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Extreme winter weather could still lead to blackouts, Texas’ power grid operator says

A seasonal report from ERCOT shows the grid should hold up under normal winter conditions. But there are scenarios in which the grid operator would need to institute blackouts like it did in 2021.

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Facing possible removal for alleged incompetence, El Paso District Attorney Yvonne Rosales resigns

The first-term DA was under fire for the office’s mishandling of criminal cases and for potentially jeopardizing the prosecution of the man charged in the 2019 Walmart massacre.

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Essay: What you see is what there is

A new travel book from the publisher Wildsam includes personal essays exploring the people and history that make up the Big Bend region. One of essays is about life in Marfa. The essay’s author — longtime Marfa resident and journalist … Continue reading

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As Midland private school leaders face indictments, their supporters question the conduct of local police

Current and former leaders at Midland Christian School and Trinity School of Midland were indicted this month on state felony charges for allegedly concealing the abuse of children. The two schools were investigated for two separate, unconnected incidents, but the … Continue reading

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Winter storm could cause Thanksgiving travel issues in West Texas

The National Weather Service in Midland says a winter storm expected to impact the region overnight Thursday and into Friday could cause travel delays, mainly near the Texas-New Mexico border and in the Permian Basin.

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Former Midland Christian School leaders face felony charges for allegedly trying to conceal the assault of a child — again

A grand jury recently indicted Midland Christian School’s former Superintendent Jared Lee, former Principal Dana Ellis and current teacher Matthew Counts on state jail felonies for allegedly attempting to conceal the assault of a child. The three educators were arrested … Continue reading

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Texas oil and gas agency investigating 5.4 magnitude earthquake in West Texas, the largest in three decades

The quake was the third largest in Texas history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An increase in seismic activity in Texas has been linked to injecting fracking wastewater underground.

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El noticiero semanal: Un terremoto en el oeste de Texas, preparando para el fin de Título 42, y un estudio de codornices

El noticiero semanal de Marfa Public Radio es un resumen de historias locales y estatales de la semana.

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5.4 magnitude earthquake hits West Texas, with reports of shaking stretching to Austin

The quake appears to be one of the largest in Texas history, according to a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Calls for Biden to restore asylum procedures amplify after court blocks border policy

The order to end Title 42 is on hold as the Biden administration works to implement an “orderly transition” but calls for reform are already gaining traction. And while advocates for migrants are happy with the decision, Texas Republicans said … Continue reading

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