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As Secretary of State John Kerry tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress Tuesday, some U.S. senators were ready to start an oil war with Iran. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring a bill to lift the ban on exporting American crude oil. 19 comments
However, as this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state. The delicate chiles are now picked by hand, and problems with bruising and the removal of stems have made it difficult to make the transition to machines. Comment?
Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign. Farris and Dan Wilks, billionaires who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have given $15 million of the $38 million that the pro-Cruz super PAC, Keep the Promise, will disclose in election filings next week, according to sources outside the super PAC with knowledge of the giving. 64 comments
Shortly after ABC-7 aired a special report about the struggle convicts face in finding a job after serving time in jail or prison, numerous former inmates reached out, sharing their own difficulties getting back into the workforce. One man told ABC-7 he's trying his best to help others and himself through his business, Clean Guys Auto Shine. 2 comments
Blue Origin, the commercial space travel company Bezos founded, launched a surprise test flight of its New Shepard space vehicle Wednesday. However, he added that the rocket's "propulsion module," which was designed to be reusable, was not recovered because of a problem with the hydraulic system. Comment?
New Mexico State University's International Student & Scholar Services office and the NMSU Nepalese Student Association are offering assistance for students and families affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on . Comment?
Is El Paso a barbecue desert? According to a new article on Texas Monthly's BBQ blog, the Sun City doesn't stack up with the rest of Texas. Texas Monthly's full-time barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn made the trip here looking for a hidden gem, and said he was let down for barbecue in West Texas. 1 comment
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