Permian Basin http://tpr.org en UTSA Report: West Texas Counties Need To Prepare For Gas Boom Population Growth http://tpr.org/post/utsa-report-west-texas-counties-need-prepare-gas-boom-population-growth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new study by </span>UTSA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Institute for Economic Development shows a rapidly-rising economy is in store for the West Texas oil and gas play. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The largest oil production in Texas has always been in the Permian Basin, but with new hydraulic </span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> technologies, more of the shale plays around the state are starting to get a piece of the pie.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:49:22 +0000 Eileen Pace 33588 at http://tpr.org UTSA Report: West Texas Counties Need To Prepare For Gas Boom Population Growth Energy Boom, Light Pollution Threaten Astronomy In West Texas http://tpr.org/post/energy-boom-light-pollution-threaten-astronomy-west-texas <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>The energy boom in Texas and New Mexico is inadvertently compromising the jet-black night skies that astronomers need to do their research. After several decades in the doldrums, the Mexican film industry is seeing some light on the horizon. There’s been a rise of federal immigration crimes -- we speak to an expert from Pew Research about what’s driving that growth. Farmers and ranchers from across the nation are calling for action on immigration reform and the Texas Farm Bureau is asking Congress to “get ‘er done” to help farmers compete.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:43:53 +0000 Crystal Chavez 28678 at http://tpr.org Energy Boom, Light Pollution Threaten Astronomy In West Texas EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case http://tpr.org/post/epa-cleared-latest-report-north-texas-drinking-water-contamination-case <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The Environmental Protection Agency drew fire from gas interests and politicians in how it handled the case in Parker County, which is west of Fort Worth, but the new report finds the agency followed all laws and rules in the investigation. Also on this show: Oil lobby contests crude oil export policy, Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Award(s) and a holiday tamale making tradition.</p><p><strong>The Fracking Water Games: Catching Fire</strong></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:54:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24175 at http://tpr.org EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case Pro-Life Camp Celebrates Appeals Court Ruling On Texas Abortion Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/pro-life-camp-celebrates-appeals-court-ruling-texas-abortion-restrictions <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Pro-life supporters are pleased with 5th Circuit Court ruling to put HB 2 restrictions into law -- doctors at clinics providing abortions must now have admitting privileges at local hospitals within 30 miles. Also on this show: The Permian Basin is the nation's largest oil production center, Brownsville hopes to make something good from "poorest city" label, and Juárez tries to move beyond its violent past.</p><p><strong>5th Circuit Court reverses ruling on admitting privileges</strong></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:33:46 +0000 David Martin Davies 21209 at http://tpr.org Pro-Life Camp Celebrates Appeals Court Ruling On Texas Abortion Restrictions Permian Basin On The Upswing While Panhandle Struggles http://tpr.org/post/permian-basin-upswing-while-panhandle-struggles <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Oil Revenue Rises, Cost Of Living Follows</span></strong></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:22:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 6852 at http://tpr.org Permian Basin On The Upswing While Panhandle Struggles