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Watch Live: Biden’s Inauguration Day

By Public Radio Staff Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day. You can also listen live … Continue reading

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Tri-County Area Gets Another Round Of Free COVID-19 Testing

By Public Radio Staff For the second time this month, a mobile testing unit will make a swing through the Big Bend Region, stopping in Presidio, Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis this week. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

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House Votes To Impeach Trump, But Senate Trial Unlikely Before Biden’s Inauguration

By Deirdre Walsh, NPR The House of Representatives has impeached President Trump for the second time in 13 months — making him the only president to have received the rebuke twice. Despite the historic nature of a twice-impeached, one-term president, it is … Continue reading

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Watch Live: House Considers Second Impeachment Of President Trump

By Public Radio Staff The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with incitement of insurrection. Watch the debate and vote live.

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The Texas Legislature Convenes For Its 2021 Session Tuesday. Here Are 5 Things To Watch.

By Alex Samuels, Cassandra Pollock, and Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Much about the session — including how it will be conducted during a pandemic — remains uncertain. The 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will commence Tuesday under pervasive … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Visiting Rio Grande Valley On Tuesday As His Administration Rushes To Award More Border Wall Contracts

By Jeremy Schwartz, The Texas Tribune The president’s visit comes a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during his administration. President Trump is preparing to visit the Rio Grande … Continue reading

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Some Texas Republicans Decried Capitol Insurrection — But Didn’t Connect The Violence To Their Own Rhetoric

By Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers and other officials have taken the lead on baseless lawsuits that sought to dismiss the results of the presidential election and have tried to rally Trump supporters to protest his loss. When … Continue reading

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Public COVID-19 Testing Returns To Far West Texas This Week And Next

By Public Radio Staff Upcoming public testing for the coronavirus will be in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Presidio and Van Horn. All testing is free and open to residents throughout the region. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Says He’ll Object To Certification Of Electoral College Votes That Will Make Joe Biden’s Victory Official

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Joining several other U.S. senators, Cruz is calling for an emergency audit of election results in “disputed states,” despite no evidence of widespread election fraud.

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Severe Winter Storm Hits West Texas, Causing Road Closures and Accidents

By Public Radio Staff A rare West Texas winter storm has led to dangerous and icy road conditions, leading to dozens of accidents and highway closures in the Big Bend region and the Permian Basin. With the storm’s heaviest snowfalls … Continue reading

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