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When Obstetrics Units Close, Rural Hospitals Save At The Expense Of Women’s Health

By Natalie Krebs Forty years ago, nearly all of the state’s rural hospitals delivered babies, but today, that only happens in about 40 percent of those facilities. That’s because many obstetrics units are closing down.

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Midwest Retailer Shopko Closing Multiple Stores, Including One In Presidio

This week Wisconsin  retailer Shopko announced it would close 39 stores in 19 states across the country, including one in Presidio. The announcement comes as the company is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg.

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West Texas Migrant Shelter To Retroactively Do Fingerprint Checks On Staff

A federal agency says they will now retroactively perform FBI-fingerprint checks on all employees at a temporary shelter for migrant children in West Texas. Initial background checks were less rigorous.

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Drillers Burn Off Record Amounts Of Gas As Focus Remains On Oil

In West Texas, natural gas flares dot the horizon, a sign of how oil drilling is growing faster than pipelines and other infrastructure.

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Can You Be Arrested for Shooting A Burro In The Davis Mountains Resort? It Depends.

In the Davis Mountains Resort, burros (often colloquially referred to as donkeys) are both loved and hated by residents. But recently, a series of mysterious deaths has a caused a controversy within the community. People are pooling together their money … Continue reading

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May 25 West Texas News Round Up

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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May 11th News Editor Roundtable

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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Environmental groups ask feds to protect threatened West Texas lizard

Two environmental groups asked the federal government on Tuesday to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as threatened or endangered.

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Containment of the McDannald Fire Now at 59 Percent

As of late Sunday, fire officials reported the McDannald Ranch fire was now 59 percent contained. The wildfire that’s believed to have been started by lightning strike early last week has affected an estimated 18,970 acres as of Sunday night.

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This Fungal Infection Can Be Found In Parts Of Texas, But It’s Hard To Track

Texas is among a small group of states with cases of Valley fever, a lung infection caused by breathing in a fungus called Coccidioides. The illness has been around for a long time, but hasn’t really gotten much attention – until … Continue reading

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