Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

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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Law Enforcement Searching For Missing Presidio Mother and Daughter

By Sally Beauvais Presidio and Brewster County law enforcement are searching for a missing Presidio woman her child. Zorayma Lackey and her 4-year-old daughter, Lena, were last seen in Marfa on Sunday, March 31st, according to Marfa Police Chief Estevan … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Ballot In May? A Guide To 2019 Elections In West Texas

Counties, cities, and school districts across the Big Bend region and Permian Basin will hold elections on May 4, 2019. Not sure what’s on your ballot, or where to vote? Areas holding elections are listed by county in alphabetical order … Continue reading

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CBP Officials Warn Migration Crisis Growing At The Southern Border

By Lauren Terrazas, Texas Public Radio The chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection warned the surge of Central American migrants illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has pushed the country’s immigration system to its breaking point. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan made … Continue reading

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Presidio To Vote On Home Rule Charter In May

By Sally Beauvais Presidio’s city council voted 3-0 Tuesday night to add an item to the ballot in the upcoming city election. In May, residents will weigh in on whether the city should adopt a home rule charter.  Marfa Public … Continue reading

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Marfa Reacts To County’s Decision Granting Late Night Serving Hours To Local Businessman

By Sally Beauvais This story is the first in Marfa Public Radio’s series Tipping Point. It’s about tourism-driven development in Marfa and the greater Big Bend region, and how our communities are thinking about the future. Amid public conversation about … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

By Texas Public Radio’s Reynaldo Leaños Jr. for NPR News President Trump last week vetoed a congressional measure aimed at blocking his national emergency declaration. The next battle over that emergency declaration will likely be in the courts. Meanwhile, planning … Continue reading

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Love On The Range: Dispatches From Valentine’s Day 2019

Thank you to all who submitted Valentine’s Day notes, poems, odes, and and loving gripes to Marfa Public Radio’s 2019 Love Drive. Press play to hear recorded valentines from Jose Fonseca, Lonn Taylor, Mary Jane Holmes, Brad Newton, Pam Gaddis, Ruben … Continue reading

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Austin-Based Company Behind Lollapalooza and ACL Fest Planning Event Near Marfa

By Sally Beauvais Next year, West Texas may become home to a new festival. Marfa Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger announced at Thursday’s City Council meeting that the event’s organizers hope 5,000 people will attend. That’s more than double the size … Continue reading

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Marfa City Council Weighs In On Zoning Changes

By Sally Beauvais Marfa’s City Council approved 4 out of 9 proposed changes to the city’s zoning map on Thursday evening. The votes took place during a regular council meeting, following the second of two joint public hearings co-hosted by … Continue reading

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