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Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti resigns after felony convictions

Four months after he was convicted of 11 felonies, Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced Monday that he will resign from the Texas Legislature, where he’s served for more than two decades.

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REPORT: Permian Production Could Double by 2023

The booming Permian Basin, which is already on target to hit record-setting output this year, could double crude oil production in the next 5 years, according to a new IHS Markit report.

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Report: Trump administration considers Texas sites for tent cities for immigrant children

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering several Texas military bases as sites for tent cities to house thousands of immigrant children separated from their parents, per McClatchy.

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‘Hardening’ Schools Won’t Keep Kids Safe, Police Officials Tell Senators

A group of law enforcement officers told Texas senators Monday that they don’t think the governor’s plan to “harden” schools is the best way to keep students safe.

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In West Texas, Three Immigrant Mothers Who Crossed Illegally Wait to Be Reunited With Their Children

Last month, U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions doubled-down on the Trump administration’s efforts to prosecute all cases of illegal entry into the U.S. These criminal prosecutions are now the reason why hundreds of kids and parents are being separated at … Continue reading

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New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking

Water restrictions in New Mexico have created a supply crunch for the fracking industry, so more free-flowing Texas water is helping to fill the void. But not without controversy: A top New Mexico politician says Texans are pumping his state’s … Continue reading

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Multiple Fires Continue to Burn Through Davis Mountains Area

This week, fire crews in West Texas are continuing to respond multiple fires in Jeff Davis County. The Scenic Loop Complex Fire — a group of 6 individual fires —  is burning near the northern part of Highway 166 and has affected a … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Presidential Election: The Implications For Texas’ Energy Industry

Mexico’s presidential election is coming up in July and the outcome could have serious implications for Texas energy companies.

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In Austin, Energy Secretary Perry Pushes For Coal And Nuclear Bailout

Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke in Austin this week about a new Department of Energy plan to bail out failing coal and nuclear power plants in the name of national security.

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Dr. Shailesh Bobby Jain Hopes to Increase the Number of West Texas Child Psychiatrists Through a New Fellowship Program

Dr. Shailesh Bobby Jain is head of a new fellowship program that intends to increase mental health resources for children and families in West Texas. The program is an expansion of Texas Tech University Health Services Center’s existing child psychiatry  … Continue reading

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