June 10, 1994 |
If you're among those who can't pass a country station on the radio dial without pausing to hear a number or two, you'll discover a raft of tunes to put a spring in your step and an ersatz tear in your eye in Chippy, the world- premiere musical that opened Wednesday at the Plays and Players Theater. They bear such titles as "Fate With a Capital F," "Flatland Baby," "Boomtown Boogie" and "Morning Goodness," and they're the work of an amiable bunch of good ol' boys and girls named Jo Harvey Allen, Terry Allen, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock.
August 22, 2016
There's an official letter on the desk of the character Jeff Bridges plays in Hell or High Water . His name is Marcus Hamilton, he's a Texas Ranger, he's looking at a mandatory-retirement notice. A storied career - chasing down thieves and killers, fugitives and scam artists - and now he's counting down his last days. "He's reaching the end of the line," Bridges says. "And I think that's something that a lot of folks can relate to - giving up what they've done all their lives.
June 24, 2011
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., Newark, N.J., said today it agreed to sell its Odessa electric generating plant in West Texas for $335 million. The buyer for PSEG's last generating station in Texas is Energy Capital Partners II L.P. PSEG is New Jersey's largest electric and gas utility. -Paul Schweizer
February 27, 2016 |
The economic impact of the oil bust has radiated beyond the exploration industry: Sunoco L.P. said Thursday that a decline in sales at its Stripes brand convenience stores in Texas oil-drilling areas held down its earnings. With the decline in oil exploration, Sunoco said, there was a noted drop in sales of diesel and merchandise at its stores in West Texas and South Texas. "It's just a reality of life with the reduced activity in the oil patch that our sales are down and they are going to stay that way until we see some recovery in commodity prices and activity," Robert W. Owens, Sunoco's chief executive, said during a quarterly earnings call with analysts.
February 24, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Moscow should "temper emotions" over the death of a Russian boy adopted by an American family, President Vladimir V. Putin's spokesman said Friday after the U.S. ambassador urged Russian authorities and the media to stop their "sensational exploitations" of the case. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the harsh statements by Russian officials and lawmakers were driven by the "zero tolerance" of Russians to the deaths of children adopted by Americans. Still, he acknowledged it's too early to know the cause of the Jan. 21 death in West Texas of 3-year-old Max Shatto, born Maxim Kuzmin.
April 13, 2011 |
LUBBOCK, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry took to the air Tuesday to survey some of the ravaged counties of West Texas devastated by wildfires that have blackened tens of thousands of acres, destroyed dozens of homes, and left one firefighter critically injured. Perry flew in a plane over fires still burning in the rolling plains of Stonewall County with state emergency management chief Nim Kidd before appearing at a news conference at a Texas Forest Service command center in the town of Merkel in Taylor County.
August 28, 2016 |
Morris From America Newcomer Markees Christmas owns the title role as a 13-year-old African American kid, living in Germany with his recently widowed dad. Craig Robinson, from The Office and those Hot Tub Time Machine pics, delivers a wonderfully pitched performance as the father, struggling with his own grief, his own sense of alienation, and his parental responsibilities, too. Winner of two Sundance awards, Chad Hartigan's little indie is...
August 9, 2011 |
CANADIAN, Texas - In a muddy pile of sand where a pond once flowed in the Texas Panhandle, dead fish, their flesh already decayed and feasted on by maggots, lie with their mouths open. Nearby, deer munch on the equivalent of vegetative junk food and wild turkeys nibble on red harvester ants - certainly not their first choice for lunch. As the state struggles with the worst one-year drought in its history, entire ecosystems, from the smallest insects to the largest predators, are struggling for survival.
June 18, 2009 |
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was in custody yesterday on drug and burglary charges out of Texas after being arrested by customs agents in Washington state as he returned to the United States from Canada. James Farren, the district attorney in Randall County in West Texas, said Leaf was arrested by federal customs agents. Bond was set at $45,000 and Leaf's attorney in Washington told the court Leaf would post the bond and return to Texas by himself. Leaf also was to come back to court in Whatcom County on July 16, legal assistant Jennifer Bonstein said.
January 29, 1986 |
A year of corporate restructuring left Sun Co.'s profits 2 percent under those of a year ago, although earnings took a big jump in the fourth quarter, the company reported yesterday. Sun of Radnor, the nation's 10th-largest oil company and the region's biggest private concern, finished the year with net income of $527 million, down from $538 million in 1984. However, earnings per share rose 5 cents to $4.72 because of stock buy-backs during the year. Fourth-quarter income rose 204 percent, to $414 million from $136 million a year earlier, as Sun began cashing in on its new master limited partnership.