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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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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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