I again agree with LL. Shot variation is key in these type of stories. If you go back and look at them as a viewer, really... What do you see? Glad to see you remain on the sticks, and your shooting is solid. However, I think you should think about the outcome of the story and possible lines the reporter might write while you are shooting. It will help with the creativity.
I had to go back and watch the relocate story again because the edits at the top were a little too quick and didn't make sense. She said "Shell sped out of the area". The pipes coming out of the ground was good, but I didn't notice until the second time I watched it. The viewer will not watch the story again. See what I'm saying? It has to make sense the first time. The standup in the 'relocate' story could have been so much better. Your location didn't show anyone where you were or why. She mentioned businesses and all I see in your quick pan is a fence, empty field and some building in the distance. Maybe you could've done a two or three part standup. First at the location of the ramp, second sequence at the businesses. And what the heck was that thing hanging off of her ass? You gotta pay attention to those little details. Viewers may not remember the story, but they will remember that thing that was hanging off the reporter's ass. Trust me.
In the coach story... Again solid shooting. The use of your tripod is great, keep that up. but there are times when you need to go shoulder. That is another conversation. In areas to improve... Try not to shoot sit down interviews in a chair or couch where the back of it is higher than the subject. You lose all depth perception. Go ahead and pull a couple of chairs from the kitchen. They won't mind, I promise. They invited you, they will not care if you move their furniture around... Trust me, I've done it a thousand times. Also, make sure the lighting reflects the subject. Your first interview should have been lit and the profile shot was not good. The standup made no sense. There was a few things here... One, why the stick mic? You used a lav in the other standup, why not this one? The snap zoom out was to reveal what, a field? It's obvious you were at the field in the tight shot, plus the fact that you interviewed the coach with the same exact background. Also, the interviews said the exact same thing the reporter said in the standup. The standup wasn't even a bridge, it was just thrown in there. Lastly, I might catch some flack here... but, the standup was not flattering to the reporter. Her hair was all over the place. You have to have the reporter's back the same way they should have yours. Oh... The edit directly after the standup of the reporter and coach walking... Very odd.
You are definately on your way. Keep shooting solid video... And use creativity to the fullest. Don't do things just for the sake of it... Every story has a flow and feel. It's up to you and the reporter to figure out what it is before you shoot a single frame (unless it's breaking news). Everything must make sense. In your stories... there were several things that didn't make sense. Read the script before you start editing. I used to do that every time. No matter the crunch.
I thought the water standup was way cheesy. I mean, how many times do you drive through a neighborhood and see a cute woman in a skirtsiut watering the lawn? I'm glad you went out of your way, but it was definately cheesy.
Lastly... because this is getting long.... Your nats are very harsh. Try blending them so your audio is smoother. Nats of the water, for instance... Start :05 seconds faded in before the video edit. It goes out the same way. One of the fine little details.
Anyway... Keep up the good work. I worked in West Texas around 12 years ago, Midland/Odessa. I know it can be a little slow. But, that is where you earn your stripes. Good luck to you, man.