Monthly Archives: March 2016

Residents Considering Possibility of More Drilling in the Balmorhea Area

This story has been updated to reflect developments after Wednesday night’s Balmorhea I.S.D. board of trustees meeting. At a meeting Wednesday evening, the Balmorhea Independent School District’s board of trustees was set to consider the possibility of leasing some of the district’s mineral … Continue reading

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Merrick Garland Is Named As President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

A former prosecutor, federal judge Merrick Garland is being put forth as the replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. You can watch the streaming live video here.

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: How Microcredit Can Both Bolster And Burn The Poor

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  BOGOTA, Colombia — Microfinance became … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Baseball Prospects Focus On US Education, Not A Pro Career

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  BARANQUILLA, Colombia — Baseball, a … Continue reading

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Marfa Zoning Board Wants New Building Height Limits

Marfa’s new luxury hotel – the Hotel Saint George – is hard to miss. The four-story, minimalist white building is easily spotted from pretty much any part of town. It dwarfs the existing structures around it and has quickly become … Continue reading

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Moody’s Considers Credit Downgrades For Texas Governments Dependent On Energy-Related Tax Revenue

The credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services reviewing its ratings for 10 local governments in Texas — including Midland and Odessa — and may issue downgrades within 90 days. The culprit is the precipitous decline in crude oil prices and … Continue reading

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In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Check out the songs (and back stories) of women musicians from around the world.

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Key US Ally Debates Peace Accord With FARC Guerrillas

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  — BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A peace deal … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Over Crosses on Cop Cars in Brewster County

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 22: Brewster County Commissioners passed vote to revise the employee handbook to ban “political, religious, commercial or personal” messages or symbols from county-owned property. This means that the crosses on patrol cars will be disallowed.  UPDATE: Friday March 4: The Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday Results from the Big Bend Region

This story has been updated to reflect the results of a recount on Sunday (March 6) in the Presidio County Pct. 3 Commissioner’s race. Across the Big Bend region, some county-level races were decided in the “Super Tuesday” primaries, others will … Continue reading

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