West Texas Weekly 02/11/10 Vol. II Issue #4

West Texas Weekly 02/11/10 Vol. II Issue #4

Big Bend News

Charlie Wilson with Afghani Freedom Fighters

Charlie Wilson with Afghani Freedom Fighters


RIP Charlie Wilson. Wilson represented Texas’ 2nd Congressional District from 1973 to 1996. His involvement with the funding of the Afghani freedom fighters in the 80’s was dramatized into the film “Charlie Wilson’s War”. Wilson died at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin. Read an article in the Midland Reporter Telegram regarding his death.

–A Kermit nurse is being threatened with a potential ten year jail sentence for blowing the whistle on a doctor who jeopardizing the health of his patients.

“It occurred to Anne Mitchell as she was writing the letter that she might lose her job, which is why she chose not to sign it. But it was beyond her conception that she would be indicted and threatened with 10 years in prison for doing what she knew a nurse must: inform state regulators that a doctor at her rural hospital was practicing bad medicine.” The NYT reports on this here.

–Randy Hill, an Abilene entrepreneur, is starting a venture to use mesquite wood chips as a biomass fuel source.

“Hill’s home area of West Texas is growing as a source of wind power, but there’s room for other sources, he said. “Wind is only going to be an auxiliary source of power,” he said. “It will never be a primary energy source. We will always need other sources of power.”
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on it here.

–If you’re unemployed and need a job, the Census Bureau is looking for help. The AP reports on it here. Stop by this website to find out more about job opportunties.

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ELECT AVINASH ‘AVI’ TO BREWSTER COUNTY JUDGE
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Big Bend Photos

Kat Cox
Kat Cox, by Leslie Slenning. Check out more of her fantastic photos at Hot Rod Dolls.

Big Bend Video of the Week


The charity auction for Haiti held at the Starlight Theatre, Terlingua Ghosttown, Texas.
Cast: the people of Terlingua.
Soundtrack: Harry Belafonte, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”; FischerSpooner, “Emerge”.

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