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In the summer of 1966, farmworkers staged a historic march across Texas to protest low wages and poor working conditions. Fifty years later, some of them are telling their stories for the first time.
An iconic figure of the West Texas borderlands has died. Victor Valdez of Boquillas, Mexico was beloved by many for his singing that often welcomed visitors to his small town on the Rio Grande. He was a lifelong resident of … Continue reading
The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.
A federal judge has shot down a Presidio County landowner’s lawsuit against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. For more than a year now, some landowners and residents in the Big Bend region have been speaking out against Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s natural gas … Continue reading
PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Panama Canal is a force in worldwide commerce. It leverages its location at the intersection of two oceans and two continents and is responsible for a total of 15 percent of Panama’s GDP. Its number one customer is the … Continue reading
MARFA, Texas —Six landowners in west Texas have won a series of awards totaling in the millions of dollars against a company building a controversial natural gas pipeline. A seventh case went against a landowner. The landowners are part of a group … Continue reading
JUAREZ — As labor unrest continues to ripple across this Mexican border city, a group of workers has managed to start the city’s only independently organized factory union. Close to 200 workers are now members of a new union approved … Continue reading
For more than a year now, there’s been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in the Big Bend area. We’ve heard from those who are strongly opposed to it and from those who say it would be a good … Continue reading
The prospect of Iranian oil adding to the global flood of crude pushed prices further down on Monday, with Brent crude, the international benchmark for crude oil, touching its lowest level since 2003 – below $28 dollars per barrel. International … Continue reading
Seems like only yesterday that in places like West Texas, oil drillers were spending money like there was no tomorrow. “One billion dollars a month is being spent drilling wells out here,” said Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin … Continue reading