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About Carlos Morales

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

Marfa Issues Shelter-In-Place Order To Slow Spread Of The Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales Marfa City Council voted unanimously late Thursday to issue a shelter-in-place order, which will go into effect Friday at 11:59 p.m. and could last through April 9. Marfa follows a growing list of cities and counties across … Continue reading

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25 Years After Her Death, Selena’s Legacy Dreams On

By Carlos Morales The cultural influence of the late Selena Quintanilla Perez has only grown since her untimely death twenty-five years ago. Over the idol’s career, the Queen of Tejano Music sold millions of albums and earned a Grammy. Today, … Continue reading

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Gage Hotel Owner Sues Brewster County Judge and Commissioners Over Order To Close Hotels To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus

By John Waters, Big Bend Gazette J. P. Bryan, owner of the Gage Hotel in Marathon, is suing Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano and Brewster County commissioners over the county’s recent declaration to close hotels and short-term rentals, an unprecedented … Continue reading

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Some Asian Americans Worry Their Leaders’ Language Stokes A Stigma

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Until recently, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s daily podcast was most famous for one thing: daily musings about the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. But in mid-March, the state’s junior senator waded into a new topic. … Continue reading

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Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Orders To Increase Hospital Capacity, But Passes On ‘Shelter-In-Place’

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday he is issuing orders to increase health care and hospital capacity as COVID-19 spreads throughout the state. He said he was not, however, going to issue a “shelter-in-place” order for Texas, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Is Costing People Their Jobs. Here’s How To Apply For Unemployment In Texas.

By Matt Largey, KUT With much of the state’s service and entertainment sectors shut down and the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic being felt across the local, state and national economy, people are being laid off. Numbers from the … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Texans To Avoid Groups Of 10; Closes Bars, Gyms And Restaurants For Dine-In

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott took sweeping action Thursday to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus across Texas, closing restaurants and schools, among other things.

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Big Bend National Park Announces New Closures In Response To Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales This post was updated on March 22 with new closures at Big Bend National Park In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials at Big Bend National Park have announced a new round of … Continue reading

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Texas Coronavirus Cases Prompt Gov. Greg Abbott To Activate National Guard

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is activating the Texas National Guard in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state, which had at least 69 positive cases as of Tuesday morning. While there is no need … Continue reading

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In Big Bend, A New Group Forms To Help Self-Isolating West Texans Get Supplies

By Carlos Morales As the coronavirus spreads throughout Texas—with more cases expected as the state’s capacity to test for the virus increases—a group of West Texans is looking to help those who are practicing social distancing or self-quarantining. The newly … Continue reading

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