the state government, and … Continue reading

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Midland Voters to Decide Future of 4B Tax

Early voting is already underway …and all this week, we’ve been taking a look at the issues at stake throughout West Texas. Today we turn to Midland….where voters are considering extending a 4B tax. That’s a sales tax that municipalities … Continue reading

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Who Writes The Bills Your Legislators Sponsor?

Lawmakers in Austin have just over a month to figure out the state’s budget for the next two years, plus a parade of other legislation, from reforming Child Protective Services to figuring out how to fund public schools. In all, … Continue reading

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Mayoral Candidates Sound Off on Local Issues

Early voting starts today and all this week, we’ll take a look at the elections and issues at stake throughout West Texas. Today we turn to Marfa, where last week candidates for City Council, the school board and mayor met … Continue reading

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Proposal for Nuclear Waste Site in West Texas Hangs in Balance

The future of a proposal to bring the some of the country’s used nuclear fuel to West Texas hangs in the balance now, after the company spearheading the effort has requested the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission temporarily suspend the review … Continue reading

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Energy Survey Says Americans Still Like Coal

AUSTIN, Texas–A closely watched energy survey at the University of Texas at Austin says Americans still like coal, a contributor to global climate change. At the same time, however, a majority says that climate change is real.

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Texas Rep. Hurd Opens Fort Stockton Office

On Tuesday, Texas U.S. Representative Will Hurd  – whose Texas district stretches from pockets of San Antonio, down to Del Rio and out west towards El Paso – opened an office in Fort Stockton. The site is Hurd’s 6th office … Continue reading

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