Monthly Archives: October 2017

West Texas Representative Reacts to Manafort Charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities this morning for 12 charges ranging from Money Laundering to conspiracy against the United States. Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos were also asked to turn themselves in. via Texas Public … Continue reading

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Here’s What The 7 Constitutional Amendments On The Ballot Would Do

November’s election ballot contains local items, but there are also seven proposals to amend the Texas Constitution.

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What Stood Between An Undocumented Minor And An Abortion? One Trump Appointee

A 17-year-old girl who entered the U.S. without documentation or family told the staff at a Texas shelter in March that she wanted an abortion, reports KUT News. The shelter is one of many in the U.S. under contract with the … Continue reading

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Porkers Into Profit: How Some Are Dealing With Texas’ Problem Pigs

At 2.6 million, there are more feral pigs in Texas than any other state. They do an estimated $52 million worth of damage to the state’s agriculture. Hovering a few hundred feet above a cotton field outside College Station, Chase … Continue reading

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For Years Texans Ranched in Lobo. Now it’s Boarded up and Owned by Germans

Driving west out of Marfa, Texas, you’ll pass a foreboding sign. “No service next 74 miles.” You won’t see much on that stretch of highway 90. But past the small town of Valentine, population 134, there’s a place where the … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Jessi Silva

Our latest series, “Voices of Blackwell,” is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance. The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in town. The final story we hear comes from Jessi Silva. … Continue reading

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We Are Public Radio!

For our Fall Membership Drive, we wanted to celebrate some of our renowned DJs who make our station great. Our station producers profiled seven of our beloved personalities — Roseland Klein, David Beebe, JP Schwartz, Primo Carrasco, David Branch, Michael Camacho, and … Continue reading

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Ranch Town, Artist Refuge, Tourist Destination: What is Marfa?

A new book tracks the modern transformation of the West Texas town, via Texas Standard.

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Voices of Blackwell: Dawn Shannon

The “Voices of Blackwell” series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance.  The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in town. The fourth story we hear is not … Continue reading

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A conversation with humorist David Sedaris about his new book “Theft by Finding”

In this episode of West Texas Talk, find out why David Sedaris is fascinated by “people behaving horribly.” Sedaris also speaks with his signature candor and wit about the process of going through decades of old diaries to write his newest … Continue reading

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