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Near The Border, A Former Camp For Oilfield Workers Now Holds Hundreds Of Migrant Children

By Riane Roldan, Texas Tribune Three vans with 20 migrant children pulled up to a welcome center at the Carrizo Springs emergency shelter Friday as dozens of shelter employees, wearing shirts with Emergency Management emblazoned on the back, stood eagerly … Continue reading

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KRTS Off-Air Due To Damaged AEP Equipment

AEP is working to restore power to the top of Brown Mountain. An outage caused by a storm damaged a piece of equipment and is keeping 93.5 FM (Marfa and Fort Davis broadcast) off-air.

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Zero Tolerance May Be Over, But Migrant Children Are Still Being Separated From Parents

By Riane Roldan and Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune More than a year after the Trump administration ended a controversial policy that led to hundreds of family separations, as many as five migrant children per day continue to be separated from … Continue reading

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Housing Needs In the Permian Basin Is Spurring Land Sales In Midland And Odessa

By Mitch Borden Small land sales in Texas are up for the sixth year in a row. That’s according to a new report from the Texas Realtors Association. Those sales rose by about 6 percent last year, driven by the … Continue reading

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Worker Shortages In The Permian Basin Continue Even As Companies Tap The Brakes

By Mitch Borden The Permian Basin’s oil industry hit its first real slow down in years over the last seven months. Companies have cut thousands of jobs and the number of oil rigs has fallen. But at the same time, … Continue reading

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After Major Changes To Proposed Resolution, Presidio County Becomes “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

By Carlos Morales After a heated discussion that brought more than 60 people into the Presidio County Judge’s chambers, county commissioners approved a resolution labeling the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” The designation appears to be the first of its … Continue reading

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The National Guard Is Heading To The U.S.-Mexico Border To Help Move Trucks Through Faster

By Carson Frame, Texas Public Radio Every day, more than 40,000 commercial trucks cross over the Pharr International Bridge into Texas from the Mexican city of Reynosa. Carrying things like fruits, vegetables, and machine parts, they spill out into an intersection … Continue reading

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Presidio County Postpones Late Hours Vote For Local Business, Looks To Adopt Area-Wide Ordinance

By Sally Beauvais On Wednesday, Presidio County officials postponed their vote on a request by business owner Liz Lambert for permission to serve alcohol until 2 AM at her Marfa hotel, El Cosmico. The commissioners court plans to adopt an … Continue reading

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Marfa Artist “Not Guilty” Of Assault Based On Lack Of Evidence

By Diana Nguyen On Tuesday — a trial took place in Marfa for an assault case. The defendant, a high-profile artist who lives part-time in Marfa — was found not guilty of the Class C Misdemeanor charge. Marfa Public Radio’s … Continue reading

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In Light Of New Precedent, Marfa Business To Ask County For Late Night Hours — For A Second Time

By Sally Beauvais In the city of Marfa, it’s well-understood that you can’t buy a drink at a bar after midnight most nights of the week. But Presidio County is grappling with its own policies regarding late-night alcohol serving hours. … Continue reading

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