Newsfeed Now for May 7: New Texas oil boom; High school students scammed

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On Newsfeed Now for May 7 we started the conversation with the impact of new oil reserves being found in West Texas. While workers head to the Permian Basin for the good pay they’re now hours away from their families. WETK’s Isaac Ramirez told us how wives who have to stay behind are handling the challenges. 

Tuesday’s other stories with scroll to times:

7:20 – A Tennessee lawmaker loses his top staffer amid some controversy. Cade Cothren, the chief of staff for Republican House Speaker Glen Casada, has verbally resigned after a newspaper reported on “sexually explicit” text messages Cothren allegedly sent in 2014-2016. WKRN’s Chris Bundgaard shared the details with us.

11:20 – In Louisiana, some high school students looking to book a senior trip claim a travel website owner took money from them but gave them nothing in return. KLFY’s Sylvia Masters talked to one parent who was suspicious of a plan described as sounding too good to be true. 

Click on the video above to watch today’s show.

Newsfeed Now streams weekdays at 11 a.m. It is hosted by Aaron Nolan.

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