Monthly Archives: November 2016

With Trump in D.C., Texas might spend less on border

If President-Elect Donald Trump delivers on his promise to dramatically beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, leading Texas lawmakers say they might quit spending so much state tax money on it. With a tight Texas budget session ahead in … Continue reading

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Rising Concerns That New Oilfield Could Threaten Balmorhea Springs

The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved … Continue reading

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Trump Taps Reince Priebus As Chief Of Staff, Steve Bannon As Chief Strategist

The president-elect announced his pick Sunday. Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, brings establishment credentials, while Bannon has long been a firebrand of the far right.

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Recapping West Texas Results from Election 2016

Donald Trump defied polls and many expectations on Tuesday night to win the presidency over Hillary Clinton, and his unexpected success has emboldened Republicans across Texas. There weren’t many local competitive races on the ballot in West Texas, with most local … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd declares victory over Pete Gallego

SAN ANTONIO –U.S. Rep. Will Hurd claimed victory in his re-election bid Tuesday night, becoming the first incumbent to hold onto the Texas 23rd District in eight years. “We won this thing because of y’alls hard work,” Hurd, a Republican, said shortly after midnight at … Continue reading

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Election Day 2016: Live-blog and Races We’re Following

It’s finally here: Election Day 2016. Marfa Public Radio is bringing you live special coverage of national, statewide, local and regional races throughout the evening. Listen at 93.5 FM in West Texas or online. After the polls close in Texas … Continue reading

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83rd District Attorney Race: The Candidates in Their Own Words

The race for 83rd District Attorney in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Presidio Counties is among the few competitive races in Big Bend country. Many local-level races only had one party on the ballot in the March primary, so those … Continue reading

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