Author Archives: Carlos Morales

House Judiciary Holds Hearing On Impeachment Report By Intel Panel

By NPR The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of impeachment. Watch the hearing live beginning at 8 a.m. CST.

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Midland ISD Certifies $569 Million Bond Election, But A Challenge Is On The Horizon

By Mitch Borden The recount of Midland Independent School District’s $569 million bond was unanimously certified by its board of trustees Tuesday, but there is still a question concerning a discrepancy discovered between the total votes hand-counted during the recount … Continue reading

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Texas Drops Out of Antitrust Case Targeting T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas is withdrawing from a multistate antitrust lawsuit seeking to block a proposed $26.5 billion merger of telecommunication giants T-Mobile and Sprint that critics say would raise prices for consumers, particularly those in rural areas … Continue reading

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As Government Prepares To Seize More Land For A Border Wall, Some Texas Landowners Prepare To Fight

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — When David Acevedo attended a meeting with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Webb County last month, he thought he would come away with more information about the Trump … Continue reading

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WATCH: Marfa Town Hall On Aging And Dying In The Big Bend Region

By Marfa Public Radio The Big Bend Sentinel and Marfa Public Radio hosted a town hall on aging and dying in the tri-county area Thursday night. The event featured a panel of West Texans dedicated to serving the needs of … Continue reading

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Cross-Border Conversations Light Up The Sky Through Art Installation

By Mallory Falk, KERA For 12 nights this month, searchlights are illuminating the sky on the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. They don’t have anything to do with border enforcement. Instead, they’re part of a bi-national art … Continue reading

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Texas Isn’t Providing Major Support For The 2020 Census. Local Officials And Nonprofits Say They Will Instead.

By Chase Karacostas, Texas Tribune In lieu of state support to ensure accurate census numbers, advocates and local government officials from across Texas announced Wednesday morning their own plans to reach all parts of the vast and notoriously hard-to-count state.

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After Six Months, Visitor Services Return To Castolon District In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales The historic Castolon district has visitor services once again, nearly six months after a wildfire scorched through hundreds of acres in this remote corner of Big Bend National Park. The area has been closed off to traffic … Continue reading

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Apprehensions Of Undocumented Immigrants On The Southwest Border Continue To Fall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its lowest monthly total in more than a year last month, according to statistics released Thursday by the Department … Continue reading

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After Months of Debate, Presidio County Officials Approve Process For Large-Scale Events

By Sally Beauvais After seven months spent debating what should go into permitting procedures for major events and outdoor music festivals, Presidio County officials unanimously approved Wednesday a set of formal processes. The county passed two applications — one for … Continue reading

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