Author Archives: Carlos Morales

About Carlos Morales

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

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Más recortes planificados al aprendizaje virtual provocan protestas en Presidio

Por Stephen Paulsen, Big Bend Sentinel y Carlos Morales Como muchos en Presidio en este momento, Alondra Flores está enojada con el distrito escolar local. Estudiante de la Universidad Estatal de Sul Ross, ha estado asistiendo a clases virtualmente desde … Continue reading

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More Planned Cuts To Virtual Learning Spark Protests In Presidio

By Stephen Paulsen, Big Bend Sentinel and Carlos Morales Lee esta historia en español Like many in Presidio right now, Alondra Flores is angry at the local school district. A student at Sul Ross State University, she’s been attending classes … Continue reading

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For Days, The Surge Of COVID Cases In El Paso Delayed Reporting In Rural West Texas

By Carlos Morales For several days last week, local health officials in Far West Texas say they were without crucial coronavirus data as the rampant virus spread in El Paso forced the state’s health agency to delay the release of … Continue reading

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New Dates For Coronavirus Testing In The Big Bend Area

By Public Radio Staff The state is returning to Far West Texas with a new round of coronavirus testing. The new dates come as Presidio County is seeing what officials are calling a concerning rise in cases. The Texas Department … Continue reading

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Tony Gonzales Wins District 23, Keeps Republican Hold Of Sought After House Seat

By Public Radio Staff Republican Tony Gonzales, who served as a cryptologist in the Navy and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, edged out his Democratic opponent Gina Ortiz Jones in the race for the heavily sought-after 23rd Congressional District … Continue reading

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Citing Challenges For Teachers And Students, Big Bend School Districts End Remote Learning

In the Big Bend region, public schools in Valentine, Fort Davis and now Alpine have all made the move to stop offering remote learning to students. In letters sent to parents and guardians, the districts cited high rates of absent … Continue reading

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The Asylum Trap: Hanging Hope On The Election

Many asylum seekers stuck in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols are closely following the November election, hoping a new administration will end the policy.

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Live: Final Presidential Debate Between Trump And Biden

By NPR President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules … Continue reading

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The Asylum Trap: ‘Without Work, It’s Really Hard’

Life in an unfamiliar country was already challenging for asylum seekers before the pandemic. Now, COVID hasn’t just pushed back their court dates — it’s also made supporting themselves almost impossible.

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