Monthly Archives: May 2013

Knowing Your Neighbor When Deadly Chemicals Are Next Door

It’s especially critical in Texas to know if a nearby facility could cause a major accident. Dave Fehling from StateImpact Texas reports.

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Two Border Villages Reunite For One Day

In the rural border areas of Texas, seven so-called ‘informal crossings’ were shut down following Sept. 11. These were border villages and rural economies that thrived on their interdependence. The actual border was invisible. But the shutdown destroyed that connection. … Continue reading

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Central Texas Water Fight Could Have Statewide Implications

A groundwater conservation hearing in Bastrop could open the door for outside business permits. Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District’s May 15 hearing could be seen as a test case for the entire state, according to Steve Box with Environmental Stewardship. StateImpact … Continue reading

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Presidio County discussed proposed solar project

A proposed solar power project in Presidio County was a topic of conversation at the Commissioners’ Court meeting on May 14 between members of the court and the community. KRTS Intern Sarah Vasquez reports about what what happened during that … Continue reading

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Federal Cuts Mean Fewer Resources This Wildfire Season

Federal budget cuts mean fewer resources to fight wildfires this summer, according to the U.S. secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior.  For StateImpact Texas, Mose Buchele reports on what that could mean in Texas.

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Lajitas Reunido: For One Day, Two Villages Reunited

Two border villages cut off from one another since the border was sealed after 9-11 were reunited for one day this weekend. It was an event filled with tears of joy and reflection on a decade of separation. Lorne Matalon … Continue reading

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Alpine Cowboys: Big Time Baseball in a Small Texas Town

Baseball season is coming back to West Texas! The Cowboys’ first game of the season was Tuesday, May 14, against the White Sands Pupfish on Tuesday in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This season’s complete schedule is available here. Get yourself in the … Continue reading

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Election Results for Alpine and Presidio

On Saturday, May 11, Alpine held elections for a city council seat, and Presidio voted for mayor, city council and school board. Jim Fitzgerald will take over Alpine City Counsel Ward 3 seat for Carlos Lujan, who did not seek … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Mishap Near Monahans

A mother and son were treated for minor injuries at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans after their SUV rolled over following a tire blow out on I-20 near mile marker 87. They were traveling to the east in the right-hand … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Mix of Groove & Soul on Sunday at 8 PM

Marfa DJ Jane assembles a Sunday night Mother’s Day mix of soul and R&B songs. Musicians featured include Minnie Ripperton, The Jones Girls, Bill Withers, Tina Marie, and Sly & The Family Stone. This live program airs Sunday night at 8PM. Happy Mother’s Day!

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