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Maybe the image that comes to mind when you picture Texas roads is zipping down a West Texas highway in a pickup truck with a dusty breeze whipping through your hair.
For the next two months, state Sen. Kel Seliger will host his annual town hall meetings throughout Senate District 31 and his first stops in the Texas Panhandle will be in Oldham, Hartley and Dallam counties next week.
The face of hunger in Lubbock County could be any skin color. It could speak one of a dozen languages at home.
The 14th annual West Texas Book Festival is slated to continue through to Saturday, Sept.
Fifty years ago this month, Roy Orbison had his break-out hit "Pretty Woman." The catchy tune about an attractive lady walking by his song became the influence of countless covers and catapulted him into rock-n-roll history.
Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work.
Borrowing from the popularity of food trucks, some entrepreneurs are finding a way to put fashion on four wheels.
The Canyon Police Department stayed busy this morning issuing parking tickets around the West Texas A&M campus.
Pumpjacks at work pumping crude oil near Halkirk, Alberta. Pipeline snarls remain a key concern among the largest producers in Alberta's oil patch, even as the sharp increase in rail capacity and concerted efforts to expand current export outlets has narrowed the discount on Canadian heavy crude.
Jeff Salmon had never put much thought into the electric grid. But that changed in June 2012, when an electric bill put Frontier Texas - the Abilene museum and welcome center he runs to help patrons relive the Old West - nearly $3,300 over budget, a figure equivalent to entrance fees for an extra 620 visitors.
Lee Hamilton, director of Indiana University's Center on Congress, recently sent us a missive about why government fails all too often.
The conventional wisdom in West Texas, especially among Republicans and political pundits, is that Democrats don't have a chance of winning Legislative or Congressional races.
Concordia Cemetery in central El Paso doesn't look like much at first sight. The disparate collection of headstones, crosses, and mausoleums stakes out a 52-acre expanse of dusty desert in the shadows of residential neighborhoods, a carpet wholesale warehouse, and Interstate 10. But when you step inside Concordia's iron gates, the cemetery's ... (more)
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