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Sag-Ashus - Grandma
February 18, 2015

In past columns we have written extensively about the early-day experiences of the Neely family in this old dry, rugged western tip of Texas and southern New Mexico. This week, after digging through our files in search of information on the infamous “Pasqual Orosco” incident – that’s just a teaser, folks, about an article that is yet come – we ran across an article about Grandma Neely that we wrote years ago before embarking on the Sag Ashus series, which we have joyfully offered for the pleasure...
New Bill Would Expand Border Patrol Infrastructure, Surveillance in West Texas
February 18, 2015

A border-security bill introduced in Congress last month would significantly expand the deployment of surveillance technology in Far West Texas, would fund the construction of miles of new roads across the region and would prevent Interior department officials from limiting Border Patrol activities and infrastructure in places such as Big Bend National Park. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the Secure Our Borders First Act is now stalled in Congress, and the bill has drawn criticism...
WCS Moves Ahead on High-Level Nuclear Waste Proposal in Andrews County
February 13, 2015

  Waste Control Specialists has taken the first step toward making its Andrew County property the destination for the nation's spent nuclear fuel, by notifying the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it would apply for a license for the high-level waste.   WCS currently stores low-level radioactive waste near Andrews, Texas. The company laid out its plans for high-level waste disposal in December, and Andrews County commissioners endorsed the plan in a unanimous vote Jan....
Dell Valley Water District Will Cut Irrigation Allotment, But in 2016
February 13, 2015

by Kevin Lynch and Andrew Stuart   With data indicating that the aquifer that underlies...