Mills: Oil & Gas Service and Supply Companies Rebounding

By Alex Mills While the exploration-and-production sector of the oil and gas industry has drawn most of the media attention recently, the service and supply sector has been making a comeback from the painful downturn of 2015 and 2016. Bank of America Merrill Lynch conducted a survey recently and found that the increase in activity […]
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Texana 5/26/2017

1911: Loftiest Hotel Building in the South Is Being Planned for Houston Vintage pictures show Houston as it was in 1977 – a good collection Fake Joanna Gaines skin care line fooling people into handing over hundreds in cash Chip and Joanna Gaines alongside the Alaskan Bush People? HGTV-Discovery hookup could help both HGTV’s Fixer […]
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Lubbock-area news for 5/26/2017

New location proposed to build a new Lubbock Police Dept. HQ Police substations could go to voters; Council OKS 19th Street parking change Cop Communication Tool Aims to Assist Authorities and Protect Police VIDEO Texas Tech Team Places Third in Community Bank Case Study Competition Departing Texas Tech School of Music Director to be Honored […]
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Abilene-area news for 5/26/2017

Abilene Fire Department Experiences Dispatch Problems VIDEO Abilene fire department frustrated with new 911 dispatch system The True First Responders: Becoming a 911 Dispatcher VIDEO Abilene City Council Votes Against Bus Donation Abilene nixes Jeanette Street sidewalk project Abilene Memorial Day Events 2017 Memorial Day closures Success stories abound at adult education graduation Abilene Man […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 5/26/2017

City, county offices closed Memorial Day Make Plans to Honor Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day VIDEO What’s Happening This Weekend in Wichita Falls? School’s Out Bash at Castaway Cove Waterpark Wichita County Mounted Patrol preparing for Championship Rodeo Barwise students test cardboard boats, more VIDEO Themely takes command of 80th Flying Training Wing Texoma’s […]
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Abbott could cement his popularity & conservative credentials with one move

On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott said “We’ve got plenty of time to continue in this regular session. I think it is highly inappropriate for a football player playing in the fourth quarter to start talking about going into overtime. We have enough time to resolve these issues in regular session.” The question becomes what must […]
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Lubbock-area news for 5/25/2017

Council could set course for future of Lubbock police: 1 large station or multiple substations City leaders to consider limiting parking on 19th Street across from Texas Tech Mayor Pope talks local construction plans VIDEO Memorial Day Service at the Historic City of Lubbock Cemetery New security measures for electronics at Lubbock airport VIDEO Lubbock […]
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Abilene-area news for 5/25/2017

Council approves fire department technology upgrade Council members consider improvements to Abilene Convention Center City of Abilene Not Donating Bus to ACU Mobile Grocery Store Project – good Abilene ISD Giving Free Breakfast, Lunch to Kids This Summer – teaching dependency and socialism thrives in the heartland. HSU Faculty and Staff Honored at Appreciation Reception […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 5/25/2017

Inside the City’s Sewer: How Crews Inspect the System VIDEO MPEC Looking For a Local Restaurant to Take Over One of the Concession Stands More Cases of Mumps Confirmed in Wichita County 80th Flying Training Wing Welcomes First Female Commander VIDEO Touring Texoma SAFB Wind Farms VIDEO State Seizes Property, Closes Down Franchisee’s Five Guys […]
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