Tag Archives: Midland County

Midland Grand Jury Indicts Tye Anders With 3rd Degree Evading Arrest

By Mitch Borden Tye Anders has been formally charged with a felony a month after being pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign. A Midland grand jury indicted Anders on Friday for evading arrest with a motor vehicle, a … Continue reading

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Texas National Guard Heads To Permian Basin Hubs To Test For COVID-19

By Mitch Borden As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the Permian Basin, the Texas National Guard is coming to the region to set up two temporary mobile coronavirus testing sites. The effort is part of a … Continue reading

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After Election Roller Coaster, Midland ISD’s $569M Bond Fails

By Mitch Borden Inside the Midland County Annex, volunteers huddled around two small tables to count hundreds of votes found in a missing ballot box with from the Nov. 5 Midland Independent School District election. By the end of Friday’s … Continue reading

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Midland ISD’s $569M Bond Failed By 25 Votes. But Election Mistake First Showed It Passed

By Mitch Borden After a week of uncertainty — which included a clerical mistake that failed to include over 500 mail-in ballots and a botched release of updated election results — Midland County election officials now say Midland Independent School … Continue reading

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Midland Sheriff Gary Painter Unexpectedly Dies At 72

By Mitch Borden Over the holiday weekend, longtime Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter died. Painter was found unresponsive early Sunday morning in his home. Emergency personnel attempted to revive him — but were unsuccessful.

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Update To Report Still Shows Hispanic Drivers Disproportionately Pulled Over In Midland County

By Mitch Borden  An update to the racial profiling report first put out by Midland County Sheriff’s Office shows there weren’t as many Hispanic drivers pulled over in 2018 as previously reported. But the update shows Hispanics were still disproportionately pulled … Continue reading

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Midland County Sheriff’s Office Says Recent Racial Profiling Report Is Wrong

By Mitch Borden Despite accounting for only 20 percent of county drivers, Hispanics in Midland County were more likely to be pulled over than any other group in 2018, according to the county’ sheriff’s racial profiling report. But county officials … Continue reading

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Primary Election Results Across West Texas

Texas hosted the nation’s first primary election this year. You can find out the results of some of the statewide and county races here.

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What’s Contaminating the Water in Midland County, near Interstate 20?

In a Midland County neighborhood just south of Interstate 20, residents have been warned not to drink from their tap water. This comes after routine tests showed contaminants there. In 1990, high levels of chlorinated solvents were identified in the … Continue reading

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Residents Concerned over Industrial Pollutants in Midland County Groundwater

People living in a neighborhood just south of the city of Midland are worried about their well water. Industrial chemicals were found in levels that are unacceptable by federal standards. Now, county officials are working with state regulators and local … Continue reading

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