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Midlanders Share Stories With Marfa Public Radio At PBS Basin’s Main Street Live

By Mitch Borden Marfa Public Radio recently joined Basin PBS at their celebration — Main Street Live. There Midlanders enjoyed live music, good food, and helped raise money for the region’s PBS station. Residents also gathered to share stories with … Continue reading

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Booms And Busts Have Defined Midland’s History, But Is It Time To Stop Using Those Terms?

By Mitch Borden The Permian Basin has never been busier. More oil is being pumped than ever before, thanks to hydraulic fracking, and energy companies are making plans to stick around long-term. By most accounts, the region is booming. But, … 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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Millennials With High Wages Are Opting To Buy, Rather Than Rent, In Midland

By Natalie Krebs, Texas Standard Many Millennials, who are often saddled with student debt and face a sometimes shaky job market, have put off large purchases like homes. But that’s not the case in Midland. 

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Midland And Odessa Leaders Begin Planning For 2020 Census

By Mitch Borden The U.S. census is still a year away, but city officials and industry leaders in the Permian Basin are trying to plan how they’ll count all the people who have flocked to the region in the last … Continue reading

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In Midland, Locals Gather To Remember Those Who Died In The Holocaust And The Texans Who Helped Liberate Concentration Camps.

By Mitch Borden Last week, people gathered at Midland College Library for a memorial service honoring Holocaust victims as a part of a global remembrance day. The event also took the time to celebrate the Texas Liberators, a group of … Continue reading

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Housing Shortages Persist In The Permian Basin. But Odessa Housing Prices Stay On The Low Side.

By Mitch Borden Midland and Odessa are growing — fast. A recent report put out by the U.S. census bureau showed both cities in 2018 were two of the fastest growing communities in the country. But, both cities have a … Continue reading

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Pence Pushes Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada While Visiting The Permian Basin

By Mitch Borden While visiting Texas on Wednesday to promote trade policy and fundraise for President Trump’s reelection, Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Midland. While standing in front of a local oil rig, Pence told a group … Continue reading

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For Some Residents In Midland, Taking A Hot Shower Causes Sneezing And Other Reactions To The City’s Water

By Mitch Borden Not to overshare, but a hot shower is one of my favorite things in the world. The warm water. getting clean. You know, it’s all great. But when I moved to Midland though, something strange started happening … Continue reading

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Nine-Block Area Closed Off For Building of Southwest Demolition

By Mitch Borden  After standing for more than a half-century in downtown Midland, the nine-story Building of the Southwest is slated for demolition tomorrow morning. “After decades of an empty building, we are thrilled to remove this eyesore,” said Midland … Continue reading

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