Tag Archives: Reeves County

Activists And Researchers Are Working To Keep Tabs On Oil And Gas Emissions Near Balmorhea

By Mitch Borden Funky smelling fumes, dimmer skies, and increased health concerns have all been reported by residents in the Southwest corner of the Permian Basin as the oil and gas industry expands. Growth has been happening north of the … Continue reading

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Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

Federal officials said the contract facilities don’t offer substantial cost savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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Fire Being Allowed to Burn Out After Natural Gas Plant Explosion

Anadarko Petroleum is still waiting to assess the damage from an explosion Thursday morning (December 3) at its natural gas plant near the town of Orla in West Texas. A fire at the Ramsey Natural Gas Plant near the New … Continue reading

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A West Texas Oasis, Defined By Its Springs

In part one of our series on local histories in the Trans-Pecos region, we learned how Presidio’s very existence is tied to its strategic location on the Rio Grande. For part two, we traveled to another part of Far West … Continue reading

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Travelers Stranded in West Texas Back on the Road

Update Saturday January 3: Just about all of the more than 200 travelers stranded at community shelters in Balmorhea over the past couple of days have now gotten back on the road. Adriana Contreras, a volunteer at the Balmorhea Community Center where … Continue reading

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In West Texas, A Little Water Goes a Long Way

In Far West Texas, a little water goes a long way. Balmorhea ranchers Don and Ellen Weinacht learned that in 2001, when they turned over part of their cattle ranch to create a wetland for migrating birds. Now, three years … Continue reading

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Pecos Residents Bracing for More Flooding on the Pecos River

Some already-flooded parts of West Texas near the New Mexico state line are bracing for more flooding in the coming days. The town of Pecos has been among the areas hardest-hit by recent flooding on the Pecos River. The river has risen … Continue reading

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