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Audit: Ag agency hikes on fees to Texas farmers and ranchers raised millions more than needed

In 2016, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller irked farmers, ranchers and lawmakers by dramatically raising fees for a wide range of services his agency offers. A new state audit says the higher fees generated millions more dollars than necessary in … Continue reading

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Cumbia: the Danceable Musical Tradition that Defies Borders

The tradition of cumbia spans three centuries and several continents. With origins in an African dance that came to Colombia through the slave trade, this musical backbone of Latin America knits together many different regional cultures through one common beat. … Continue reading

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Texas Music Hour of Power !!LIVE!! Saturday 7/29

* THE SPECTACLE RETURNS * Make your plans to join us for Joe Nick Patoski’s Texas Music Hour of Power * LIVE * from the studios of Marfa Public Radio and Patio Party. Sat. 6 to 9 this Sat. 7/29. … Continue reading

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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.

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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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