Monthly Archives: November 2017
In arid west Texas, where rain is infrequent and rivers and lakes are few, groundwater – water from sources beneath the surface of the earth – is key to survival. And as the oil and gas industry in the Permian … Continue reading
Cost-cutting and advances in drilling technology are helping companies withstand persistently low oil prices.
A new report out this week by the Environmental Defense Fund finds the amount of gas lost to intentional releases and burnings — known as venting and flaring, respectively — ranges widely, suggesting a sizable performance gap between the Permian’s … Continue reading
The Texas Department of Transportation is undertaking a 2-year long project on a major highway in West Texas. The study will evaluate future needs for the major West Texas artery with input from people in the tri-county area.
It was almost three years ago when the oil industry took a nosedive. The headlines told stories of lost jobs and struggling towns,but now, despite the continued downturn, things seem better. At least in the Permian Basin of west Texas.
The families of roughly 400,000 children in Texas could be receiving letters from state officials in a matter of weeks, letting them know their health care is ending. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired at the end … Continue reading
One week after the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the congregation gathered for its Sunday service to mourn the loss of the 26 lives while also celebrating the faith that brings them together.
It’s been about 2 weeks now since the Marfa Police Department began operations after a nearly 8 year hiatus. During that time the Presidio County Sheriff’s office serviced the town. But now police chief Estevan Marquez and a team of … Continue reading
By Caroline Halter The Republican tax plan seeks to eliminate the estate tax, a 40% tax on the value of land and other inheritances over $5.49 million. The Tax Policy Center estimates the estate tax will affect fewer than 100 farms … Continue reading
Voters added seven amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday. The mostly noncontroversial propositions won by wide margins of up to 70 points, via KUT News.