Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mexico’s Los Diablos Fire Crew

Only one group of people has legal permission from the United States government to freely cross into the United States from Mexico without passing through a formal border crossing. It’s a crew of firefighters from Mexico that U.S. authorities say … Continue reading

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Texas State Trooper Suspended

Wednesday, February 27: KRTS News reports that Trooper White has resigned. His resignation was submitted yesterday. Reporter Lorne Matalon followed-up on this story, after discussions with Presidio County Sheriff and the alleged victims. Monday, February 25: KRTS News is reporting … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio DJ performs at Academy Awards

Marfa DJ Brian LeBarton – who has hosted Friday nights on KRTS 93.5 FM since 2008 – is performing at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24. He is playing keyboards in support of the widely-popular British singer, Adele. Adele, … Continue reading

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The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 27th annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering is this weekend (February 22 & 23) at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. As Lorne Matalon reports, the event draws people from across the country for a celebration of cowboy culture. … Continue reading

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Marfa student in regional Spelling Bee

Marfa student Ian Martinez accompanied his mother Lori Valerio to El Paso to the regional spelling bee of the national competition. Ian was speller #153 at the El Paso Times Regional Bee. Ian was successful at the competition, but then exited … Continue reading

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KRTS Speaks With Jim Henry

Until recently, many observers were proclaiming the death of the Permian Basin oil industry. But others have stayed the course, confident that the marriage of technology and skill could still produce significant quantities of oil. One of the pillars of … Continue reading

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BBC Radio interviews Lannan writer in Marfa

On Tuesday (February 19), Ali Abunimah, a journalist currently on a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, was interviewed by BBC Radio. On the website Electronic Intifada, Abunimah uncovered a photo purportedly of an Israeli soldier setting his gun sights on a … Continue reading

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Sweethearts Ball Smilebooth Photos

Gorgeous, classy ladies and gentleman of the ball, your likenesses have forever been captured below! Marfa Public Radio thanks Smilebooth for these glossy photos of the KRTS 2013 Sweethearts Ball and Silent Auction, and thanks all who came out to support the radio … Continue reading

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Fraud in the Oil Fields: A Boom in Theft Costs Texas Industry Millions

In South and West Texas, a boom in drilling for oil and gas is creating jobs, wealth…and crime. Tune in to Morning Edition today (Monday, Feb 19) at 8:30 AM, to hear StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling explain how thieves are … Continue reading

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KRTS Benefit Concert: The Iguanas at Padres, Feb. 16

KRTS presents The Iguanas, live in concert on Saturday, February 16th at Padres in Marfa.  The New Orleans-based band is known for its unique blend of R&B, south-of-the-border rock a la Doug Sahm, Chicano folk and funk. Tickets are $21 online … Continue reading

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