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Midland City Councilman Announces Bid For Congress

By Mitch Borden Standing before a crowd of supporters at Midland’s Security Bank Baseball Stadium, city councilman J.Ross Lacy announced he’s running for congress. The 37-year-old Republican is making a bid for Texas’ 11th District in the U.S. House of … 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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With A Good Gimmick And Catchphrase, One Man Made A Name For Himself In The West Texas Boot Game

By Mitch Borden If you’re in West Texas and have turned on your TV over the last few decades you have probably seen this on your screen: Boots flying at a spry middle-aged man, who is catching them, all while … Continue reading

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West Texas Legislators Sit Down In Odessa To Give An Update On The State’s Latest Legislative Session

By Mitch Borden Texas’ 86th legislative session recently came to a close and the West Texas lawmakers state senator Kel Seliger, representatives Tom Craddick and Brooks Landgraf sat down in Odessa to reflect on what was accomplished.

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As Odessa Schools Struggle To Hire Teachers, A New Program Hopes To Put A Dent In The Region’s Educator Shortage

By Mitch Borden Summer vacation is in full swing across Texas. Families going on long trips. On hot days, kids heading to the pool with friends or are running down ice cream trucks to get a cool treat. But for … Continue reading

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Millennials With High Wages Are Opting To Buy, Rather Than Rent, In Midland

By Natalie Krebs, Texas Standard Many Millennials, who are often saddled with student debt and face a sometimes shaky job market, have put off large purchases like homes. But that’s not the case in Midland. 

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Midland And Odessa Leaders Begin Planning For 2020 Census

By Mitch Borden The U.S. census is still a year away, but city officials and industry leaders in the Permian Basin are trying to plan how they’ll count all the people who have flocked to the region in the last … Continue reading

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Housing Shortages Persist In The Permian Basin. But Odessa Housing Prices Stay On The Low Side.

By Mitch Borden Midland and Odessa are growing — fast. A recent report put out by the U.S. census bureau showed both cities in 2018 were two of the fastest growing communities in the country. But, both cities have a … Continue reading

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The Sierra Club Takes Aim At Permian Basin Facility It Says Is Big Polluter

By Mitch Borden An environmental group plans to take legal action against a Permian Basin facility it says is one of the area’s biggest polluters.  Before formally filing a lawsuit, the Sierra Club sent a letter to the owners and … Continue reading

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An Odessa Audience Is The First To Get A Sneak Peak Of A New Documentary

By Mitch Borden A new film produced by Newsy and the Texas Tribune is taking a look at America’s oil industry. A large part of the movie focused on the Permian Basin, and last week, about 100 people turned out … Continue reading

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