Tag Archives: Odessa
Set in the 1970s Odessa oil boom, Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel, Valentine, is a revelation not for what it explores but for how.
Even though Friday Night Lights has been off the air for years, I’m still needled by one particular scene in an otherwise enjoyable show. In it, ice cream spr...Read More
Joe Barton Resurfaces with a Blueprint for How to Bail Out the Oil Industry and Worsen Climate Change
As the former Texas congressman prepares to get into the lobbying game, the climate-change denier reflects on how he worked with industry to unleash a runaway drilling boom in the Permian Basin.
The legislation was marked with the number of the beast. Joe Barton’s staffers, perhaps sensing some irony, insisted that he reintroduce his 2015 bill that ...Read More
After the second Texas mass shooting in a month, Democrats call for action while Republicans promise to protect the “God given rights” of gun ownership.
On Saturday afternoon, two state troopers pulled over a man in Midland, Texas, for apparently failing to use his turn signal. The driver grabbed his rifle and b...Read More
A weakening El Niño, assisted by climate change, is driving scorching temperatures in Texas.
El Niño usually cools us down, but this year, climate change was stronger than the periodic weather phenomenon, scorching the west and heating up the coast....Read More
Strangest State: in June's weird news from far-flung Texas, a midwife stops at nothing to get to work and a man stops to ... fertilize ... the Dallas prairie....Read More
In this month’s Strangest State: KLTV investigates a large red chair, a man fills a car with shrimp, and a fake cop cuts the Whataburger line....Read More