Monthly Archives: June 2016

West Texas Border Patrol Agent Facing New Charges in Sexual Assault Case

The Alpine, TX-based Border Patrol agent who was arrested in early June on felony sexual assault charges was arrested again last week and is now facing more charges, according to Brewster County authorities. Agent Jesus Salgado Nanez was originally arrested June … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Releases Report on Torture of Women by Mexican Authorities

MARFA, Texas — Amnesty International has released a report that details physical and psychological torture of women arrested by Mexico’s army and police. This reinforces the United Nations’ conclusion that torture is commonplace in Mexico. In April, a video was leaked showing Mexican police and soldiers suffocating a … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect Shuttered Abortion Clinics to Reopen Soon

While the Supreme Court handed Texas abortion providers a major victory Monday by overturning two key restrictions from the state’s 2013 abortion law, providers say they don’t expect abortion clinics that shuttered in wake of the law to reopen soon. Along with … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas

The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas’ Affirmative Action Program

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university’s “race-conscious admissions program” is constitutional.

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Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Order

Dealing a major blow to President Obama’s controversial executive immigration order, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday it had deadlocked on a lower court’s decision to block the plan, which would’ve provided relief from deportation and work permits to millions … Continue reading

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“Physical Altercation” in Marfa Leads to Man Being Stabbed 17 Times

A late-night confrontation in Marfa over the weekend resulted in one man being stabbed 17 times, and the 20-year-old Marfa resident who allegedly committed the act charged with a second degree felony. According to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, deputies … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Wins National Murrow Award

Marfa Public Radio is the recipient of a 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award. That marks the first time the station has achieved such an honor. The awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association and are among the the … Continue reading

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Young, large, and in fast orbit: Texas Astronomers find New Exoplanet

This week Texas astronomers announced their discovery of a giant new exoplanet, which orbits close to its star. It’s a young planet: only 11 million years old. And it’s a large planet: 5 times the size of the Earth. What’s … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Sticks Fourth Reusable Rocket Landing

The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another rocket launch from West Texas Sunday morning, marking the fourth time the company owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reused a rocket booster. The company’s New Shepard space vehicle blasted off just … Continue reading

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