Tag Archives: West Texas

Odessans Try To Make Sense Of Violence In An Otherwise Friendly City

By Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio A line of white crosses dot an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. Since they went up on Tuesday, somber groups of visitors trickled in. They quietly left flowers, balloons, … Continue reading

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At Odessa Vigil, Permian Basin Community Comes Together To Mourn And Honor Lives Lost In Shooting

By Mitch Borden, Sally Beauvais and Carlos Morales Hundreds of residents from across the Permian Basin came together as the sun began to set Sunday evening, to pray and honor the victims of this weekend’s mass shooting that left eight … Continue reading

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Jeff Davis County Officials Table Decision on Second Amendment Resolution

By Carlos Morales Jeff Davis County Commissioners have sidelined a decision on becoming a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” — a designation two other West Texas counties have taken up this year. The resolution was brought before county officials during a special … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Flaring Significantly Underestimated In Texas, Study Suggests

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A new study reveals more evidence that oil and gas companies are significantly under-reporting how much natural gas they burn off into the air in Texas.

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Remote West Texas Gets A New 80 Acre Landfill To Serve Its Expanding Oil Industry

By Mitch Borden The oil field waste disposal industry in the Permian Basin is growing fast, as the oil and gas industry continues to see an upswing in production. As more and more oil wells are drilled more toxic by-products … Continue reading

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Two Years Later, What’s Up With The Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

By Sally Beauvais It’s been over two years since the Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in remote West Texas, amid eminent domain lawsuits and backlash from industry opponents. Because of market forces, the pipeline — which was built to export … Continue reading

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The Trade War Between The US And China May Eventually Reach The Permian Basin

By Mitch Borden The United States has been in a trade war with China for almost a year now. Many thought a resolution was on its way until the Trump Administration announced last week it would be placing tariffs worth … Continue reading

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Oil Companies Will Pay You To Take Natural Gas From West Texas

By Mose Buchele, KUT Natural gas is a valuable commodity in most of the world – but not in parts of Texas. Now, in West Texas, oil well operators will pay you to take their natural gas. The practice is … Continue reading

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After Being Closed For 9 Months, Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Open For Swimming

By Carlos Morales One of the state’s historic swimming holes has re-opened after nearly a year of being closed. Often dubbed the crown jewel of West Texas, the swimming hole at Balmorhea State Park is considered one of the largest … Continue reading

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Oil Industry Professionals Gather In Midland To Talk Water

Recently, people in Midland have been discussing water and how its used in West Texas’ growing oil industry at the Permian Basin Water and Energy Conference.  Mitch Borden, Marfa Public Radio’s Permian Reporter, went to the conference and was in the … Continue reading

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