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OPD remind drivers what to do if they Crash

Bush airport Terminal B remains closed Monday due to partial government shutdown

Big Bend still open with lots to do

West Texas Food Bank feeling the pressure of Government Shutdown

AAA offers free ‘Tipsy Tow’ for New Year’s Eve

Dallas Morning News picks Laura Bush as ‘Texan of the Year’

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Man finds Bible unscathed after fire destroys tiny home

Dealerships removed from Ford lawsuit against Reagor, Dykes

Presidential libraries in Texas being impacted by shutdown

DPS reminds to pack safety before holiday road trips

Texas has 6th most holiday thefts in nation

Serial killer who claims to have murdered 90 people indicted in KY cold case

TxDOT prepares roads for freezing weather

The Texas Department of Transportation crews pre-treated major roads and overpasses with brine last week, but warn if rain continues much of the anti-icing agent could be washed off the roadways.

High Sky Children’s Ranch, Trinity School join forces to fill pajama closet

Trinity School will hold an All School Pajama Party to fill the High Sky Children’s Ranch pajama closet Friday.

  Holiday shoppers, beware of these three identity theft risks

While Holiday shopping, protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft by recognizing the sources of scams.

The Facts: Claims filed in Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy total more than $163 million

After combing through court documents and removing duplicate claims from dozens of creditors in the case for the original six Reagor-Dykes Auto Group locations where the deadline has passed to make a claim, the total dollar amount comes to more than $163.6 million.

Winter storms, high winds pose problems for late cotton harvest

Groom faced Texas snowstorm to meet his bride at the altar

3 unconscious children found in house fire are in serious condition

Permian Basin Receives $50M Federal Grant for Infrastructure Improvement

UTPB STEM Academy dedicate bench to student that passed away

Court documents: Texas man said he was going to ‘kill my wife’s new boy toy’ before stabbing at apartment

H-E-B donates 20 tons of sweet potatoes to the West Texas Food Bank

40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes donated just in time for the holiday table

APD identify body found on railroad tracks

The Alpine Police Department has released the name of the New Hampshire man whose body was found on the tracks near the railroad depot in Alpine.

Odessa Animal Control temporarily stops intakes following possible distemper exposure

Thursday, the Odessa Animal Control Shelter was notified of an exposure to distemper, a contagious viral disease for which there is no specific treatment.

U.S. Silica donates over $7,000 to Lamesa Fire Rescue for emergency rescue equipment

U.S. Silica donated $7,315 to Lamesa Fire Rescue for the purchase of a specialty trailer, designed to allow a firefighter to safely enter a confined space and perform a rescue in the event of an emergency.

Keep Midland Beautiful provides Yuletide Guide to Using Less Stuff

According to KMB, one of every $11 spent on gifts goes to packaging. Approximately 373 million greeting cards, 35 million cut trees, 29 million rolls of wrapping paper and 17 million bows will be purchased this holiday season.

Local pair of YouTubers feed homeless on Thanksgiving Day

A local pair of YouTubers spent Thanksgiving Day feeding the homeless as part of their Give Joy, Get Joy Benefit.

Body found in Austin lake confirmed to be missing Tech grad

The Austin Police Department has confirmed the body found at Lady Bird Lake on Monday is that of 25-year-old Martin Gutierrez, a Texas Tech grad.

New ordinance restricts parking in Fort Stockton

The City of Fort Stockton, City Council recently passed an ordinance restricting the parking for RV’s in response to several citizen complaints on the matter.

Cross-state pursuit ends in Andrews County

Tuesday morning, the Andrews County Sheriff Office was contacted by the Eunice New Mexico Police stating they were in pursuit of a stolen white 2006 GMC truck and entering Andrews County on State Highway 176.

AMBER ALERT: Police believe missing 2-year-old is in immediate danger

Eli Smith was last seen wearing a light blue thermal with a truck on it and jeans. Police are looking for a 48-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman in connection with his abduction.

East Texans enjoy lower-than-average gas prices during holiday travel

Drivers across East Texas can add cheaper gas prices to their list of ‘things for which to be thankful for’ as they enjoy lower-than-average gas prices ahead of the busy holiday travel season.

Suspect arrested after trying to flee the scene of a robbery in a taxi

A man was arrested for robbing a bank and then trying to flee the scene in a taxi in downtown Livingston Monday afternoon.

ATS&Science bring corporate headquarters, 160 jobs to Midland

AST&Science moving corporate headquarters to Midland’s Spaceport Business Park, and opening new satellite manufacturing facility

Amarillo Sod Poodles may have a problem with their merchandise

The Amarillo Sod Poodles baseball team may not legally own the name, according to a trademark filed in June.

4 service members charged in death of Lubbock green beret

Two elite Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders have been charged with felony murder related to the 2017 death of Logan Melgar, a Lubbock native and U.S. Army green beret staff sergeant, in Bamako, Mali.

Allstate agents collect, donate supplies for Safe Place

To help survivors of domestic abuse, Allstate agency owners in the Midland area are collecting much-needed supplies to benefit Safe Place of the Permian Basin.

Jumburrito to host annual holiday promotion benefitting the West Texas Food Bank

The West Texas Food Bank will partner with JumBurrito for the 9th year in their continuing commitment to feeding hungry West Texans. This year’s fundraiser motto is “No Hunger for the Holidays”.

I-20 Wildlife Preserve temporarily closes for maintenance

The I-20 Wildlife Preserve and the Texas A&M Forest Service arrived Monday to help foster the Preserve’s complex ecosystem and natural resources.

Winter is Coming: Use these tips to stay safe, warm

Winter weather has arrived. It’s important to stay warm and safe during cold weather.

Continental Dairy Facility hiring 115 people ahead of 2019 opening inside old Littlefield denim mill

Continental Dairy Facilities Southwest LLC is set to be fully operational in March of 2019 and is looking for employees to staff its production plant in Littlefield on the property formerly housing the American Cotton Growers denim mill.

Husband of the year builds wife second penthouse in a tree

Be careful what you ask for, or at least be more specific! A central Alabama woman is learning that lesson...again.

Monahans police find body outside of catholic church

Friday morning, the Monahans Police Department was called to a crash where they discovered a deceased person. The body was in a vehicle in the parking lot of a catholic church on 6th Street and James Ave.

Husband of the year builds wife second penthouse in a tree

Be careful what you ask for, or at least be more specific! A central Alabama woman is learning that lesson...again.

Monahans police find body outside of catholic church

Friday morning, the Monahans Police Department was called to a crash where they discovered a deceased person. The body was in a vehicle in the parking lot of a catholic church on 6th Street and James Ave.

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project’s potential environmental impact.

Winter wonderland fulfills wish of Texas woman with cancer

A Lindale woman with stage 4 cancer had her wish for snow fulfilled with a magical winter wonderland.

LA man commits suicide after confessing to murder in Odessa, brother arrested

According to the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Boston confessed to family members he had killed Ashley Davis in Odessa.

Canyon police: WT student died after jumping out of moving car

A West Texas A&M University student has died after jumping out of a moving car.

Dallas man dies after falling at Big Bend National Park

Edward Lowe, 69, was on a five-day river trip through Boquillas Canyon with four other people.

Man charged after 4 children die in house fire

Emergency officials at the scene of a Wednesday night mobile home fire confirm four children were killed. And now, the father of three of the children has been charged in connection with their deaths.

Denver City police seize 19 kilos of cocaine, make 2 arrests

Chief of Denver City Police, David Hennigan said one of his officers made one of the largest, if not the largest drug bust in Yoakum County history on Friday.

Small child’s remains found in search for 2-year-old girl in TX

College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum said Wednesday evening that the remains, which are consistent with those of a small child, were recovered in the Houston area. Police are working to make a positive identification.

Whataween: Austin couple transforms home into a Whataburger

A Texas couple has transformed their home into a Texas icon.

2-year-old Marshall girl called a hero after notifying family of fire

An East Texas girl is being called a hero after alerting her family to a fire in their apartment over the weekend.

AAA Texas says don’t drive “intexicated” this Halloween weekend

Make sure to be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters and do not drink and drive this Halloween.

O’Rourke Petroleum expands operations to Midland-Odessa

O’Rourke Petroleum has added a location in Odessa, TX to ensure dedicated, on-time and reliable delivery of fuel, lubricants, environmental and industrial services to customers in the West Texas area.

1 teen dies following Martin County crash

One teen is dead after a car accident in Martin County.

Ted Cruz continues campaign trail in the Permian Basin

Ted Cruz is headed to the Permian Basin.

Missing man found safe

68-year-old Ronald Haselby has been found safe after police received a call from a convenience store clerk around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.

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