Author Archives: Carlos Morales

About Carlos Morales

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

Trump Administration Agrees To Fund Texas Health Program That Excludes Planned Parenthood

By Ashley Lopez, KUT The Trump administration has agreed to give roughly $350 million over five years to Healthy Texas Women, a state family-planning program that excludes Planned Parenthood.

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Meet The Texas-Based Church Security Business Training Worshippers To Fight Back In Mass Shootings

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune Liberty Hill resident T.J. Wagner yelled commands at his friend James Johnson in an empty classroom at a building in North Texas earlier this month: “Face the wall! Feet apart! Hands behind your back!” Within … Continue reading

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Study Considers Impacts Climate Change Might Have On Water Source In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales Officials at Big Bend National Park are weighing the impacts climate change could have on the sole source of water for the Chisos Basin lodge and camping area — one of the most popular visitor destinations within … Continue reading

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Texas’ Biggest Oil And Gas Industry Group Accepts Role In Climate Change

By Mose Buchele, KUT The head of the Texas Oil and Gas Association said Tuesday his group agrees fossil fuels contribute to global warming and that the industry will find ways to reduce emissions.

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Congolese Asylum Seeker Dies In U.S. Border Custody

By Gabrielle Jones, KERA News A 41-year-old Congolese woman seeking asylum died Wednesday in U.S. custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. CBP said in a statement that the woman arrived … Continue reading

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Live Analysis: 6th Democratic Presidential Debate

By NPR Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December debate, hosted by Politico and PBS NewsHour, is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of the … Continue reading

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U.S. House Passes Replacement For North American Free Trade Agreement

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a major trade deal on Thursday that will reset the economic relationships within North America. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed with a 385-41 vote and will now head to … Continue reading

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Beginning In 2020, Big Bend National Park To Increase Camping Fees And Change Camping Reservations

By Carlos Morales Starting in January, Big Bend National Park officials will make changes to the park’s camping reservation system and will increase its camping fees. On Jan. 15, the number of campsites available to visitors looking to plan a … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Will Issue Big Bend Themed Stamp In 2020

By Becky Fogel, Texas Standard, Texas Public Radio and Marfa Public Radio An iconic corner of Big Bend National Park will soon be featured on U.S. Priority Mail stamps. The stamp art highlights the Rio Grande as it flows through … Continue reading

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WATCH: Blue Origin Launches New Shepard Rocket From West Texas

By Carlos Morales Private space flight company Blue Origin will attempt again to launch their New Shepard rocket Wednesday morning. The company—owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos— nixed their plans yesterday for a launch due to weather conditions. If successful, this … Continue reading

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