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For This West Texas Saddle Maker, “Dying Art” Persists Amid Changes

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo brings together working cowboys from across the area to Alpine, where they compete in events like a rodeo performance and mutton busting. Cowboying and events like these are age-old, but they both have faced changes … Continue reading

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Midland-Odessa sees continued economic recovery in Q2

It was a strong second quarter in Midland and Odessa, thanks to recovery in the oil and gas industry. “We’ve got job growth, we’ve got spending growth, we’ve got record home building, record home sales. This is just an extraordinary … Continue reading

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U.S. Congressman Tackles Immigration Reform on Tour of West Texas

U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke visited the towns of the Big Bend this past week and weighed in on immigration reform.  

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In town halls, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd juggles district priorities in Trump era

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd logged hundreds of miles Sunday and Monday to hold town halls during Congress’ summer recess, and his interactions with constituents illustrated the fine line he must walk in his massive swing district, via Texas Tribune.  

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Why Birders Flock to the Davis Mountains State Park

This summer we have been hitting the road and heading to the state parks in our area , taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. This week we head to the Davis Mountains State Park, where birders … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd gets first major Democratic challenger for 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, is launching a bid against U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, who is widely viewed as the most vulnerable Republican member of Congress from Texas.

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Permian Basin analysts keep a close eye on uncompleted wells

By Caroline Halter To predict production levels in the Permian Basin, energy analysts often look at the number of rigs in the area. It’s a simple formula: when rig count goes up, they expect output to follow. But, a number … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway staking legacy on passing politically tricky farm bill

As he escorted fellow congressmen across West Texas this week, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway was laying the groundwork for passing a massive piece of legislation next year that thousands of farmers in his district are counting on, via the Texas … Continue reading

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West Texas Water Board Approves Contentious Export Permit

A West Texas company received approval Wednesday to pump water from the Capitan aquifer and pipe it to the Permian Basin where it will be used in oil and gas operations.

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Wind Energy Construction is Up

The number of wind farm projects under construction in the U.S. has grown by more than 40% since this time last year, according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

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