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By Kathy Edwards McFarland

Note: This blog published a post on May 18 with incorrect and incomplete content. Below is an update. As editor, writer and everything else, my apologies.

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Musicians & Bands

Denton's Adam Briggle talks about the new law that bars Texas cities from regulating oil and gas production

(Last November, University of North Texas philosophy professor Adam Briggle successfully led a citizens initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton – the first Texas city to ban fracking.) 81 more words


Now a law: Texas measure makes local oil regulation illegal (with NPR audio)

“To these folks I say, ‘Ride your horse to work every day.'”
-Todd Staples, President, Texas Oil and Gas Association

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Community Organization, Politics And History

Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

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HOUSTON May 18 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation. 126 more words


Protective Order Against State Senator Denied

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LUBBOCK (AP) – A judge has denied an Oklahoma woman’s request for a protective order against a Texas state senator whom she accuses of stalking her. 133 more words


Midlake Live on in Denton

Midlake is a band that mixes a bit of folk, psychedelic, and alternative rock into a unique brand of heartfelt indie music. The group has weathered personnel changes and is now at their strongest with guitarist and lead vocalist Eric Pulido joined by Paul Alexander (bass/vocals), Joey McClellan (guitar/vocals), Jesse Chandler (keys/flute/vocals) Eric Nichelson (guitar/keys) and McKenzie Smith (drums). 569 more words

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Gov. Abbott Signs Law Banning Cities From Fracking, Drilling Bans

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AUSTIN (AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities. 117 more words