Monthly Archives: April 2015

Terlingua Murder Trial Underway with Jury Selection, Opening Statements in Sierra Blanca

The trial over the alleged murder of Terlingua resident and La Kiva bar owner Glenn Felts by river guide Tony Flint is underway in Sierra Blanca, after opening on Monday with jury selection and continuing Tuesday with opening arguments from … Continue reading

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Mexican Venture Capital Seeks Permian Basin Opportunity Amid Oil Downturn

ODESSA, Texas — Mexican venture capital is hovering over distressed energy companies in the Permian Basin of Texas, the nation’s highest-producing oilfield. Those companies – including oil and gas drillers, and service companies – crafted budgets when the price of … Continue reading

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Colonia Life Has Improved, But These Border Communities Still Have Many Needs

About half a million Texans live in what’s known as colonias. These communities pop up near the Texas-Mexico border and usually lack the basics, such paved roads, utilities and secure housing. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas just released a … Continue reading

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The “Comic-Con” of Energy Conferences Wraps Up in Houston

The huge annual energy gathering known as CERA Week wrapped up on Friday in Houston. The conference, now in its 34th year, brings energy industry leaders and experts together alongside policymakers – and more than a few bomb-sniffing dogs – … Continue reading

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Federal Project Seeks To Transfer Water From Lawns To River Banks

ANTHONY, N.M. — Every year the Rio Grande surrenders its waters for human use. The river is entirely brokered away to water crops and supply homes. As a result, plants and animals native to the river are struggling to survive. … Continue reading

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Rerouting Water Benefits Native Ecosystem Along The Rio Grande

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Drought across the West is raising questions about how we manage water in this region. In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an … Continue reading

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Marfa’s Mexican-Americans Remember ‘Giant’ And Southwest Segregation

In 1956, the film Giant (based on the 1952 novel by Edna Ferber) took a piercing look at the Texas myth. It traced the rise of power from cattle ranchers to oil barons and examined the tensions between whites and Latinos. The … Continue reading

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Marfa “Robohorns” Robotics Team in Missouri for World Championship

The Marfa High School “Robohorns” Robotics team is in St. Louis, Missouri this weekend for the “FIRST” robotics world championship. The Marfa team – the only one with a female captain, Eva Guevara – advanced out of the regional rounds in Lubbock … Continue reading

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Rail Shipments to Fort Stockton for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Set to Begin

As opposition to the Trans Pecos Pipeline brews in the Big Bend, the company behind the project – Dallas-baesd Energy Transfer – is gearing up for construction. Energy Transfer has said previously it plans to begin construction on the 143-mile natural … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Wins 8 Regional Murrow Awards

Each year, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) hands out the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards to recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, TV and online news outlets around the world. This year, we won big: 8 Murrow Awards … Continue reading

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