Monthly Archives: May 2014

Border Patrol Union’s Big Bend Chapter calls for Boycott of Alpine Business

Update Wednesday, May 21:  We spoke with Tom Cochran, owner of Big Bend Screen Printing in Alpine, who says that although he understands the local union’s actions are independent of the Border Patrol as a government entity, the public doesn’t … Continue reading

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Texas State Police Surges Challenged By Borderland Sheriffs

Mistrust of law enforcement on the border is hardly rare. The ebb and flow of policing the border in a post-9/11 world means someone or some group is almost always upset. But in Texas, there’s apparent distrust within law enforcement … Continue reading

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West Texas Seeing ‘Driest Such Period in Over a Century’

Conditions ‘Remain Dire,’ Outlook Says The drought that began in October 2010 has been the driest such period in over a century for much of West Texas, putting it on par with the drought of record in the 1950s. That’s according … Continue reading

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Dallas Rally for the Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

More than a month ago, the Islamist militant group known as Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 girls from a school in Chibok in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno. The news has dominated headlines all month and last weekend Texans held a rally. For Marfa Public … Continue reading

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Sizable Solar Plant in the works for West Texas

A California company has won a contract to build a 150-megawatt solar plant in West Texas. It would be the largest single plant built in the state so far, second only to the 400 mw system of plants planned for San Antonio. San Francisco-based Recurrent … Continue reading

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Opening Game Triumph for Cowboys at Kokernot Field

It’s opening weekend for the Alpine Cowboys baseball team at Kokernot Field – the Cowboys beat out the Las Vegas Train Robbers 6-3 at their first home game of the season on Thursday, bringing their record to 3-0 for the … Continue reading

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Friday Listening Party to Celebrate Season 2 of the KRTS Youth Media Project

It’s mixdown time at Marfa Public Radio; the second season of the KRTS Youth Media Project is coming to a close! Over the past eight weeks,  Marfa ISD students Crystal Cataño, Eva Guevara, Anissa Lujan, Jayne Nuñez, Michaela Serrano and Molly … Continue reading

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PARENTHESES: Punkin

This week on Parentheses: A year ago around this time, a litter of puppies was born somewhere in Marfa. Pieces are missing from their story, but the little dogs ended up at a shelter.  Not just any shelter – Grand … Continue reading

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Presidio County Jail: Inmates On The Move

On Tuesday, inmates housed at the Presidio County Jail in Marfa helped move boxes out of the Presidio County Courthouse. The move was made necessary when District Court Judge Roy Ferguson appointed an outside auditor to examine county finances and an office … Continue reading

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Separated By The Rio Grande: Families Celebrate Mother’s Day On Opposite Banks

Sunday, families across the nation celebrated Mother’s day. But here on the border where immigration status is as fluid as the Rio Grande just being able to see your mom is a complicated endeavor. This year, the Voices from Both … Continue reading

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