Tag Archives: West Texas

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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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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Aurcana Silver Exploration Drilling Continues in Shafter Ghost Town

The Vancouver-based Aurcana Corp. is drilling exploration holes at the company’s mineral deposits in Shafter, Texas. Four of six total exploration core holes have been completed. The drilling program tested silver and gold deposits.

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One Year After the Alpine High School Shooting

It’s business as usual at the Alpine High School band hall where smiling students rehearse. It wasn’t far from here that a freshman student took her own life after first shooting and injuring one of her peers. The young female … Continue reading

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In Big Bend National Park, Grass is Greener for Trespassing Livestock

This summer we’ve been hitting the road and heading to the state and national parks in our area, taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. For our final stop, we head to Big Bend … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Port Ramps Up After Crude Oil Export Ban Lifted: New Pipelines Proposed Linking Permian Basin To Port

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -A surge in production in the Permian Basin of west Texas, already the nation’s highest producing oilfield, is extracting more crude oil than refiners in Texas can handle. But now, producers in the Permian have new outlets for that oil with economic … Continue reading

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Texas Music Hour of Power !!LIVE!! Saturday 7/29

* THE SPECTACLE RETURNS * Make your plans to join us for Joe Nick Patoski’s Texas Music Hour of Power * LIVE * from the studios of Marfa Public Radio and Patio Party. Sat. 6 to 9 this Sat. 7/29. … Continue reading

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