Monthly Archives: February 2015

It’s Not a Festival. It’s the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

For the past 29 years, cowboy poets have gathered in Alpine on the campus of Sul Ross State University. It’s called the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering and it kicks off today. Doris Daley has been coming to this event in … Continue reading

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Mexican Man Dies from Apparent Seizure in Border Patrol Custody

A 50-year-old Mexican man died earlier this month while in Border Patrol custody in Marfa, after suffering what Customs and Border Protection (CBP) described as an apparent seizure. According to CBP the man, identified in Presidio County documents as Maros … Continue reading

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Introducing “Texas Standard” – News, Arts & Culture By Texans, For Texans

There’s a new weekday news, arts and culture program coming to the West Texas airwaves – Texas Standard. Produced at KUT in Austin, with collaboration from public radio stations in big cities and small towns across the state, Texas Standard brings West … Continue reading

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DHS Employees Prepare For Possible Shut Down

PHOENIX – The president’s plan to use executive action to help an additional 4 million or so unauthorized immigrants get work permits has its share of opponents. Among its critics is the union representing some 18,000 Border Patrol agents, the … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Continues Annual Trail Closure To Protect Peregrine Falcons

The peregrine falcons are returning to Big Bend National Park for their breeding season, and the Park, as they have done in previous years, has closed a small section of the South Rim trail of the Chisos Mountains to hikers, … Continue reading

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Border Agents Would Work through a Homeland Security Shutdown

As the showdown in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets closer to a Friday deadline, two lawmakers in Virginia are pushing a last-minute bill that would guarantee that border agents and other homeland security employees receive … Continue reading

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Theft In The Oilfields Of Texas and New Mexico Traced To Borderland Mexico

The decline in the price of crude oil is translating into job losses in the oilfields of Texas and New Mexico. And that means there’s renewed focus on an ongoing problem in the oilfields, and that’s the theft of oil, … Continue reading

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West Texas to Mexico Pipelines On Track for 2017 Finish

A Dallas-based company looking to build two sizable natural gas pipelines from Far West Texas to Mexico says it plans to have both pipelines built and operating by early 2017. Energy Transfer won a contract from Mexico’s electricity commission to build the … Continue reading

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Texas County Declines All Federally Initiated Drug Cases From Sierra Blanca Checkpoint

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – A border county in Texas with two U.S. Border Patrol highway checkpoints is refusing to prosecute drug cases previously sent to it from those checkpoints. The county—and all four states bordering Mexico—wants funding from Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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KUT: First Same Sex Couple Married in Texas

KUT in Austin reports that the first legal same sex marriage license in Texas has been issued to a couple in Travis County. Sarah Goodfriend & Suzanne Bryant were officially married this morning, after a court order from a district … Continue reading

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