Author Archives: Diana Nguyen
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.