Author Archives: Carlos Morales

Opposition Imperils David Whitley’s Nomination As Texas Secretary Of State

By Alexa Ura and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune For the second time, the Senate Nominations Committee met this week to approve the governor’s appointees — and for the second time, the Republican-dominated committee did not call a vote on David … Continue reading

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Presidio Donates $5,000 To Marfa Public Radio To Boost Signal To Border Community

By Robert Halpern, Big Bend Sentinel-Marfa The Presidio Municipal Development District (PMDD) has made a $5,000 donation to Marfa Public Radio (MPR) to boost its signal to the south Presidio County border community. “It really will be ‘from the border … Continue reading

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New VA Clinic Opens in Fort Stockton

By Carlos Morales  West Texas is now home to a new clinic for veterans. Officials with the West Texas Veterans Affairs Health System opened a 5,000 square foot clinic Tuesday in Fort Stockton, which is replacing a previous facility that … Continue reading

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Could You Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test? Well, 63 Percent Of Texans Couldn’t.

By Andrew Weber, KUT Texans, it turns out, don’t know their U.S. history. A new study from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found 63 percent of respondents in Texas failed a quiz based on questions from the U.S. citizenship … Continue reading

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In The Vastness Of West Texas, Causes Of Food Insecurity Vary By Where You Live

By Laura Rice and Morgan Kuehler, Texas Standard Representatives from Texas food banks will gather at the Capitol on Tuesday to talk with legislators about food insecurity and lobby for ways the state can help. Food insecurity is a bigger problem than … Continue reading

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Adult Migrant From Mexico Dies In Border Patrol Custody

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune An adult migrant has died after being taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody this month in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico died Monday morning after being diagnosed with congestive heart … Continue reading

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Sen. Angela Paxton Files Bill That Would Allow Her Husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, To Issue Exemptions From Securities Regulations

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In what state Sen. Angela Paxton describes as an effort to safely expand Texas’ burgeoning financial tech industry, the freshman Republican from McKinney has filed a bill that would empower the office of her husband, Attorney General Ken … Continue reading

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Multiple-Victim School Shootings Are Rare. But They Are Becoming More Common And More Deadly

By Anthony Cave, KERA Sandy Hook. Parkland. Santa Fe. If it seems like school shootings are becoming more common, there is some data to support that. School homicides that involve multiple victims have become more frequent over the last decade, … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Website and Multimedia

Marfa Public Radio’s use of multimedia in 2018 complimented the enterprise reporting done at the station. From photography, use of social media and live videos —Marfa Public Radio effectively told the stories of West Texas through these tools. Additionally, the … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Breaking News Coverage

The McDannald Ranch Fire In late April, a wildfire sparked in far West Texas, burning through a few hundred acres at first. But because of the difficulty of reaching it (the fire burned in a hard-to-reach pocket of the Davis … Continue reading

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