Monthly Archives: October 2016

4 Things To Watch In The Last Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off one last time before Election Day. Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas follows a week in which Trump ramped up claims of a rigged election.

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Trail Closure in Big Bend National Park Due to Increased Bear Activity

Big Bend National Park has temporarily closed the popular Lost Mine Trail in the park’s Chisos Mountains area due to “increased bear activity.” The park said in a press release the closure would begin Friday evening (October 14), and continue “until … Continue reading

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Nuanced Reporting Matters in a Complex World: Keep it Thriving in West Texas!

It’s that time of year again. Time for you to invest in high-quality, nuanced, detailed, independent journalism in West Texas. Marfa Public Radio’s biggest source of funding comes directly from individual listener contributions. It’s that simple – we exit because you … Continue reading

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West Texans Get In on Growing Texas Wine Industry

At Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, volunteer grape-picker Susan Howard wants her title on the record. “Susan Howard, number one picker,” she laughs. “Be sure to put that down.” Howard is one of about sixty people who woke up early on … Continue reading

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The Votes Are In – Here’s What You Want To Know Before The 2016 Election

We asked for your questions about this year’s election, and you delivered! Over the past few months, Marfa Public Radio and other public radio stations across Texas have compiled queries about this year’s election from voters all over the state. … Continue reading

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With More Nationalities Seen in Border Apprehensions, a Changing Face of Migration

TONALA, Mexico — The face of migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States appears to be changing. Immigration arrest statistics from Mexico for the first six months of 2016 mirror a rise in detentions in the same timeframe by U.S. border … Continue reading

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Watch: Blue Origin’s Rocket Unexpectedly Survives Launch In West Texas

The commercial space company Blue Origin – owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – carried out another successful test flight from West Texas on Wednesday. The company expected its reusable rocket to be destroyed during the test, but instead, it landed safely back … Continue reading

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Watch Blue Origin’s Latest Rocket Launch from West Texas

Commercial space company Blue Origin is conducting is latest rocket launch from north of  Van Horn, TX this morning. Watch a live-stream of the launch from the company below. The company previously announced it would perform an “in-flight escape test” … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Names Maine Producer Elise Pepple as General Manager

Elise Pepple, a producer of community outreach programming for public radio and podcasts will become the general manager of Marfa Public Radio (KRTS) and West Texas Public Radio (KXWT) this fall. She has produced for the nationally recognized Story Corps … Continue reading

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Zwanze Day at Jester King Brewery or How to Drink for Law Reform

It was slightly overcast at the Jester King brewery outside of Austin on Saturday, there was a band playing on the porch, people playing cornhole on the lawn, and of course since Jester King is a brewery, there were plenty … Continue reading

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