Monthly Archives: October 2013

Is Student Radio Coming to Presidio?

This past year Marfa Public Radio participated in the American Graduate initiative. It was called the KRTS Youth Media Project, and it featured radio stories written, produced, and edited by Marfa High School students. This was part a nationwide public … Continue reading

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Recipe: Terlingua

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 2nd. The International Chili Cookoff occurs the first weekend in November. These two significant events take place in Terlingua, Texas and, from time to time, coincide. … Continue reading

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Alejandro Escovedo tours South County

His face burnished by the sun, Alejandro Escovedo pulled into Lajitas, breathed in the soft desert air and voiced, “It’s good to be back.” He arrived after the long haul from hometown Austin with his band, the Sensitive Boys and … Continue reading

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Weekend Sports Roundup – October 28

Shutouts swept across the Trans-Pecos football world this weekend. The Marfa Shorthorns lost 48-0 to the Garden City Bearkats in an away game, setting their record back to 1-7.  The Fort Davis Indians had slightly more defense, losing 46-0 to … Continue reading

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It’s Chili in the Bend

The 47th Annual Terlingua Chili Cook-off takes place this coming weekend. You’ll find as many versions of how the Terlingua Chili Cook-off began as there are recipes for chili. The bottom line is that in 1967, Terlingua was chosen as … Continue reading

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Pete Peterson Appointed To Texas Historical Commission

Governor Rick Perry makes many statewide appointments on a weekly basis. Many appointees come from more populated areas of the state. Recently, however, Governor Perry selected a Big Bend local for the Texas Historical Commission. Pete Peterson will be one … Continue reading

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Texas State Constitution

Texas State Constitution Propositions Series

Reporter Lana Straub will be covering all of the proposed amendments to the Texas State Constitution for our sister station in the Permian Basin KXWT.  This post will be updated as the series airs. An Introduction to the Texas State … Continue reading

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Val Beard Announces Step Away From Office

Brewster County’s highest elected official, County Judge Val Beard has announced that after two decades at the helm of Brewster County she will not run again. Lorne Matalon spoke with her on Morning Edition for KRTS News. The Big Bend … Continue reading

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Mexico Places Temporary Injunction Against Planting Of GMO Corn

KRTS/KXWT reporter Lorne Matalon has a report on the potential economic loss faced by American companies looking to grow genetically-modified crops in large plots hugging our southern border. The plots have been bought by U.S.companies with Mexican partners as required … Continue reading

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McCain Wants Answers On Release Of Former Cartel Leader

Our Fronteras Desk reporter at Marfa Public Radio, Lorne Matalon reports. Rafael Caro Quintero had served 28 years of a 40 year sentence for his role in orchestrating the 1985 murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. His release … Continue reading

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