Oct. 24 — Much has changed about the Texas energy industry since Christi Craddick was elected to the Railroad Commission. “When I joined the commission” after her election in November 2012, “three-quarters of the drilling permits were for vertical wells. Today, three-quarters of the drilling permits are for horizontal wells. That’s how fast in seven years the industry has changed,” she said during a recent visit to Midland.

— Midland Reporter-Telegram