Monthly Archives: March 2016

Prescription Shop Marfa Opens, Future of Marfa Meds Unclear

Getting your prescription filled in Marfa, Texas, was never easy. For years there’s been no pharmacy in town. Then there was an on-again / off-again delivery service from Alpine. Now, there’s something more permanent. For decades, Marfa residents had to … Continue reading

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Printing Building Blocks For The Future: New Grants Bring 3D Technology To Border Libraries

MARFA, Texas — Funding to buy computers and software for schools in the rural borderlands is often scarce. Yet several public libraries on the border in Arizona and Texas have recently received 3D printers that are transforming those libraries. The … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump for President

For the first time in its history, the national union representing Border Patrol agents has endorsed a presidential candidate during primary season. On Wednesday, the union endorsed Republican Donald Trump. “We think this is an unprecedented time and we wanted … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Transmilenio Rapid Bus Technology Studied By US Urban Planners

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a consortium of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  BOGOTA, Colombia — Cities in the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Death Uncovers Risk In Federal Oil Field Rules

Oil worker Dustin Bergsing, 21, was found dead on top of a North Dakota oil tank in 2012. A journalist and a doctor looking into the death found a pattern of similar fatal accidents.

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Slideshow: Marfa Myths 2016

Photos by Austin-based photographer Trent Lesikar Now in its third year, Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer’s “Marfa Myths” festival has clearly grown into something far beyond your average indie rock show. The festival, which started as simply “Mexican Summer Festival” … Continue reading

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Grassland Fire Coming Under Control North of Fort Davis

Friday 4 PM: The wildland fire north of Fort Davis is 90% contained. The fire ran up in some rocky areas and died down. Crews did arrive from Fort Stockton. No structures were damaged. There are a few hot spots left, but … Continue reading

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Texas Astronomers Witness Impact of Supernova on Neighboring Star

Texas astronomers announced another discovery this week. A team at the University of Texas at Austin witnessed the impact of an exploding star on a neighboring star. A white dwarf is a dense, low-mass star, in the late stages of … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Has No Interest in Third-Party Run, Former Aide Says

Amid consternation among many establishment Republicans about Donald Trump getting the GOP presidential  nomination, there has been renewed speculation that they could turn to someone who left the campaign in September: former Gov. Rick Perry. That speculation escalated Saturday after a New … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio To Launch Host Exchange Program with WCAI of Cape Cod, Mass.

This public radio network in West Texas and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is separated by 2,300 miles. One radio station lies next to an ocean, the other sits in a desert. But in April, a public media exchange experiment called “Radio Hometown: Two … Continue reading

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