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Thursday | The Countywide

KC Detention Center Will House Immigrant Families

An employee at the Karnes County Civil Detention Center walks out of the building Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Karnes City, TX, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Family, Kids, Kenedy, TX

Thursday | Law Firm Newswire

Fracking Industry Connected to Increase in Traffic Accidents

A spike in traffic accidents has been attributed to the growing number of large trucks hauling drilling equipment and fracking waste on U.S. streets.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Traffic signals in Gillett, Helena will be activated July 31

In an effort to increase safety and ease congestion in Karnes County, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to activate two new traffic signals on State Highway 80 on July 31, one in Gillett and the second in Helena.

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Related Topix: Gillett, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

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Runge Chamber News

By Brenda Hansler The Runge Independence Day Celebration was a huge success! From opening ceremonies to the fireworks finale it was a day to remember.

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Related Topix: Runge, TX, Karnes City, TX

Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Permit denied for oilfield disposal well

Karnes County residents who expressed opposition to a planned saltwater disposal facility were pleased to find out that the Texas Railroad Commission denied a permit requested by Supreme Vacuum Services.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Karnes City, TX, Explosion

OpEdNews

This Texas Sheriff Says He's Not Any Lone Ranger in His Quest to...

A Texas sheriff who has adamantly and indefatigably worked on a criminal case against hauling company On Point Services LLC, that allegedly dumped hydraulic fracking waste all over eight miles of public roadways, is not a maverick lawman as some media outlets have reported him as being.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Countywide

Bishop Man Killed in Head-on Crash: Driver who fell asleep at the wheel sustains minor injuries

A Bishop man was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash that happened early Monday morning at a location about 2.5 miles north of Kenedy.

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Related Topix: Kenedy, TX, Robstown, TX

Sat Jul 12, 2014

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San Antonio Food Bank holding Food Fair July 15

The San Antonio Food Bank will be holding a food fair in Karnes County. It will be held Tuesday, July 15 at St. Paul Church located at 408 S. Davidson Street in Karnes City to distribute food to those in need.

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Related Topix: Karnes City, TX

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Countywide

Shorty's Place changing ownership and management

In one week, Shorty's Place, an iconic Karnes County restaurant, will change ownership and management, but the new owner hopes to continue the restaurant's long-standing tradition of great food and great service while also offering some new delicious choices for customers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Kenedy, TX, Karnes City, TX

The Miami Herald

Texas sheriff wants criminal charges filed in fracking pollution case

A Texas waste hauling company that is already facing civil charges for a March accident that spread toxic drilling waste along a rural road could also be facing criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Texas, Boat Disaster, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Business Journal

Mente Group sees surge in corporate aviation jets from oil and gas execs

Mark Payne and Brian Proctor are the co-founders and partners with Mente Group, an Addison-based aviation consulting group that's seeing a ton of interest in corporate jets from the oil and gas industry.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

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TCEQ report finds three violations related to oil spill

The Texas Commission on Environment Quality released a report last week related to an oil spill along state highways and county roads more than three months ago.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Daily Record

Deadly side effect of fracking boom 1 day

Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

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