Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

What Does It Take To Build A Classical Guitar? Nick Hurt Of ‘In Tune’ Goes To Weatherford To Find Out

Nick Hurt, host of Marfa Public Radio’s In Tune, brought his listeners along on a journey across the state to Weatherford, Texas recently. The occasion? To find out how his friend makes classical guitars. And to play them.

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That’s A Wrap On Summer Shake Up Radio Camp 2019

A crew of 12 elementary school students from Marfa and Alpine joined the staff at Marfa Public Radio this week for all kinds of fun with microphones (and slime).

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Two Years Later, What’s Up With The Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

By Sally Beauvais It’s been over two years since the Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in remote West Texas, amid eminent domain lawsuits and backlash from industry opponents. Because of market forces, the pipeline — which was built to export … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Outbreak Expected From Permian Basin To Panhandle And Oklahoma

By Sally Beauvais A strong spring storm system is expected to bring unusually severe weather to parts of West Texas beginning on Monday afternoon. Supercell thunderstorms moving throughout the area could bring high winds, giant hail, and strong tornadoes. The … Continue reading

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Presidio County Further Delays Adopting Mass Gathering Procedures, Appoints Health Authority

By Sally Beauvais The Presidio County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Wednesday to postpone adopting permitting procedures for major events and outdoor festivals, once again. County officials first proposed an event application process last month — after Austin-based company C3 … Continue reading

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Border Patrol’s Presidio Station Sees Growing Number Of Migrant Families

By Sally Beauvais An unprecedented surge in the number of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is trickling into a remote area of West Texas, according to immigration authorities in Customs and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector.

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Presidio County To Address Mass Gathering Permits Again This Week

By Sally Beauvais and Diana Nguyen The Presidio County Commissioners Court will revisit potential permitting procedures for large-scale events in the county at a meeting in Marfa on Wednesday. The commissioners first discussed the idea of creating an application process … Continue reading

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Former KRTS Music Host “Wile” Quintana Dies At 78

By Marfa Public Radio Staff William “Wile” Quintana — a former co-host of Marfa Public Radio’s “Una Hora Con Primo” — has died. A Marfa resident and amateur historian, Quintana grew up in far West Texas in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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Landowners And Oil & Gas Industry Spar Over Eminent Domain Reform In House Committee

By Sally Beauvais Landowners and agricultural groups clashed with oil & gas industry representatives at the State Capitol on Thursday over a piece of legislation that would reform the state’s eminent domain laws. Senate Bill 421, authored by Republican Senator … Continue reading

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Presidio County Opts To Take More Time Establishing Permitting Process For Large-Scale Events

By Sally Beauvais The Presidio County Commissioners Court voted Wednesday morning to postpone adopting a permitting process for large-scale events held in the county. Officials made the decision following extensive public comment regarding a controversial festival that may be on … Continue reading

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