The Pecos River: A Journey Through History, Legend, and the American Southwest
The Pecos River courses through the rugged landscapes of New Mexico and Texas, weaving a tapestry of natural splendor and haunting tales. Regarded as a natural treasure, the river harbors a legacy of folklore, where ghostly legends and the spectral presence of Native American spirits are etched into the milieu of Crane, Texas. This spectral narrative underscores the river as a storied protagonist in the saga of the American Southwest, a character as potent as the cowboys and outlaws who once tread its banks.
Mitch Upchurch resigns as Upton County Sheriff, replacement named
UPTON Co., Texas (KOSA) - Upton County announced on Tuesday that Mitch Upchurch resigned as Sheriff. Upton County’s Facebook page says that the Commissioner’s Court voted unanimously to appoint Sara Brown (pictured) as the next Upton County Sheriff. The county did not release any further information about Upchurch’s...
A Day in Whoville benefiting Fix West Texas
MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Come see The Grinch with his Green Jeep at the Imperial Shopping Center at 3211 W Wadley on Saturday, December 2 from 11am-3pm! What to expect? Admission is free, pet adoptions are $50!
Grandfalls, Texas: A Symbiotic Tale of Oil and Water
Nestled at the confluence of State highways in Ward County, Grandfalls is a small town with a storied past, intimately linked to the dual treasures of nature: oil and water. It began with the discovery of an underground water source in 1889, which transformed the arid Texan terrain into a beacon of agricultural opportunity. Pioneers like R. I. Carr and J. T. Sweatt capitalized on the majestic Pecos River falls, using the water to sustain their farming and power a cotton gin, setting the stage for a thriving community.
Buena Vista ISD breaks ground on new campus
IMPERIAL, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Buena Vista ISD broke ground on their new K-12 campus on Wednesday. The educational building is expected to be about 75,000 square feet and is meant to provide more up to date facilities for students and staff. The district is also working on renovations of existing classrooms and offices outside of […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.05 in Crane as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Girvin, Texas: Echoes of a Bygone Boomtown
Once a bustling oil boom town, Girvin's story is a classic tale of American progress and its aftermath. Nestled in Pecos County, Texas, Girvin, originally known as Granada, flourished as a cattle shipping point and rapidly transformed with the discovery of oil in the early 20th century. The town, renamed after local rancher John H. Girvin, saw its population peak at seventy-five in 1939, as it became a critical point for the Yates and Trans-Pecos oilfields.
OC board indicates it will grant Nacero extension
Nacero TX 1 LLC asked for more time on its tax abatement agreement with Odessa College during the board of trustees work session Tuesday. Board Chair Gary Johnson said they would recommend the board approve the extension. The extension would be for three years. The Ector County ISD Board of...
Rural cooperative offers shared CTE paths
Noticing a lack of career and technical education programs for students in smaller outlying districts, the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin has launched the Permian Basin Innovation Zone. Director Sara Saleem said PBIZ is a collaborative of the larger nonprofit, the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin. Permian Basin...
HIGHLIGHTS: Klondike scores 100 points to eliminate Balmorhea from playoffs
RANKIN, Texas (KOSA) - The Klondike Cougars beat the Balmorhea Bears 100-62 in the 1A Division II state quarterfinals on Friday in Rankin. Klondike advances, and is now one of four teams left playing for the state championship. Watch the video for highlights.
Texas High School Football: How to Stream the Balmorhea High School vs. Klondike High School Game - November 24
Balmorhea High School plays on the road versus Klondike High School at 6:00 PM CT on Friday, November 24. Follow high school football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Balmorhea vs. Klondike Game Information. Game Day: Friday, November 24.
Las Carnales provides Thanksgiving meals
Body The Las Carnales Motorcycle Club McCamey chapter blessed the Aguilar family with a Thanksgiving meal for their family. The club chooses families in need across the area to provide meals every Thanksgiving.
Several Traffic alerts in West Texas to take effect Monday
MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas — Several Traffic alerts have been issued starting Monday. The eastbound right lane from Midkiff Road to SH 349 will have a slow rolling closure from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Construction teams will be clearing dirt and debris from the roadway. The westbound right lane...
One killed in Friday morning FM 1788 accident
MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – One person was killed in an accident on FM 1788 Thursday morning, about 1 mile south of Interstate 20. According to a release by the Texas Department of Public Safety, at about 9:09am on Friday, November 17th, a 2014 Ford van and a 2016 GMC Sierra flatbed were travelling northbound […]
Westbrook Wildcats Triumph in Texas High School Football Playoffs
RANKIN, Texas – In the heart of Texas high school football playoffs, the Buena Vista Longhorns were overwhelmed by the Westbrook Wildcats, the defending state champions, with a final score of 68-24. The game, a testament to Westbrook's relentless pursuit of excellence, marked the end of the season for Buena Vista with an 8-4 record. Highlight reels from the matchup emphasize Westbrook's skillful offensive strategies and the Longhorns' tenacious spirit despite the tough loss.
Texas High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Dawson County Today - November 21
If you're questioning how to watch today's local high school basketball action in Dawson County, Texas, keep your browser fixed on this page. All of the details are outlined below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune...
TxDOT announces road projects through end of November
PERMIAN BASIN (KMID/KPEJ) – The Texas Department of Transportation announced several road projects that are planned to happen across Crane, Midland, and Upton Counties. Crane County Monday, November 20th Midland County Monday, November 20th Monday, November 27th – Thursday, November 30th Upton County Monday, November 20th
A witness speaks on the man stuck in a tree in Odessa and timeline of events
ODESSA, Texas — A man, who was stuck up in a tree at an Odessa park for an hour, a viewer says, climbs down and was taken away by Odessa Police. The viewer called NewsWest 9 and said they could hear the person in the tree "screaming and yelling", as Odessa police cars and Odessa fire trucks surrounded the tree.
Update: Assault suspects identified
Update: Odessa Police Department says the suspects have been identified and the investigation continues. ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Odessa Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an assault case in early November. According to a post by OPD, on Thursday, November 2nd, an assault involving these two individuals occurred […]