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New Organization Gearing Up To Take On Challenges Facing Midland

By Mitch Borden As the Permian Basin continues to produce millions of barrels of crude oil each day, Midland and other communities in the area are rapidly growing. There are challenges that come with this kind of economic success though. … Continue reading

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Midland Schools Survey Parents And Teachers To Find Ways It Can Improve

By Mitch Borden Midland Independent School District is in the middle of gathering feedback from teachers, students, and parents to see how the districts doing. The data collected will help the district and individual schools identify areas that need improvement. The … Continue reading

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Demolition Begins For Decades-Old Skyscraper In Midland

By Carlos Morales After standing for more than a half-century in downtown Midland, the nine-story Building of the Southwest is slated for demolition. City officials this week met with the demolition group Midwest Wrecking Company of Texas to set a … Continue reading

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Midland And Odessa Help Keep Public Buses On The Road During Government Shutdown

By Mitch Borden  Yesterday,  the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would’ve reopened the federal government. And as the partial shutdown continues with no end in sight, cities in the Permian Basin are pitching in money to keep government-funded public … Continue reading

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Voters in Midland Weigh In On Education, School Board Runoff Election

By Mitch Borden Today, some Midland voters, will decide who will be the latest to join the Midland Independent School District’s Board of Trustees. A race for the District 5 seat is in a runoff between former teacher Heidi Kirk … Continue reading

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“Some People Play Golf. I’m In The Legislature.” Rep. Tom Craddick’s Tenure In The Texas House Will Soon Reach 50 years.

Craddick, who is best known for his iron-fisted grip on the gavel during his six years as speaker of the Texas House, has not lost any interest in serving in the Capitol.

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What Midland’s Growing Pains Mean For Families Settling in the Permian Basin

By Diana Nguyen and Carlos Morales In the early twentieth century, oil and gas companies began building housing for their workers and their families. The housing — often in remote stretches of Texas — had many of the amenities a … Continue reading

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Midland Chief of Police on Administrative Leave Following Complaint

The Midland Chief of Police, who started the job in January, has been placed on administrative leave.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway responds to Democratic criticism of House intelligence investigation

The Texas Republican has been tight-lipped about the sensitive investigation he is leading in the U.S. House.

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Report: Is Permian Tight Oil Growth Sustainable?

A new study suggests oil production in the Permian Basin could peak as early as 2021 due to geological constraints. This was the downside scenario gamed out by researchers with industry intelligence company Wood Mackenzie. “We’re going to drill really … Continue reading

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