Author Archives: Diana Nguyen

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen produces the interview program West Texas Talk. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of range life, high-brow art, and the vast oil fields of West Texas.

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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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Continuing Coverage Murrow Submission

Immigration policy dominated headlines in 2018. The Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy was scrutinized for causing the practice of family separation and an increase in the uptick of migrant children held in facilities like the Tornillo Shelter.  The continuing coverage submissions … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Overall Excellence Murrow Submission

The overall excellence submissions for Marfa Public Radio feature a range of voices and topics. From the Trans-Pecos Pipeline to the tragic Porvenir Massacre, Marfa Public Radio reported on a wide range of stories in 2018. Overall Excellence 2019 Entries … Continue reading

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Tornillo Tent City For Youth Migrants Is Now Empty, Texas Congressman Says

By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune A Texas congressman said Friday that the federal government has officially removed all children from the Tornillo detention center for undocumented migrant youths, ending more than half a year of operation for a facility that was … Continue reading

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