Monthly Archives: May 2013

Black Star: Free Musical Performance Based on The Discovery of Pulsars

On Saturday, June 1,  there will be a free, outdoor music performance based on the discovery of pulsars takes place at Ranch 2810. A pulsar is a highly magnetized, rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. Presented by Yellow Barn music group and … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Among Fastest Growing Economies in the US

The Permian Basin economy, with Odessa and Midland as its anchors, has received some serious accolades. The Christian Science Monitor and Forbes Magazine have both cited the basin economy as among the fastest growing in the country. Lorne Matalon spoke … Continue reading

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Contentious public comment over Marfa Shorthorn logo redesign pushes school board to table decision on rebranding

It was branding cattle of a different kind in Marfa on Tuesday night. The trustees of the Marfa ISD school board held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss website rebranding. School board meetings are often sparsely attended by the … Continue reading

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Marfa Honors the Fallen Heroes

On Memorial Day, Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap, Presidio County Justice of the Peace Cinderella Guevara and many others honored those who lost their lives serving their country. Lorne Matalon reports.

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Second Amendment and U.S. Constitution Rally at Brewster County Courthouse lawn

On Saturday afternoon, Big Bend residents gathered at the Brewster County Courthouse lawn for live music by the Doodlin’ Hogwallops and speeches during the “Support the 2nd Amendment & U.S. Constitution Rally.” Gun rights advocates and veterans from the Big … Continue reading

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Third Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Hour

Bob Dylan turns 72 on Friday, May 24. Marfa Public Radio throws in with the likes of… well, everyone under the sun to honor him. Tune in Saturday, May 25, from noon to one to hear Jennie Lyn play a full hour of carefully … Continue reading

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Boquillas Residents Prepare for Tourists

With a new legal border crossing between Texas and Boquillas, Mexico now open, Boquillas is preparing to welcome visitors. A community owned cooperative has been formed, while families are  sprucing their homes and others are making & selling handicrafts on … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Approve Funding For Texas Water Plan, Setting Up Statewide Vote

Come November, Texas voters might see some campaigning to amend the constitution. The Senate needs constitutional amendments to create two water fund accounts. Mose Buchele from StateImpact Texas reports.

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Become a Marfa Public Radio Community Correspondent

Never miss a city council meeting? Always finding interesting stories in the Big Bend? Go to a lot of community events or concerts? If you’re interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with Marfa Public Radio listeners, become one of our volunteer … Continue reading

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Alpine’s Bob Ward awarded the Good Scout Award

Bob Ward recalls his time as a Boy Scout in Troop 26 in Higgins, Texas. He learned about discipline and being a good citizen from the scout leaders who had fought in World War II. He considered his move to … Continue reading

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