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Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

Rocked by Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School, the religious community is looking for answers. Some faith leaders and churchgoers say prayer needs to return to school.

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Activists Look To Repeat Standing Rock Success In West Texas

Activists in west Texas are taking to heart the successes of the Standing Rock Sioux to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They’re hoping to repeat that for a pipeline project there.

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Protesters Say They Expect More Direct Efforts To Block Pipeline Construction

Native American groups and some Big Bend-area residents gathered to protest the Trans-Pecos Pipeline near Marfa on Sunday.  Drums mixed with the sounds of heavy machinery as opponents gathered at a construction site for the natural gas project off Highway … Continue reading

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Why Is Voter Turnout So Low In Texas?

In recent years, voter turnout in Texas has been…well, let’s just say not everything is bigger here. State voter turnout has been below the national average for the past few decades, regularly falling below 50%. All this week, public radio … Continue reading

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West Texas Activists Join Dakota Access Protesters for “Solidarity March” Against Pipelines

West Texas activists are continuing their face-off against Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Now, they’re joining a broader Native American-led movement protesting the same company. At least 100 people from the Big Bend region and … Continue reading

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Train Hits, Kills One Person in Marfa

This story will be updated as details become available. One person is dead after being hit by an eastbound train in Marfa, according to Marfa Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gary Mitschke and the Union Pacific Railroad. Union Pacific Spokesperson Jeff DeGraff … 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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Host Exchange Dispatch: Working Hard Underwater

The countdown to the end of this host exchange started this week, and at the same time, I’ve started counting up all the things I haven’t gotten around to doing. Wondering about all the people and stories I’ve yet to … Continue reading

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Host Exchange Dispatch: Can Cape Cod Teach Marfa How To Be a Tourist Economy?

Marfa Public Radio and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts have embarked on a first-of-its-kind public radio experiment. WCAI All Things Considered host Steve Junker is swapping places with KRTS Morning Edition host Travis Bubenik for three weeks.  We’re exploring what … Continue reading

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As Opposition Broadens Its Approach, Pipeline Shipments Arrive in Big Bend Region

For more than a year now, there’s been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in the Big Bend area. We’ve heard from those who are strongly opposed to it and from those who say it would be a good … Continue reading

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