Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rural Hospitals are Closing, Putting Remote Communities at Risk

Twenty rural Texas hospitals have closed in the past four years.

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For This West Texas Saddle Maker, “Dying Art” Persists Amid Changes

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo brings together working cowboys from across the area to Alpine, where they compete in events like a rodeo performance and mutton busting. Cowboying and events like these are age-old, but they both have faced changes … Continue reading

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Midland-Odessa sees continued economic recovery in Q2

It was a strong second quarter in Midland and Odessa, thanks to recovery in the oil and gas industry. “We’ve got job growth, we’ve got spending growth, we’ve got record home building, record home sales. This is just an extraordinary … Continue reading

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In Big Bend National Park, Grass is Greener for Trespassing Livestock

This summer we’ve been hitting the road and heading to the state and national parks in our area, taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. For our final stop, we head to Big Bend … Continue reading

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U.S. Congressman Tackles Immigration Reform on Tour of West Texas

U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke visited the towns of the Big Bend this past week and weighed in on immigration reform.  

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In town halls, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd juggles district priorities in Trump era

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd logged hundreds of miles Sunday and Monday to hold town halls during Congress’ summer recess, and his interactions with constituents illustrated the fine line he must walk in his massive swing district, via Texas Tribune.  

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Corpus Christi Port Ramps Up After Crude Oil Export Ban Lifted: New Pipelines Proposed Linking Permian Basin To Port

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -A surge in production in the Permian Basin of west Texas, already the nation’s highest producing oilfield, is extracting more crude oil than refiners in Texas can handle. But now, producers in the Permian have new outlets for that oil with economic … Continue reading

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With Carlos Nieto Facing Federal Charges, The Presidio County Appraisal District Moves On With Its Summer Meeting

  At the appraisal board office in Marfa, Presidio County Judge Cinderella Guevara concludes the district’s first meeting without its longtime chairman, Carlos Nieto.

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Why Birders Flock to the Davis Mountains State Park

This summer we have been hitting the road and heading to the state parks in our area , taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. This week we head to the Davis Mountains State Park, where birders … Continue reading

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Join Us as Texas Standard Broadcasts Live from Marfa

On Friday, August 18, Texas Standard will broadcast live from the Marfa Public Radio station. Join us from 10 – 11am for a coffee tailgate listening party outside the station while David Brown hosts news from across Texas!

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