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Marfa Clinic Sees Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Ahead of Busy Festival Week

A recent spike of 15-20 cases in the community of about 1,600 has one local doctor advising Marfans to mask up to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Texas Workers Are Dying In The Summer Heat, And Companies Aren’t Being Held Accountable

Without a legal standard setting out what must be done to prevent heat deaths, workplace regulators have a hard time making violations stick.

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Proyecto De Revitalización Causa Debate Sobre Quién Toma Decisiones Por Presidio

En Presidio, un proyecto de revitalización provocó un acalorado debate cuando sus organizadores decidieron no contratar a un artista local para un mural. Las tensiones llegaron a un punto crítico en una reunión reciente, con los lugareños y sus nuevos … Continue reading

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Beautification Project Prompts Debate Over Who Makes Decisions For Presidio

In Presidio, a beautification project led by a new nonprofit has prompted heated debate over the city’s approach to downtown development. Tensions recently came to a head over a publicly funded mural, with locals and their new neighbors offering differing … Continue reading

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Feds Approve West Texas Nuke Waste Plan, Despite State Law Blocking It

Some advocates say the issue could be headed to legal fights and a state-versus-federal dispute.

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Midland Memorial Hospital Opens New Mass Vaccination Clinic

Midland’s only hospital is opening a mass vaccination clinic that officials hope will spur more residents to get vaccinated — and encourage third shots, and eventually boosters, to those who need them.

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The Delta Variant Is Wreaking Havoc On Most Of Texas — But Not El Paso. Here’s Why.

High vaccination rates, geography and a sense of community in the wake of 2019’s Walmart shootings help keep El Paso’s delta numbers low, experts and locals say.

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Despite Robust Oil Prices, Texas Oil And Gas Recovery Slower Than Previously Estimated

Revised numbers show the industry has recovered less than 9,000 jobs since last September.

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Texas Lawmakers Block Nuke Waste Plan, But Feds Could Still Move It Forward

The Texas legislature has moved to block a company’s plan to ship highly radioactive nuclear waste to West Texas, but federal regulators could still allow the plan to move forward as early as this month.

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In Efforts To Restore Fort Stockton’s Comanche Springs, Hope Springs Eternal

Today, Fort Stockton is pocked with dusty craters and empty canals, but this West Texas town was once known as the “Spring City of Texas.” The nickname came from Comanche Springs, which flowed prolifically until the 1950s when groundwater pumping … Continue reading

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