Monthly Archives: June 2014

Authorities say Midland Shooting Suspect Fired Shots at Border Patrol Agents

Update: Wednesday, July 2nd Authorities have released more details on the arrest of a man suspected of killing one woman and critically injuring a man in a Midland shooting over the weekend. U.S. Customs & Border Protection says 48-year-old Carl … Continue reading

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How Might the Surge Affect Far West Texas?

On Monday, President Barack Obama is asking U.S. Congress for $2 billion in emergency funding in order to deal with the wave of Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. border. The problem has been severe in South Texas. But what about here in … Continue reading

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Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers appear in concert on Wednesday July 30th at 8 PM at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Steve Martin came to fame as a comedian, actor, and novelist. He’s also a Grammy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Strong Winds Hit Terlingua, Damaging Home

The calm in the skies over Terlingua today belies the havoc that touched down Monday night. Around 3 a.m., strong winds – thought to be blowing as fast as 50 mph – ripped the entire roof off of the Ghost Town … Continue reading

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Perry Warns of a “Trail of Tears” From Central America

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of … Continue reading

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Abbott, Cruz Blame White House for South Texas Immigration Surge

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz held a press conference Monday on the recent wave of illegal immigration in South Texas. Both Abbott and Cruz slammed the Obama Administration for what they’ve described as lax immigration … Continue reading

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Texas’ Critical Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

The region of Big Bend has one psychiatrist, Dr. Stuart Crane, but this situation isn’t a rare one in the state. Texas is facing a critical shortage of mental heath care workers; 207 out of 254 counties qualify as “Health … Continue reading

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Immigration, Border Security Debate Could play into 23rd District Race

The sprawling 23rd Congressional District of Texas is one of the more politically unique regions in the state. Stretching along the border from Eagle Pass west through the Chihuahuan Desert and into El Paso, it’s pretty much the only place … Continue reading

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Reporter’s First Look at Arizona Detention Facility

The media got its first look at conditions inside Border Patrol detention facilities in South Texas and Arizona on Wednesday. Until now, officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) haven’t allowed reporters inside the facilities in Nogales, AZ and … Continue reading

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William L. Kibler Tapped for Sul Ross State Presidency

Dr. William L. Kibler has been tapped as the new president for Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall announced his decision this week, saying Kibler has a “passion for students, a deep appreciation … Continue reading

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