Mills: Oil, Natural Gas Proved Reserves Increased In 2016

By Alex Mills Proved reserves of onshore crude oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased in 2016, according to a report issued this week by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Crude oil proved reserves increased 3 percent and natural gas rose 5 percent compared to 2015, EIA stated. Proved reserves are estimated volumes of […]
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Anti-Wimp: Restaurant employee with license to carry stops Amarillo armed robbery

Amarillo’s KFDA reports that on 9 January 2018, an employee of La Bella Pizza who is a license to carry holder successfully stopped an armed robbery in which restaurant employees were being threatened. “Police say 36-year-old Clayton Morgan reportedly entered the building to rob the business. Witnesses say Morgan was armed and used his weapon […]
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Lubbock-area news for 2/16/2018

U.S. Air Force expands testing as more contaminated wells found around former Reese Air Force Base VIDEO Lubbock PD trains to help defuse veterans in crisis LISD Police Department Talks Safety Policies in Wake of Florida School Shooting Texas Tech’s unofficial anthem didn’t always enjoy the fan following it has now VIDEO TTU Rawls College […]
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Abilene-area news for 2/16/2018

President’s Day closures (Monday) New Abilene ISD bond group ready to take a look at schools Former Abilene ISD trustee, Kelvin Kelley, files for school board post Wylie, other Texas schools dealing with threats HSU Round Table Luncheon to Feature Carrie Wilkerson HSU Recognized with United Way’s School Campaign of the Year Award Hardin-Simmons University […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 2/16/2018

Council to discuss amending sales tax funds for Sheppard VIDEO DPS office to renew license closed Monday Business leaders meet in downtown WF Wichita Falls ISD raises student cap at two middle schools Flu Related Deaths Starting to Add Up in Wichita County Bench dedication to honor first black students at MSU MSU point guard […]
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Statewide GOP ballot recommendations from Pratt on Texas

Early voting in the 2018 Republican Party’s primary election begins Tuesday, 20 February. Here are my recommendations and endorsement for the statewide part of the ballot: I fully endorse: Ted Cruz for U.S. Senator Greg Abbott for Texas Governor; Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor Ken Paxton for Attorney General Glenn Hegar for Comptroller Though we’ve […]
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Lubbock-area news for 2/15/2018

Skepticism please! The implausible claims of local officials. Texas PUC lays out path for LP&L to enter ERCOT grid system Lubbock ties dry weather record; rain possible Friday TTU Doctoral Students’ Study Alters the Way Those Who Take and Share Selfies are Viewed TTU faculty urges student participation in newly established research endeavor Fouling Out?: […]
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Abilene-area news for 2/15/2018

Skepticism please! The implausible claims of local officials. Abilene election filing deadline is Friday Abilene police offering free active shooter training for schools Pastors pledge to help Abilene police have full-time chaplain Flu-related deaths in Abilene prompt health district to produce cleaning video Wylie High School students are learning how to run their own businesses […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 2/15/2018

Skepticism please! The implausible claims of local officials. Wichita Co. Jail Annex project within budget, changes made VIDEO WFPD officer retires after 36 years School board considering changes to WFISD calendar, training MSU forum to discuss culture, significance of cosplay Remember When Wichita Falls Had a Minor League Basketball Team? Sheppard Profile: Country Sponsor Program […]
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Texas PUC lays out path for LP&L to enter ERCOT grid system

via LP&L press release: LUBBOCK (February 15, 2018) – The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has set the path for the successful entry of Lubbock Power & Light to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The commissioners of the PUCT gave instruction to PUCT staff to return at the March 8th open meeting […]
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