Latest Stories (19)
In the West Texas oil patch, a boom in drilling has led to a growing number of earthquakes
Dec 28, 2022
After multiple near-record Texas earthquakes, oil and gas regulators say they’re stepping up efforts to reduce quakes triggered by industry activity.
How much tax-funded tourist promotion money does a popular destination need?
Aug 18, 2022
In the tourist hot spot of the Texas Big Bend, some raise concerns about taxes used to promote even more tourism.
In Texas, conservationists push for stricter land protections at a popular national park
May 16, 2022
Visitor numbers have skyrocketed at Big Bend, prompting calls for a wilderness designation to better protect the park’s pristine landscape.
In rural West Texas, there's a scramble to keep ambulances running
Feb 4, 2022
After the loss of a local provider, officials are working to make sure paramedics will still show up when people call 911.
In West Texas, astronomers worry about growing oilfield light pollution
Jul 9, 2021
A major Texas observatory is trying to convince oil and gas companies to minimize light pollution from drilling rigs and gas plants.
Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"
May 1, 2019
In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
Weddings are helping save historic Texas dance halls
Apr 26, 2019
Where touring musicians can't do it, weddings might.
Toxic accidents database could improve emergency planning
Apr 2, 2019
Environmental groups say people living near industrial chemical facilities could soon get better information on what’s being spewed into the air around them when accidents happen.
One Texas non-profit's idea to help curb climate change
Apr 1, 2019
Landowners would pay to “store” carbon.
Not plain sailing for Texas oil exports
Mar 8, 2019
In Texas, energy companies are scrambling to find a home for the record amount of oil they’re producing.