Monthly Archives: September 2018

Marfa Public Radio To Boost Signal In Presidio With New Transmitter

The Presidio City Council has approved Marfa Public Radio’s request to build a transmitter atop the city’s water tower, bringing NPR programming and music to the border community.

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WATCH LIVE: Christine Blasey Ford And Brett Kavanaugh Testify Before Senators

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee – along with Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who says Kavanuagh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Today’s hearing is the first time … Continue reading

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Attorney General Ken Paxton Defends Texas Law Requiring Students To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

Students can be excused from the requirement if their parents give written permission. But a lawsuit claims the law violates students’ free speech rights.

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National Voter Registration Day: What You Need to Know When Voting In Texas

Did you register to vote yet? Are you even eligible to vote? All important questions — especially if you’re not sure. But you’re in luck — we’ll show you how to find out. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan effort with a … Continue reading

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We Want Your Questions About The Upcoming Midterm Elections

NPR member stations in Texas want to know what you want to know about the 2018 elections. In West Texas what are your priorities as we head into the November Midterms? What topics do you want to hear more from … Continue reading

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Shannon Shaw on Her First Solo Album

Many musicians descended upon Marfa this past weekend for the annual Trans-Pecos Festival. One of them was Shannon Shaw, who this year, not only released the fifth studio album with her group Shannon & The Clams, but also her first solo … Continue reading

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Federal Officials Unveil Plans For Four-Mile, 18-Foot-Tall Wall On Texas-Mexico Border

The El Paso “wall” — a steel bollard fence — is a reminder that the White House is doing what it can to make good on one of President Trump’s signature campaign promises.

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Tonight Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Meet For First Of Three Debates

Texas Republican Sen.Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, Congressman Beto O’Rourke will meet tonight in the first of three debates. Tonight’s 6 p.m. debate in Dallas will focus on domestic policy.

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Faced With A Teacher Shortage, West Texas School District May Be Latest To Go Virtual

As an oil boom increases housing costs and lures staff away, the Ector County school board has struggled to recruit and retain enough teachers.

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Beto O’Rourke Leads Ted Cruz By 2 Among Likely Voters In U.S. Senate Race, New Poll Finds

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, leads Republican incumbent Ted Cruz by 2 percentage points among likely voters, according to an Ipsos online poll released Wednesday in conjunction with Reuters and the University of Virginia. O’Rourke has been closing the gap over the … Continue reading

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