Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

Midland Nonprofit To Open Shelter For Victims of Sex-Trafficking

By Sally Beauvais Reflection Ministries, a Midland-based nonprofit established in 2016, is preparing to open the region’s first long-term care facility for victims of sex-trafficking. The group presented a lecture at Midland College Thursday night, as a part of Phi … Continue reading

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Marfa Commission Proposes City Zoning Changes

By Sally Beauvais Marfa’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council addressed a packed house Tuesday night, during the first of two joint public hearings in which they’ll be taking comments from residents about proposed changes to the city’s zoning … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Suspect in Alpine Murder Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

By Sally Beauvais The suspect of a murder in Alpine was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to law enforcement officials. The Alpine Police Department had been looking for 42-year-old Robert Nin since Saturday, when they announced an … Continue reading

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Jean Beaufort

After A Slow Start In 2019, Permian Oil Prices Expected to Rebound

By Mitch Borden Oil companies in West Texas are currently seeing low prices for their crude. One industry forecast for the year predicts 2019 may not start with a bang, but new pipelines being built in the Permian Basin may … Continue reading

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Station Milestones: KRTS Gets A New Transmitter

Longtime listeners to Marfa Public Radio know that stormy weather and power outages periodically knock 93.5 off the airwaves. Some of these off-air moments are unavoidable — put a 300 foot radio tower on top of a 7,200 foot mountain … Continue reading

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Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District Proposes Expanded Boundary

By Sally Beauvais Oil and gas development is leading to an increase in groundwater usage across West Texas. And in northeast Culberson County, over 2,000 square miles of rural land lie outside of the region’s groundwater conservation district. That’s why … Continue reading

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Presidio Officials Say Drivers License Office On Track To Reopen In January

By Sally Beauvais In Presidio, a drivers license office that’s been shuttered for months is on track to reopen in January. The Department of Public Safety halted services there in August, as local branches grappled with a staffing shortage.  Now, … Continue reading

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Dallas Man Falls To His Death In Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas. Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when … Continue reading

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2018 Midterm Election Results in West Texas

Results for the November 6, 2018 midterm elections are in.  In one of the closest races Texas has seen in a while, Sen. Ted Cruz eked out a victory over El Paso Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, sending Cruz back to … Continue reading

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Midterms in West Texas: Midland City Council At-Large Candidates

Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections is well underway in West Texas. Between school board, city, county, statewide and national seats, voters in Midland have quite a few decisions to make on the ballot this go round. Marfa Public … Continue reading

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