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Texas Regulators Move Forward With Plan to Reduce Oilfield Flaring

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas regulators on Tuesday moved forward with proposed administrative changes that are expected to become part of a broader effort to tackle the years-long problem of oilfield flaring, where companies burn off excess natural gas … Continue reading

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As new company prepares testing push in tri-county, local officials assess last effort

By Stephen Paulsen, The Big Bend Sentinel There’s a new coronavirus-testing company in town, and it isn’t Honu Management Group. Last week, The Big Bend Sentinel reported that the Washington State-based company was taking over testing sites from the National … Continue reading

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Federal agents are expelling asylum seekers as young as 8 months from the border, citing COVID-19 risks

By Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Thousands of migrant children have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now “virtually impossible” … Continue reading

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After 59 years, Midland ISD Agrees To Change The Name Of Robert E. Lee High

By Mitch Borden Midland school officials recently approved changing the name of the city’s famous Robert E. Lee High School, along with its freshman campus. This comes as school districts across the country reevaluate campuses named after Confederate leaders. The … Continue reading

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El Pasoans remember victims of the Walmart shooting one year later

By Briana Vargas and Joel Angel Juárez, the Texas Tribune A year after the mass shooting in El Paso, where 23 people were killed at a Walmart in what was the worst attack on Latinos in modern U.S. history, Texas … Continue reading

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Presidio Officials Confirm County’s First COVID-19 Death

By Mitch Borden A 91-year-old man from the City of Presidio has died from the coronavirus while receiving treatment at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  Hospital officials announced the death Friday afternoon saying the Big Bend resident died this morning … Continue reading

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In The Permian, Trump Touts His Record On Oil And Attacks Democrats

By Mitch Borden For the first time as President, Donald Trump visited Midland and Odessa, the two cities at the center of America’s most productive oil field — the Permian Basin. He had two goals in mind for the trip, … Continue reading

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Custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers also fear returning to Texas schools

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune Texas schools employ almost as many support staff members as they do teachers, often in hourly or part-time jobs with low pay. The state has offered limited guidance on how to protect them on … Continue reading

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Trump Rallies Oil And Gas Workers In The Permian Basin Against Democrats Ahead Of The November Election

By Patrick Svitek and Mitchel Ferman, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump sought to give a morale boost to the beleaguered Texas energy industry during a visit Wednesday to the Permian Basin, while also rallying oil and gas workers against Democrats … Continue reading

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Across West Texas, School Districts Chart Differing Paths Toward Reopening

With the beginning of the academic year just around the corner, schools across Texas are preparing for a year like no other in recent memory. Even as they contend with growing COVID-19 outbreaks in many regions, administrators and teachers have … Continue reading

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