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Introducing “Texas Standard” – News, Arts & Culture By Texans, For Texans

There’s a new weekday news, arts and culture program coming to the West Texas airwaves – Texas Standard. Produced at KUT in Austin, with collaboration from public radio stations in big cities and small towns across the state, Texas Standard brings West … Continue reading

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Ranchers’ Hope: Hardier Seeds to Combat Draught

Scientists are experimenting with seeds to reinvigorate lands damaged by drought and overgrazing. Ranchers from the southwest and Mexico are gathering in the high desert of west Texas to review results of an experiment to raise hardy seeds that can … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Public Access to Chinati Mountains State Natural Area Done Deal

The Chinati Mountains State Natural Area in south Presidio County finally has public access, according to Corky Kulhmann, senior project manager for land conservation for Texas Parks and Wildlife. This is news given exclusively to KRTS. For eight years, Kulhmann … Continue reading

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The Return of the Sul Ross Lobo Marching Band

The loudspeaker makes the announcement, “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Jackson Field on the campus of Sul Ross State University.” It’s Saturday in Texas and that means college football. But today, September 20th, among the crowd and the coaches and the … Continue reading

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CDC Director on Texas Diagnosis: “We’re stopping Ebola in its tracks”

During a teleconference Tuesday evening at the CDC in Atlanta, Director Dr. Tom Frieden confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. The patient was admitted and placed into isolation on September 28th at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers in Texas from Greenhouse Gas Ruling

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week on a lawsuit over how much latitude the federal government has to regulate facilities that emit greenhouse gases, victory was claimed both by environmentalists who want more regulation and by Texas state officials who … Continue reading

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Texas’ Critical Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

The region of Big Bend has one psychiatrist, Dr. Stuart Crane, but this situation isn’t a rare one in the state. Texas is facing a critical shortage of mental heath care workers; 207 out of 254 counties qualify as “Health … Continue reading

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Finding Oil is Easy, Just Look on the Ground

There’s a lot of drilling going on in Texas for oil and gas. So much, that Texas is a big reason why the United States in now producing more oil than it imports. But it all begins with what in … Continue reading

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Texas Craft Brewers Ready to Raise Their Mugs

The Texas craft beer industry raised their mugs last month when the Texas House of Representatives approved bills that would allow the independent craft brewers of Texas more freedom to distribute their products. The new rules also give consumers better … Continue reading

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