Tag Archives: Permian Basin
After Midland’s current mayor Patrick Payton announced he wouldn’t seek reelection, the race for fall election was left wide open. Now, three candidates are set to compete for the city’s top position.
Texas oil and gas pulled in nearly $16 billion in taxes and royalties last year as the industry recovers from pandemic downturn
The Texas Oil and Gas Association’s annual energy and economic impact report says both taxes and royalties paid to the state went up by more than 20% over the previous fiscal year.
Oil companies are asking Permian Basin residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help defend the industry from the deadly disease
Through the Permian Strategic Partnership, some of the largest oil companies in Texas are encouraging Permian residents to get vaxxed — not only to protect themselves from the coronavirus but to help protect the West Texas oil industry.
Thunderstorms, along with other severe weather, are expected to hit the Midland – Odessa area along with much of the rest of the Permian Basin Monday evening through Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until … Continue reading
By Public Radio Staff With temperatures plummeting to record- setting lows, the National Weather Service is warning West Texans of “dangerously cold” weather which has left roads iced over and covered the region in snow. Find updates from Marfa Public … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden This week, Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital and Midland Memorial Hospital—the two largest healthcare facilities in the Permian Basin—began holding two large-scale vaccination clinics, which have seen a few thousand West Texans so far get coronavirus vaccines. Here’s … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden After a three-hour meeting Wednesday night, Midland Independent School District’s board of trustees voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School—which residents commonly refer to as Midland Lee—and now call it Legacy High School.
By Public Radio Staff Marfa Public Radio has received a National Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in journalism from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Permian Basin reporter Mitch Borden was recognized in the hard news category among small-market … Continue reading
By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas Governor Greg Abbott has come out against two rival plans to ship highly radioactive waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants to sites on the Texas-New Mexico border, saying either plan would be unsafe … Continue reading
By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News A majority of American oil industry executives don’t think U.S. oil production will ever return to its record-high, pre-pandemic levels, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said announcing survey findings in its quarterly report Wednesday.