The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
Will there be other deals like it?
Midland, which has only one homeless shelter with 20 beds but 264 homeless people, is resistant to government aid for its needy residents.
Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, struggles to house workers and even longtime residents.
Midland, Texas, is doing well with high oil prices but having trouble retaining teachers for its public schools.
Times are good in the Permian Basin, but schools and roads still need improvement.
In Midland, Texas, the gap between rich and poor is evident at every turn.
Prices for West Texas crude oil are hovering around $65 a barrel. That’s more than twice the price at this time just two years ago. Oil companies, including major players like Exxon Mobil and Chevron, have let investors know they’re increasing…
President Trump’s latest executive order seeks to open new federal waters for offshore drilling, but the most popular place for oil companies is decidedly land based – the Permian Basin in Texas. Click the audio player above to hear the…