Texas Shale Oil Field Could Yield 20 Billion BarrelsA vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil that the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said.
Vast Field Of Recoverable Oil, Natural Gas Found In TexasThe U.S. Geological Survey says it has discovered in West Texas one of the largest reserves of recoverable oil in the agency's history.
Widows: Railroad Knew Of Defect Before Veterans Killed In 2012 Parade CrashThree other veterans died and more than a dozen people were injured in the crash three years ago this month.
Midland Man Fights To Keep His PeacocksDr. George Lohmann of Midland loves his beautiful peacocks but his neighbors don't. They claim the peacocks soil their property.
RoughRiders Manager Throws Epic TantrumRoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik was ejected from Tuesday's game against the RockHounds after a tantrum on the field. The tirade came after a disputed call at home plate.
Judge Puts Action On Hold In Midland Veterans Parade Crash TrialA West Texas judge has postponed further action in the trial of a lawsuit arising from a collision between a freight train and a veterans' parade float that killed four vets.
Judge To Rule On Ending Parade Crash TrialA ruling is expected from a Midland judge on whether to dismiss a lawsuit arising from the crash of a freight train and a veterans' parade float that killed four vets.
Judge To Rule On Motion To End Midland Veterans Parade Crash TrialA Midland judge says he will rule next week on a motion from Union Pacific Railroad to end the civil trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck a veterans parade float.
Texas Unemployment Rate Drops In DecemberThe Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.6 percent in December for a fourth straight month of declines.
26 Settle Suit In 2012 Texas Veterans Parade Crash That Killed 4Twenty-six people who were hurt or had family members killed when a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland two years ago have settled their lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad
Low Oil Prices Send Chills Through Oil PatchOil has averaged $96 a barrel over the past four years, fueling more drilling, more hiring, and bigger appetites in North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. Now oil has hit a rough patch, plunging to $80 from $107
Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shot Serving WarrantA West Texas sheriff's deputy was fatally shot while serving a warrant at the home of a suspected sex offender.