Ruben Carrasco Jr. serves Indian- and Korean-inspired tacos at his popular Midland spot Pachuco's, which he credits to an old PBS show and his little brother's adventurous nature.
Many millennial and Gen Z workers have turned away from careers in fossil fuels—making Midland-based Permian Resources an anomaly.
While the term is most commonly translated as ”stew,” it's not wholly accurate. Guisados are more of a feeling of warmth and family.
The Craddicks’ Gushers of Cash: How a Powerful Texas Lawmaker and a Key Regulator Profit From the Industry They Oversee
Former House Speaker Tom Craddick and his family—including his daughter, Railroad Commission chairman Christi Craddick—earned about $10 million last year from oil and gas rights.
When Bruno went missing, Alex Reyna lost a key member of his oil-field crew.
Barbara Yarbrough has taught and volunteered in Midland since segregation—and has won national recognition at age 87.
Explore the oil patch’s regional specialties, from overstuffed burritos to crispy tacos—just remember to bring cash.
Fifty years ago, a minor league game in Midland was postponed for the rarest of reasons—a swarm of grasshoppers biblical in its proportions.
As rumors swirl about the origins of the crisis, West Texas parents turn to one another for help.
The multigenerational ranch’s Midland Meat Company sells its famous Wagyu-Angus-Hereford crossbred beef directly to consumers.
When a homeowner shot and killed a police officer in Midland, the court case that followed pitted two core Texas values against each other.
Members of the Chin ethnic group have found good jobs in the oil fields, and many are voting Republican.
Early in his career, Woody Harrelson couldn’t shake his reputation as the country rube from ‘Cheers.’ Here’s how that changed, starting 25 years ago.
Famed portrait photographer Dan Winters shifted his focus to a new character, the Permian Basin, as the storied region weathered a historic oil bust.
We salute the Sugar Land Lightning Sloths, the Amarillo Sod Poodles, and their compatriots.
Plus, Demi Lovato returns to TV, Gary Clark Jr. joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie, and Matthew McConaughey will flatten himself for some Doritos.
Plus: the Houston Heights gets a new taco stand and Midland gets a Baja-style eatery.
Shedding Lee High’s offensive legacy may leave less money and public support to address issues of educational equity.
A Midland woman wonders what to do if she meets a member of the family Ursidae in the wild.
After the oil bust, wind and solar energy might be the Permian Basin’s best hope.
Images from across the state capture our eerily historic moment.
The novel coronavirus pandemic won’t defeat the versatile—dare we say perfect—food. “Tacos will feed America.”
This new Mexican restaurant in Midland is bringing a classic taco to burrito-happy West Texas.
The colorful mogul lost the 1990 gubernatorial election after making a joke about rape and admitting to not paying some income taxes.
As Valentine’s Day beckons, a Midlander in a new relationship is looking for an intimate getaway.
The couple’s Dripping Springs ranch is a country dream with antiques, art, and lots of animals.
Reality TV competition winner Junior Urias serves standout smoked pork belly at his joint.
Welcome to the Permian Basin, home of the hottest oil play in the world.
Amanda Shires on the birth of an album and becoming a matriarch.
Al Pastor, Taqueria GuadalajaraType: Classic MexicanRating: 4.25Price: $2At this American Graffiti–meets–Mexico joint, the baskets of cinnamon-and-achiote-spiked tacos al pastor are even better with a dash of chile de árbol salsa. (Your order is delivered carside but not on roller skates, alas.) 1301 S. Crane Ave, Odessa, 432-335-8808. Sun–Thur 6–11, Fri
Ernest Willis spent seventeen years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. And he has a few things to say about the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 for a strangely similar crime that many experts believe he didn’t commit either.
Midland’s energy companies are still laying people off a decade after the bottom of the bust. But—surprise—the city’s economy is booming again.
A first read on the Midland librarian in the White House: what she has learned so far and how her life has changed.
SUNBURNED AND HUNGRY after a day of tubing down the Guadalupe, you head back to Austin for dinner at one of your favorite Tex-Mex restaurants—a garish, festive joint called Chuy’s. You are seated and slurping on a margarita when you spot a striking man in a nearby booth. A little
Stardom has caught up with Tommy Lee Jones—finally. But don’t expect him to act like he’s enjoying it.
Igor Fedotov and Eugene Cherkasov fiddle around in Midland.
Onward to the past.
George W. Bush wants to be governor of Texas. He says he’s not following in his father’s footsteps, but his name, his career, and his ideas about politics seem an awful lot like Dad’s.
People who have watched a certain prime-time soap opera think they know what goes on at the Petroleum Club. They don’t.