KXWT News

El Paso Electric seeks to raise rates for solar customers

By Caroline Halter El Paso Electric wants to raise rates for residential solar customers in West Texas. Rate case hearings began on Monday, and many are worried how a ruling in the company’s favor would affect the future of solar in … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

West Texas Groundwater Districts Scramble To Keep Up With Industry

When rules for managing water were created in the ’90s, no one expected brackish water to be a hot commodity.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Primary race to challenge U.S Rep. Will Hurd draws two more Democrats

Two more prominent Democrats are joining the race to challenge U.S Rep. Will Hurd, whose sprawling 23rd Congressional district runs across much of the Texas border, via Texas Tribune.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Voices of the Border: Abraham Ornelas

In 2007, Abraham Ornelas was indicted for aiding and abetting in a drug-related crime. He spent 30 months and prison and says his time being incarcerated gave perspective to the things that matter in life. This is his story.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Leave a comment

White nationalist rally at Texas A&M University has been canceled

The white nationalist rally planned on the campus of Texas A&M University has been canceled, officials confirmed Monday, via Texas Tribune.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged | Leave a comment

White nationalist rally at Texas A&M to feature Richard Spencer; counter protest planned

A College Station white nationalist is planning a rally on the campus of Texas A&M University that will feature the infamous self-described “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer. Students are already planning a counter event, via Texas Tribune.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Leave a comment

At the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo, Mutton Bustin’ is Prep for a Next Generation

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo sees working cowboys from across the region head to Alpine to compete in various events. But the rodeo is not only about showcasing the skills of working ranchers. It’s also about passing ranch culture and … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One Texas Rancher on the Changing Future of Cowboying

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo this weekend saw cowboys from across Texas head to Alpine, where they gathered to compete in events like bronc busting and branding. The rodeo is different from most because it features working ranchers, men and women … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Permian Frac Sand: If We Mine It, Will They Come?

There’s a natural resource sitting above ground in oil-rich West Texas that’s in high demand this summer. Millions of tons of it, in fact. A field of sand dunes extends 200 miles in a crescent from New Mexico through the … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Scientist Tapped To Study the Role of Earthquakes in Oil Exploration is from West Texas

On August 8, the Railroad Commission of Texas named a new seismologist. He’s Aaron Velasco, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged | Leave a comment