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Responding to Quakes, Texas Passes Disposal Well Rules

Texas regulators on Tuesday tightened rules for wells that dispose of oilfield waste, a response to the spate of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas. The three-member Texas Railroad Commission voted unanimously to adopt the rules, which require companies to … Continue reading

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Pipeline from the Border would bring Water to Permian Basin Towns

There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin. Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the … Continue reading

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West Texas Solar Plant Comes Online

Less than eight months after breaking ground, the company constructing one of the state’s largest solar plants says it has begun harnessing West Texas’ intense rays. First Solar, based in Arizona, announced Thursday that it had completed the first phase of … Continue reading

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Analysis: It’s Not the Crime, It’s the Politics

So this is what happens when the fox cuts the food supply of the dog guarding the henhouse. A Travis County grand jury on Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for … Continue reading

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Immigration, Border Security Debate Could play into 23rd District Race

The sprawling 23rd Congressional District of Texas is one of the more politically unique regions in the state. Stretching along the border from Eagle Pass west through the Chihuahuan Desert and into El Paso, it’s pretty much the only place … Continue reading

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Dewhurst, Patrick Engage in Nasty Lt. Gov. Debate

In the most contentious matchup yet in what has become an increasingly vicious Republican runoff for lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick and incumbent David Dewhurst hurled personal attacks against each in Dallas on Wednesday. The animosity between the two candidates became apparent within the first … Continue reading

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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ramp Up Efforts in Valley

PEÑITAS, Texas — On a recent afternoon in this Rio Grande Valley town, Juan Longoria stood in his driveway, talking on his cellphone while enjoying a longneck. The only thing that blocked his view of the clear Texas sky was … Continue reading

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NUCLEAR WASTE SITE IN WEST TEXAS SAW YEARS OF LEGAL BATTLES

We’ve been reporting this week on the arrival to West Texas of some low-level radioactive waste that was originally meant to stay in New Mexico. Over the next few months, contaminated clothes, tools and other items are coming to a site outside … Continue reading

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Texas Tribune “Symposium on Demographic Change” Live-Streaming Today

Today at the University of Texas El Paso, the Texas Tribune hosted “On the Road: A Symposium on Demographic Change.” The symposium featured a variety of panelists discussing how population shifts in Texas will affect policy-making and the state’s political landscape … Continue reading

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