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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum revises its story

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Workers at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum already started packing the photos, the papers of old oilmen and the other archives, taking them to the library in downtown Midland. And beginning mid-April, many of the artifacts of the region’s booms and busts will come down too, as the museum’s long-anticipated renovation begins. Then, for the next-18 months or so, the ...

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EDITORIAL: North Texans deserve more immediate action in response to earthquakes

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For people who live in and around Azle, patience has to be wearing thin. Since November, Azle and Reno have endured a spate of seismic activity believed to be related to 11 wastewater disposal wells used to get rid of wastes from gas drilling’s hydraulic fracturing process, known as fracking. The three-member Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil and ...

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Odessa car theft results in multiple stab wounds

A 22-year-old man sustained serious injuries in a stabbing that erupted Wednesday after he tried to retrieve his stolen car. The Odessa American Eagle reports Jose Pinon-Arroyo was pumping gas at a Stripes gas station on West University in Odessa when a man stole his gold Ford Contour and drove off. Pinon-Arroyo later spotted the suspect inside the stolen vehicle ...

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Comerica Bank: Texas economy still hurting

Fuel prices may be slowly creeping their way back up, but the Texas economy still suffers from this year’s slump in prices. Economists for Comerica Bank attributed the 2.7 percent dip in the bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index to 98.5 percent to the decline and slow recovery of oil and gas prices, the San Antonio Business Journal reports. “The Texas ...

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