Monthly Archives: June 2013

George Clinton, Prince Paul & Other Funk Royalty Visit Marfa Public Radio

Marfa Public Radio got a little spacey Tuesday night (June 18) when George Clinton, the funk extraordinaire, stopped by Groove Line, the R&B and funk show. DJ Leslie Wilkes “freaked out” when Marfa resident Maiya Keck brought in DJ/Producer Prince … Continue reading

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Playboy Marfa Installation Draws State and National Media Attention

A spotlight from regional, state and national media is on Marfa once again after an art installation featuring the Playboy Bunny logo was completed last week west of town. Wondering why there’s a neon rabbit lighting up the desert sky? … Continue reading

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Will the changes to Cscope impact your school?

After a recent decision to remove lesson plans from the state’s curriculum support system, Cscope,  some educators state-wide raised concerns about having lessons in place before the coming school year. But, local school administrators said that the lesson plans were … Continue reading

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The Community Reacts to Playboy Marfa

If you’ve been out of the house this past week, you’ve most likely been drawn into a discussion about Playboy Marfa – an installation sponsored by Playboy Enterprises just west of Marfa on Highway 90. As national news outlets start … Continue reading

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What is Playboy Doing in Marfa?

By Alice Quinlan Over the past week, few details have emerged concerning the 40-foot high neon Playboy bunny sign that is temporarily installed west of Marfa on Highway 90. It’s been confirmed that Playboy’s Creative Director Landis Smithers and Playmate … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney: Suspects Allegedly Use Students as Drug Mules

Two men from West Texas face federal drug trafficking charges following an Indictment from a Grand Jury. On Nov. 19, 2012, about 500 pounds of marijuana were discovered in a school bus. Earlier that day, the bus took students from Van … Continue reading

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Former Alpine City Financial Director arrested

Former Alpine city financial director Ricky Chavez has been arrested and charged with theft by a public servant and tampering with government funds. Both are third degree felonies.

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Campaign to Recall Alpine Mayor Rangra Underway

Last week, three former Alpine city council members filed a recall affidavit for the recall of Mayor Avinash Rangra. Signs went up on Monday around Alpine calling for the recall. For Marfa Public Radio, Sarah Vasquez took the temperature of … 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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Review: Ola Podrida’s ‘Ghosts Go Blind’

by Amanda Roscoe Mayo Sometimes certain moments call for certain music, and soundtracks become built into our daily experience. Ola Podrida provides music for such moments, whether it’s driving through the rain, watching the sun set, or enjoying a beer … Continue reading

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