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Who Writes The Bills Your Legislators Sponsor?

Lawmakers in Austin have just over a month to figure out the state’s budget for the next two years, plus a parade of other legislation, from reforming Child Protective Services to figuring out how to fund public schools. In all, … Continue reading

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Mayoral Candidates Sound Off on Local Issues

Early voting starts today and all this week, we’ll take a look at the elections and issues at stake throughout West Texas. Today we turn to Marfa, where last week candidates for City Council, the school board and mayor met … Continue reading

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Proposal for Nuclear Waste Site in West Texas Hangs in Balance

The future of a proposal to bring the some of the country’s used nuclear fuel to West Texas hangs in the balance now, after the company spearheading the effort has requested the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission temporarily suspend the review … Continue reading

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Energy Survey Says Americans Still Like Coal

AUSTIN, Texas–A closely watched energy survey at the University of Texas at Austin says Americans still like coal, a contributor to global climate change. At the same time, however, a majority says that climate change is real.

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Texas Rep. Hurd Opens Fort Stockton Office

On Tuesday, Texas U.S. Representative Will Hurd  – whose Texas district stretches from pockets of San Antonio, down to Del Rio and out west towards El Paso – opened an office in Fort Stockton. The site is Hurd’s 6th office … Continue reading

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Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Turns Its Lens to Universe’s Biggest Mysteries

When McDonald Observatory first opened its doors in 1933 it was done with a nearly million dollar donation from a Paris, Texas banker. In his will, W.J.McDonald gave money to the University of Texas at Austin to establish the observatory. … Continue reading

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Shot Across The Bow: Mexico Considers Boycott Of U.S. Corn

MEXICO CITY—Every weekday, Antonio Godinez Vera turns imported American corn into feed for Mexican livestock. Some of that U.S. corn is also used to make tortillas, a staple of the Mexican diet. Corn is also a symbol of Mexico itself. … Continue reading

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Semi-Pro Hockey in West Texas

Pro and semi-pro hockey teams improbably sprouted up all over West Texas in the 80s and 90s when hockey-loving Canadian oil workers moved to Texas. At one time there were more hockey teams in Texas than any other state. But … Continue reading

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Sam Walker In-Studio Performance

As you probably know we are smack dab in the middle of our Spring Membership drive and we’re asking for your help to help us gain the funds we need to continue growing and thriving on the West Texas Airwaves. … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE! Ask Us: What Do You Want to Know About Lawmaking in Texas?

The Texas Legislature is more than half over, so we wanted to make one more push to ask you what you’re curious about regarding how things work at the State Capitol in Austin. For the last few months, we’ve been asking you … Continue reading

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