Monthly Archives: February 2014

Houston Chronicle Investigates the rise of Oil and Gas Industry Deaths

The Houston Chronicle recently published two investigative stories looking at the rising death toll of the oil and gas industry in Texas. Reporter Lise Olsen spent a year combing through workers’ compensation claims and accident reports filed with the Occupational … Continue reading

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What’s Going On in the Real Estate Market in Marfa TX?

While 2013 was one of the best years for the Texas housing market since its peak in 2006, the Marfa real estate market also ended the year strong with higher volume of sales and increases in prices. But higher sales … Continue reading

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Charlie Mars discusses new album Blackberry Light

Musician Charlie Mars stops by the KRTS studios to talk about his new album Blackberry Light.

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Western Perspective, the Third Episode of the Public Television Program

Tom Michael speaks with filmmakers Cara Carney Arthur and Stuart McSpadden about Western Perspective on Basin PBS. The third episode in the series, it spotlights the arts in West Texas. The public television program airs tonight, Thursday February 27.

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Texas Tribune “Symposium on Demographic Change” Live-Streaming Today

Today at the University of Texas El Paso, the Texas Tribune hosted “On the Road: A Symposium on Demographic Change.” The symposium featured a variety of panelists discussing how population shifts in Texas will affect policy-making and the state’s political landscape … Continue reading

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Alpine Lawyer and Former KRTS Host John Anderson Dies

Alpine resident and former Marfa Public Radio host John Anderson died at age 70 on Wednesday morning (February 25) at the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas, after suffering a stroke on Tuesday night. He had been hospitalized for many months … Continue reading

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Food for Thought. Terlingua Benefit to Support The Family Crisis Center of Big Bend/ Terlingua Food Program

Sunday March 2, The Starlight Theatre will host a benefit for the Terlingua Food Program, affiliated with the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend. Pat O’Bryan, Founder of Terlingua Cares, is coordinating the benefit. He says the event will include an auction and music. KRTS … Continue reading

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Tony Flint posts bail and leaves jail

Tony Flint of Terlingua posted bond yesterday (Tuesday, February 25) and was allowed to walk out of the Brewster County jail in Alpine. He was held after being charged with first degree murder on February 5 in the death of Glenn Felts. … Continue reading

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KRTS signal down

Due to scheduled maintenance on our transmission tower, KRTS will be down for approximately an hour. You can still stream us online here at marfapublicradio.org We’re back up. Thanks for your patience.

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Donate to the KRTS Youth Media Project

  Last year, KRTS Youth Media student producers pitched, wrote and produced their own radio stories. Students acted as editors on each others pieces and participated in a seminar-style class. We read about radio. We listened to radio. We breathed, … Continue reading

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