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  1. The Latest: Student Charged in Killing of Texas Tech OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | US News & World Report

    Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station. This undated photo provided by Texas Tech University shows Hollis Daniels.

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  2. Xcel Seeks Approval for Wind Farms in Texas, New MexicoRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 26 | US News & World Report

    Xcel is seeking approval for two new wind farms that would serve customers in eastern New Mexico and West Texas . Company officials say if regulators approve the wind farms planned for Roosevelt County in New Mexico and Texas' Hale County, wind-generated electricity would end up meeting about 40 percent of the region's annual needs by 2021.

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  3. Man Charged With 12 Felonies for Fatal Wreck Arrested AgainRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2017 | US News & World Report

    A 23-year-old West Texas man charged with 12 felony counts for a traffic wreck that left three people dead and he and three others hurt has been arrested again for violating his bond conditions. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland says Mark Garrett was arrested Thursday after he tested positive for marijuana use.

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  4. Retail U.S. Gasoline Prices Surge as Refineries Warn of Shortages After HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Retail U.S. gasoline prices rose 2.8 percent from Friday to Saturday as refineries warned customers about fuel-supply shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey. They were at $2.59 a gallon, according to motorists advocacy group AAA.

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  5. Ex-West Texas Deputy Gets 15 Months for Game Rooms ExtortionRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | US News & World Report

    An ex-West Texas sheriff's deputy must serve 15 months in federal prison for extorting money from game room operators and tipping the businesses off to investigations. Limon in May pleaded guilty to affecting commerce by extortion.

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  6. 20 Immigrants Found Locked in a Semitrailer in West TexasRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2017 | US News & World Report

    A Border Patrol spokesman says the immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala were in good condition after being found early Monday at the Interstate 10 checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, about 85 miles southwest of El Paso. The spokesman says they appeared to be in the United States illegally.

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  7. Oil Markets Steady as Strong Demand Is Met by Ample SuppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Oil prices were steady early on Monday, supported by strong demand and falling inventories, but still under pressure from high output. the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $52.08 per barrel at 0048 GMT, down 2 cents from their last close.

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  8. Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White Dies at 77Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes during his single term in office, has died. He was 77. The former governor, who fought kidney cancer for years, died Saturday in Houston shortly after waking up and feeling uncomfortable, according to his wife, Linda Gale White, and his son Andrew White.

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  9. More Than 100 Birds Seized in West Texas Cockfighting BustRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Authorities have arrested two men and seized more than 100 birds to break up an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas . The Hockey County Sheriff's Office says both men were charged with felony cockfighting counts following last Friday's search of property near Levelland .

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  10. West Texas Groundwater Site Added to Federal Superfund ListRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given a West Texas site a federal Superfund designation marking it as one of the most hazardous waste sites in the country. The EPA said in a statement Monday that a portion of the Santa Rosa Aquifer in Kermit has been added to the Superfund program's National Priorities List.

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  11. Grapefruit-Size Hail Reported During West Texas StormsRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Storms packing winds of more than 60 mph and hail as big as grapefruit left behind damage in West Texas but no reported injuries. The National Weather Service says the chance for more severe weather continued late Thursday in the Midland and Odessa area, followed by a heat wave this weekend.

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  12. Police: Man Tired of Paying Child Support Meant to Kill KidsRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Police say a West Texas man tired of paying child support drove some 450 miles with the intention of killing his two young children and their mother. Beeville police Sgt.

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  13. Jaguar Scaled Walls to Escape Enclosure at Texas ZooRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Officials at a West Texas zoo say a jaguar scaled a 12-foot-tall artificial rock wall and forced her way under netting that topped her enclosure to escape the exhibit last week. Officials at the Abilene Zoo said Wednesday that the jaguar named Estrella then scaled an adjacent cinderblock wall and forced her way through an 8-inch gap to access the rest of the zoo.

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  14. In America's Largest Oilfield, Whir of Activity Confounds OPECRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The whir of activity is all the more impressive after the small firm nearly collapsed in late 2015 - amid unrestrained production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries . As per-barrel prices plummeted, Lilis piled on debt and struggled to pay workers.

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  15. Surging Chevron, Exxon Profits Signal Oil Industry TurnaroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | US News & World Report

    While cost cuts and asset sales provided a boost to both companies, the results highlighted the slowly improving dynamics for the energy industry as oil prices Chevron swung to a quarterly profit and turned cash flow positive, earning more than it spent, a milestone Wall Street had long sought. Looming over the large international oil companies, though, is uncertainty over whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend a production cut when it meets next month in Vienna.

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  16. May U.S. Shale Oil Output Seen Rising Most in Over Two YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | US News & World Report

    U.S. shale production in May was set for its biggest monthly increase in more than two years, government data showed on Monday, as producers stepped up their drilling activity with oil prices hovering at over $50 a barrel. May output is set to rise by 123,000 barrels per day to 5.19 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's drilling productivity report.

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  17. Undaunted by Oil Bust, Financiers Pour Billions Into U.S. ShaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Investors who took a hit last year when dozens of U.S. shale producers filed for bankruptcy are already making big new bets on the industry's resurgence. In the first quarter, private equity funds raised $19.8 billion for energy ventures - nearly three times the total in the same period last year, according to financial data provider Preqin.

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  18. Investors Eye Midstream Sector as Production Ramps UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Investors are placing bets that demand for U.S. energy pipelines, storage and processing facilities will outstrip supply in the next few years as the resurgence in shale oil and gas production increases. With U.S. oil prices mostly above $50 a barrel for several months and a jump in drilling activity this year, new projects are moving off the drawing boards, and backers are lining up customers.

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  19. The Latest: Storm Threat Shifts to Ohio Valley, Southern USRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | US News & World Report

    An unsettled weather pattern is shifting from the southern Plains into parts of the South and lower Ohio Valley, but forecasters say the storms shouldn't be as bad as originally anticipated. The Storm Prediction Center said instability through the Mississippi Valley on Thursday won't be as great as expected.

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  20. The Latest: Weather Channel Mourns Deaths of Storm ChasersRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The Weather Channel says two of its contractors were among the three storm chasers killed in a crash in West Texas during severe weather. The channel said in a statement that Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall were "beloved members of the weather community" who'd worked as contractors for the channel.

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