Author Archives: Carlos Morales

Chisos Basin Visitor Center Closes For Repairs

By Carlos Morales The Chisos Basin Visitor Center at Big Bend National Park will be closed for up to four months beginning June 24, while the facility undergoes renovations staff say are “much needed.” The closure means the sweeping West … Continue reading

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Texas Will Deploy 1,000 National Guard Troops To The Border Amid Migrant Surge

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid the federal government with border security efforts. “There is an escalating crisis … Continue reading

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Texas Gained Almost Nine Hispanic Residents For Every Additional White Resident Last Year

By Alexa Ura and Connie Hanzhang Jin, Texas Tribune Texas gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident last year” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages … Continue reading

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A One Small Step Conversation: ‘We’re on opposite sides politically, but I think at heart we’re very much similar’

By Mia Warren and Nicolas Cadena, Story Corps Today, we’re going to eavesdrop on a conversation between two people in Marfa. It’s part of a new StoryCorps initiative called One Small Step (OSS). Through facilitated conversations, the OSS Initiative seeks … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Wins Three National Edward R. Murrow Awards

By Marfa Public Radio Marfa Public Radio has won three National Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for its reporting in 2018. This is the first time the station has received this number of … Continue reading

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Pretty, Hot: New Data Visualization Shows Texas’ Increasing Temperatures

By Andrew Weber, KUT Texas is hot. That is not news. It has, seemingly, always been hot. Again, not news. Here is some news: A climate scientist visualized the Lone Star State’s average annual temperatures. It shows that Texas (which, … Continue reading

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In Ojinaga, López Obrador Calls For Humane Treatment Of Migrants

By Carlos Morales Hours before Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s took the stage in Ojinaga, the streets of this rural border town were already lined with eager residents. Peddlers lined the central district, selling AMLO hats, tote bags and … Continue reading

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Whataburger Says Sale Won’t Change Burger Chain’s ‘Recipe For Success’

By Jerry Quijano, KUT Whataburger announced today that it is selling a majority interest in the company to BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based bank. In a statement, Whataburger President Preston Atkinson said the sale was made to introduce the formerly … Continue reading

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Big Bend, West Texas’ Sprawling And Historic National Park, Turns 75

By Carlos Morales It’s time to blow out the candles. Big Bend National Park—home to 800,000 acres of sweeping Chihuahuan desert landscapes, imposing mountains, wiry cacti and an international boundary in the Rio Grande—is turning 75. The park was established … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs $11.6 Billion School Finance Measure Into Law

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law one of lawmakers’ biggest achievements this year, a massive overhaul of Texas’ long-beleaguered school finance system. Abbott put his signature on House Bill 3 during a triumphant ceremony … Continue reading

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