Texas Education Agency removes Washington STEM Academy from Improvement Required list

The Texas Education Agency announced last week that the Washington STEM Academy’s state rating has been upgraded from Improvement Required to Met Standard.

  Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump and his vice president put through a rhetorical grinder in service of describing emigrants from Mexico as a menace.
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  Best and worst airports for Christmas travel

The folks at Treetopia compiled federal data to figure out the routes, airports, and airlines with the highest percentage of delays and cancellations, along with each one’s average delay time.


  More than a dozen arrested in Andrews drug bust

Alpine man arrested, facing charges for possession of explosive components

OCTECH students host science fair to demonstrate Rube Goldberg machine

UPDATE: DPS confirms injuries in Monahans 18-wheeler, train crash

  Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”
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Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

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Police identify victims of head-on collision that left 2 dead, 2 seriously injured

Midland EZ-Rider route 5 to close early

City of Midland introduce finalists for Midland Police chief

  Trischitti wins MISD runoff election

Serial killer expected to plea guilty in the murder of Odessa Woman

Odessa Police one step closer to body cams

Councilman Jeff Sparks retires after final meeting

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  Man buys 1-cent Whopper for $1,000

A California man's attempt to take advantage of a much-publicized Burger King promotion went very wrong.


  Midland Christian senior guard sets school record

  Professional arena soccer team coming to West Texas

Permian defeats Hobbs

Odessa High came out on top over Monahans

  Lady Bronchos defeat San Angelo Lakeview

Odessa High girls basketball team beat San Angelo Lakeview 64-21.


  XTO Energy donates 500K for Dennis the Menace Park construction

Big Spring Symphony, Orchestra to perform ‘Home for the Holidays’ show

TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound traffic on Loop 250 near Fielder St. backed up due to rollover accident

House passes legislation to make Bush Childhood Home national landmark

  Midland family thankful for community after losing house in fire

Despite losing nearly everything they own in a house fire on December 6, Clinton Walters and his family are staying positive. They said is in part thanks to a show of support from their community.
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Man dies after getting stuck in donation bin

Police said a man died after he got trapped by a donation station bin in San Antonio, TX.

  Fire crews responding to battery fire south of Odessa

Man killed in Odessa sports bar stabbing

Odessa police investigating shooting that left 1 injured

EZ-Rider Odessa route 5 closed all day Dec. 10