Mills: Natural Gas Gets Good News

By Alex Mills Two important events that occurred last week have the potential to impact natural gas supplies significantly in the future. First, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) increased by more than 300 percent its assessment of natural gas reserves in East Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. Second, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said […]
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Celebrate! It’s San Jacinto Day, victory for Texas!

  According to my records San Jacinto Day is the first morning commentary I ever wrote for Pratt on Texas. How appropriate it is that my morning update began running on Texas victory day. Here again, are the wonderful words of Kate Scurry Terrell: “………waving his hat and shouting “San Jacinto! San Jacinto! The Mexicans […]
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Texana 4/20/2017

Symposium to set Chisholm Trail record straight Old Army weapons trace Texas history Jimmy LaFave, beloved Austin singer-songwriter, facing terminal cancer ‘No Country for Old Men’ Proclaimed Most Famous Book That Takes Place in Texas Patriot Guard riders escorting 5 unclaimed veterans to final resting place in San Antonio RIP: Bart Truxillo, who fought for […]
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Lubbock-area news for 4/20/2017

Lubbock Public Library launches mobile e-book app Lubbock Children Could Receive Free Dental Care on Sharing Smiles Day Kerns: Riley, Edwards make musical ‘Peter Pan’ a delight, especially for families Wingate by Wyndham to host grand opening event Thursday The TAPPS 3A State Title Winner is the Lubbock Christian School Band Tech to Town Set […]
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Abilene-area news for 4/20/2017

Abilene council hopeful Ryan Marrs on Pratt on Texas at 6:05pm today Mayoral debate at 6 p.m. One-on-one with Abilene mayoral candidate Robert Briley VIDEO Taylor County early voting locations Abilene Citizens Police Academy gets just the facts County to seek bids for Expo Center utilities McMurry Wind Ensemble To Perform McMurry Alumna Barbara Seidel […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 4/20/2017

Data breach hits two Wichita Falls hotels YMCA New Facility Ground Breaking What’s Happening This Weekend in Wichita Falls? Museum of Art at MSU Spring Fever Family Festival this Saturday Sheppard’s Gen. Jolly to speak at Americanism luncheon March for Science planned Saturday on MSU campus Jury takes 15 minutes to find Crowell man guilty […]
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Abbott backs Privacy Act. Why did that matter to House leadership?

Weeks back I wrote about whining coming from members of the Texas House leadership team that had gone so far as to begin to provide the press with a number of stories questioning Governor Abbott’s abilities. While such was unseemly what was of particular note was the querulous behavior of the Straus House leadership team […]
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Texana 4/19/2017

The Republic of Texas’ somewhat-hidden embassy in London, England 2017 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment ‘The Erasing Texas History Act’ The richest county in America is in Texas, but we bet you can’t name it A piece of Texas history for sale in Wilbarger County Plan in works to develop 1914 Nueces County […]
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Oil And Gas Economy In Texas Enters Expansion Cycle

WICHITA FALLS—Crude oil and natural gas drilling and development in Texas has embarked upon a new cycle of expansion, according to the latest Texas Petro Index (TPI), which improved to 160.4 in March to post its fourth straight monthly increase. “Economically speaking, the TPI data indicate that when oil and gas industry gathers in Wichita […]
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Lubbock-area news for 4/19/2017

Major Lubbock Road Construction Project Now Underway Buffalo Springs Lake 2017 Hourly Boat and Bank Bass Fishing Tournament on April 22 Here’s an Up-Close Look at the P.F. Chang’s in Lubbock – past its prime. Our last few visits in other markets have been disappointing in total. Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership Texas […]
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