5:40pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Deep In The Heart Of (A Transforming) Texas

Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 6:12 pm

This nighttime NASA satellite image from 2012 shows lights from drilling sites and natural gas flaring along the Eagle Ford Shale.
NASA

South Texas is in the midst of a massive oil boom. In just a few years, it has totally transformed once-sleepy communities along a crescent swoosh known as the Eagle Ford Shale formation and has brought unexpected prosperity — along with a host of new concerns.

Among the towns drastically changed by the drilling is Cotulla, southwest of San Antonio, about 70 miles up from the border with Mexico. The area is called brush country — flat, dry ranch land, scrubby with mesquite and parched by drought.

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3:01pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Around the Nation

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 6:12 pm

The phrase Boston Strong sprang up after last year's marathon bombings and is now ubiquitous around town. But some wonder if the commercialization of the slogan also trivializes the tragedy.
Tovia Smith NPR

The phrase Boston Strong emerged almost immediately after last year's marathon bombings as an unofficial motto of a city responding to tragedy. But now some are wondering whether the slogan is being overused.

The words are everywhere: Boston Strong is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else).

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7:16am

Thu April 10, 2014
Headlines

Top Stories: School Stabbing Suspect; Mudslide Survivors

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 6:25 am

6:00am

Thu April 10, 2014
Arts District

E=MC What? ‘Einstein’s Girl’ Seeks Formula For Love

Gia Mora performs the one woman show "Einstein's Girl."

Science can be confusing. But so can love. The one-woman show Einstein’s Girl looks at the weird science that is dating in the 21st century.

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5:00am

Thu April 10, 2014
Transportation

1 Month Before MAX Launch, No Detail Is Too Small

Workers survey the South Transit Center, the south-most point along the MAX route.
Grace Hood KUNC

After two years of construction and numerous traffic detours, the first bus rapid transit system along the Front Range is about to debut in Fort Collins. The new $87-million dollar Mason Express, or MAX, route is being hailed as a key transportation alternative as the city continues to grow.

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