Tag Archives: West Texas

Blue Origin Completes First Rocket Launch of 2018

The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another test launch this weekend at its West Texas facility in Van Horn. The mission is the company’s first of 2018.

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Wind Advisory Across West Texas Today

Strong winds  are picking up this afternoon across West Texas. In parts of the region, gusts will reach as high 65 miles per hour. The high winds are causing several warnings in the area.

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When To Catch The ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ In West Texas

A full moon in a clear night sky is nothing short of breathtaking. But, the next one will be even better, for three reasons.

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Texas Is Test Market For Federal Feral Hog Poisoning Program

Federal agriculture regulators have chosen Texas as the nation’s first testing site for a new type of poison aimed at culling the state’s feral hog population.

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Texas Landowners Take The Wind Out Of Their Sales

Owning land in Texas isn’t as simple as just owning land. The rights to some properties are divided between “surface rights” — who can build on the land — and “mineral rights” — who can extract oil and other things … Continue reading

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Delayed Starts and Closures for Area Schools on Friday

Winter weather and the icy conditions have caused several school districts in our area to either delay the start of school, or close today.

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New Demand, Same Old Story: West Texans And Their Water

In arid west Texas, where rain is infrequent and rivers and lakes are few, groundwater – water from sources beneath the surface of the earth – is key to survival. And as the oil and gas industry in the Permian … Continue reading

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Despite A ‘Downturn,’ West Texas Oil Production Expected To Hit A Record High

Cost-cutting and advances in drilling technology are helping companies withstand persistently low oil prices.

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From Richest Acre in Texas to Ghost Town: the Story of Shafter

On highway 67, some 20 miles before reaching the Mexican border, a green sign reads “Shafter Ghost Town”. A dusty drive takes you past adobe ruins with a glimpse at what’s left of this once-thriving mining town.

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Big City Ridesharing Comes to Far West Texas

In the 6,000-person town of Alpine, Texas, getting a lift has never been easier – neither has selling one.

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