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The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon plans to renovate its Harrington Petroleum Wing to better reflect modern developments in drilling technology and enhance the museum’s account of the energy industry’s impact on the Panhandle. 

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Texas’ wind power production is gaining strength. Earlier this spring, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas announced a new record for wind power generation in our state. On March 26, wind power production peaked at 10,296 megawatts, or nearly 29 percent of the state’s total power grid at that moment. As more wind farms appear across Texas, along with increased transmission infrastructure to deliver the power where it’s needed most, more generation records are likely to be broken in the years to come. 

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Natural Bridge Caverns has opened a new and expanded visitor’s center, including a 5,000-square-foot maze and a new gift shop.

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A recent survey of Texas caves turned up good news for the state’s bat population: According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, evidence of white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease currently devastating populations of bats across eastern North America, hasn’t appeared in this state.  

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The tornado struck with scant warning at sunset, leaving a bevy of onlookers breathless—and the local bug population decimated. Pouring from a limestone cave still warm from the day’s bright sunshine, hundreds... thousands... millions of little critters flew in circles faster and faster, higher and higher—a living whirlwind of furry bodies and rustling wings—before streaming off to the north in search of dinner.

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