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Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cones, raising money for a good cause

WEST TEXAS (KOSA) -- West Texans have a chance to enjoy free ice cream while helping out a good cause on Wednesday. Dairy Queen locations in Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Big Spring and Pecos are offering each of their guests a free vanilla ice cream cone for the restaurant's 5th annual Free Cone Day.


Beloved Texas School Librarian Is Discovered Dead by Her Daughter, and Cop Husband Is Suspect

Belinda Hernandez led an enriching life but never lost sight of the dream she carried in her heart. “I was very happily married; I loved my children,” she reflected in a 2014 interview with the Houston Chronicle. “But I always had my one regret. I wished I had gone to college and become a teacher.”


Reeves County gains 3 rigs; Midland is up 1

Reeves County made the biggest gains in the Permian this week, as its rig count is up three for a total of 74. Midland County also gained this week – up one to 49. The Permian Basin and Texas each lost one rig this week, for totals of 464 and 501, respectively. New Mexico’s rig count stands at 106,


Man jailed in Central Texas charged in rest area murder

MARSTON, Mo. (AP) A Missouri man jailed in Central Texas is now charged with killing a woman at an Interstate 55 rest area in October. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 27-year-old Eliot Bonner of St. Charles, Mo., was charged Friday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unla


Head-on crash on Texas highway leaves 5 dead including police chief

BARDWELL, Texas (AP) Investigators say a traffic accident in North Texas has killed five people including a police chief driving a private car. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the two-vehicle wreck happened around 10 a.m. Sunday on Highway 34 near Bardwell, 40 miles south of Dallas.


Texas Mom Is Mauled to Death by Her 2 Pit Bulls, Who Are Then Shot by Police

A 33-year-old woman was mauled to death Saturday by her two pit bulls, who’d been quarantined earlier this month after a biting incident in Irving, Texas, according to a police statement.


TLSC brings remote legal aid clinics to West Texas

(Big 2/Fox 24) - The Texas Legal Services Center is bringing legal services to rural areas of West Texas. The TLSC is now offering remote legal aid in both Fort Stockton and Pecos for low income residents.


Texas deputy dies days after shooting, cops want suspect charged with capital murder

A sheriff's deputy who was shot Friday in West Texas succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, authorities said. Deputy Peter Herrera's death was confirmed by the El Paso County Sheriff's office in a statement on Facebook.


Passing lanes to be added to section of Highway 285

REEVES COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - A project to add passing lanes and make improvements to a section of Highway 285 in Reeves County will begin next week. The Texas Department of Transportation says the project will begin on Monday and aims to add passing lanes through most of a nearly 11 mile st


I-20 construction starting in Ward County

A 15.5-mile stretch of Interstate 20 is set to go under construction Monday in western Ward County, a Texas Department of Transportation news release stated. All four lanes will be rebuilt and there will be lane closures required for this project, the release detailed.


Noble Energy Prunes Permian Basin Position With $132 Million Sale

Noble Energy launched plants to pare down its portfolio with a sale of 13,000 net acres in Reeves County, Texas, for $132 million cash, the company said in regulatory filings. The buyer of the chunk of Noble’s Permian Basin acreage wasn’t disclosed.


Tornado watch issued for Midland County

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Midland County. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Andrews, Ector Presidio, Terrell, Cochran, Ward, Jeff Davis, Gaines, Winkler, Brewster, Upton, Pecos, Culberson, Midland, Bailey, Parmer, Yoakum, Crane, Lo