Monthly Archives: July 2016

Marfa Airport Receives $800,000 From State

The Marfa Municipal Airport has been awarded about $800,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT said Thursday. The funds were approved at a July meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission. They’ll be used for planned airport improvements, including some … Continue reading

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Clinton Makes History, Clearing Multiple Hurdles At Philly Convention

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the party’s gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management. It was not just crisis survived, but crisis transcended.

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Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

“Speaking Spanish doesn’t mean that he understands the issues,” one DNC attendee said. Other Latinos say his second language reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.

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150 Years Later, History of the Buffalo Soldiers Remains Obscure for Many

150 years ago this week, the first entirely black army regiment was formed. Later nicknamed the Buffalo Soldiers, these regiments were critical to America’s westward expansion but have been largely forgotten in history books and popular culture. If you’re not … Continue reading

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Obama: ‘Reject Cynicism And Reject Fear’ And Elect Hillary Clinton

Everyone from President Obama to Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine contrasted the Democratic vision of America to the vision offered by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Robert Irwin Brings ‘Big’ To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He’s spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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Fraying At The Seams: The Challenge And Opportunity Of Fair Trade Coffee

CACAHOATAN, Chiapas — The lives of thousands of small-scale coffee growers in Latin America and Mexico are better off because of fair trade. But the system is fraying at the seams in one of the world’s most important coffee-growing regions … Continue reading

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Mexican Company Could Benefit From Construction Of Border Wall

While Mexico has said it would never agree to pay for the border wall proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, analysts say a Mexican company could profit from its construction. CEMEX is a global leader in cement construction with … Continue reading

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U.S. Customs Settles With American Citizen Over Body Cavity Search

A woman who sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to a series of body cavity searches has reached a settlement with the agency worth nearly half a million dollars. The American Civil Liberties Union announced the settlement … Continue reading

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