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Midland economy gets boost from rising crude prices

Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas) Rising crude prices, lifted to about $105 a barrel by tensions between Ukraine and Russia and unrest in Iraq, gave an added boost to the Midland-Odessa economy in May. “The impact has been showing up the last couple of months” with a sizable increase in the Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index, said Karr Ingham, ...

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[TEXAS VIEW]: Radioactive West Texas

Associated Press | Appeared in The Odessa American The nuclear waste disposal site operated by Waste Control Specialists in West Texas is steadily morphing away from its original mission as a depository for very limited quantities of low-level radioactive items from Texas and Vermont. Today, the site is taking on much greater quantities and higher levels of radioactive waste from ...

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Power problems in the Permian Basin

BY JON VANDERLAAN | Odessa American, TX Amid several power outages over the past week putting thousands without electricity, an Oncor spokesman said the outages are to be expected. Gus Ortega, area manager with Oncor, said it takes time to repair outages. “We can’t predict outages and we can’t guarantee no outages,” Ortega said. “There are always outages throughout our ...

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Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Jesse J. Holland | Associated Press HOUSTON — They grow everything bigger in Texas, even the cities. Three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities — and seven of the top 15 — are located in the Lone Star State, new data from the Census Bureau shows. The Texas cities of San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park were No. ...

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