Monthly Archives: June 2018

In Alpine and Across U.S., Protestors March Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

At rallies across Texas and the U.S., people are marching to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

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Mexico’s Front Runner And Privatization: The Implications For U.S. Energy

Mexico is choosing a new president on July 1. The campaign is being closely watched by Texas and other U.S. energy companies that’ve been working there since Mexico reformed its energy sector in 2014. The presidential front runner says foreign investment … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Part-Time Corporate Support Account Manager for Midland/Odessa

PT Corporate Support Account Manager – Midland/Odessa Summary of Function: Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media from West Texas serves … Continue reading

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Former state Sen. Carlos Uresti sentenced to 12 years in prison

The San Antonio Democrat’s sentence comes after he was convicted of 11 felonies in connection with FourWinds Logistics, a now-defunct oilfield services company found to have perpetrated a Ponzi scheme against investors.

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Texas’ Redistricting Case Tested The Strength Of The Voting Rights Act, And The Law Buckled

Civil rights attorneys say the Supreme Court’s decision Monday in a Texas redistricting case showed how difficult it is to prove discrimination in voting laws. The Supreme Court mostly sided with Republican lawmakers in the case, which challenged state House … Continue reading

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Can A ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Fly In A Red State?

State representatives on Monday began discussing whether a “red flag” law giving courts the ability to remove guns from a person considered dangerous would work in Texas.

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Call A 1-800 Number And Wait: Migrant Parents Search For Their Children

The U.S. says it has reunited more than 500 migrant children that the government separated from their parents. That means there are about 2,000 children to go. Officials say they have a plan, though parents and their advocates tell a … Continue reading

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Protests in Tornillo Continue as Lawmakers Gain Access to Child Shelters Along the Border

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke — along with several other lawmakers —returned to the town of Tornillo on Saturday, nearly one week after he marched at the same location alongside 2,000 others, in protest of family separation at the border.

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Q&A with Melissa Lopez: What’s the process of reuniting parents with children?

As the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy continues to unfold along the Southwestern border, Marfa Public Radio has been collecting your questions about immigration in West Texas. One listener asked us: “What’s the process of reuniting parents with children, and … Continue reading

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Western District Dismisses Some Cases Involving Family Separation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas dismissed some cases of illegal entry into the United States involving family separation. The announcement comes shortly after President Trump signed an executive order, which intends to end the administration’s … Continue reading

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