Monthly Archives: April 2018

Blackwell School Mural Tells Lesser-Known Stories of Marfa

As you drive west on Highway 90 into Marfa, you’ll spot a new landmark from the road: a community mural, painted in vivid colors on a wall of the Casner building adjacent to the Stripes gas station parking lot. Commissioned … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Completes First Rocket Launch of 2018

The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another test launch this weekend at its West Texas facility in Van Horn. The mission is the company’s first of 2018.

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South Double Diamond Grassland Fire Contained

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says a grassland fire that broke out south of Alpine Thursday afternoon has been contained, following several flare ups this morning.

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Women Incarcerated In Texas Have Fewer Opportunities Than Men, Report Finds

Incarcerated women in Texas have access to fewer educational and vocational programs compared to incarcerated men, a new study finds.

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This Week’s West Texas Headlines: Walkouts, Boundary lines and Charter School Proposals

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Gives Trump Administration 90 Days to Explain Why DACA Ended

If the administration cannot come up with an explanation that suits the court, then the DACA program will be reinstated in full.

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Marfa Public Radio Wins Nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Marfa Public Radio has won nine regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in electronic journalism. It’s the highest number of awards the station has received since its founding in 2005.

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Texas redistricting case’s oral arguments at U.S. Supreme Court focus on jurisdiction debate

As the U.S. Supreme Court took up Texas’ redistricting case, several justices questioned whether they even had the authority to pick up where a lower court left off.

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In Big Bend Sector, National Guard Troops Arrive for Training, Assignments

As part of President Trump’s call to curb illegal immigration, earlier this month he asked border states to send National Guard troops to the U.S./Mexico border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to eventually send 1,400 troops. In West Texas’s Big … Continue reading

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Dr. Ron Green on Understanding West Texas Water

In the early 1950s, over-pumping water in Pecos County led to Comanche Springs drying out. In an effort to not repeat history, researchers are now trying to better understand West Texas’ water systems and how to properly manage them. This … Continue reading

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