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Meet the two Democrats running for Texas land commissioner

Whoever gets the most votes will move forward to the general election in November. They’ll face off against one of two Republicans also in a May 24 runoff.

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‘If you live in Midland, you’re feeling it’: West Texas city experiencing worst inflation rate in the U.S.

The Tall City’s reliance on oil and gas makes it particularly vulnerable to high inflation.

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El noticiero semanal: resultados de los elecciones municipales, y un nuevo álbum de Primo y Beebe

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

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After being arrested for allegedly concealing a sexual assault, a grand jury decides to not indict top Midland Christian School officials

Five Midland Christian School officials, including the school’s superintendent, were facing state felony charges for not reporting and attempting to conceal the sexual assault of a student. But, a grand jury has now determined there is not enough evidence to … Continue reading

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New study estimates thousands of adults across the Permian Basin struggle with reading

The Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin recently released a report estimating that tens of thousands across the largest oil-producing region in the United States read below a third-grade reading level.

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May 7 Election Results in West Texas

Alpine residents picked Catherine Eaves for their new mayor, while Ector County voters rejected a proposed $398 million school bond. Click through for those and other results from the May 7 elections in West Texas.

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West Texas sees increase in migrant injuries from border wall falls, El Paso Times reports

The newspaper recently reported that in 2021, one El Paso hospital treated an estimated 300 undocumented migrants who had suffered injuries after falling off border barriers in the region.

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El noticiero semanal: Protesta para el derecho al aborto, elecciones municipales, y un nuevo presidente provisional para Sul Ross

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

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Photos: Following Supreme Court leak, Big Bend residents rally for abortion rights

Tuesday’s protest was one of several held throughout Texas, with similar demonstrations taking place outside federal buildings, town halls and capitols across the country.

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Abortion remains legal in Texas, but confusion reigns after Supreme Court document leak

Providers, advocates and doctors spent much of the day Tuesday reassuring people that the procedure remains legal until the high court issues an official opinion overturning it.

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