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  1. Memorial to slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveiled in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    A memorial for slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odesa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle.

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  2. Oil tanker laden with North Dakota crude reaches NetherlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state's oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports in December. North Dakota's congressional delegation and industry officials hailed Hess Corp.'s shipment as a milestone that could open more markets in faraway refineries where premium prices are typically fetched based on foreign prices.

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  3. Texas, New Mexico oil producers push for import limitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Energy policy adviser Daniel Fine discusses a proposal for seeking quotas on foreign oil imports during a forum in Artesia, N.M., Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Oil drilling companies and royalty owners from the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico's stretch of the Permian Basin are embarking on a grass-roots campaign to limit foreign oil imports, salvaging what they say is a major sector of the U.S. economy.

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  4. Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with opposition from state and local leaders who want more time to review whether the plan poses any public danger.

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  5. Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had retired the previous evening and was found dead Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.

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  6. Texas Western celebrating historic title 50 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Members of the 1966 Texas Western College basketball championship team laugh together at a special exhibit on the team in the Union building on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. They are from left: Nevil Shed, Willie Cager, Dick Myers and Louis Baudoin.

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  7. Texas Western celebrating historic title 50 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    David Lattin says something happens every day to remind him of Texas Western's historic NCAA championship in 1966, when the Miners won with the first all-black starting lineup in a title game against all-white Kentucky. The centre from that team and eight of his teammates have gathered in El Paso for a weekend celebration of the 50th anniversary of a game that is largely credited for ending segregation in athletics at universities in the South.

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  8. Monsanto to build $140M cotton seed processing unit in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Monsanto says plans to build a $140 million cotton seed processing plant in West Texas, where nearly 40 per cent of the nation's fluffy fiber is planted. The St. Louis-based company said in a news release the plant will be its primary hub for cleaning, treating and bagging its brand of cotton seed, Deltapine, from growers with whom they contract.

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  9. Blizzard kills more than 30K dairy cows in Texas, New Mexico; number could climb higherRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    Dairy producers in West Texas and eastern New Mexico are continuing to assess how many animals died in the winter storm last weekend, but the number will probably climb to more than 30,000, an official with a dairy group said Thursday. Texas Association of Dairymen executive director Darren Turley said an estimated 15,000 mature dairy cows died in the storm's primary impact area - from Lubbock west to Muleshoe and north to Friona which is home to half of the state's top-10 milk producing counties and produces 40 per cent of the state's milk.

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  10. Business HighlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    There's a dark side to those delightfully low gas prices: Housing markets are slumping in communities that were recently flush from the U.S. shale oil fracking boom. Home sales are down sharply this year in North Dakota and the West Texas cities of Midland and Odesa.

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  11. Encana to cut capital budget by $600 million, annual dividends by $185 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    Encana Corp. says next year's capital spending budget will be US$600 million lower than in 2015 and its dividend to shareholders will be cut by about 78 per cent. The Calgary-based oil and gas producer is estimating a total capital investment of between US$1.5 billion and US$1.7 billion in 2016.

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  12. Reusable rocket: In a first, booster returns to Earth gently enough to be reused, company saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    In this photo provided by Blue Origin taken on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, an unmanned Blue Origin rocket blasts off in West Texas. The private company announced Tuesday, Nov. 24, that it had gotten the rocket to land gently enough to be used again, a first in aeronautics.

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