KRTS Music

Western Swing Dance w/ Bobby Flores August 26th!

Grammy Award-winning Western swing fiddle player and acclaimed Texas musician Bobby Flores, with his six-piece Yellow Rose band, will be coming to Marfa’s USO Building August 26th. Doors are at 8pm, show and dance runs from 9pm till midnight. Bobby … Continue reading

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West Texas Blues Monday Party July 24!

Next Monday we’ll be rocking to live blues at a tailgate-hang in our front parking lot in lovely downtown Marfa, TX, during the KRTS/KXWT West Texas Blues Monday show, from 7-9pm. We are also going to broadcast the show live … Continue reading

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Proposes Millions For Teacher Bonuses And Retirement

With less than a week before the start of a special session of the Texas Legislature, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick laid out a proposal Thursday to give teachers bonuses and increase their retirement benefits, with plans to pay for both long-term using money … 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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Election Results Across West Texas

Results are in for May elections across West Texas.

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In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Check out the songs (and back stories) of women musicians from around the world.

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Several David Bowie Tributes on KRTS

On Monday there will be several tributes to David Bowie, the chameleonic musician who died this weekend at age 69. For West Texas Talk, at 6:30 PM, Tom Michael and Jackson Wisdorf pull from the latest album, Blackstar, and share interview clips … Continue reading

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Holiday Programming on Marfa Public Radio

We hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday specials on Marfa Public Radio, from our original music shows “No Country For Old Music” to “Classical Midday.” Here’s an overview of Christmas programs.

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Presidio, Texas: Border Town Pins Hopes For Economy On Its Strategic Location

PRESIDIO, Texas —The area around the present town of Presidio on the Rio Grande, known as La Junta de los Ríos, is believed to be the oldest continuously cultivated farmland in Texas. About 1500 B.C. indigenous corn farmers settled here … Continue reading

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City-Commissioned Sculpture Raises Questions Of Censorship

A public art piece in El Paso that was abruptly removed by city officials earlier this year is raising questions about censorship. The metal sculpture depicted a flock of birds carrying off fragments of guns once used to commit crimes. … Continue reading

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