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Texas Supreme Court weighs oilfield fraud case

Texas’ drilling bonanza can mean long-lasting windfalls for mineral owners in the state’s hottest shale plays – if those lessors make sure oil and gas operators pay what they promise.

Staples to head Oil and Gas Association

Updated Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.:

Bridge Shutdown group to arrive at Border ports

KTSM: The group's website also indicates that they will be attempting to shut down the El Paso port of entry this Saturday.

Perry Urges Mexican President to Visit Texas Border

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to witness for himself the operations of the National Guard patrolling the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

Woman Executed for Boy's 2004 Starvation Death

Editor's note: This story has been updated after Lisa Ann Coleman's execution.

Is it time to ditch Texas' key man Grand Jury system?

When Texas Gov.

Paying it forward at Chick-Fil-A

Employees at one Abilene, Texas Chick-fil-A say they are used to seeing customers pay it forward, but they never expected to see such a large act of generosity as they did on Monday night.

Billy the Kid: New face from history

Search for authenticated pictures of Billy the Kid, and you're going to find one that you've probably seen before, because it had been the only authenticated one...until now.

DACSO Deputies arrest La Mesa man after he flees from Park Rangers

A 30-year-old man was arrested by Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputies after fleeing Leasburg State Park Rangers earlier in the afternoon Tuesday.

SpaceX one of two companies awarded NASA contracts

NASA announced on Tuesday that it will contract with two private companies, Boeing and SpaceX, to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station beginning in 2017.

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

 

Midland ISD developing "Petroleum Academy"

MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas.

A&M System launches think tank with eye on state policy

Earlier this month, the Texas A&M University System's board of regents approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute.

Law Enforcement groups come out for gay marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Texas' new Social Studies textbooks under fire

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