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.

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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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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After Months of Debate, Presidio County Officials Approve Process For Large-Scale Events

By Sally Beauvais After seven months spent debating what should go into permitting procedures for major events and outdoor music festivals, Presidio County officials unanimously approved Wednesday a set of formal processes. The county passed two applications — one for … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio and Big Bend Sentinel Joint Town Hall: Aging And Dying In The Big Bend Region

Seniors living in the Big Bend region struggle to get the care that they need. Many end up having to leave their homes and travel far away at the end of their lives to seek healthcare. The Big Bend Sentinel … Continue reading

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Presidio Officials Worry Transmigrante Traffic Could Soon Be Headed To The Region

By Sally Beauvais Residents in the border town of Presidio could soon see a new kind of traffic crossing through the local port of entry: lines of Central American citizens known as transmigrantes, drivers who make a living towing junk … Continue reading

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73-Year-Old Austin Man Dies While Hiking Alone In Big Bend National Park

By Sally Beauvais According to officials in Big Bend National Park, an unaccompanied elderly hiker from Austin collapsed and stopped breathing on a popular trail in the Chisos Mountains Saturday, October 5. Park visitors found the man near the Emory … Continue reading

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Public Speaks Out Against Proposed C3 Festival At Presidio County Hearing

By Sally Beauvais Nearly 100 Presidio County residents packed Marfa’s Shorthorn Cafeteria on Wednesday evening for a county meeting dedicated to gathering public input about permitting procedures for large-scale events and outdoor festivals. The county does not currently have an … Continue reading

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