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Sen. Angela Paxton Files Bill That Would Allow Her Husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, To Issue Exemptions From Securities Regulations

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In what state Sen. Angela Paxton describes as an effort to safely expand Texas’ burgeoning financial tech industry, the freshman Republican from McKinney has filed a bill that would empower the office of her husband, Attorney General Ken … Continue reading

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Multiple-Victim School Shootings Are Rare. But They Are Becoming More Common And More Deadly

By Anthony Cave, KERA Sandy Hook. Parkland. Santa Fe. If it seems like school shootings are becoming more common, there is some data to support that. School homicides that involve multiple victims have become more frequent over the last decade, … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Website and Multimedia

Marfa Public Radio’s use of multimedia in 2018 complimented the enterprise reporting done at the station. From photography, use of social media and live videos —Marfa Public Radio effectively told the stories of West Texas through these tools. Additionally, the … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Breaking News Coverage

The McDannald Ranch Fire In late April, a wildfire sparked in far West Texas, burning through a few hundred acres at first. But because of the difficulty of reaching it (the fire burned in a hard-to-reach pocket of the Davis … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2018 Murrow Awards – Excellence in Innovation

In 2018, Marfa Public Radio took a week-long road trip across its wide region, a broadcast range covering more than 30,000 square miles of rural West Texas. The goal: to engage listeners in person, and introduce our new Hearken-based project, West … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Excellence In Social Media

Below are a few examples throughout the year that highlight Marfa Public Radio’s use of social media.

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AG’s Office Told Lawmakers It Isn’t Investigating Flagged Voters. It Told A Local Official It Is.

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton assured lawmakers on Friday that his office hadn’t launched criminal investigations into nearly 100,000 voters flagged by the secretary of state’s office for citizenship review. But email correspondence obtained by … Continue reading

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After Filing For Bankruptcy, Midwest Retailer Announces More Closures in West Texas

By Carlos Morales  Wisconsin-based retailer Shopko has announced it is closing more stores than it first expected. Last December, Shopko officials said the company was closing dozens of stores in 19 states across the country including one in Presidio. Now, … Continue reading

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Texas Secretary Of State David Whitley Defends Releasing Flawed Data About Voter Citizenship Review

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune  Almost two weeks after calling into question the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, Texas’ new chief elections officer, David Whitley, defended his office’s decision to hand over those voters’ names to law enforcement … Continue reading

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Trump Falsely Said El Paso Was A Hub Of Violent Crime Before The Border Fence. Now He’s Holding A Rally There.

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump‘s campaign announced Wednesday morning that he will hold a rally Feb. 11 in El Paso, just hours after the president’s State of the Union speech where he reiterated a repeatedly debunked claim that … Continue reading

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