Tag Archives: Midland

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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Friends And Family Celebrate The Life Of Officer Nathan “Hayden” Heidelberg

By Mitch Borden Hundreds gathered to honor Midland Police Officer Nathan “Hayden” Heidelberg after he was killed in the line of duty earlier this week. Support has poured into the Midland community from around the country.  The service began with … Continue reading

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Storytellers Gather To Share Moments From Their Life And Celebrate Black History

By Mitch Borden In a senior center at the heart of Midland’s black community, Nine women stood to tell stories from their lives and share some lessons they’ve learned over the years. This event was in celebration of Black History … Continue reading

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Oil Industry Professionals Gather In Midland To Talk Water

Recently, people in Midland have been discussing water and how its used in West Texas’ growing oil industry at the Permian Basin Water and Energy Conference.  Mitch Borden, Marfa Public Radio’s Permian Reporter, went to the conference and was in the … Continue reading

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New Organization Gearing Up To Take On Challenges Facing Midland

By Mitch Borden As the Permian Basin continues to produce millions of barrels of crude oil each day, Midland and other communities in the area are rapidly growing. There are challenges that come with this kind of economic success though. … Continue reading

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Midland Schools Survey Parents And Teachers To Find Ways It Can Improve

By Mitch Borden Midland Independent School District is in the middle of gathering feedback from teachers, students, and parents to see how the districts doing. The data collected will help the district and individual schools identify areas that need improvement. The … Continue reading

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Demolition Begins For Decades-Old Skyscraper In Midland

By Carlos Morales After standing for more than a half-century in downtown Midland, the nine-story Building of the Southwest is slated for demolition. City officials this week met with the demolition group Midwest Wrecking Company of Texas to set a … Continue reading

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Midland And Odessa Help Keep Public Buses On The Road During Government Shutdown

By Mitch Borden  Yesterday,  the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would’ve reopened the federal government. And as the partial shutdown continues with no end in sight, cities in the Permian Basin are pitching in money to keep government-funded public … Continue reading

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