Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

Tornillo’s “Tent City” Now Holds 1,500 Migrant Children

By Sally Beauvais The children don’t go anywhere on the grounds unaccompanied. Boys sleep in groups of 20, in rows of insulated tents. In one, shelter Alpha 11, the tightly-made bunk beds are adorned with Halloween decorations. Nearby are shower … Continue reading

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Presidio Residents Say Driver’s License Office Closure Sends A Message From The State

By Sally Beauvais The Texas Department of Public Safety-operated driver’s license office in Presidio closed at the end of August, leaving residents with potentially hundreds of miles to travel to get photo ID or take driving tests. The closure came … Continue reading

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Tornillo Migrant Shelter To Expand, Remain Open Through December

A temporary shelter housing migrant children in the West Texas border town of Tornillo will remain open at least until December 31st. This is the third time the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has opted to renew the … Continue reading

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Sanderson Coach Arrested Following Friday Night Football Altercation

The Sanderson Eagles were leading the Marfa Shorthorns 36-8 on Friday evening when a fight between players from both teams broke out on the football field. The incident resulted in a trip to the hospital for one student athlete from … Continue reading

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Native Lands, A School Mascot, Or Ranchers and Property? Help Us Choose Our Next West Texas Wonders Story

Last time, you chose between abandoned buildings, rent regulation, and how Permian Basin residents who don’t work in oil and gas make it work. Check out Reporter Carlos Morales’ story inspired by the winning question: Tall City, Empty Buildings: What’s Up … Continue reading

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County Clerk Withdraws Proposal to Combine Voting Locations in Fort Davis

Amid pushback from community members, a proposal to combine polling locations for voting precincts in Fort Davis was sidelined Monday morning at a special meeting of the Jeff Davis County Commissioners Court. In an email, County Clerk Jennifer Wright — … Continue reading

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Says Erosion Caused Structural Failure at Balmorhea Pool

After months of evaluations, Texas Parks and Wildlife is naming erosion as the primary cause of a structural failure at Balmorhea State Park Pool. The popular summer swimming hole has been closed since May, when a part of the pool … Continue reading

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Petition to Remove Midland ISD Superintendent Circulates Permian Basin

An appeal to remove Midland Independent School District Superintendent Orlando Riddick went live online Tuesday morning — just 3 weeks ahead of the first day of school. It comes at a time when the district is facing over 150 teacher vacancies, with … Continue reading

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Vote Now: Choose Our Next West Texas Wonders Story

Marfa Public Radio has been keeping busy on the road and at the station collecting your questions for our new public-powered journalism project, West Texas Wonders. On our road trip across the wide range, folks from all over West Texas asked … Continue reading

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West Texas Wonders is Hitting the Road

Marfa Public Radio is taking a road trip from the border to the Basin. And we want to meet you along the way! For one week, Reporter Sally Beauvais and General Manager Elise Pepple will be driving across West Texas … Continue reading

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