Monthly Archives: March 2015

From Texas Junkyards to Guatemala: Caravans Sustain One Local Microeconomy in Central America

MARFA, Texas–Old cars that have little resale value in the United States are being towed in caravans that begin in California, Arizona and Texas and end up in Guatemala. The cars are also loaded up with old bicycles, recycled car … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning in Mountains South of Fort Davis

This is a developing story. We’ll update this post with information as we receive it. Monday, March 30, 3:30 pm The wildfire in the Puertacitas Mountains south of Fort Davis and north of Marfa has essentially come under containment, as of Monday afternoon. The … Continue reading

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Marfa advances to Robotics World Championship in St. Louis

With horns honking, a fleet of vehicles welcomed the Marfa RoboHorns into Marfa early Sunday morning after the robotics team advanced out of the regional round in Lubbock, on Saturday (March 29). At Saturday’s competition Marfa RoboHorns competed along with … Continue reading

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Following Multi-State Man Hunt, Suspect in Jeff Davis County Murder Turns Himself In

March 26, 10 am Following a multi-state man hunt, Harlin A. Pierce has turned himself into authorities in King George County, Virginia. The 18-year-old was sought as a suspect in the murder of his father, Anton G. Pierce, near Fort Davis, … Continue reading

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Marathon Residents Recovering from Injuries after Plane Crash

Two Marathon residents are recovering from injuries they suffered when the plane they were flying in crashed during an emergency landing near Marathon Monday morning. Guil Jones, the pilot, and his passenger Bobby Hornsby had just taken off when they began … Continue reading

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Dispatches from SXSW in Austin

Techies, musicians, film geeks, starry-eyed start-ups and major corporations have descended on the state capital for ten days of networking, creative exchange and, admittedly, a lot of free drinks. It’s South by Southwest (SXSW) time again in Austin. Since it’s not exactly a hop and … Continue reading

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Reaction to the Devastation in Vanuatu

Last week Cyclone Pam devastated the island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Many in West Texas had never even heard of the country. KRTS News spoke with Fergus Fleming and Erin Zuiker, two people who lived there and … Continue reading

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American Patients Find Cheaper Dental Care in Ojinaga

For many west Texans, a dentist appointment means taking a trip to another country. Insufficient or nonexistent dental insurance in the United States has spawned a steady stream of American clients in Ojinaga, the Mexican city bordering Presidio, Texas. Ojinaga … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Marfa Myths Festival

For one weekend in late March, record geeks, underground musicians and throngs of decidedly well-dressed millennials descended on Marfa for Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer’s “Marfa Myths” music and arts festival. Happenings ranged from a “Sound Bath” at the Well and … Continue reading

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Pipeline Company Landmen Approaching West Texas Landowners

A group of energy companies in the U.S. and Mexico is looking to build two sizeable natural gas pipelines in West Texas that would pump gas to power plants across the border. We spoke with Big Bend Sentinel reporter Sasha von … Continue reading

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