“Midland: Our City, Our Stories” — a collaboration between Basin PBS and Marfa Public Radio — highlights the diverse stories and experiences of Midlanders. Along with the stories found here, Basin PBS is producing several documentaries that will air every Thursday in September.
Napoleon Sepúlveda and Luz Maria Martinez of Durango, Mexico, recall the last days of their son, Jesús Sepúlveda, while they wait in Juárez for his body to be released on Tuesday, Oct. 4. (Corrie Boudreaux/El Paso Matters)
Texas voters had their first and only chance to watch the candidates for Texas governor go head-to-head Friday night as incumbent Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O’Rourke debated live from the Rio Grande Valley. (Photo Courtesy News Nation)
During the hour-long event, candidates stuck to talking points that have dominated this election season so far. Abbott painted O’Rourke as a Biden clone on immigration, while the Democratic challenger said Abbott’s stances on guns and abortion aren’t a fit for Texas.
A non-profit funded by John Poindexter, the wealthy Texas businessman who owns a sprawling ranch resort in the Big Bend region, has offered to buy a silver mine as part of its broader plan for a historic preservation project and tourist attraction in Shafter.
Water marks are seen on the gates and concrete at the Falcon Dam in Starr County on Aug. 18. This area of the reservoir is normally underwater, but because of an extended drought, water levels have been below 20% since earlier this year. (Michael Gonzalez / Texas Tribune)
The bipartisan measure comes after years of work by Blackwell alumni to preserve the school’s history. The new historic site will be partly dedicated to exploring the broader history of school segregation of Mexican-Americans across the southwest. | Lea esta nota en español
Midland Independent School District’s Board of Trustees accepted Superintendent Angelica Ramsey’s resignation early Tuesday morning as she departed Midland to accept a leadership position at Fort Worth ISD.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chartered two flights to send migrants recruited in San Antonio to the tony Massachusetts vacation spot, a move that drew outrage after some migrants later said they were misled into getting on the planes.
The Presidio International Port Authority was created to facilitate construction of the international bridge to Ojinaga. The group has received tens of thousands of dollars from the city and county each year since 2016. Now, officials are divided on what that money has accomplished.