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By Mitch Borden Funky smelling fumes, dimmer skies, and increased health concerns have all been reported by residents in the Southwest corner of the Permian Basin as the oil and gas industry expands. Growth has been happening north of the … Continue reading
By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A fundraiser to pay for repairs at a popular West Texas swimming hole has been extended, as organizers are hoping to reach a goal of $1 million. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation —separate … Continue reading
Repair work to the historic Balmorhea State Park swimming pool is officially underway. In September, contractors started the initial repair process. Officials say it’s still unclear just how long it will be until the pool reopens.
There’s new information this week on repairs for one of Texas’s most loved and missed swimming spots. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced they’re partnering with energy company Apache Corporation to cover pool repairs at Balmorhea State Park.
Last month, Balmorhea State Park announced it would be closing its pool for an undetermined amount of time. The reason: park officials say they found a crack in the pool wall and it could be unsafe for swimmers. For many, … Continue reading
The community, which depends heavily on the pool to attract tourists, is currently benefiting from the Permian Basin oil boom.
The upswing of oil and gas production has spurred scientists and researchers to look at ways to diminish the potential impact of oil and gas production on water resources. In West Texas, part of the solution could mean finding effective ways to recycle … Continue reading
The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved … Continue reading
This story has been updated to reflect developments after Wednesday night’s Balmorhea I.S.D. board of trustees meeting. At a meeting Wednesday evening, the Balmorhea Independent School District’s board of trustees was set to consider the possibility of leasing some of the district’s mineral … Continue reading
Updated Thursday, January 21 – 1:50 PM Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioners have unanimously approved a planned 50-acre expansion at Balmorhea State Park. The vote came at a Thursday morning meeting. Under the proposal, the popular spring-fed swimming hole in West … Continue reading