Tag Archives: Permian Basin

“Dangerously Cold.” West Texas Winter Storm Updates

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

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With Two Locations For Mass Vaccinations, How’s The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In The Permian?

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

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Midland School Named For Confederate General Will Now Be Called Legacy High School

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. 

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Marfa Public Radio Earns Its Fifth National Edward R. Murrow Award

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

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Texas Governor Urges Trump to Oppose Nuclear Waste Plans

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

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Oil Execs Surveyed Say US Production Has Peaked

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.

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Oil Giants In Permian Will Use New Technology To Track Methane Emissions

By Kyra Buckley, Houston Public Media Oil producers in the Permian Basin are implementing new technology to better measure methane emissions.  The computer program will help oil and gas companies track how much methane they’re emitting, and what methods are … Continue reading

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Judge Declines to Block Construction of Disputed Texas Pipeline

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News A federal judge on Friday refused to halt construction of a disputed natural gas pipeline through Central Texas, despite claims from opponents that the project’s environmental impacts were never properly examined and that its federal permits should … Continue reading

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Families of Victims In Aug. 31 Mass Shooting Sue Gun Manufacturer And Supplier For Over $1 Million

By Public Radio Staff As the first anniversary of the Aug. 31 shooting in Odessa approaches, lawyers representing family members of two victims are filing suit against an alleged weapons dealer and a gun parts manufacturer.

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Ector County ISD Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 Days Before Classes Start

By Mitch Borden For the first time since last spring, students rushed to make it to classes before the final bell rang at public schools scattered across Odessa on Wednesday. But this time around, hallways were bare since the pandemic … Continue reading

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