Tag Archives: Midland

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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Midland Waits For Test Results As More Patients Are Being Monitored For COVID-19

By Mitch Borden As the coronavirus spreads through Midland, residents aren’t getting tested fast enough, according to local health officials. So far, roughly 150 tests have been administered but Midland Memorial Hospital has only received the results of seven—one of … Continue reading

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After First Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus, Midland Officials Expand Response

By Mitch Borden A day after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Midland, leaders from across the community announced additional measures to fight the virus. Midlanders also got the clearest description to date on the current situation in … Continue reading

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With Schools Closing Due To Coronavirus, How One Midland Parent Is Making Do

By Mitch Borden In the Permian Basin, public and private schools have closed out of growing concern over coronavirus. In Midland, that meant Kristen Betton, a stay at home mom, had to quickly figure out how to keep her twin … Continue reading

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Midland’s New Mayor And City Councilmembers Officially Are Sworn Into Their New Positions

By Mitch Borden In Midland, a changing of the guard: Three new city leaders assumed their new roles Monday during a swearing-in ceremony. Marfa Public Radio  Mitch Borden reports, Midland now has a new Mayor and two new city councilmembers. 

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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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