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.

Texas Public Radio’s Live Call-In Program: The Reality At The Border

On Monday, February 18 at 7 pm,  Marfa Public Radio will broadcast a special episode of Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” with David Martin Davies. The entire nation is talking about what’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, it’s time … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Continuing Coverage Murrow Submission

Immigration policy dominated headlines in 2018. The Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy was scrutinized for causing the practice of family separation and an increase in the uptick of migrant children held in facilities like the Tornillo Shelter.  The continuing coverage submissions … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Overall Excellence Murrow Submission

The overall excellence submissions for Marfa Public Radio feature a range of voices and topics. From the Trans-Pecos Pipeline to the tragic Porvenir Massacre, Marfa Public Radio reported on a wide range of stories in 2018. Overall Excellence 2019 Entries … Continue reading

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Tornillo Tent City For Youth Migrants Is Now Empty, Texas Congressman Says

By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune A Texas congressman said Friday that the federal government has officially removed all children from the Tornillo detention center for undocumented migrant youths, ending more than half a year of operation for a facility that was … Continue reading

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Marfa’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is Seeking New Members

By Diana Nguyen 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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