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In Booming Permian Basin, a Surge in Oil Thefts

Oil drilling and production in the Permian Basin of West Texas is booming again. But the boom has a byproduct that producers are considerably less excited about: oil theft. The Houston-based Energy Security Council estimates that this year alone, Texas … Continue reading

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New Dallas Fed Indicators for Permian Basin Released

The Permian Basin labor market remained stable with a declining unemployment rate in April according to a report out from the Dallas Fed today (Thursday). Total non-farm employment in the Basin inched up by 200 jobs from March to April … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Know About The Special Session Of The Texas Legislature? Tell Us!

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ERCOT Endorses New Transmission Lines in West Texas

The Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas recently endorsed a new transmission project which includes two new 345-kV (Kilovolt) lines to address future reliability concerns in West Texas.

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Car Crash Near Marfa Leaves One Dead, Another Seriously Injured

A serious car crash near Marfa early Tuesday morning left two injured, one hospitalized, and one dead.

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Donates Nearly $3 Million Dollars to Region

The company behind the Trans Pecos Pipeline announced nearly $3 million in donations this week to counties and projects in West Texas where the pipeline either crosses or is near. Carlos Morales reports the donations benefit areas that were both … Continue reading

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We Wanna Know: Where does West Texas Begin?

Texas is a huge state – we can all agree on that. But in a place this big, how do you decide where a part of Texas begins? The answer we came up with might surprise you.

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In Texas, Fear and Excitement with New EPA

Local pollution watchers worry about a loss of resources. The oil and gas industry looks forward to what it expects will be a consistent regulatory regime.  

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Abbott Calls For Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott has called for a special session of the Texas Legislature to begin July 18.

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Texas Families Find Financial Stability in Nature-related Tourism

West Texas ranchers are broadening their income streams to keep their cattle operations afloat.  

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