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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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Andy Grant In-Studio Performance

Andy Grant (along with Jimmy Magliozzi and Paul Ritacco) joined us in Marfa Public Radio’s Studio A to play a few songs. Andy is a musician, singer/songwriter, who began his career playing guitar with notable acts like Deer Tick and The Shivers. … Continue reading

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HB 3287 & How It Could Affect Beer in Texas

House Bill 3287, passed during the Regular Legislative session, became one of many new laws to go into effect in September. It says breweries, licensed as of September 1st, producing more than two-hundred-twenty-five-thousand barrels of beer per year cannot operate … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Port Ramps Up After Crude Oil Export Ban Lifted: New Pipelines Proposed Linking Permian Basin To Port

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -A surge in production in the Permian Basin of west Texas, already the nation’s highest producing oilfield, is extracting more crude oil than refiners in Texas can handle. But now, producers in the Permian have new outlets for that oil with economic … Continue reading

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Amber Alert Issued for West Texas Teenager

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating Stormie Clemmer, a 15 year old, female, with short brown hair, green eyes, approximately 5′ 7″ tall. Stormie was last seen in the Alpine area wearing a black … Continue reading

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New Dallas Fed Indicators for Permian Basin Released

The Permian Basin labor market remained stable with a declining unemployment rate in April according to a report out from the Dallas Fed today (Thursday). Total non-farm employment in the Basin inched up by 200 jobs from March to April … Continue reading

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ERCOT Endorses New Transmission Lines in West Texas

The Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas recently endorsed a new transmission project which includes two new 345-kV (Kilovolt) lines to address future reliability concerns in West Texas.

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Mexico Energy Reform Spurs Larger Scale Cross-Border Electricity Transmission

The dream of a unified North American electricity grid could not have been contemplated until Mexico’s electricity market was opened to foreign companies in 2014. Today larger scale volumes of electricity are flowing in both directions across the Mexico-United States … Continue reading

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Trump Vision Of Mexico-U.S. Border Roils Mexico’s Domestic Politics

MEXICO CITY–Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although he has now at least temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for a … Continue reading

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Energy Survey Says Americans Still Like Coal

AUSTIN, Texas–A closely watched energy survey at the University of Texas at Austin says Americans still like coal, a contributor to global climate change. At the same time, however, a majority says that climate change is real.

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