Tag Archives: West Texas
Texas Lawmakers Want To Ban Dangerous Radioactive Waste. The Proposal Would Give A Nuclear Waste Company A Big Financial Break.
A bill advancing in the House seeks to ban spent nuclear fuel, one of the most dangerous types of radioactive waste, from coming to Texas.
By Ari Snider For the latest installment of Quiet and Loud, a series exploring how the sounds of West Texas have changed during the pandemic, we’re taking a closer look at our furry, four-legged friends. Today, we’re talking about dogs, … Continue reading
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
By Public Radio Staff A rare winter storm has intensified across Texas, leaving icy roads and dusting the Permian Basin and the Big Bend region with snow. The National Weather Service has placed all of Texas under a winter storm … Continue reading
A hazardous waste disposal company in Andrews County wants to handle more dangerous levels of nuclear waste. Federal agencies are pondering new rules that could allow more of it to come to Texas.
By Mitch Borden Leaders in Midland and Odessa have faced a choice for months. The question, what actions should they take to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Since March, the coronavirus has infected thousands of residents of the two … Continue reading
By Public Radio Staff For the second time this month, the state of Texas will hold mobile coronavirus testing throughout the Big Bend area. The upcoming public testing follows an increasing demand for frequent screening for the virus—in Presidio County … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales Five students and one employee at Marfa Independent School District have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, forcing officials to close the district’s two campuses and shift to remote-instruction for the next week.
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
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