Permian Basin

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Natural Gas Wildcatter Spends $4.25 Billion On Shale

Natural gas wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP has invested $4.25 billion in lease holdings and drilling rights in four states – including Texas.

06/09/2014

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Accusations, Death At ‘Friday Night Lights’ School

The Texas high school made famous in the book “Friday Night Lights” said that a longtime teacher committed suicide a day after being questioned about an alleged improper relationship with a student.

05/08/2014

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn Tries To Keep Lizard Off Endangered List

Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is trying to block the proposed listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species.

03/28/2012

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Barnett Contractors Announce Layoffs After Chesapeake Cuts Back

One day after Chesapeake Energy announced to cut back on its drilling operations, independent contractors report job cuts have already began inside other companies that depend on the Barnett Shale.

01/24/2012