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After Election Roller Coaster, Midland ISD’s $569M Bond Fails

By Mitch Borden Inside the Midland County Annex, volunteers huddled around two small tables to count hundreds of votes found in a missing ballot box with from the Nov. 5 Midland Independent School District election. By the end of Friday’s … Continue reading

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What’s It Like Selling Sex Appeal In The Permian Basin? Listen To Episodes 5 and 6 of Boomtown To Find Out

By Marfa Public Radio Staff For the last several months, Marfa Public Radio has been working behind the scenes on a project that many West Texans have caught wind of by now: Texas Monthly‘s Boomtown. The podcast, produced in partnership … Continue reading

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Texas Oil And Gas Industry Could See A Major Slowdown In 2020

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday. It is the highest … Continue reading

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After Deaths of Immigrant Children, Border Officials Defend Detention System

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Facing criticism over multiple cases of immigrant children dying while in government custody, U.S. border officials on Tuesday defended their agencies’ approach to caring for families and children who arrive at the southern border.

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Democratic Debate: Live Updates And Analysis Of January’s Faceoff

By NPR Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates’ remarks in real-time.

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Texas’ Biggest Oil And Gas Industry Group Accepts Role In Climate Change

By Mose Buchele, KUT The head of the Texas Oil and Gas Association said Tuesday his group agrees fossil fuels contribute to global warming and that the industry will find ways to reduce emissions.

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In Puerto Rico, A Tight-Knit Community Damaged By Recent Earthquakes Wonders What’s Next

By Rachel Templeton Villas del Caribe is a low-income housing project in Ponce, one of the harder hit areas in Puerto Rico following a week of powerful earthquakes. Some 200 families live in the development and before this week, the … Continue reading

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Midland’s New Mayor And City Councilmembers Officially Are Sworn Into Their New Positions

By Mitch Borden In Midland, a changing of the guard: Three new city leaders assumed their new roles Monday during a swearing-in ceremony. Marfa Public Radio  Mitch Borden reports, Midland now has a new Mayor and two new city councilmembers. 

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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Front Desk Administrative Assistant Marfa Public Radio is seeking a full time front desk staff person. Marfa Public Radio is an award-winning, non-profit, listener-supported radio station serving far West Texas. Our mission is to be a public service and a … Continue reading

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New Generator To Be Installed

Marfa Public Radio is thrilled to announce that we are installing a generator at the studio in Marfa. The generator will help our station to stay on the air during emergencies, including weather events and power outages. Due to the … Continue reading

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