LanaStraub Lana Straub Freelance Journalist & Radio Produc West Texas Lana Straub of Stanton, TX is a freelance journalist living in the middle of West Texas, which at the moment is oil boom country. She focuses her efforts on energy related issues of the area. Living in the desert southwest, she also focuses on environmental issues, including water issues with particular interest in groundwater conservation and contamination. She is trained Paralegal with a bachelor's degree in political science, emphasis in legal assistant studies from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She has taken several distance education sources to hone her journalism skills. She is a member of several professional journalism organizations, including SEJ, IRE, SPJ, AIR, NASW, and SABEW. She has written for publications for the National Ground Water Association and WATR News. She is also a radio producer for KXWT, West Texas Public Radio.