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Starting in April, you’ll hear some new additions to the programming lineup on Marfa Public Radio. One of them is a show called Caló. The show’s host Oscar Rodriguez explains more about what Caló is, his process for writing each … Continue reading
With drought conditions drying out the region and tourists coming to the Big Bend for spring break, officials are urging people to keep an eye out for wildfires.
The West Texas Food Bank saw a significant increase in demand for food assistance across Permian Basin and Big Bend counties during the pandemic.
Big Bend National Park reached a significant milestone this year. The Far West Texas destination surpassed 500,000 visitors in a calendar year — a first in the park’s 76-year history. Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker spoke with Marfa Public Radio about … Continue reading
The rollout of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 has begun, and healthcare providers are arranging clinics and planning for vaccine distribution across Far West Texas. One of those providers is Preventative Care Health Services and the … Continue reading
It’s a story of an outlaw, a sheriff and a drug bust. It’s also a story that most West Texans probably know. Witnessed: Borderlands is a new true-crime podcast from journalist Rob D’Amico, set during the peak of the War … Continue reading
Presidio County’s vaccination rate has far outpaced most of Texas, and according to the state has been at the top or near the top of counties with the most vaccinated residents since the vaccine rollout began.
The law aims to promote a “patriotic” telling of the state’s history. But some critics, among them historian Brian Franklin at Southern Methodist University, worry about what that will cover.
Last May, the Alpine Cowboys were forced to cancel their 2020 season due to COVID-19. But now, the Cowboys are taking Kokernot Field again and fans are packing the stadium, eager for the return of baseball and a sense of … Continue reading