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Marfa Zoning Board Wants New Building Height Limits

Marfa’s new luxury hotel – the Hotel Saint George – is hard to miss. The four-story, minimalist white building is easily spotted from pretty much any part of town. It dwarfs the existing structures around it and has quickly become … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Key US Ally Debates Peace Accord With FARC Guerrillas

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  — BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A peace deal … Continue reading

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Texas Secretary Of State Carlos Cascos On Texas-Mexico Relations

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott led a delegation to Mexico earlier this week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other top-level officials. Up for discussion was strengthening cultural and economic ties. Among the delegation was Texas Secretary of State Carlos … Continue reading

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The Biggest Winery In Texas Thrives In The Desert

The Texas wine industry’s been growing in recent years – with new tasting rooms and vineyards popping up in the hill country and across the state. When you think about Texas wine, you’re probably imaging a quaint little roadside farm … Continue reading

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Alpine Mayor on Trans-Pecos Pipeline: “I Feel Uncomfortable”

Earlier this week, in an interview with Marfa Public Radio, Alpine Mayor Avinash Rangra laid out his views on the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The 143-mile pipeline would carry natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin, through the Big Bend region, … Continue reading

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Man On “Walk Across America” Pitches An Upgrade for Marfa Golf Course

A California man who wants to upgrade the Marfa Golf Course was grilled on his plan at an executive session of the Presidio County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Commissioners asked about his finances, specifically about how he could make assurances that the project would … Continue reading

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The “Comic-Con” of Energy Conferences Wraps Up in Houston

The huge annual energy gathering known as CERA Week wrapped up on Friday in Houston. The conference, now in its 34th year, brings energy industry leaders and experts together alongside policymakers – and more than a few bomb-sniffing dogs – … Continue reading

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Solar Power Arrives In Boquillas: Key To Rural Economy Restart

BOQUILLAS, Mexico – The sealing of the border after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 crushed connected rural economies in both Mexico and the United States. Today in one swath of northern Mexico, a formal border crossing with Texas … Continue reading

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Texas Beef Council Turns Focus to Younger Eaters

It has been 22 years since the racing violins and xylophonic beats of composer Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from his ballet “Rodeo” poured out of television sets, making “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” one of the most recognizable advertising campaigns of … Continue reading

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What Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Mean For Texas?

“I think it is worth asking ourselves as a society how much longer we think we need to have an oil economy.” — Michael Webber, UT Energy Institute This week in New York, the UN Climate Summit is underway, and the Rockefeller Foundation made … Continue reading

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