Monthly Archives: March 2015

Border Patrol Tries A New Outreach Effort In An Unexpected Place

PHOENIX – It’s mid-morning at the Mexican consulate in Phoenix. Close to 200 people are seated in rows of metal chairs. They’re waiting for their names to be called for passports or consular IDs. On this day, there’s a guest … Continue reading

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Marfa Myths on Marfa Public Radio

This weekend, musicians, artists and aficionados of independent music are traveling from across the country and descending on Marfa for the “Marfa Myths” music and arts festival. A collaboration of the non-profit arts organization Ballroom Marfa and the Brooklyn-based Mexican … Continue reading

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Alpine High School “Fightin’ Bucks” Band Gears Up for Carnegie Hall

Since the “Fightin’ Bucks” band at Alpine High School was handed a rare invitation to play Carnegie Hall, a prestigious concert venue in New York City, students and faculty have spent nearly a year planning and raising money for the … Continue reading

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Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: Stories about Lines that Define Life in West Texas

This month, we brought you a week-long news series called “Lines in the Land” that explored the visible – and invisible – lines that define life in West Texas. Our part of the state is chock full of physical – borders, railroads, highways, … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: Unique Border Security Challenges in Far West Texas

This week, we’ve been taking a look at the lines – visible and invisible – that define life here in West Texas. We’ve looked at everything from generational, physical and geo-political lines, to fence lines. To close out our series, we turn to … Continue reading

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Lines In The Land: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

In our Lines In The Land series today we’ll look at fence lines. These mark the boundaries of our large ranch-lands, but in towns, these lines keep neighbors in check. Here’s a look at one of the more unusual fence lines We’re on the … Continue reading

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Sounds of a “Design-Build” Camp in Marfa

This past week, visitors from other parts of Texas came to Marfa to make things … out of junk.  Dan Dyer is warming up near a fire pit, as students hammer and weld. He’s one of the instructors for the … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: The Long Road for Dialysis Patients in Rural West Texas

When you live in rural West Texas, you do it with the understanding that you can’t always have access to everything you might want or need, especially when it comes to healthcare. If you get sick, sometimes you just have to … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: A Pesky Plant on the Rio Grande Attracts Federal Attention

As the dividing line between Mexico and the United States, the Rio Grande has been a stage for contentious geopolitics. But for many years, the river has also had a turbulent ecological history. One persistent concern for scientists who study … Continue reading

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