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UPDATE: Terlingua Water Shortage Continues as Officials Fix Well Motor Damages

This week the town of Terlingua has had limited water supply. Officials believe a lightning strike damaged the motor of the town’s primary water well. Townsfolk have relied on bottled water, while officials are working to find a solution.

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Cruz Declines To Support Senate GOP Health Care Bill, While Cornyn Defends It

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled their plan to overhaul President Obama’s 2010 health care law. Within hours, Texas’ two Republican senators took opposite positions on the measure. From the Texas Tribune.

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Why don’t local police departments pay for rape kit testing?

There’s no rule on who foots the bill for rape kit testing across the country — it depends on the state and city you live in. From Texas Tribune

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Train Advocates to Protest Proposed Budget Cuts To Rail Service

Beginning today, railroad advocates in nearly 30 cities across the U.S. are holding rallies to protest the potential loss of funding to Amtrak, as outlined in the budget proposed by the White House. The budget would affect travelers in more … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Blocks Nuclear Waste Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled to block the merger between Dallas’ Waste Control Specialists and EnergySolutions.

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Hispanics behind half of Texas’ growth since 2010

Hispanics are behind a large portion of the state’s growth since 2010, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. From Texas Tribune.

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Best And Worst Lawmakers Crowned In End-Of-Session List

From Texas Standard: Making a list of the best and worst lawmakers after each Texas legislative session isn’t quite as old as the legislature itself, but it’s still a time-honored tradition. Texas Monthly has put out such a list since … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Study Raises Concerns, Calls for More Research

A report out this week from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas finds that oil and gas drilling has led to environmental stresses. But the study is also calling for more research to better understand just what … Continue reading

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In Booming Permian Basin, a Surge in Oil Thefts

Oil drilling and production in the Permian Basin of West Texas is booming again. But the boom has a byproduct that producers are considerably less excited about: oil theft. The Houston-based Energy Security Council estimates that this year alone, Texas … Continue reading

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New Dallas Fed Indicators for Permian Basin Released

The Permian Basin labor market remained stable with a declining unemployment rate in April according to a report out from the Dallas Fed today (Thursday). Total non-farm employment in the Basin inched up by 200 jobs from March to April … Continue reading

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