Monthly Archives: December 2015

Black-Eyed Peas for Luck in The New Year

Texas – through its culture and economy – combines a little bit of the West with a little bit of the South. West Texas – with its oil and ranching – is more Western. But on New Year’s Day, there’s … Continue reading

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Edward R. Murrow Award Entry: Overall Excellence for 2015

Marfa Public Radio serves a large geographic area, from the border of Mexico to the Permian Basin. Although a small station, in terms of staff and listener population, our coverage area is roughly the size of South Carolina. For parts of Far … Continue reading

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No Country For Old Music :: Best Music of 2015

Best of 2015 :: Part 2 2015 was a wonderful year in music, and you heard it all on Tuesday night’s No Country for Old Music. In fact there were so many great releases that in order to do the … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Winter Storm Hits West Texas

“Winter Storm Goliath” brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of West Texas, the Panhandle and southeastern New Mexico over the holiday weekend. Areas west and north of the Big Bend/Trans-Pecos region were the heaviest hit, but as these pictures submitted to our … Continue reading

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Recap of West Texas Weekend Blizzard

This weekend, almost all our listening region received snow. Some places got it worse than others. The blizzard was strongest to the west and to the north. El Paso reported six inches of snow and parts of the Panhandle topped … Continue reading

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Holiday Programming on Marfa Public Radio

We hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday specials on Marfa Public Radio, from our original music shows “No Country For Old Music” to “Classical Midday.” Here’s an overview of Christmas programs.

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Debate Over Crosses on Cop Cars in West Texas

Update, January 5, 2016: Attorney General Ken Paxton acknowledged receipt of 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton’s request and will issue an opinion on the matter by June 20, 2016. Yesterday, we reported on a potential church-and-state conflict in Alpine, referring … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Could Affect Holiday Travel This Weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Midland is forecasting the possibility for some winter weather across West Texas this weekend (December 26-27). That could of course affect travel plans in and out of the region of the holidays, so here’s … Continue reading

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Crosses on Cop Cars: District Attorney Asks For Opinion from Attorney General

Christmas is a time for friends, family, and sometimes…culture wars. There’s been a dust-up in Alpine over the appearance of crosses on Brewster County police vehicles. On Monday, the Texas Attorney General was formally asked to weigh-on on the matter. Rod Ponton, 83rd District Attorney and a resident … Continue reading

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Prison Transport Bus Breaks Down on US 90 Between Marfa and Alpine

A prison transport bus broke down Friday morning on highway 90 between Marfa and Alpine  near Paisano Pass. A Marfa Public Radio staff member reported seeing local deputies and at least one Border Patrol unit on the scene just after 8 … Continue reading

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