Monthly Archives: March 2012

Radio tributes to Cecilia Thompson

Today (Saturday March 31) listen to two radio interviews from the KRTS archives featuring Marfa historian Cecilia Thompson, who is being celebrated in a memorial Sunday at 2pm at The Capri in Marfa, Texas. The first interview, at 3pm, was hosted … Continue reading

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Feist comes to Marfa

Marfa Public Radio – along with Ballroom Marfa and the Marfa Book Company – are bringing a blockbuster show to the Crowley Theater in Marfa. Feist will be perform on Wednesday, April 25. The singer-songwriter and indie music pop star was … Continue reading

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KRTS News: Another FLDS Trial Begins

LISTEN NOW: KRTS News: Another FLDS Trial Begins

UPDATE WEDNESDAY MARCH 28: Jury resumed deliberations today and delivered a guilty verdict for Wendell Nielsen on three counts of bigamy. According to KRTS Correspondent Steve Anderson, it was “an extraordinary technical legal argument” that the state used successfully against the … Continue reading

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Texas Folk Music on Saturday

On Saturday (March 31), the folk music program on Marfa Public Radio will be an expanded two hours session, looking at Texas folk music. The radio program will recap Friday’s afternoon session of the annual meeting of the West Texas Historical … Continue reading

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Acid Spill on Train Tracks in Valentine

Thursday afternoon officials at Union Pacific Railroad (UP) confirmed to KRTS News that there was a spill of sulfuric acid on the train tracks on the east end of Valentine on the morning of Wednesday, March 21. There were no … Continue reading

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Bach til you drop

The KRTS original program Classical Midday, hosted by Roseland Klein of Fort Davis, is heard after the interview program Talk At Ten on Monday and Wednesday mornings. One program each month for the next few months will be devoted to the … Continue reading

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McCoy Ranch Fire 70% Contained

As of noon on Sunday (March 18), a fire burning five miles north of 166 is now 70% contained, according to Jim Fowler, spokesperson for the Jeff Davis County Volunteer Fire Department. Sparked late last evening by a lightning strike, … Continue reading

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Man Hunt for Border Patrol Detainees

LISTEN NOW: Man Hunt for Border Patrol Detainees

Law enforcement helicopters seen flying over the area this morning (Wednesday March 14) were searching for two persons who had fled from Border Patrol agents after their car was stopped on Hwy 90 in east Marfa early this morning. The … Continue reading

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New Music Tuesday and SxSW

More than 200,000 visitors and 2,000 bands are expected in Austin TX this week for the annual South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference. And Marfa Public Radio has taken notice. The KRTS original program Indie Kitty (Tuesday, 8-10PM) will … Continue reading

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Ballot selection for area elections

KRTS News reports that ballot order selections were made throughout the Tri-County region on this day, Monday March 12, in advance of the Tuesday, May 29 primary elections. This democratic process results in the positioning of names on the May … Continue reading

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