Monthly Archives: August 2015

Friends No More! Big Bend Group Changes Name & Prepares For Dinosaurs

Friends no more! On Thursday, the Friends of Big Bend National Park announced a name change. The support group for the national park will now be called Big Bend Conservancy. This is the fundraising group for Big Bend National Park … Continue reading

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A Sports Camp in El Paso That Isn’t Really About Sports

Schools are opening in West Texas and summer rituals are coming to an end. Student athletes – like cross-country runners and football players – have already been practicing – getting ready at late-summer camps. At one sports camp in El Paso, though, … Continue reading

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Texas Astronomers Discover Massive Outbursts in Dying Stars

This week Texas astronomers are announcing a new discovery: that dying stars display massive outbursts as they decay. These hot, bright flashes haven’t been seen before in stars like these. Almost all stars end up as white dwarfs, when they … Continue reading

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Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande

CANDELARIA, Texas — The United States and Mexico are pouring money into a showcase experiment to rescue damaged economies on the Texas-Mexico border. But that experiment only involves two towns, Boquillas in Mexico and the community of visitors and National … Continue reading

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Patty Griffin & Scrappy Jud Newcomb on the Big Bend region

On Saturday, Patty Griffin visited the KRTS Studios in advance of her benefit concert in Marfa that evening. She was joined by Scrappy Jud Newcomb. Griffin talked about the music industry, her love of Mavis Staples, and previewed her forthcoming album, … Continue reading

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West Texas Rancher Says Pipeline Company Surveyors Trespassed

A West Texas rancher says land surveyors came onto his property without permission while planning a route for a natural gas pipeline. The pipeline company says it was an accident. Presidio County rancher James Spriggs of the Spriggs Ranch recently … Continue reading

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The Biggest Winery In Texas Thrives In The Desert

The Texas wine industry’s been growing in recent years – with new tasting rooms and vineyards popping up in the hill country and across the state. When you think about Texas wine, you’re probably imaging a quaint little roadside farm … Continue reading

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Cutting Horse Competition Brings Together Ranch Hands to Test Skills

When Richard Simms, a certified National Cutting Horse Association judge from Brenham, Texas, sits down to grade riders on horseback, he always fills in a box that reads “amount of courage.” “I want to see them go to the wall … Continue reading

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Marfa School Superintendent, Tax Experts, Discuss How Trans-Pecos Pipeline Would Be Valued

Property taxes have been a hot-button issue in Presidio Country for several years as home values in Marfa have risen. Taxable entities, such as county government and the school districts, are affected by these swings. Monday night, the Marfa School District … Continue reading

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An International Race Reconnects El Paso & Juarez

Each year, 6 million pedestrians and 9 million vehicles cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. This weekend, however, it was 1,000 men and women in running shoes. It’s a 10-kilometer bi-national race that may signal a … Continue reading

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