Author Archives: Diana Nguyen

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen produces the interview program West Texas Talk. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of range life, high-brow art, and the vast oil fields of West Texas.

Marfa’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is Seeking New Members

This week, the Marfa City Council extended the deadline to submit letters of interest for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The new date is now January 8th.

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Remembering The Porvenir Massacre More Than 100 Years Later

By Diana Nguyen In the early 1900s, a tragic event took place on the West Texas borderlands. Today at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, the “Porvenir Massacre” will be memorialized by the Texas Historical Commission at 2 pm — a … Continue reading

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US 67 Corridor Survey Open Until Friday, November 30th

TxDOT wants public input on how to prioritize improvement options for the US 67 Corridor Master Plan. You can visit the virtual public meeting for informational materials. Click here to take the survey in English. Haz click aquí para tomar la encuesta en Español The deadline … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Collaborate With Looters To Uncover Mysteries Of Spirit Eye Cave

By Diana Nguyen Across West Texas, there are numerous caves prehistoric people lived in, but many of these sites have been destroyed by looters. They’ve made it difficult for archaeologists to learn about the people that came before us. Out … Continue reading

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TX Decides: What Are Cruz And O’Rourke’s Stances On The Environment?

By Diana Nguyen We’re in day three of early voting, and Texas is seeing voter turnout headlines it’s not used to. For once, it seems the word “Shocking” isn’t followed by “-ly low.” Have any questions before you cast your … Continue reading

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Conservationists Are Working With Ranchers To Restore Grasslands and Bird Population

The disappearance of grasslands from the Chihuahuan Desert is exacerbating the problem of dwindling grassland birds. Conservationists with The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have been working to understand why this is happening, and how to restore grasslands.

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Director Twila LaBar And Producer Sam Pfiester On “Blanche”

Last week, the film Blanche premiered in Marfa. It’s a story about a hermetic West Texas rancher suffering from the loss of his wife. But then, a friend decides to step in and help out… through some unconventional means.

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Can You Be Arrested for Shooting A Burro In The Davis Mountains Resort? It Depends.

In the Davis Mountains Resort, burros (often colloquially referred to as donkeys) are both loved and hated by residents. But recently, a series of mysterious deaths has a caused a controversy within the community. People are pooling together their money … Continue reading

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Documentary Filmmaker and BBCA Host Eminent Domain Town Hall in Marfa

It’s been about a year and half since the completion of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Still, advocates are calling for legislative reform to eminent domain — the process by which private land was acquired for the pipeline.

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What the “Robin Hood Plan” Means for Marfa ISD in Upcoming School Year

School starts next week in Marfa. But this year, Marfa Independent School District is working with a little less.

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