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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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Midland Police Are Targetting Traffic Violators Over Labor Day Weekend As The City Faces A Rising Crash Rate

By Mitch Borden This Labor Day weekend, Midland’s police department will begin something they’re calling a “maximum enforcement period.” Law enforcement officers will be out in greater numbers over the next several days to crack down on traffic violations that … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Officials Cross Their Fingers As The State Decides If It Will Give The Region Extra Funding For Its Roads

By Mitch Borden The Permian Basin may be in line to get more money from Texas on top of the millions it already receives, to help repair roads torn up by heavy trucks and other commercial vehicles. Local officials believe … Continue reading

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Housing Needs In the Permian Basin Are Spurring Land Sales In Midland And Odessa

By Mitch Borden Small land sales in Texas are up for the sixth year in a row. That’s according to a new report from the Texas Realtors Association. Those sales rose by about 6 percent last year, driven by the … Continue reading

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Midland ISD’s Board Of Trustees Invest Millions Into Teacher Housing And A New Campus

At its regular meeting last night, the Midland Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved two large property acquisitions that are intended to help the Permian District handle growth.

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Midlanders Share Stories With Marfa Public Radio At PBS Basin’s Main Street Live

By Mitch Borden Marfa Public Radio recently joined Basin PBS at their celebration — Main Street Live. There Midlanders enjoyed live music, good food, and helped raise money for the region’s PBS station. Residents also gathered to share stories with … Continue reading

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