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John Love III Drops Out Of The 2020 Texas U.S. Senate Race

By Mitch Borden After announcing that he would run for the Democratic nomination to unseat Texas’s long-time Republican senator John Cornyn, Midland city councilman John Love the third has ended his campaign. 

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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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Occidental Petroleum Puts Its Permian Plaza On The Market

By Mitch Borden Earlier this year, Occidental Petroleum, or Oxy, bought Anadarko Petroleum for over 50 billion dollars. The move caused the company to take on a large amount of debt which has drawn some criticism and has motivated the … Continue reading

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After A Hard Fought Campaign, Patrick Payton Sweeps Midland’s Mayoral Race — But There Are Still Some Elections That Need To Be Resolved

By Mitch Borden Former Stonegate Minister Patrick Payton beat Midland’s current and long-time mayor Jerry Morales, along with local businesswoman Jenny Cudd, in the election to be the city’s leader for the next three years. Preliminary results released after polls … Continue reading

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Eight Candidates Race To Get On Midland’s City Council, But Only Two Can Win

The District 3 and 4 seats on Midland’s city council are wide open this election season after both of the incumbent councilmembers announced they would not seek another term. This has sparked two competitive races to see who will win … Continue reading

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In Midland’s Mayoral Race, Former Pastor Patrick Payton Is Raking In Campaign Contributions — Which Could Be Trouble For Opponents

By Mitch Borden This week the three candidates competing to be the Midland mayor revealed how much they’ve raised for their campaigns — and one candidate had a record-breaking haul.

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Midland Mayoral Candidates Debate On Full Display In The First Of Two Televised Debates

By Mitch Borden With just a month left until the November elections, Midland’s Mayoral race is heating up.  The three candidates vying for the Tall City’s top elected position met last night for the first of two televised debates to … Continue reading

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Midland’s John B Love III Throws His Hat In The Ring For Texas’ 2020 U.S. Senate Race

Midland’s three-term city councilman John B. Love III announced Wednesday that he’s running to challenge Republican Senator John Cornyn. The councilman believes his West Texas values and message of bipartisanship will win over Texas voters.

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Odessans Try To Make Sense Of Violence In An Otherwise Friendly City

By Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio A line of white crosses dot an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. Since they went up on Tuesday, somber groups of visitors trickled in. They quietly left flowers, balloons, … Continue reading

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At Least 5 Killed, 21 Injured In West Texas Shooting

By Andy Jechow, KUT, and Marfa Public Radio At least five people were killed and 21 others injured in shootings reported near the West Texas cities of Odessa and Midland — about 20 miles apart.  A Midland police officer, an … Continue reading

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