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  1. Former Texas Governor Mark White DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | KRGV

    Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77. His wife Linda said he died Saturday in Houston.

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  2. Portales man in cockfighting case says it was 'poultry show'Read the original story

    Aug 5, 2017 | KRGV

    A New Mexico man facing charges in connection with a break up of an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas says the busted event was just a private "poultry show." The Eastern New Mexico News reports Kenny Grubbs of Portales, New Mexico, says Hockley County Sheriff's deputies got it wrong when they raided a house near Levelland, Texas.

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  3. West Texas water pipeline to oilfield gets approvalRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | KRGV

    A 60-mile pipeline intended to carry 5.4 million gallons of water daily from a West Texas desert aquifer to the Permian Basin oilfield has won approval despite objections of ranchers, farmers and environmentalists. The Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District on Wednesday voted to allow the multimillion-dollar Agua Grande project proposed by Dan Allen Hughes, who owns the 140,000-acre Apache Ranch near Van Horn and runs his father's San Antonio-based oil company, Dan A. Hughes Co.

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  4. More than 100 birds seized in West Texas cockfighting bustRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | KRGV

    Authorities have arrested two men and seized more than 100 birds to break up an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas. The Hockey County Sheriff's Office says both men were charged with felony cockfighting counts following last Friday's search of property near Levelland .

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  5. West Texas groundwater site added to federal Superfund listRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2017 | KRGV

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given a West Texas site a federal Superfund designation marking it as one of the most hazardous waste sites in the country. The EPA said in a statement Monday that a portion of the Santa Rosa Aquifer in Kermit has been added to the Superfund program's National Priorities List.

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  6. Pilot, passenger survive West Texas crash of vintage planeRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2017 | KRGV

    Authorities say a restored Korean War-era plane has crashed while attempting to land at a West Texas airport but both people on board survived. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash happened Tuesday morning near Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, about 90 miles west of Fort Worth.

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  7. 2 West Texas elected officials arrested on federal chargesRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2017 | KRGV

    Federal authorities say two West Texas elected officials have been arrested on charges they received kickbacks for directing a county contract to a private company. Authorities said in a statement that Presidio County Commissioner Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez was arrested Thursday in Midland. 1 comment

  8. Texas fisherman reels in 45-year-old walletRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | KRGV

    A fisherman isn't telling fish tales when he says he fished a 45-year-old wallet out of a West Texas lake. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported that John Riley reeled in the wallet Thursday while fishing in Lake Nasworthy near San Angelo.

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  9. Warrant: Texas man person of interest in 1988 death of teensRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | KRGV

    Investigators say a man recently arrested on a drug charge is a person of interest in the 1988 shooting deaths of two West Texas teenagers. A search warrant obtained by the San Angelo Standard-Times says hair, fingernails and other items found in the San Angelo home of 47-year-old John Cyrus Gilbreath link him to the teens.

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  10. Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of CindyRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2017 | KRGV

    Another round of rain is engulfing much of Texas, swelling rivers, flooding streets and bringing warnings of flash flooding in several areas. Up to 5 inches of rain, more in isolated areas, fell Saturday in the Houston metro region but the storm system covered a stretch of the state extending from West Texas into North and East Texas.

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  11. Driver charged after wreck leaves 3 dead in OdessaRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KRGV

    A 23-year-old West Texas man has been arrested and charged with five felonies for a traffic wreck that left three people dead and he and three others hurt. Odessa police say Mark Garrett was intoxicated and driving at a high rate of speed Thursday night when his car collided with a van, causing both vehicles to erupt in fire.

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  12. 3 killed in West Texas wreck police blame on drunken driverRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KRGV

    Three people have died and another four injured in a two-vehicle collision in West Texas that police say involved a drunken driver.

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  13. Texas oil company opens regional headquarters in New MexicoRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | KRGV

    A Texas-based oil company has opened a new regional headquarters in southeastern New Mexico as activity in the Permian Basin heats up. Officials with Mewbourne Oil say the new office represents the company's commitment to the region and its interest in expansion in the years to come.

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  14. Grapefruit-size hail reported during West Texas stormsRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | KRGV

    Storms packing winds of more than 60 mph and hail as big as grapefruit left behind damage in West Texas but no reported injuries. The National Weather Service says the chance for more severe weather continued late Thursday in the Midland and Odessa area, followed by a heat wave this weekend.

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  15. West Texas elected official gets 2 years for public lewdnessRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | KRGV

    Authorities say a West Texas elected official accused of groping a female sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to public lewdness and must serve two years of probation. Taylor County Commissioner William Bradley Birchum of Abilene pleaded guilty Thursday to the misdemeanor count.

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  16. Charges added against mom of boy left in Mexican warehouseRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | KRGV

    West Texas police have added new charges against the mother of a 4-year-old boy found in February in an abandoned warehouse in Mexico. Ruby Esmeralda Gonzalez already had been charged with child abandonment and endangerment.

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  17. Ex-Texas educator says illegal steps taken to boost scoresRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | KRGV

    A former West Texas school official has testified that he conspired with other educators to rig test scores and take other illegal steps to meet federal accountability standards. Former El Paso Associate Superintendent Damon Murphy said in court Tuesday that administrators also falsely inflated scores for 10th-graders, in part by placing students in the wrong grades.

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  18. Ex-Texas judge pleads guilty in probe linked to senatorRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2017 | KRGV

    Prosecutors say a former West Texas county judge has pleaded guilty to federal charges as part of a public corruption investigation linked to an indicted state senator. Prosecutors say Galindo conspired with state Sen. Carlos Uresti to have a company win a contract to provide medical services for inmates at a correctional center in Reeves County.

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  19. Police: Man tired of paying child support meant to kill kidsRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | KRGV

    Police say a West Texas man tired of paying child support drove some 450 miles with the intention of killing his two young children and their mother. Beeville police Sgt.

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  20. More rain expected in Texas after storms drench some citiesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | KRGV

    A rainy weekend is expected across parts of Texas after storms already drenched streets, stranded motorists and caused some flooding. Forecasters said Saturday that flash flooding could occur in some areas already saturated.

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