Monthly Archives: August 2014

National Guard Deploys To Bust Drug Crime In South Texas

LA JOYA, Texas — The National Guard is now descending on the South Texas border. It’s part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety. Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the never-ending flow of illegal drug … Continue reading

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Free-Market Think Tank Hosts Border Security Panel at State Capital

On Wednesday at the state capital, the Texas Public Policy Foundation held a panel discussion on border security, billing the event with the title “What is Actually Happening on the Border.” Among the speakers at the event were Texas Ag Commissioner … Continue reading

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Tourism

On today’s Parenthesis, we’ll hear about tourism, a “clean” industry, as it relates to Fort Davis.

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Native American Student at Seminole School Sent Home for Long Hair

Schools across the nation began classes this week. The school district in Seminole faced a test on its first day, as it balanced its Code of Conduct with its Policy of Non-Discrimination. The town of Seminole (just north of Andrews) is … Continue reading

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As the Governor’s Legal Team Fights Charges, Perry Stops in Midland

As Governor Rick Perry’s legal team continues its fight to get a Travis County court to drop the felony charges against him, Perry took to the road for an oil and gas company’s groundbreaking ceremony in Midland. Houston-based Occidental Petroleum … Continue reading

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Birders Celebrate Ft. Davis: The Hummingbird Capital of Texas

KRTS’ Cat Readick takes a look at the culture around and interest in the hummingbirds of Far West Texas.

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Senior Class Tradition Signals Start of School Year

Many schools open today across Far West Texas. On Sunday night, KRTS News was there for a small-town, senior-class tradition. Listen to this radio report from Tom Michael, with comments from Anissa Lujan, Claudia Lujan, Orlando Sanchez, David Gomez, Mary Paul, Nick Zapata, and … Continue reading

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Can the Private Space Industry Stabilize a Boom-and-Bust Economy?

By early next year, alongside the sound of jets landing at the Midland International Airport, you might also hear sonic booms from space flights re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. This month, the private space company XCOR broke ground at the airport, … Continue reading

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Viva Terlingua Festival

As anybody who organizes festivals knows, “firsts” are rarely easy to pull off. Add the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert in August to the mix and you have more than the usual obstacles to overcome. Still, the first-ever Viva Terlingua … Continue reading

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West Texas Nuclear Dump Can Expand after TCEQ Ruling

This week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) gave a company storing radioactive waste in West Texas the go-ahead to store more than three times the amount of waste it’s currently allowed to, but the company says it has … Continue reading

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