Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

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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Protests in Tornillo Continue as Lawmakers Gain Access to Child Shelters Along the Border

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke — along with several other lawmakers —returned to the town of Tornillo on Saturday, nearly one week after he marched at the same location alongside 2,000 others, in protest of family separation at the border.

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More than 2,000 March In Tornillo to Protest Family Separation at the Border

A crowd of more than 2,000 gathered at a border crossing in Tornillo, Texas early Father’s Day to protest the separation of children and parents who enter into the U.S. illegally. The rural town of 1,500 has become well-known over … Continue reading

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Scenic Loop Complex Fires 100% Contained

As of Tuesday morning, officials say the Scenic Loop Complex Fires that have been burning in the Davis Mountains since early June are 100% contained. On day 9, fire officials have mapped the combined footprint of the fires at 19,444 … Continue reading

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Day 8: Minimal Activity on Scenic Loop Complex Fires as Containment Number Rises

As of Monday June 11, the Scenic Loop Complex fires are 80% contained. The total affected area is now estimated at 26,042 acres. Officials say although that acreage number may seem large, the fire has caused minimal loss to the … Continue reading

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Guatemalan Women Separated From Children Tried in Alpine Federal Court

On Wednesday evening, 3 Guatemalan women, who were picked up by Border Patrol agents near the Presidio/Ojinaga Port of Entry on May 14 were tried in a federal courthouse in Alpine.  A judge found all 3 women guilty of illegal … Continue reading

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