Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tracking Mountain Lions In Texas: Rancher Supported Study Implies Population Is Stable

The mountain lion of Texas is known by many names in the southwest; cougars, panthers, pumas to name three. In California it’s protected. In Arizona and New Mexico, you can hunt this predator but with strict limitations. In Texas, mountain … Continue reading

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Brewster County Tax Rollback Election Could Move from December 6 to January 13

Update Monday 11/3: The Brewster County Commissioner’s Court did vote to move the rollback election to January 13. Judge Kathy Killingsworth explained the change was to satisfy discrepancies between the election code and the tax code and avoid any future … Continue reading

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Campaigning in the Age of Millennials: Wendy Davis and Social Media

In statewide elections, West Texas isn’t as important to candidates as more populous parts of the state. In the governor’s race, though, Republican nominee Greg Abbott passed through the Permian Basin this week, and Wendy Davis made a visit to … Continue reading

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Dewhurst Asks for Price Tag to Expand Border Operations

Months after Texas beefed up its border security presence in the Rio Grande Valley and deployed the Texas National Guard there in response to a record increase in illegal crossings, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to know what it would cost to expand … Continue reading

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Time Car Rental Service in Marfa Will Close

One of the only rental car and car share services for hundreds of miles in West Texas says it will close. Time Car announced in a press release it will shut down its Marfa location at the Marfa Contemporary art gallery – … Continue reading

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Responding to Quakes, Texas Passes Disposal Well Rules

Texas regulators on Tuesday tightened rules for wells that dispose of oilfield waste, a response to the spate of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas. The three-member Texas Railroad Commission voted unanimously to adopt the rules, which require companies to … Continue reading

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We Did It! YOU Did It!

We’re so proud and happy to announce that this year’s Fall Fund Drive was a huge success – thanks to you!  Thanks to your tax-deductible contributions to this listener-supported station, we met our $50,000 goal for the week! This has in fact been our largest fall fundraising … Continue reading

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Last Day of the Fall Fund Drive!

What a week! We’ve heard an incredible outpouring of support this week during the Fall Fund Drive, from our corner of the Big Bend and the Trans-Pecos to the big cities across the state and literally from across the world … Continue reading

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Colin McDonald paddling along the Rio Grande (KRTS/ Lorne Matalon)

A River In Peril: Documenting Damage On The Rio Grande

The notion that the Rio Grande is losing water is not new. But one man wants to advance the conversation about watershed loss beyond platitudes. 
He thinks prospective attempts to rescue this vital watershed are stymied by a lack of … Continue reading

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We’re Almost to Our Goal – Help Us Make the Final Push!

Time’s running out! If you haven’t already, let us know you value independent journalism, thought-provoking interviews, and arts and cultural programming here in Far West Texas. Call us now at 432-729-4578 or toll-free at 800-903-KRTS (5787.) Or you can just click here … Continue reading

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