Author Archives: Carlos Morales

About Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales is Marfa Public Radio's News Director, Border and Immigration Reporter, and Morning Edition Host.

In Tune Interview: Emma Rush

On Marfa Public Radio’s “In Tune,” host Nick Hurt interviews classical musicians and speaks with them about their recordings and projects. On this episode, a conversation with guitarist Emma Rush.

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Big Bend National Park To Reopen Chisos Basin After Weeks Of Battling Wildfire

Since it was first spotted earlier this month, the South Rim Fire has burned through about 1,300 acres of Big Bend National Park. The fire is now 80% contained and no longer “a threat to developed areas,” according to officials.

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At Midland Memorial Hospital, Officials See Steep Drop In Vaccine Demand, Despite Steady Supply

Hospitals across West Texas are continuing their efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible for COVID-19, but some regions are seeing the demand for vaccines level off and, in some cases, even decline. In Midland, health officials are seeing … Continue reading

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PCHS Clinics in Presidio and Alpine Will Soon Offer Weekly Vaccination Clinics

Preventative Care Health Services — which has clinics in Alpine, Presidio and Marfa — will soon begin holding regular COVID-19 vaccination clinics. This change comes as PCHS gets a stable supply of vaccines after months of struggling to find available … Continue reading

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With The Presidio Port Now Open To Transmigrante Traffic, Some Hope It Will Boost Presidio Economy

In late March, the Mexican government began routing transmigrantes — Central Americans who make a living towing used cars and secondhand goods across the United States to the Mexican border and on to their home countries — through Presidio. For … Continue reading

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State Health Officials Return To The Big Bend This Week To Give Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

For residents in the Big Bend area who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Marfa on March 12, there is a new date for them to receive their second shot. 

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Going To Big Bend National Park? Despite Gov. Abbott Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, You’ll Still Need A Mask

Officials at Big Bend National Park say Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rollback on the state’s mask mandate has “no impact” on park rules, and visitors are still required to wear a mask in all park buildings, as well as in … Continue reading

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State Sends Texas National Guard To Vaccinate Older Texans In The Big Bend

This week, the state is sending Texas National Guard teams to rural and isolated corners of the state to vaccinate seniors. The effort, dubbed “Save Our Seniors,” is part of the state’s attempt to get more elderly Texans vaccinated, especially those … Continue reading

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In Surprise Move, Sul Ross State University Provost Steps Down

The university’s provost Dr. Robert Kinuncan is stepping down from the role he’s held nearly two years and is returning to the classroom, he told faculty and staff in an email this week.

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West Texas Observatory Shoots For The Stars To Preserve Dark Skies

Officials with McDonald Observatory are working to make Far West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico an International Dark Sky Reserve. They hope the special designation will help preserve the region’s dark skies and support ongoing research at the observatory

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