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Protestors Ask Whataburger To Stop Using Styrofoam Cups

A handful of protestors turned out in three Texas cities Monday to ask San Antonio-based Whataburger to stop using styrofoam cups.

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Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones Concedes In Close Congressional Race Against Will Hurd

Almost two weeks have passed since the election, but Jones had been holding out hope and waiting to see all outstanding ballots counted.

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REPORT: Wolfcamp Play Is Major Factor In Booming Permian Production

The Wolfcamp shale play in West Texas is a major driver of growing oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, according to a new report from the Energy Department.

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Environmental Groups Express Concern As Proposal For West Texas Nuclear Waste Site Moves Forward

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received some 23,000 comments as it decides whether to approve a temporary high-level nuclear waste storage site in Andrews County. The company behind the plan is Interim Storage Partners, a subsidiary of Waste Control Specialists … Continue reading

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A Year After A Border Patrol Agent Died In West Texas, Questions Remain

On a dark, moonless night, a week before Thanksgiving last year, 36-year-old Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner Stephen Garland were on duty along a rural stretch of highway in West Texas. The two, according to the Federal … Continue reading

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National Guard Member Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges in Alpine

Alpine Police arrested a member of the Texas National Guard this week, charging him with sexually assaulting a woman after he reportedly attempted to rape her. Luis Ontiveros, 30, was arrested after officers received a report of a sexual assault … Continue reading

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After Tight Senate Race In Texas, Left-Leaning Groups Set Sights On Latinos For 2020

The Texas Senate race was very, very close – closer than any statewide election in recent history – and Latinos could be part of the reason why. “Latinos are becoming a political force to be reckoned with in the state,” … Continue reading

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Texas Education Board Set To Approve Curriculum Some Say Is Historically Inaccurate

After a politically-charged September meeting, the State Board of Education meets this week to approve “streamlined” social studies curriculum standards. Teachers’ responses are mixed.

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Marfa Public Radio Hires Reporter for the Permian Basin

Marfa Public Radio is happy to announce the hire of its new Permian Basin reporter, Mitch Borden, who comes to Texas from Alaska Public Radio. Mitch is Marfa Public Radio’s first reporter position dedicated to the Permian Basin. Based in … Continue reading

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Dallas Man Falls To His Death In Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas. Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when … Continue reading

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