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Marfa Police Chief On Policing in ‘Tight Knit Community’

It’s been about 2 weeks now since the Marfa Police Department began operations after a nearly 8 year hiatus. During that time the Presidio County Sheriff’s office serviced the town. But now police chief Esteban Marquez and a team of … Continue reading

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Republicans seek to eliminate the state tax and deliver a win to rural communities

By Caroline Halter The Republican tax plan seeks to eliminate the estate tax, a 40% tax on the value of land and other inheritances over $5.49 million. The Tax Policy Center estimates the estate tax will affect fewer than 100 farms … Continue reading

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Texans Add Seven Amendments To State Constitution

Voters added seven amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday. The mostly noncontroversial propositions won by wide margins of up to 70 points, via KUT News.

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How To Help Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Massacre

Blood donations, as well as financial donations, are the options at this point.

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Multiple Casualties Reported In Church Shooting in South Texas

Multiple people are reported dead after a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 30 miles east of San Antonio.

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The Cost of Living in a Dirt Home

A new classification system for adobe structures has caused a big jump in property taxes for some Presidio County homeowners. Adobe is one of the most humble building materials around: it’s essentially mud, water and straw, shaped into brick, and … Continue reading

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Guatemala Standoff: Migration & International Loans In Play

A constitutional standoff between the Guatemalan president and a United Nations-led commission prosecuting corruption is triggering a crisis that Guatemala’s Central Bank acknowledges may damage the country’s economy and spawn more illegal migration to the United States. Guatemalans in Vermont … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring a Development Director!

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media from West Texas serves a critical role in our state and our nation: from … Continue reading

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Months After Federal Bribery Arrest, Presidio County Official Resigns

At a Presidio County Commissioner’s Court meeting Wednesday, embattled Precinct 3 commissioner Lorenzo Hernandez officially resigned from his position. 

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From Richest Acre in Texas to Ghost Town: the Story of Shafter

On highway 67, some 20 miles before reaching the Mexican border, a green sign reads “Shafter Ghost Town”. A dusty drive takes you past adobe ruins with a glimpse at what’s left of this once-thriving mining town.

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