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La Niña could reverse Texas’ drought trend

By Caroline Halter Less than one percent of Texas is currently experiencing drought conditions. That’s down from 10 percent at the beginning of August. But, La Niña could change that.

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Brewster County loses approximately $470,000 in funding for water projects

By Caroline Halter Brewster County will no longer receive nearly half a million dollars in grant funding from the Texas Department of Agriculture, also known as TDA.  Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano said the money was slated to go towards … Continue reading

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Report: Is Permian Tight Oil Growth Sustainable?

A new study suggests oil production in the Permian Basin could peak as early as 2021 due to geological constraints. This was the downside scenario gamed out by researchers with industry intelligence company Wood Mackenzie. “We’re going to drill really … Continue reading

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400,000 Texas Kids Could Lose Health Insurance. Congress Has Two Weeks To Prevent It

A federal program that provides health insurance for about 390,000 Texas children must be reauthorized by Congress by the end of the month. Most of the children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, are in working-class … Continue reading

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A Lying Jailhouse Snitch Sent A Man To Prison; Texas Passed A Law To Prevent That

John Nolley always insisted he didn’t kill his friend. He spent nearly 19 years locked up for the gruesome murder. Then, a judge released him from prison, citing evidence that undermined the jailhouse informant who testified against him – evidence … Continue reading

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Speaker Joe Straus Calls For Removal Of Confederate Plaque From Capitol

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for a plaque honoring the Confederacy in the state Capitol to come down, via KUT News.

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Texas Rep. Kel Seliger Seeks Re-election

Texas Senator Kel Seliger announced today he’s seeking re-election.  

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Texas Democrats Remain Silent About Who Will Lead Their 2018 Ticket

The start of the 2018 election cycle is just around the corner and Democrats remain silent on who will be at the top of their ticket.  Political experts believe the party may now be frantic to find a candidate for … Continue reading

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DMR Volunteer Fire Department Adds Revamped Military Truck to Fleet

The DMR volunteer fire department is adding a transformed military tractor-trailer to their small fleet of firefighting vehicles. The department received the former military truck and a $20,000 grant for an attachable water tank that holds 700 gallons of water. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mexican Independence on the Border

On the evening of September 15th, 1810 Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo started the Mexican War of Independence with a ring of church bells and a call to arms – the “Grito de Dolores”. More than two centuries later, the cries … Continue reading

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