Monthly Archives: September 2017

Voices of Blackwell: Lionel Salgado

Our latest series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance called  “Voices of Blackwell.” The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in Marfa. The second story we … Continue reading

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Driving While High? Texas Police Say A ‘Marijuana Breathalyzer’ Could Help Tell

The number of Texans testing positive for cannabis after a traffic accident has gone up over the last few years. Trouble is, there’s no quick, reliable test to determine if they’re driving while high.

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Permian Could Yield Up To 70 Billion Barrels of Crude, Research Says

New research out this week, looking at production in the Permian Basin, says the next several decades could keep oil operators busy as estimates show there are billions of barrels of crude waiting to be tapped.

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HB 3287 & How It Could Affect Beer in Texas

House Bill 3287, passed during the Regular Legislative session, became one of many new laws to go into effect in September. It says breweries, licensed as of September 1st, producing more than two-hundred-twenty-five-thousand barrels of beer per year cannot operate … Continue reading

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GOP Efforts To Repeal Obamacare May Be Failing, But They’re Still Affecting Texans

Nora Chovanec showed off the chickens in her backyard last March while talking about a newly proposed Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare. The 29-year-old was on a health care plan through the online marketplace created by Obamacare. It allows people … Continue reading

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Report: Sand miners disturbing threatened West Texas lizard’s habitat

An advocacy group’s analysis predicts nearly 10 percent of the dunes sagebrush lizard’s habitat could be disturbed or destroyed by sand mining operations, via Texas Tribune.

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In Mexico, Oil and Gas Theft from Pipelines is on the Rise

The earthquakes in Mexico have not damaged the nation’s pipeline system, a system that U.S. companies are looking to invest in. For the past three years, the Mexican oil & gas market has been open to foreign companies — for … Continue reading

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La Niña could reverse Texas’ drought trend

By Caroline Halter Less than one percent of Texas is currently experiencing drought conditions. That’s down from 10 percent at the beginning of August. But, La Niña could change that.

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Brewster County loses approximately $470,000 in funding for water projects

By Caroline Halter Brewster County will no longer receive nearly half a million dollars in grant funding from the Texas Department of Agriculture, also known as TDA.  Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano said the money was slated to go towards … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Mario Rivera

The “Voices of Blackwell” series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the history of Hispanic education in Marfa. The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with … Continue reading

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