MRC Global cuts 270 jobs, freezes hiring
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:33:00 -0600
HOUSTON -- MRC Global, which supplies pipes and other tools to the oil industry, has axed 270 jobs this year as its key energy customers cut demand for valves, fittings and pipes.
Concern over spending as Senate takes up tax cuts
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:35:00 -0600
AUSTIN — Billions of dollars in promised tax cuts getting fast-tracked by Republican leaders drew bipartisan concern Monday over whether enough money will remain to build new roads, ramp up border sec
Texas Republicans want Medicaid flexibility, not expansion
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:29:00 -0600
AUSTIN — All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid — but also vowing that, without it, expanding
Our view: A community should always reassess its needs, solutions
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:13:00 -0600
There are bad sunset clauses -- such as accepting the Iranian demand that any restrictions on its nuclear program be time-limited -- and those worth considering.
Zone change for new sports training facility approved
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:20:00 -0600
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new sports facility near ClayDesta that will include an indoor football field.
East Texas lake levels up with good rains in first two months
A spate of cold days and snow kept Longview’s temperature well below normal in February and on track with 30-year precipitation estimates.
El Paso City Council to vote on $25.3 million in revenue bonds for flood control
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:47:21 MST
The El Paso City Council will consider Tuesday whether to approve the Public Service Board's issuance of $25.
Halliburton exec: “Boomtown” costs falling amid oil slump
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600
HOUSTON — In places like West Texas and North Dakota, “boom town costs” like company-paid housing and a commuter workforce that’s burning air miles are starting to wind down as drilling rigs retreat f
Kilgore settles on Selleck as next chief
The Kilgore City Council on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Selleck as the city’s new city manager.
Legacy Reserves LP Announces fourth quarter and annual 2014 results
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:47:00 -0600
Legacy Reserves LP announced fourth quarter and annual results for 2014 as well as financial guidance for 2015.
Hundreds of Las Cruces students protest PARCC test
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:09:30 MST
LAS CRUCES >> Hoping to spark change in standardized testing, hundreds of students in Las Cruces staged simultaneous protests Monday at schools across the district over a new state-mandated
Tyre King owner receives notice of legal action
myplainview.com / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:36:00 -0600
For more than a year, Santos Barcenas, owner of Tyre King Recycling at 1100 E. 34th, as successfully avoided Hale County sheriff’s deputies and other process servers who had unsuccessfully sought to p
After more than two years, animal shelter breaks ground in Longview
Man and beast gathered Monday to break ground on an undeveloped piece of land near Lear Park where work soon will begin to construct a new animal shelter and adoption center.
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