West Texas Mass Shooter Described As A 'Violent, Aggressive Person'Police shot and killed West Texas gunman Seth Ator on Saturday outside an Odessa movie theater after a wave of violence that spanned 10 miles, killing seven people and injuring dozens more.
Veteran And 15-Year-Old Girl Among Those Killed In Midland/Odessa ShootingThe city of Odessa on Monday released more information about all seven people who died in Saturday's shooting.
Eyewitness To Midland-Odessa Shooting Shares Story, VideoEdgar Yepez captured moments on his cell phone while the shooter took aim in Odessa.
Environmental Report Says Texas Oil Boom Increasing Air Pollution LevelsThe death of a 16-year-old boy has heightened scrutiny of the U.S. government's ability to adequately care for the surge in migrant families and children crossing the border.
Texas Comptroller Revises Plan To Protect Lizard SpeciesThe Texas comptroller's office is seeking federal approval to reform a troubled state program designed to protect a rare lizard species in the petroleum-rich Permian Basin.
Exxon Mobil To Buy Bass Family's Holdings In Permian BasinOil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp. is buying the Bass family's Permian Basin holdings in a more than $6 billion stock and cash deal.
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
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.
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.
Cornyn Tries To Keep Lizard Off Endangered ListRepublican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is trying to block the proposed listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species.
Barnett Contractors Announce Layoffs After Chesapeake Cuts BackOne 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.