Author Archives: Diana Nguyen

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen is a born and bred Texan from Houston. She reports for Marfa Public Radio where she also hosts and produces the interview program West Texas Talk. Nguyen studied Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, was a student at the Transom Story Workshop, and was a Next Generation Radio Fellow. Her work explores the stories and forces that shape the people and places of Far West Texas.

KRTS Off-Air Due To Damaged AEP Equipment

UPDATE: Monday, July 16, 2019 – Our broadcast was restored Monday afternoon. AEP is working to restore power to the top of Brown Mountain. An outage caused by a storm damaged a piece of equipment and is keeping 93.5 FM … Continue reading

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Marfa Artist “Not Guilty” Of Assault Based On Lack Of Evidence

By Diana Nguyen On Tuesday — a trial took place in Marfa for an assault case. The defendant, a high-profile artist who lives part-time in Marfa — was found not guilty of the Class C Misdemeanor charge. Marfa Public Radio’s … Continue reading

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Farewell to the “Rambling Boy,” Lonn Taylor

By Joe Nick Patoski, Texas Monthly What is this word, ‘backstory’?” Lonn Taylor asked a few years back, while I was visiting his wife Dedie and him at their place in Fort Davis. The word clearly irritated him. “There’s the … Continue reading

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Presidio County Officials Talk About Their Meeting With C3 Presents

Yesterday, officials from Austin-based company C3 Presents met with county and city officials to discuss their plans for a festival of more than 5,000 on a ranch outside of Marfa’s city limits. The meeting was closed to the press and … Continue reading

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Marfa City Manager Terry Brechtel Resigns

By Diana Nguyen Late last week, Marfa city manager Terry Brechtel submitted a letter of resignation to outgoing Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger and to the city council. Brechtel started the job under Ann Marie Nafziger, and her announcement comes at … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Several Hundred Attendees Gather At The 7th Annual Voices From Both Sides Event

By Diana Nguyen On Saturday, hundreds gathered to swim, dance, and enjoy music on the Rio Grande at the seventh annual Voices From Both Sides event in Lajitas. The event began in 2013 and takes place every year on the … Continue reading

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Marfa Residents Grapple With What Proposed Festival Could Mean For Town

By Diana Nguyen This is the second story in Marfa Public Radio’s series “Tipping Point” which explores tourism-driven development in Marfa and the greater Big Bend region. A couple of months ago, local officials announced Austin-based company C3 Presents was … Continue reading

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Biologist James Cornett On The Greater Roadrunner

Roadrunners are one of the most well-known birds in the United States and have fascinated many, like biologist James Cornett. He’s the author of  The Chihuahuan Desert, The Splendid Ocotillo, Wildlife of the Southwestern Deserts, Indian Uses of Desert Plants, and most recently, The Greater … Continue reading

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Stories From Love On The Range

These stories are from Marfa Public Radio’s “Love On The Range” event at the Marfa USO Building on February 28, 2019. The storytellers for the evening were David Williams, Eve Trook, Michael Stevens, Suzanne Dungan, and Allison Scott. This program was … Continue reading

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Texas Public Radio’s Live Call-In Program: The Reality At The Border

On Monday, February 18 at 7 pm,  Marfa Public Radio will broadcast a special episode of Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” with David Martin Davies. The entire nation is talking about what’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, it’s time … Continue reading

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