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  1. Man charged with murder in Texas college student's deathRead the original story

    Friday Mar 17 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A West Texas man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of a college student he was dating. The remains of Zuzu Verk were found last month in a shallow grave in the wilderness near Alpine, about 200 miles southeast of El Paso.

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  2. Texas oil company looks to boost production in New MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A Texas-based oil and gas company has reached a $430 million deal that will clear the way for more production in southeastern New Mexico FILE - This Feb. 17, 2016, file photo shows a water pool attached to Robinson Drilling rig #4 in Midland County, Texas.

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  3. Texas tycoon awarded $146M by jury in dispute over oil wellsRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A jury has awarded oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens $146 million over a dispute related to ownership and revenues from more than 160 oil wells in two West Texas counties. The jury in Pecos on Wednesday ruled in favor of Pickens' company, Mesa Petroleum Partners, after a three-week trial.

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  4. Vast field of recoverable oil, natural gas found in TexasRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has discovered in West Texas one of the largest reserves of recoverable oil in the agency's history. The agency said in a release Tuesday that the Wolfcamp Shale geologic formation in the Midland area contains an estimated 20 billion barrels of oil.

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  5. Ex-student pleads guilty in UTEP betting schemeRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A former West Texas university student has pleaded guilty to a role in a gambling operation at the university that took bets from basketball players on different sports. The FBI says Michael Karpus pleaded guilty during a Friday federal court hearing in El Paso to misprision of felony, a charge involving failure to report a felony to authorities.

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  6. West Texas sheriff's officials: 2-year-old girl fatally shotRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Sheriff's officials say a 2-year-old girl has been shot and killed at a mobile home in West Texas. The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office says deputies responding to a 911 call Sunday found the girl's body at the home in San Angelo.

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  7. Couple investigated in 3 states facing neglect case in TexasRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Neighbors said filthy children regularly climbed into trash bins and scavenged for food behind the West Texas house where 11 children lived with their parents. Other residents heard screaming at night - one described "shrieks of terror" - that were quickly followed by loud music to cover the sounds.

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  8. Apache may have struck big in West TexasRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Apache Corp. believes there could be 3 billion barrels of oil and 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in an area it calls Alpine High.

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  9. Accident at West Texas drilling rig leaves 2 workers deadRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Yoakum County Sheriff Donald Corzine said Friday that investigators are trying to determine if weather was a factor. Corzine says the two men were at a Norton Energy Drilling site near Denver City on Wednesday when there was some type of mechanical accident.

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  10. Storms lead to street flooding in parts of LubbockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Parts of West Texas are bracing for more precipitation as storms that dumped several inches of rain prompted some travelers to opt for boats. The National Weather Service predicted more heavy rain Thursday for Lubbock, with a chance of thunderstorms continuing into Saturday.

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  11. Rain helped bolster August wheat harvest in parts of TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    As truckload after truckload of harvested wheat makes its way from smaller grain elevators in Hereford and Canyon to larger operations in Amarillo for loading onto trains and shipment by rail, area farmers are looking back on a crop that was above average in quality and quantity. "This year, the hard red winter wheat crop averaged about 60 pounds per bushel," Gavilon Grain senior grain merchandiser Tate Head said Tuesday.

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  12. Assistant Texas warden suspended after prison guard killedRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    An assistant warden has been suspended and a guard and two food service managers have been recommended for dismissal after a male inmate at a West Texas state prison killed a female guard. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Wednesday that Assistant Warden Jimmy Webb of the Robertson Unit near Abilene was suspended for seven days and placed on four months' probation.

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  13. Memorial to slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveiled in TexasRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    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 Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle.

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  14. AMC renews 'Preacher' for 2nd season, filmed in AlbuquerqueRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The AMC network has announced that it has renewed the series "Preacher" and will expand the second season to 13 episodes. The show, which is filmed in Albuquerque and just completed its first season, follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop an unusual power.

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  15. The Latest: West Texas train wreckage continues to smolderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The wreckage from a train collision continues to smolder as work crews prepare to remove a jumble of charred, twisted box cars strewn along tracks in the Texas Panhandle Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday, June 28, 2016, after a head-on train collision in Panhandle, Texas, that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area. The fire was still burning several hours later.

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  16. Slumping oil economy still hurting eastern New MexicoRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The Hobbs News-Sun reports that gross receipts tax revenues for the city of Hobbs fell in June to the lowest point since 2010. Meanwhile, Halliburton recently announced the company is drastically cutting its Hobbs operations with only a small office remaining.

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  17. Reusable unmanned rocket makes 4th successful Texas flightRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas using the same vehicle In this photo made from video provided by Blue Origin, New Shepard, an unmanned rocket, prepares to land in an area near Van Horn, Texas, Sunday, June 19, 2016. The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas using the same vehicle.

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  18. Reusable unmanned rocket makes 4th successful Texas flightRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2016 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas using the same vehicle. Officials with Blue Origin say the latest launch of New Shepard happened Sunday morning near Van Horn.

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