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UPDATE: Local Crews Fight Two Fires in Jeff Davis County

Fire crews across West Texas continue to fight two blazes burning in Jeff Davis County. As of Wednesday morning, the two fires are almost fully contained.

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UPDATE: McDannald Fire Footprint Above 19,000 Acres, Now 61 Percent Contained

By late Monday the McDannald Ranch Fire — that’s believed to have been started by a lightning strike last week — had a footprint just above 19,000 acres and was 61 percent contained.

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So Far, National Guard Troops On The Border Are Observing, Not Enforcing

With a highly-visible, non-mobile presence at the edge of the Rio Grande, National Guard troops are so far being seen, more than heard.

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Marfa Myths is this weekend!

We’re excited to share that we’ll be collaborating with Marfa Myths, The Lot Radio, and Dublab again this year. Marfa Myths is an annual music, visual art, and film festival founded in 2014 by Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer and … Continue reading

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Immigrants’ Rights Caravan Tours Texas Border

A group of immigrants’ rights advocates are traveling along the Texas-Mexico border this week.  Organizers say their goal is to teach immigrants about their constitutional rights.

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Texas Is Test Market For Federal Feral Hog Poisoning Program

Federal agriculture regulators have chosen Texas as the nation’s first testing site for a new type of poison aimed at culling the state’s feral hog population.

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Gulf Coast Express Project Moves Forward

Houston-based Kinder Morgan says it’s nearly 500-mile pipeline project is moving forward. The announcement comes as the the company has secured enough transportation agreements for the project.

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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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