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Thunderstorm causes flooding, power outages throughout San Juan County

AZTEC — A heavy thunderstorm that rolled through San Juan County at dusk tonight washed out roads, knocked out electric power and led to evacuation fears. Areas east of Farmington appeared to be hardest hit by the storm, which featured torrential downpours, as well as abundant thunder and lightning. Rainfall was particularly heavy on Crouch Mesa, where County Road 390 ...

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RRC awards innovative restoration projects of Texas coal mines

Ever wonder what happens to abandoned coal mining land? Well, thanks to the regulations of the Railroad Commission of Texas, many become restoration projects and the RRC gives an annual award to companies doing the best work in the pursuit of public safety and natural resources. On Tuesday, the RRC announced the 2015 Reclamation Award recipient. The Texas Westmoreland Coal ...

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Can Texas pull through?

In most people’s mind, Texas and oil go together like Rocky and boxing; one just wouldn’t be the same without the other. So, of course it came as no surprise that communities in south and west Texas suffered as oil prices plummeted over the past year. West Texas crude prices hit $39 this week— the lowest it’s been since 2009, ...

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Meet the money-saving mom

Working in the oil field often yields great benefits and a considerable income. Some Texas positions, according to Hill Country Staffing Co., such as a general rig laborer, have an annual salary of $54,000 while welders can take home up to $14,000 per month. The trade-off, though, can sometimes be harsh on the worker, with many consecutive days of grueling ...

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Icahn gets two board seats on LNG company Cheniere

(Adds details, analyst’s comment) Aug 24 (Reuters) – Cheniere Energy Inc, on track to be the first U.S. company to enable the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), named two Icahn Capital LP managing directors to its board, days after activist investor Carl Icahn took a stake in the company. Icahn reported an 8.2 percent stake in Cheniere earlier this ...

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Bush, at Mexican border, denounces Trump’s immigration plan

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is going after Donald Trump’s immigration plan — this time during his own visit to the Mexican border. The former Florida governor jabbed at Trump in a press conference Monday in McAllen, Texas. He says Trump’s plan is “not based in reality” and too expensive. Earlier he met privately with officials ...

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And the Texans’ quarterback is…

Experience, good decision-making and a low practice-interception at training camp helped Brian Hoyer dominate over his competitor Ryan Mallett for the title of the Texan’s quarterback. The Texans signed Hoyer on with a $10.5 million contract with a $4.75 million guarantee, the Houston Chronicle reports. Hoyer, a former Cleveland Browns QB, boasts 19 touchdowns, 19 interceptions and a 76.8 presser ...

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