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Multiple Sheriff Deputies Wounded After Shooting In Odessa

By Mitch Borden  Three Ector County Sheriff deputies in Odessa were shot while serving a warrant Monday night. All of the officers survived and have been released from the hospital. Josh Pool, Cody Smith, and Ricki Rodriguez were a part … Continue reading

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Despite Government Shutdown, Some Operations At Big Bend Return

By Mitch Borden As the partial government shutdown —now the longest in U.S. history– continues, employees at Big Bend National Park in far West Texas are in their fourth week of unemployment. While many bathrooms, trails, and campgrounds closed when … Continue reading

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EVENT: Portland’s Mississippi Records Comes To Marfa

On Tuesday, Jan. 15 join Marfa Public Radio and Mississippi Records for a “cosmic and earthly history of recorded music.” The record label’s founder, Eric Isaacson, will present a mix of film, audio, and slides. The presentation attempts to tell the … Continue reading

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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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Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Announces He’s Running For President

By Ben Philpott, KUT  Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced Saturday that he is running for president. The 44-year-old told a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered at Plaza Guadalupe in … Continue reading

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Tornillo Tent City For Youth Migrants Is Now Empty, Texas Congressman Says

By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune A Texas congressman said Friday that the federal government has officially removed all children from the Tornillo detention center for undocumented migrant youths, ending more than half a year of operation for a facility that was … Continue reading

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This West Texas Ranch Near The Davis Mountains Is Closer To Being Sold

By Carlos Morales A West Texas ranch spreading across 37,000 acres in Reeves and Jeff Davis Counties is closer to being sold. El Paso Businessman Paul Foster has placed a $32.5 million offer on the KC7 ranch, which sits along … Continue reading

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Midland Nonprofit To Open Shelter For Victims of Sex-Trafficking

By Sally Beauvais Reflection Ministries, a Midland-based nonprofit established in 2016, is preparing to open the region’s first long-term care facility for victims of sex-trafficking. The group presented a lecture at Midland College Thursday night, as a part of Phi … Continue reading

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Texas Officials Vote To Remove Confederate Plaque That Says Civil War Wasn’t Over Slavery

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Following more than a year of complaints from elected officials of all political stripes, a state board that oversees the Texas Capitol grounds voted unanimously Friday to remove a controversial Confederate plaque that falsely asserts … Continue reading

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Odessa Residents Chime In On Superintendent Search

By Mitch Borden The search is on for the new Ector County Independent School District Superintendent. Recently, in Odessa, public meetings were held to gather the opinions of community members about what kind of person residents want to see lead … Continue reading

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