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

    Friday Mar 17 | Star Tribune

    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.


  2. Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty last week on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others.


  3. $2.8B deal latest land acquisition in energy-rich PermianRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Star Tribune

    An Austin-based driller said this week that it's buying about 71,000 acres of land in the energy-rich Permian Basin for $2.8 billion, becoming the latest energy company to make a major investment in the region. Parsley Energy said in a statement Tuesday that it's purchasing the land from a Fort Worth oil explorer, Double Eagle Energy Permian.


  4. The Latest: Documents detail evidence in Texas student deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    ALPINE, Texas - The Latest on the investigation of the death of a West Texas college student whose remains were found scattered around a remote shallow grave: : Investigators have released documents detailing the evidence that led to arrests and charges against two men in the disappearance and death of a 21-year-old West Texas college student. Among the details in the police affidavits on Zuzu Verk's disappearance and death is the disclosure that she and her boyfriend Robert Fabian had argued at his apartment the night she went missing.


  5. Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student, investigators confirmed Monday. Dental records helped confirm the identity of Zuzu Verk, a 22-year-old Sul Ross State University student from Keller, a Fort Worth suburb, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said during a Monday news conference.


  6. Analysis: Trump's border wall faces reality checkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Star Tribune

    President Donald Trump's vow to accelerate construction of a "contiguous, physical wall" along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality - who's going to pay for it and how? U.S. taxpayers will foot the bill, starting with existing money in the Department of Homeland Security account that amounts to a small down payment. Then it's up to the Republican-led Congress to come up with possibly billions of dollars more, cutting money for other domestic programs to finance the wall. 6 comments

  7. Sheriff criticizes Texas Commissioner's account of 'attack'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A claim by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is being discounted by the local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one another. Miller said in a recent Facebook post that the attack is another reason why a wall must be built to secure the Texas border.


  8. Ex-student given probation in UTEP betting schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A former West Texas university student has been sentenced to three years of probation for his role in a gambling operation at the school that took bets from basketball players on different sports. The El Paso Times reports that during a federal court hearing Friday, Michael Karpus apologized, saying he "wasn't thinking about the consequences."


  9. Images from the best movies of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Star Tribune

    These 10 favorites didn't necessarily get my most enthusiastic four-star reviews. says critic Colin Covert.


  10. Officials: 3 remain hospitalized after West Texas bus wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Authorities say a West Texas high school cheerleader sponsor and two cheerleaders remain hospitalized after a semitrailer hit their bus in a crash that killed another cheerleader sponsor. Eric Finley, spokesman for University Medical Center in Lubbock, said the three who remained hospitalized Sunday were in satisfactory condition.


  11. Two sides of Casey Affleck add up to one successful actorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | Star Tribune

    There are essentially two Casey Afflecks. There's the brooding melancholic, fraught with existential insecurity.


  12. Business briefing: Dow industrials, S&P slip; Nasdaq risesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | Star Tribune

    U.S. stocks finished barely lower Wednesday as banks returned some of the huge gains they made since the presidential election last week. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 54.92 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,868.14.


  13. Vast shale oil field in Texas could yield 20 billion barrelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said. The Wolfcamp Shale geologic formation in the Midland area also contains an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, the agency said in a release Tuesday.


  14. Newspaper: Texas Latinos underrepresented in local politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A newspaper analysis has found deep patterns of underrepresentation of Texas' fast-growing Hispanic population on city councils and county commissioners courts across the state. The Austin American-Statesman reports that more than 1.3 million Hispanics in Texas live in cities or counties with no Hispanic representation on their city council or commissioners court.


  15. Ex-student pleads guilty in UTEP betting schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Star Tribune

    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.


  16. West Texas sheriff's officials: 2-year-old girl fatally shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Star Tribune

    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.


  17. Oil could be cheap for years as industry keeps finding moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Star Tribune

    New oil and gas discoveries, including one by Apache Energy, could keep oil prices low for a long time. Photo shows an Apache oilfield in Texas.


  18. Couple investigated in 3 states facing neglect case in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2016 | Star Tribune

    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.


  19. Soldier accused of killing transgender woman in West TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A soldier is accused of killing a transgender woman in West Texas, and the FBI is investigating whether it was a hate crime.


  20. Texas police report active shooter situation at high schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation at a high school and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect. Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the Alpine High School campus Thursday morning.


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