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  1. If Permian Basin drillers can't find enough workers, thousands of oil wells may sit idle in 2019Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Dallas Morning News

    Ryan Byrd worked five years in oilfields from China to West Texas. But after the worst price rout in a generation left him jobless, he's not ready to jump back into the mix.

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  2. Gina Ortiz Jones trails Will Hurd, but asks for 48 more hours to count votes in Texas swing districtRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Dallas Morning News

    Trailing incumbent Republican Will Hurd and looking to make up votes, Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is seeking a 48-hour extension of the deadline to make official provisional ballots in the race for the most competitive congressional district in Texas. A week after Election Day, Jones said Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen had not made public the list of provisional voters in the race, making it difficult for voters to ensure their ballots officially counted.

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  3. After decades battling for veteran status, WWII women pilots fight for their place in Texas historyRead the original story

    Monday Nov 12 | Dallas Morning News

    After decades fighting to be recognized as veterans, women pilots who flew during World War II are now fighting to retain their place in Texas history. On Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education is expected to vote on sweeping changes to what is taught in history classes.

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  4. Continue reading Talking Points: Best quotes and tweets of the weekRead the original story

    Friday Nov 9 | Dallas Morning News

    "Ted Cruz and Other Texas Republican lawmakers should thank West Texas for being the firewall on Tuesday. And they shouldn't forget about West Texas moving forward."

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  5. DeSoto man in prison for raping 10-year-old gets death penalty for murdering guardRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Dallas Morning News

    A DeSoto man in prison for raping a child eight years ago will die by lethal injection for murdering a guard at a West Texas prison. A jury in Jones County, just north of Abilene, sentenced Dillion Gage Compton, 24, to death Tuesday after 11 days of testimony in the trial's punishment phase, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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  6. Continue reading Dallas 'among small handful of communities' in late-stage talks for Amazon HQ2Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 4 | Dallas Morning News

    Amazon is in "late-stage talks" with Dallas, New York City and odds-on favorite Northern Virginia for its prized $5 billion second headquarters, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal 's report, posted online Sunday afternoon and citing "people familiar with the matter," followed a similarly sourced story in the Washington Post on Saturday that indicated Crystal City, Va., was the chosen location.

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  7. Permian power: Prolific West Texas shale play boosts Exxon, Chevron bottom linesRead the original story

    Friday Nov 2 | Dallas Morning News

    Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. delivered their strongest third-quarter results in four years, capping a week in which Big Oil enjoyed profits not seen since the days of $100 crude. Shares in Irving-based Exxon climbed as the American supermajor appeared to emerge from years of production setbacks after failed bets on Russia and Canada that undercut its previously gold-plated reputation among investors.

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  8. Why Texas is paying Luminant $1 million to build a giant battery, one of the largest in the countryRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Dallas Morning News

    Irving-based Luminant announced Tuesday that Texas environmental regulators awarded the company a $1 million grant to build the state's largest electricity storage facility of its kind. To be located adjacent to Luminant's 180-megawatt Upton 2 solar power plant in West Texas, this 10-megawatt battery would be the seventh largest in the U.S., according to Luminant.

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  9. Google Street View car drives onto flooded West Texas roadRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Dallas Morning News

    The car was submerged on a portion of U.S. Highway 190 in Schleicher County near Eldorado, about 45 miles south of San Angelo, KSAN-TV reported . The vehicle was trapped in high water after going around a barrier, a resident told the station.

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  10. Head to West Texas for the country's hottest housing marketRead the original story

    Monday Oct 29 | Dallas Morning News

    Fueled by the oil and gas boom, home prices in Odessa were up more than 34 percent year-over-year in September, according to Realtor.com. "With all the engineers, truckers, and welders moving here, the number of homes on the market has plummeted by 44 percent over the past 12 months, which is pushing prices ever higher," according to Realtor.com While home prices are soaring in Odessa and Wichita Falls, home values are growing much slower in the D-FW area.

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  11. Tarrant County' race for a swing Senate seat is a fight over taxes...Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 25 | Dallas Morning News

    Dueling websites, fiery ads over tax disputes and criticism about the influence of West Texas oil and gas money has dominated what will likely be one of the state's closest races . The Colleyville Republican has run an aggressive ad campaign that's called out her opponent Beverly Powell as a "hypocrite" for voting to raise the tax rate when she was a Burleson school trustee while also having been sued by the district for unpaid back taxes.

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  12. Booming Eagle Ford is helping some Texas oil workers skip a 450-mile trek to Permian BasinRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 23 | Dallas Morning News

    Three years ago, Allen Startz found himself in an unwanted kinship with thousands of other oilfield workers in South Texas' Eagle Ford shale - laid off with few prospects nearby. The Houston Chronicle reports he left his home in Bryan to work in the Permian Basin in West Texas, making plenty of money, but growing exhausted from the grueling 450-mile trip he made every couple of weeks to visit his family, whom he missed dearly.

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  13. Oncor acquires West Texas power lines in $1.3 billion deal with Hunt familyRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 18 | Dallas Morning News

    Dallas-based electricity distributor Oncor plans to bulk up its Texas transmission network with a $1.3 billion acquisition of the Hunt family-owned InfraREIT, the companies announced Thursday. The deal will give Oncor and its majority owner, San Diego-based Sempra Energy, control of Hunt-owned infrastructure including power lines in the Panhandle and West Texas.

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  14. There's a new kind of crude oil coming out of the Permian BasinRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 18 | Dallas Morning News

    Oil producers in the Permian Basin have started selling a new stream of light crude, said people familiar with the matter, securing a market for the increasingly less dense oil being pumped from the largest U.S. shale play. Sales of West Texas Intermediate Light, or WTI Light, started in September with deliveries into Midland, Texas, the people said.

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  15. Sprawling West Texas ranch up for grabs has more than 37,000 acresRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    The KC7 Ranch sprawls over 37,000 acres near Interstate 10 in Reeves and Jeff Davis counties in the foothills of the Davis Mountains. "The inclusion of the previously unavailable but immensely valuable owned water rights in this property is a game changer and makes for an extremely unique and potentially revenue rich investment opportunity with predicted income streams potentially worth many multiples beyond any surface value acquisition price," Icon Global's Bernard Uechtritz said.

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  16. Foreign demand for oil, gas exports fuels Permian Basin's 'extraction colony'Read the original story

    Oct 14, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    Note: First in a series on America's fossil fuel export boom, as part of a collaboration by the Associated Press, Texas Tribune, Center for Public Integrity and Newsy. Drilling booms have come and gone in Midland, Texas for nearly a century.

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  17. Feds admit it's slow-going reuniting immigrant children at tent city with familiesRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    Federal officials at the tent city temporarily sheltering hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children in West Texas pushed back Friday against reports that children there did not have adequate access to education, legal representation and mental health care. But Mark Weber, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, acknowledged that logistical challenges were slowing down the process of placing the children with sponsors - usually parents or closer relatives - who already live in the country.

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  18. Continue reading NBC5 Forecast: Rain returns for the weekendRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    After a couple of beautiful fall days, with sunshine and low humidity, the chance of rain returns Friday, and continues into the weekend as Tropical Storm Sergio moves out of the Pacific Ocean and into West Texas. Another strong cold front can be expected Sunday afternoon.

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  19. Cold front, Tropical Storm Sergio add up to another wet weekend for Dallas-Fort WorthRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    The culprits for this weekend's rainy forecast are Tropical Storm Sergio and a cold front expected to move through North Texas on Sunday. On Thursday, Tropical Storm Sergio was positioned in the Pacific Ocean, west of Mexico.

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  20. Think the Permian Basin has pipeline problems? Take a look at CanadaRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    Drillers and energy analysts have worried all year about the rapidly shrinking pipeline capacity in Permian Basin that's making it harder to get crude out of the nation's richest oil field. But those Permian problems pale in comparison to what's facing Canadian producers, some of whom are selling their oil at a two-thirds discount to the U.S. prices.

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