Monthly Archives: August 2017

UPDATE: Rescued People Struggling To Get To Shelters, Emmett Says

Residents west of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Houston are being advised to evacuate their homes on Monday, via Houston Public Media.

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In Rural Texas, Tightening Budgets Make it Even Harder to Attract and Retain Teachers

The rural school districts here say they’ve been struggling. Since 2008, Fort Davis Independent School District in far West Texas has seen its budget nearly cut in half, down to almost $3 million. Tightening budgets have made it more difficult … Continue reading

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Border Patrol says Texas checkpoints to remain open during Hurricane Harvey

As Texans in the Rio Grande Valley prepare for Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Border Patrol said its checkpoints north of the border will remain open, via Texas Tribune.

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Voices of the Border: Terry Bishop

Terry Bishop, a Presidio farmer, remembers growing up in a community rife with agriculture. Now, thanks to water and labor issues, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement, that landscape has changed dramatically. This is his story.

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Federal Judge Permanently Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

A federal judge in Corpus Christi has issued a permanent injunction against Texas’ voter ID law, which required voters to show one of several approved forms of photo ID before casting a ballot, via KUT News.

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Ceremony Brings together Original Peoples to Address Mexico’s Colonial Past

In a remote part of Mexico this month,  Apache men, women, and children from both sides of the Texas-Mexico border joined other first nations of Mexico for a ceremony dedicated to forgiving the country’s colonial past.

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El Paso Electric seeks to raise rates for solar customers

By Caroline Halter El Paso Electric wants to raise rates for residential solar customers in West Texas. Rate case hearings began on Monday, and many are worried how a ruling in the company’s favor would affect the future of solar in … Continue reading

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Eclipse 2017

Unless you’ve been in a complete media black out over the last week, you know that a solar eclipse crossed the United States today. Here in West Texas, we experienced a partial eclipse, but many people traveled to get a … Continue reading

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West Texas Groundwater Districts Scramble To Keep Up With Industry

When rules for managing water were created in the ’90s, no one expected brackish water to be a hot commodity.

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Marfa Lifer Is Happy About The Town’s Renaissance…Except for the Clothes

Seventy-four-year-old Mario Rivera saw the remote West Texas town rise and fall in tandem with the nearby airfield, and now he can hardly believe its reputation as a trendy travel destination.

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