Tag Archives: Midland

In The Permian, Trump Touts His Record On Oil And Attacks Democrats

By Mitch Borden For the first time as President, Donald Trump visited Midland and Odessa, the two cities at the center of America’s most productive oil field — the Permian Basin. He had two goals in mind for the trip, … Continue reading

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Morale Low At Midland Hospital As Public Criticism Intensifies

By Mitch Borden Midland healthcare workers are facing growing doubt from some members of the community, as more coronavirus patients flood the city’s only hospital and COVID-19 related deaths rise.  Officials at Midland Memorial Hospital have said they’re concerned about … Continue reading

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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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In the Permian Basin, Coronavirus Response Varies In Seriousness As Case Counts Rise

By Mitch Borden As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Permian Basin and across the state, the response from elected officials in the region’s two largest cities is markedly different.  Since last Thursday, Midland and Odessa have recorded 184 … Continue reading

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Review Of Midland Police Records Shows Blacks And Hispanics Are Pulled Over At Higher Rates Than White Drivers

By Mitch Borden The Midland Police Department pulled over black and Hispanic residents at consistently higher rates than whites between 2016 and 2019, a Marfa Public Radio review of police records has revealed. Midland PD has been in hot water … Continue reading

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Already Terrified By A Local Arrest Video, Midlanders Rally As National Protests Of Police Brutality Continue

By Mitch Borden As protests against police violence sparked by the death of George Floyd rage across the country, Midland residents were already questioning how local law enforcement treats people of color. More than two weeks ago, a cell phone … Continue reading

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Questions About Midland Medical Lodge’s Practices Keep Emerging as Coronavirus Continues to Spread in the Facility

By Mitch Borden Over a month has passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Midland Medical Lodge, but the nursing home is still having trouble containing the spread of the virus. Just this week, Midland Medical Lodge … 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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Photos From Midland Nursing Home Reveal How Good Intentions During A Pandemic Can Be Dangerous

By Mitch Borden The Easter holiday was quiet this year, especially for the patients at Midland Medical Lodge. For weeks, the nearly 80 residents at the nursing home were barred from having family and friends visit. Instead, relatives wrote letters … Continue reading

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Health Officials Identify Coronavirus Outbreak at Midland Nursing Home

By Mitch Borden There are at least eight confirmed cases of the coronavirus tracing back to Midland Medical Lodge, a nursing home that now joins the ranks of similar facilities across the state and country as a place where COVID-19 … Continue reading

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