Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Sally Beauvais reports on rural issues in Far West Texas. She also runs Marfa Public Radio's engagement efforts.

Marfa Public Radio 2020 Excellence In Innovation Murrow Submission

In 2019, Marfa Public Radio took its community engagement efforts to the next level. West Texas Wonders 2.0 In the first year of our public-powered journalism series, West Texas Wonders, our goal was to increase engagement from across our wide … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2020 News Series Murrows Submission

Tipping Point A series examining tourism-driven change for better or for worse in Far West Texas, and how our communities are thinking about the future. Marfa Reacts To County’s Decision Granting Late Night Serving Hours To Local Businessman In the … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2020 Investigative Reporting Murrow Submission

Marfa Reacts To County’s Decision Granting Late Night Serving Hours To Local Businessman This is the first in a series of three stories by Marfa Public Radio’s Sally Beauvais investigating a controversial decision by elected county officials. In early 2019, … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2020 News Documentary Murrow Submission

On West Texas Talk, Marfa Public Radio’s weekly long-form interview show, Diana Nguyen and Carlos Morales unpack the August 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, one of the deadliest in Texas history. Morales and Nguyen were in El Paso covering … Continue reading

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KRTP 91.7 Signal Down Due To Icy Antenna

Due to freezing temperatures, Marfa Public Radio’s antenna for 91.7 KRTP in Alpine has iced over. Once temperatures rise the broadcast will be restored. In the meantime, you can stream us online here. Thank you for your patience.

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In West Texas, Knowing Your Address Can Be The Difference Between Life And Death

By Sally Beauvais If you find yourself in need of a trip to the emergency room in the West Texas border town of Presidio, the odds may be stacked against you. Low on resources and manpower, the local emergency medical … Continue reading

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What’s It Like Selling Sex Appeal In The Permian Basin? Listen To Episodes 5 and 6 of Boomtown To Find Out

By Marfa Public Radio Staff For the last several months, Marfa Public Radio has been working behind the scenes on a project that many West Texans have caught wind of by now: Texas Monthly‘s Boomtown. The podcast, produced in partnership … Continue reading

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Brad Kelley’s 420,000 Acre Ranch Is For Sale In Brewster County

By Sally Beauvais What may be the largest contiguous ranch currently for sale in the U.S. is on the market in Far West Texas. The property, a topographically diverse expanse of land located south of the town of Marathon, clocks … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Launches New Shepard Rocket Into Space For 12th Time

By Sally Beauvais Private space flight company Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket from West Texas Wednesday afternoon, marking the twelfth test flight for the reusable rocket. Wednesday’s launch lasted just over 10 minutes, with a maximum velocity … Continue reading

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Town Hall Preview: A Chat With Cynthia Kirkpatrick Of Agave Home Health

By Sally Beauvais For elderly people living in the rural Big Bend region of West Texas, accessing healthcare can be a struggle. Services like dialysis and at-home hospice care are non-existent in the tri-county area. The closest assisted living facilities … Continue reading

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