Author Archives: Carlos Morales

Earthquakes In West Texas Have Dramatically Increased, According To New University Of Texas Study

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune West Texas has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes, jumping from 19 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017 alone, according to a new study published Monday by the University of Texas at Austin.

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Renovated ‘Big Boy’ Locomotive Chugs Its Way Through West Texas

By Carlos Morales As you might guess, the ‘Big Boy’ locomotive is, well, pretty big. It weighs in at 1.2 million pounds. The matte-black engine looks like it belongs to a train set you’d see beneath a Christmas tree. As … Continue reading

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Beto O’Rourke Drops Out Of Presidential Race

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune DES MOINES — Beto O’Rourke is dropping out of the presidential race. The former El Paso congressman announced the decision Friday evening, ahead of a major Democratic gathering here in Iowa.

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Why Some Shootings Are Called Mass Shootings And Others Are Ignored

By Hady Mawajdeh, KERA Depending upon whom you ask, there have been somewhere between eight and 350 mass shootings in America so far in 2019. That’s a pretty big range. So why don’t we know the exact number? While it feels like we’re hearing … Continue reading

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ICE Transfers Detainees Out Of West Texas Facility After Water Shortage In Sierra Blanca

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune SIERRA BLANCA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has transferred detainees out of a West Texas detention center after a water shortage forced the facility to use portable toilets and bottled water. The shortage has … Continue reading

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Walmart Unveils Design For Memorial To Victims Of El Paso Mass Shooting

By Mallory Falk, KERA The reopening of the El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed in an August mass shooting has been pushed back. The renovated store will now open its doors on Nov. 14, about a week later … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Apprehensions Are Declining, But Immigration Officials Say Crisis Isn’t Over

By Carlos Morales Across the 500-mile stretch of Custom and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector, 9,637 migrants — families, single adults and children — were either apprehended by or surrendered to immigration officials in the budget year that ended Sept. … Continue reading

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Trump’s Controversial “Remain In Mexico” Immigration Policy Expands Along Texas’ Southern Border

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The Trump administration has expanded a controversial immigration policy to another Texas port of entry. The Migrant Protection Protocols is now in effect in the Maverick County town of Eagle Pass, which borders the Mexican … Continue reading

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$569M Midland ISD Bond Up For Vote In November Election

By Mitch Borden Early voting for the Nov. 5 elections is underway and in Midland, voters are weighing in on a slew of ballot items including a bond election for Midland Independent School District. The $569 million dollar bond is … Continue reading

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Suspect Arrested In Deadly Shooting At Texas A&M-Commerce Off-Campus Party

By Associated Press Updated 4:55 p.m. A man suspected of opening fire at an off-campus college party near Greenville, killing two people and injuring 12 others, has been arrested. Brandon Ray Gonzales, 23, of Greenville, was taken into custody less … Continue reading

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