Tag Archives: Culberson County

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.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Watch: Blue Origin’s Rocket Unexpectedly Survives Launch In West Texas

The commercial space company Blue Origin – owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – carried out another successful test flight from West Texas on Wednesday. The company expected its reusable rocket to be destroyed during the test, but instead, it landed safely back … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Origin Planning Next Test Launch for Early October

Billionaire Jeff Bezos said Thursday his commercial space company Blue Origin is planning to perform another test launch from the company’s West Texas facility in early October. According to Bezos, this launch will feature an “in-flight escape test” involving the New … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Origin Will Live-Stream Video of Next Rocket Launch

Update Thursday, 11:00 AM The commercial space company Blue Origin will live-stream video of a rocket launch from its test site in West Texas for the first time this weekend. The launch was originally planned for Friday, but the company’s billionaire … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Origin Planning Another Rocket Launch Before End of June

Billionaire Jeff Bezos said Friday his commercial space company Blue Origin will likely perform another test flight from Far West Texas before the end of June. The company has been ramping up activity at its secretive test site north of Van … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Origin Completes Another Rocket Launch from West Texas

This story has been updated. The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another test launch Saturday morning from its secretive facility north of Van Horn in rural West Texas. The company’s billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, live-Tweeting during the launch in … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cause of “Explosive” Guadalupe Peak Fire Remains a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused a fire that burned about 30 acres near the state’s highest mountain peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park Tuesday night. Authorities first believed a small plane crashed near Guadalupe Peak. Early news reports indicated … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hughes Family Backs Out of Nuclear Waste Site Plan

The Hudspeth County Herald recently reported that the family whose property was slated for a planned nuclear waste storage site has backed out of the plan. We spoke to the Herald’s Drew Stuart about the development. The Hughes family, which includes Texas Parks and Wildlife … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freak “Microburst” Knocks Out Power to Sierra Blanca, Van Horn for Days

Power has been restored to residents of Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, after multiple days of outages in the area. El Paso Electric – the service provider for the towns of Van Horn and Sierra Blanca – said a freak windstorm called a “microburst” hit … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment