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  1. Continue reading Texas adds 32,000 more jobs in August, marking 26th straight month of growthRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    The state's employers grew their payrolls by 32,000 in August -- the 26th straight month for jobs growth, according to new data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. And Texas' already-low unemployment rate dipped a little lower -- falling from 4 percent in July to 3.9 percent in August.

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  2. Historic GOP win dampens Democrat hopes for 'blue wave' in Texas SenateRead the original story

    Wednesday | Dallas Morning News

    That's how Democrats describe losing a long-held South Texas Senate seat to upstart conservative Pete Flores on Tuesday night. The Republican win was historic, marking the first GOP victory there since just after the Civil War, but the implications stretch far beyond the district.

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  3. Hit the road, Jack: Booming Permian Basin desperately needs workers to build highwaysRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Dallas Morning News

    For an oilman who's worked on the Gulf Coast, near the Russian Arctic and in Royal Dutch Shell Plc's headquarters in The Hague, being stuck in traffic on a dusty West Texas highway is not the stuff of dreams. The GMC Yukon rented by Amir Gerges, general manager of Shell's operations in the Permian Basin, has crawled just four miles in the past hour.

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  4. Oil and gas well fracking creates a lot of wastewater. Here's where things get interestingRead the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | Dallas Morning News

    The extraction of petroleum hydrocarbons, particularly from impermeable strata like shale, is a thirsty process. It requires millions of gallons of water to stimulate a single production well.

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  5. A new breed of young North Texas wildcatters is striking it rich in the Permian BasinRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | Dallas Morning News

    John Sellers and Cody Campbell are holding court one hot August evening in the corner of an oil-themed dive bar in Midland. After flying in on their private jet, they're shaking hands, cracking jokes and talking deals with aspiring oilmen, contractors and land traders, almost all in their early 30s.

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  6. 'Presidio' author Randy Kennedy tried to flee Texas, but its 'messy glory' brought him back homeRead the original story

    Monday Sep 10 | Dallas Morning News

    While growing up in Plains, a town in sparsely populated Yoakum County, near the New Mexico state line, "I wanted out pretty desperately," he says. Kennedy made his way to New York in 1991.

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  7. Permian Basin in the spotlight as U.S. energy experts gathered at the Dallas FedRead the original story

    Friday Sep 7 | Dallas Morning News

    The Permian Basin and other U.S. shale plays will continue to steer the global oil industry for years. But experts warned Friday that the "new Saudi Arabia" isn't the answer to every oil industry question.

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  8. Nobody loved Texas like Frank Reaugh; this biography lets you know him like never beforeRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | Dallas Morning News

    Editor's note: "Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains" airs at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 on KERA-TV.

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  9. Waste Management's hiring practice in West Texas leads to $5.5 million penalty over immigrant laborRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 30 | Dallas Morning News

    Waste Management has agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million to settle allegations that it made a practice of using labor in the U.S. illegally. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston said Wednesday that a Waste Management subsidiary employed at least three managers at a West Texas waste site who actively encouraged the hiring of workers in the country illegally between 2003 and April 2012.

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  10. 'Disposal nightmare': In Permian Basin, every barrel of oil means four barrels of toxic waterRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 29 | Dallas Morning News

    In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America's most prolific oil play, the problem isn't too little water, it's too much of it. Standing on a 26-foot high rig platform in Texas's Reeves County, Hickey watches as contractors maneuver drilling pipe almost 10,000 feet underground in search of oil.

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  11. Trade disputes with China threaten the Texas oil boomRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 29 | Dallas Morning News

    Texas exploration and production companies and Chinese refiners shared a collective sigh of relief following a recent decision to remove U.S. crude oil from the list of goods entangled in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Nevertheless, though U.S. crude oil appears safe from tariffs for now, China reportedly is still considering a 25 percent levy on imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas after officially imposing a 25 percent tariff on U.S. propane, butane, naphtha, jet fuel and coal imports.

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  12. Burn baby, burn that natural gasRead the original story

    Monday Aug 27 | Dallas Morning News

    Oil drillers are burning excess natural gas to keep the crude oil flowing. Natural gas is mostly a byproduct of crude oil drilling in the Permian Basin.

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  13. Where are some of the worst day care waiting lists in Texas? The booming Permian BasinRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Dallas Morning News

    The West Texas sun is still hours away from rising, and the line at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland is already forming. These aren't teens waiting for concert tickets.

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  14. Greyhound passengers angered after bus fire in West Texas delays arrival in DallasRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    A fire broke out on a Dallas-bound Greyhound bus in West Texas, leading to a violent confrontation between passengers and a Greyhound employee after they were denied refunds. The incident occurred Sunday near Pecos when passengers reported smelling smoke from a fire in one of the wheels, but passengers said the driver was reluctant to pull over, KTVT-TV reported .

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  15. Randy Kennedy's first novel, 'Presidio,' might be the first must-read Texas novel of the fallRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    I've often wondered about those squat cinderblock buildings situated next to broadcast towers that seem to reach into the sky for miles. Why are they there? What's inside? Who enters them? What secrets do they hold? Texas-born author Randy Kennedy must have spent considerable time speculating about the same thing.

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  16. Irving's Water Street development to add Olivella's pizza, ribsRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    An expansion of the popular Olivella's chain and a new concept from a Meso Maya veteran will help fill in the 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space at Water Street , an Irving project that's considered a game-changer for Las Colinas. The mixed-use development on the shores of Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas Thursday announced five additions to the food and drink lineup: -- Cork & Pig Tavern will open its fourth location at Water Street this fall.

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  17. Rain not done with Dallas-Fort Worth yet, thanks to sky-high low pressure, cool airRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    "Cooler-than-normal air [aloft] leads to instability or lift," he said. "When you get rising air, that creates rain.

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  18. Oil is booming again in Texas and the implications could be vastRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    Texas is producing more oil than ever this year, and experts think the volume will grow so much over the next few years, we will soon surpass the production of several OPEC countries. If Texas were a country , it would be among the top 10 oil producers in the world.

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  19. Trump's steel tariffs are costing Permian Basin pipeline companies...Read the original story

    Aug 2, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    A shortage of crude oil and natural gas capacity is squeezing Permian Basin drillers. Kinder Morgan's $1.75 billion Gulf Coast Express natural gas pipeline is under construction now and will link the Permian Basin with the Texas Gulf Coast.

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  20. Texas deputy fired after robbery suspect's escape to the top of moving patrol carRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    A West Texas deputy has been fired after a robbery suspect broke out of a patrol car and rode on its roof on a highway last week. Sgt. Cliff Griffin, a Taylor County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said in an email to the Abilene Reporter News that the deputy was fired "for violating Taylor County Sheriff's Office policies concerning the safety and security of the inmate."

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