Monthly Archives: July 2016

DPS Border Surge Saps Officers from Rest of Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety is making security and staffing improvements on the state’s border with Mexico. But other parts of Texas will continue to feel a public-safety void while the agency continues pouring resources near the Rio Grande, … Continue reading

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Scholars and Activists Lambast Proposed Mexican-American Studies Textbook

If the State Board of Education approves a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook this fall, Texas students could learn that the Aztecs waged war because of “bloodlust,” 19th-century Mexican industrial laborers often drank on the job and slavery was in swift decline just before the Civil … Continue reading

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Judge Throws Out Landowner’s Lawsuit Against Pipeline Company

A federal judge has shot down a Presidio County landowner’s lawsuit against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. For more than a year now, some landowners and residents in the Big Bend region have been speaking out against Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s natural gas … Continue reading

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Sinkhole Warnings Don’t Faze West Texas

WINK — Sheriff George Keely’s truck bobbed as he cruised down a particularly warped and cracked stretch of county road. “This is the road I don’t like to drive on if I don’t have to,” he said as brown-green West … Continue reading

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‘We’re Hurting,’ Dallas Police Chief David Brown Says

Police used a bomb robot to detonate a device that killed a suspect who was in a standoff with police in downtown Dallas on Thursday, when 12 officers were shot.

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Public Radio Collaborative In Texas Gets Its First Leader

Press Release from NPR Member Station KERA in North Texas The Texas Station Collaborative — a combined effort of the four largest public radio stations in Texas — has hired its first leader. Rachel Osier Lindley, news director of WBHM in Birmingham, … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Wins 6 Awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

Marfa Public Radio has won six awards from the public media group Public Media News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). The station was awarded for its radio work on a variety of topics, ranging from arts and breaking news to sports. The … Continue reading

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Panama Canal Expansion: Challenge And Opportunity For Southwest Economy

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Panama Canal is a force in worldwide commerce. It leverages its location at the intersection of two oceans and two continents and is responsible for a total of 15 percent of Panama’s GDP. Its number one customer is the … Continue reading

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