Author Archives: Diana Nguyen

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen is a reporter for Marfa Public Radio. Previously, she was the host and executive producer for West Texas Talk. Her work explores the forces that shape the people and places of Far West Texas.

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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Marfa’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is Seeking New Members

By Diana Nguyen This week, the Marfa City Council extended the deadline to submit letters of interest for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The new date is now January 8th.

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Remembering The Porvenir Massacre More Than 100 Years Later

By Diana Nguyen In the early 1900s, a tragic event took place on the West Texas borderlands. Today at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, the “Porvenir Massacre” will be memorialized by the Texas Historical Commission at 2 pm — a … Continue reading

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US 67 Corridor Survey Open Until Friday, November 30th

TxDOT wants public input on how to prioritize improvement options for the US 67 Corridor Master Plan. You can visit the virtual public meeting for informational materials. Click here to take the survey in English. Haz click aquí para tomar la encuesta en Español The deadline … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Collaborate With Looters To Uncover Mysteries Of Spirit Eye Cave

By Diana Nguyen Across West Texas, there are numerous caves prehistoric people lived in, but many of these sites have been destroyed by looters. They’ve made it difficult for archaeologists to learn about the people that came before us. Out … Continue reading

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TX Decides: What Are Cruz And O’Rourke’s Stances On The Environment?

By Diana Nguyen We’re in day three of early voting, and Texas is seeing voter turnout headlines it’s not used to. For once, it seems the word “Shocking” isn’t followed by “-ly low.” Have any questions before you cast your … Continue reading

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Conservationists Are Working With Ranchers To Restore Grasslands and Bird Population

The disappearance of grasslands from the Chihuahuan Desert is exacerbating the problem of dwindling grassland birds. Conservationists with The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have been working to understand why this is happening, and how to restore grasslands.

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Director Twila LaBar And Producer Sam Pfiester On “Blanche”

Last week, the film Blanche premiered in Marfa. It’s a story about a hermetic West Texas rancher suffering from the loss of his wife. But then, a friend decides to step in and help out… through some unconventional means.

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Can You Be Arrested for Shooting A Burro In The Davis Mountains Resort? It Depends.

By Diana Nguyen In the Davis Mountains Resort, burros (often colloquially referred to as donkeys) are both loved and hated by residents. But recently, a series of mysterious deaths have caused a controversy within the community. People are pooling together … Continue reading

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