Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

Love On The Range: Dispatches From Valentine’s Day 2019

Thank you to all who submitted Valentine’s Day notes, poems, odes, and and loving gripes to Marfa Public Radio’s 2019 Love Drive. Press play to hear recorded valentines from Jose Fonseca, Lonn Taylor, Mary Jane Holmes, Brad Newton, Pam Gaddis, Ruben … Continue reading

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Austin-Based Company Behind Lollapalooza and ACL Fest Planning Event Near Marfa

By Sally Beauvais Next year, West Texas may become home to a new festival. Marfa Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger announced at Thursday’s City Council meeting that the event’s organizers hope 5,000 people will attend. That’s more than double the size … Continue reading

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Marfa City Council Weighs In On Zoning Changes

By Sally Beauvais Marfa’s City Council approved 4 out of 9 proposed changes to the city’s zoning map on Thursday evening. The votes took place during a regular council meeting, following the second of two joint public hearings co-hosted by … Continue reading

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How One Tiny School District In Rural West Texas Is Making It Work

By Sally Beauvais It’s early yet in the 2019 state legislative session, but lawmakers have already named school finance reform as a top priority at the Texas Capitol this go-round. Cities and suburbs can dominate the conversation when it comes … Continue reading

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County Grants Extended Alcohol Serving Hours To Proposed Crowley Project

By Abbie Perrault, Big Bend Sentinel The Presidio County Commissioners Court, meeting in Presidio last Wednesday, approved a request by Tim Crowley to serve alcohol seven days a week until 2am on one of his properties. The location was listed … Continue reading

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West Texas Wonders: Cloud Identification, Marathon’s Mysterious Target Or Beer On The Streets Of Marfa?

Marfa Public Radio wants your help choosing the next West Texas Wonders story.

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Marfa Martians Prepare To Send Experiment To Space

By Sally Beauvais A team of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade girls at Marfa Elementary School is gearing up to send a microgravity experiment to outer space. First, the group won their school-wide competition. Then, in late 2018, their proposal … Continue reading

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Midland Nonprofit To Open Shelter For Victims of Sex-Trafficking

By Sally Beauvais Reflection Ministries, a Midland-based nonprofit established in 2016, is preparing to open the region’s first long-term care facility for victims of sex-trafficking. The group presented a lecture at Midland College Thursday night, as a part of Phi … Continue reading

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Marfa Commission Proposes City Zoning Changes

By Sally Beauvais Marfa’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council addressed a packed house Tuesday night, during the first of two joint public hearings in which they’ll be taking comments from residents about proposed changes to the city’s zoning … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Suspect in Alpine Murder Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

By Sally Beauvais The suspect of a murder in Alpine was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to law enforcement officials. The Alpine Police Department had been looking for 42-year-old Robert Nin since Saturday, when they announced an … Continue reading

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