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Congressional Delegation Calls For Shutdown Of Tornillo Facility

By Mallory Falk, KRWG News last week that a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died shortly after being apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection has brought the nation’s focus back to the U.S.-Mexico border. That includes the tent city in Tornillo, … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Handing Texas An Early Win

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In a ruling that could throw the nation’s health care system into chaos, Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on Friday ruled that a major provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — … Continue reading

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Texas Border-Area Officials Could Get A Funding Boost To Help ID Human Remains

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2018 would allow border counties to apply for federal grants to help identify bodies of undocumented immigrants.

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From Toilet To Tap: How Big Spring Fights The Effects Of Drought

By Kristen Cabrera, Texas Standard Despite its name, water in the West Texas town of Big Spring is scarce. The town’s namesake spring dried up decades ago, and droughts in recent years have made the water situation there even worse. So, … Continue reading

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Marfa’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is Seeking New Members

This week, the Marfa City Council extended the deadline to submit letters of interest for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The new date is now January 8th.

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Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District Proposes Expanded Boundary

Oil and gas development is leading to an increase in groundwater usage across West Texas. And in northeast Culberson County, over 2,000 square miles of rural land lie outside of the region’s groundwater conservation district. That’s why the group is … Continue reading

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Investing In Permian Basin Roads Could Have Big Returns For Texas

By Mitch Borden Outside of a Midland truck stop, Charles Goff is on his way back to his semi to enjoy a few more hours of rest before he gets back on the road. He says he can really get … Continue reading

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In Runoff Election, Trischitti Wins District 5 Seat On Midland ISD Board

By Mitch Borden In a runoff election Tuesday night, voters elected John Trischitti to the Midland ISD Board of Trustees. Trischitti, the diretor of Midland libraries, edged out his opponent Heidi Kirk. Kirk, a former teacher,

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TXDot Receives $50M For Permian Basin Projects

By Mitch Borden  Permian Basin roads are buckling under the strain of commercial traffic as the region’s oil industry booms. Congested roads are stifling production and creating public safety hazards, but a recent federal grant may relieve some of the stress … Continue reading

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When Obstetrics Units Close, Rural Hospitals Save At The Expense Of Women’s Health

By Natalie Krebs Forty years ago, nearly all of the state’s rural hospitals delivered babies, but today, that only happens in about 40 percent of those facilities. That’s because many obstetrics units are closing down.

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