Tag Archives: Midland County

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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County Officials Address Residents Affected by Groundwater Contamination

Residents in a neighborhood south of the city of Midland have been avoiding their well water. This is after tests showed high levels of contaminants. In 1990, a similar mixture of contaminants were found at a Baker-Hughes facility nearby, and … Continue reading

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MRT: Veterans Parade Train Wreck Trial Dismissed

The jury trial over the deadly veterans parade train wreck in Midland from 2012 kicked off this week, but according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the trial is already over after having just begun. Plaintiffs in the case – family members of those … Continue reading

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