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What Does The Senate Tax Bill Mean For Texans?

From Texas Standard. The U.S. House passed its version of a tax bill on Nov. 16, and now the Senate is racing to pass its own version before the end of the year.

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Did You Grow Up in an Oilfield Company Camp? We Want to Hear From You!

For the better part of the 1900s, oil field companies set up housing camps near boom towns to lure both white-collar and blue-collar workers. These camps provided basic shelter for workers and their families. But they also created a sense … Continue reading

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As Bayer and Monsanto push for merger, Texas farmers fear rising prices

Multinational agricultural firms Bayer and Monsanto say their planned merger will boost innovation by consolidating resources. But some farmers say the merger eliminates competition and could lead to higher seed prices.

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If Congress Doesn’t Fund CHIP, Thousands Of Pregnant Texans Will Lose Health Insurance, Too

If Congress doesn’t reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) soon, it’s not just Texas children who could lose access to health insurance; thousands of pregnant women could lose coverage, too.

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Details of Border Patrol Agent’s Death Still Unclear

Details are still murky about what led the death of a US border patrol agent over the weekend. Agent Rogelio Martinez was found unconscious on Saturday night, in a culvert about twelve miles from Van Horn, Texas. 

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Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

The Trump administration wants to expand its network of immigrant jails. In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has called for five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations across the country. Critics are alarmed … Continue reading

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Warrants Issued Across West Texas for ‘Distribution of Drugs’

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Investigations Division, along with local and state agencies, conducted a drug sweep in the tri-county area, leading to more than 30 arrests. The sweep reached across several West Texas counties.

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Border Patrol Agent Dies While on Patrol in Van Horn

A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has died and another remains hospitalized after sustaining multiple injuries while on patrol in the Van Horn area this weekend.

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Marfa PD Discusses Department Report at City Council

The Marfa Police Department presented its first “Police Department” report at the Marfa City Council meeting Tuesday night. The report outlined department activities since the municipal force was launched on October 23rd of this year.

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New Demand, Same Old Story: West Texans And Their Water

In arid west Texas, where rain is infrequent and rivers and lakes are few, groundwater – water from sources beneath the surface of the earth – is key to survival. And as the oil and gas industry in the Permian … Continue reading

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