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Trump’s Plans Could Cripple Small Businesses on the Border

Last week when President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer dropped the possibility of a 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for Trump’s wall, pubic voices around the country cried out. Big corporations complained tariffs would ruin them. Experts said … Continue reading

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico’s Economic Frustrations

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Mexico Considers Retaliation Should U.S. Withdraw From NAFTA

MEXICO CITY, DF – Mexicans are anxious about the future of  the North American Free Trade Agreement, and how the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may seek to change or even withdraw from the agreement. Mexican officials are now speaking with Asian … Continue reading

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West Texans Get In on Growing Texas Wine Industry

At Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, volunteer grape-picker Susan Howard wants her title on the record. “Susan Howard, number one picker,” she laughs. “Be sure to put that down.” Howard is one of about sixty people who woke up early on … Continue reading

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Marfa ISD Administration Office (Photo via Anna Rose MacArthur)

Band Will Be Cut at Marfa I.S.D., Superintendent Explains Budget Struggles

Reports recently surfaced that Marfa I.S.D.’s band program may have to be cut soon due to a sizable budget deficit at the district. CBS 7 reported that the district is facing a nearly $400,000 deficit, due in large part to the … Continue reading

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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West Texas Railroad Aiming for New Cross-Border Traffic by 2017

The Trans-Pecos Pipeline has been a thorny subject in the Big Bend region since it was announced more than a year ago, with many opposed to the presence of industry in the region and others supportive in the hopes that … Continue reading

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With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida’s Space Coast A Lift

Five years after NASA’s shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.

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Modern Day ‘Debtor Prisons’ Challenged In Federal Court In Texas

EL PASO, Texas — This border city has a policy on its books that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the policy, saying it violates … Continue reading

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Residents Considering Possibility of More Drilling in the Balmorhea Area

This story has been updated to reflect developments after Wednesday night’s Balmorhea I.S.D. board of trustees meeting. At a meeting Wednesday evening, the Balmorhea Independent School District’s board of trustees was set to consider the possibility of leasing some of the district’s mineral … Continue reading

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