Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Window is Open: BBNP is Back in Business

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — Big Bend National Park has reopened. Thursday, October 17, 2013 —  As of 5:30 p.m., the road to the Cottonwood Campground remains closed and BBNP officials are advising visitors, intent on traversing back country roads, to … Continue reading

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Cartel Shootout With Mexican Police Linked To US Grenade Walking Scandal

Our Fronteras Desk reporter at Marfa Public Radio, Lorne Matalon reports. CBS News is reporting a link between a drug cartel shootout with Mexican police last week and a controversial case in the United States. A Justice Department report obtained by CBS News says the … Continue reading

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States Burdened By Lengthy Federal Detentions Of Undocumented Immigrants

Our Fronteras Desk reporter at Marfa Public Radio, Lorne Matalon reports. Texas has spent $156.6 million holding undocumented immigrants in county jails while awaiting deportation proceedings. The money was spent on housing more than 131,000 immigrants during the last two years. The Texas … Continue reading

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Day 7 of Fall Fund Drive – Two Days Left!

We began the weeklong fund drive with a goal of $40,000. Well, this morning we are $12,000 short of goal. Help us reach that today! Help us meet are pledge challenge: We have a generous matching grant from Dick and … Continue reading

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Day 15 – 3rd Week of National Park Closure

While most people are aware the Senate passed a bill today to end the shutdown, and that the bill is now in the hands of the House of Representatives and expected to pass, no one knows what that means for … Continue reading

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Day 6 of Fund Drive and it’s Hump Day

Today is Wednesday the 16th and our thanks to Gayle Gordon for this morning’s $1,000 match. We appreciate today’s sponsoring gifts, including One Way Plant Nursery, Marfa Book Company, Susan Simmons Photography, Garrick Stephens, Kiowa Gallery, Future Shark, and Silpada. … Continue reading

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Day 5 of Fall Fund Drive – Wednesday, October 16th

Everyone who donates to the Fall Fund Drive, which runs through Friday at midnight, will be entered into a drawing to win a one-of-a-kind oil painting… OF YOU! Deborah Allison Studios in Alpine is giving her time and talent to one lucky winner. 7 … Continue reading

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Day 14 of Government Shutdown – Big Bend National Park still in lockdown

Day 14 of the government shutdown finds the US House farther away from agreement than they were on day two. 800,000 federal employees remain out of work, including National Parks employees. In the Big Bend area, especially, this impacts a … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Sculpture Shown at Presidio Courthouse

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Marfa Volunteer Fire Department Leads Fire Prevention Week at Area Schools

Compared to the devastating Rock House Fire three and half years ago, the Tri-County area has had a relatively quiet fire season in 2013. With Fire Prevention Week kicking off today in local Marfa schools, KRTS checked in with the … Continue reading

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