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As Oil Field Workers Flood Balmorhea With RVs, The Small Community’s Economy Is Revitalized

By Mitch Borden In the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the base of the Davis Mountains, the San Solomon Springs fill a pool at Balmorhea State Park. It’s considered a crown jewel of West Texas and people from all … Continue reading

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Millennials With High Wages Are Opting To Buy, Rather Than Rent, In Midland

By Natalie Krebs, Texas Standard Many Millennials, who are often saddled with student debt and face a sometimes shaky job market, have put off large purchases like homes. But that’s not the case in Midland. 

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A Fourth Migrant Child Has Died Weeks After Being Admitted to Texas Hospital

By Mitch Borden, Carlos Morales A fourth migrant child has died this week, more than a month after his family was apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border. The Guatemalan Consul in Del Rio, Texas told NPR, the two-and-a-half-year-old boy was … Continue reading

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Texas Used Money From The Help America Vote Act To Help Pay For Its Botched Voter Citizenship Review

By Alex Ura, Texas Tribune Texas’ botched search for noncitizens on the voter rolls, which ended in a legal settlement after state officials jeopardized the voting rights of thousands of legitimate voters, was paid for in part with dollars earmarked … Continue reading

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Presidio County Further Delays Adopting Mass Gathering Procedures, Appoints Health Authority

By Sally Beauvais The Presidio County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Wednesday to postpone adopting permitting procedures for major events and outdoor festivals, once again. County officials first proposed an event application process last month — after Austin-based company C3 … Continue reading

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TSA Will Send Hundreds Of Agents To The Border On A Voluntary Basis

By Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media The Transportation Security Administration will be sending a few hundred employees to support federal agents at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency confirmed in a statement to Houston Public Media. 

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Border Patrol’s Presidio Station Sees Growing Number Of Migrant Families

By Sally Beauvais An unprecedented surge in the number of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is trickling into a remote area of West Texas, according to immigration authorities in Customs and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector.

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New Legislation Sets Out To Hold Truck Drivers And Companies Responsible For Bridge Strikes.

By Mitch Borden A new bill that would hold companies and truck drivers responsible for bridge strikes is headed to the Texas Governor’s desk to be signed.

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Gina Ortiz Jones Running Again To Unseat Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, launched her long-anticipated 2020 bid Tuesday morning, setting the stage … Continue reading

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Marfa City Manager Terry Brechtel Resigns

By Diana Nguyen Late last week, Marfa city manager Terry Brechtel submitted a letter of resignation to outgoing Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger and to the city council. Brechtel started the job under Ann Marie Nafziger, and her announcement comes at … Continue reading

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