Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

KXWT Signal Interruptions

Marfa Public Radio is currently experiencing intermittent on-air interruptions in Midland and Odessa on our KXWT 91.3 signal. We have staff on site at our tower in Gardendale diagnosing and addressing the issue.

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Amid Confusion, Presidio County Adopts Order Allowing Bars Outside Of City Limits To Serve Beyond Midnight

By Sally Beauvais Following heated discussion on Wednesday, county officials voted to adopt an area-wide policy granting bars in unincorporated parts of Presidio County — that is, outside of Marfa’s and Presidio’s city limits — permission to serve alcohol until … Continue reading

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Many In El Paso Want To Mourn In Peace, Ask Trump Not To Visit

By Mallory Falk, KERA News In El Paso, emotions are still raw after a mass shooting at a Walmart left 22 people dead — many of them Mexican and Mexican-American. Now, the city is bracing for a spectacle only four … Continue reading

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After El Paso Shooting, Experts Say Mental Illness Is Not To Blame For Gun Violence

By Syeda Hasan, KERA News Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas needs to do a better job of addressing its mental health care challenges after a deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. Speaking at a press conference after the … Continue reading

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“I Said Terrible Things”: Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Apologizes For Michael Quinn Sullivan Meeting

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has apologized to members for taking a meeting with hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan that has since thrown the lower chamber into chaos. “I was stupid to take … Continue reading

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To Counter Gerrymandering, Texas Democrats Aim To Recapture State House in 2020

By Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media Republicans have dominated Congress for the better part of a generation. One of the main reasons is they’ve held most of the power when redrawing congressional boundaries. Republicans have focused on winning and holding … Continue reading

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Red Flag Laws, Gun Violence And Angry, White Men

By Stephen Becker, KERA Originally published on August 5, 2019 9:50 pm Gun violence dominated the weekend as at least 22 people were killed by a gunman in El Paso – and nine more were shot to death 12 hours … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominately Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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Debunking The Video Games Cause Gun Violence Myth

By Adhiti Bandlamudi Originally published on August 5, 2019 4:34 pm Following the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which killed at least 31 people, lawmakers started to point to one factor that could have contributed to shootings: violent … Continue reading

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‘Uniquely Lawless’: Security Firm Drops 8chan Website Following El Paso Shooting

By Sasha Ingber, NPR Originally published on August 5, 2019 4:54 pm A Web security company is dropping its protections for 8chan, a controversial online message board where people have posted hateful screeds before carrying out violent and deadly attacks. … Continue reading

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