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Natural Gas Flaring Significantly Underestimated In Texas, Study Suggests

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A new study reveals more evidence that oil and gas companies are significantly under-reporting how much natural gas they burn off into the air in Texas.

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Two Years Later, What’s Up With The Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

By Sally Beauvais It’s been over two years since the Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in remote West Texas, amid eminent domain lawsuits and backlash from industry opponents. Because of market forces, the pipeline — which was built to export … Continue reading

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Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years In Prison Under Trump Administration Proposal

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media Protesters could face up to 20 years in prison for interfering with oil and gas pipelines under a new proposal from the Trump Administration. The plan, if approved by Congress, would go beyond a similar … Continue reading

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Kick Off Your Shoes And Swim This Weekend, Because Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Reopening

By Carlos Morales After being closed for nearly 3 weeks, staff at Balmorhea State Park say the park’s historic, spring-fed pool will reopen in time for the holiday weekend. The most recent closure marked the second time in the last … Continue reading

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Border Patrol’s Presidio Station Sees Growing Number Of Migrant Families

By Sally Beauvais An unprecedented surge in the number of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is trickling into a remote area of West Texas, according to immigration authorities in Customs and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector.

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New Push For Eminent Domain Reform Expected At Texas Legislature

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media If you want to cook up a battle over private property rights in Texas, here’s the recipe: Take a handful of sprawling cities and growing populations that are expanding into once-rural areas, add a … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Balmorhea Pool Repairs Nears Million Dollar Goal

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A fundraiser to pay for repairs at a popular West Texas swimming hole has been extended, as organizers are hoping to reach a goal of $1 million. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation —separate … Continue reading

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Drillers Burn Off Record Amounts Of Gas As Focus Remains On Oil

In West Texas, natural gas flares dot the horizon, a sign of how oil drilling is growing faster than pipelines and other infrastructure.

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Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

Rocked by Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School, the religious community is looking for answers. Some faith leaders and churchgoers say prayer needs to return to school.

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Construction Begins On Texas’ Largest Solar Farm

Construction has started on what will be the largest solar farm in Texas, the latest sign of renewable energy’s continued growth in what has traditionally been oil and gas country, via Houston Public Media.

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