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CEO Of Texas Power Grid Operator Terminated In Aftermath Of Winter Storm

By Erin Douglas and Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune The board overseeing the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the independent nonprofit entity that operates and manages the electricity grid that covers much of Texas, fired ERCOT CEO Bill Magness Wednesday night.

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Texas Is Lifting Its Mask Mandate And COVID Restrictions On Businesses. Here’s What That Means.

By Andrew Weber, KUT News Texas is reopening 100% next week, ending the statewide mask mandate and lifting COVID-related restrictions on businesses. Here’s a rundown of the order and what it means for local officials, schools and businesses.

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Going To Big Bend National Park? Despite Gov. Abbott Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, You’ll Still Need A Mask

Officials at Big Bend National Park say Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rollback on the state’s mask mandate has “no impact” on park rules, and visitors are still required to wear a mask in all park buildings, as well as in … Continue reading

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Public COVID-19 Testing Returns To Far West Texas Next Week

Testing for COVID-19 returns to the Big Bend region in the second week of March. Public screenings for the disease take place in Marfa, Presidio, Marathon and Terlingua. The latter two Brewster County communities have seen little local testing in … Continue reading

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All Texas Teachers Are Now Eligible To Receive A COVID-19 Vaccine

By Claire McInerny, KUT Teachers and child care workers are now included in groups currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday.

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State Sends Texas National Guard To Vaccinate Older Texans In The Big Bend

This week, the state is sending Texas National Guard teams to rural and isolated corners of the state to vaccinate seniors. The effort, dubbed “Save Our Seniors,” is part of the state’s attempt to get more elderly Texans vaccinated, especially those … Continue reading

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KXWT Signal Temporarily Disrupted Due to Routine Tower Maintenance

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 the owner of the KXWT tower site in Gardendale will be performing routine maintenance to the tower. As a result, KXWT will be off air for an estimated 2 hours, from 10a-12p. Thank you for your … Continue reading

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In Tune Interview: Joshua Romatowski

In Tune Interview is a segment of Marfa Public Radio’s Monday classical music program In Tune — in which host Nick Hurt interviews and records live performances by classical musicians and educators. 

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Energy CEO Calls Out Lack of Urgency From Texas Officials Ahead of Winter Storm

Energy executives were among those questioned by Texas lawmakers on Thursday as officials try to sort out why so many people were left in the dark for days amid freezing temperatures.

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Winter Storm Could Cost Texas More Money Than Any Disaster In State History

By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune Lawmakers and analysts say it is too soon for an exact estimate, but the financial damage from the storm has left state lawmakers scrambling to account for the storm in the middle of the … Continue reading

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