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Few Texas ICE Detention Centers Are Vaccinating For COVID-19. Feds Say It’s Up To Local Health Departments

Despite high risks of infection and hundreds of sick detainees, there’s still no clear COVID-19 vaccination strategy from ICE officials, and few local health departments have stepped up to provide vaccines.

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Marfa Public Radio Wins 8 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Marfa Public Radio has won eight Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. This is the third-most Regional Murrow Awards the station has ever received.

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Blue Origin to Launch First Crewed Flight from West Texas This Summer

The company will auction off one seat on its first space flight with passengers on board. The launch is set for July 20 from the company’s facility north of Van Horn, Texas.

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Demand For Vaccines Drops In Odessa And Now Officials Are Left To Figure Out How to Get More Shots In Arms

Texas health officials are working to get as many COVID-19 vaccines to willing residents as statewide demand slows and some vaccination rates plateau. In the Permian Basin, a similar story is playing out in Odessa, where one hospital is trying … Continue reading

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In One Mexican Border City, Shelters Stretch To House Migrant Families Expelled From The U.S.

The U.S. government has been flying some migrant families hundreds of miles along the border — from South Texas to El Paso — and then expelling them into Ciudad Juárez. Local shelter directors are trying to ensure parents and children … Continue reading

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May 2021 Election Results in West Texas

From the Permian Basin to the Big Bend, voters are weighing in on several elections, from city council races to school board elections. Check here for election results in Alpine, Marfa, Presidio and Ector County.

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Alpine Man Charged for Alleged Role in Capitol Attack

Alpine resident Sean David Watson has claimed for months that he was part of the mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Now he’s been arrested for his alleged involvement in the riot.

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Texas Releases $11 Billion Of $18 Billion In Federal Stimulus Money For Public Schools

The newly released funds come after educators and state Democrats urged the governor to unlock the pandemic relief money as schools plan their budgets for the next school year.

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Marfa Public Radio Hires New Morning Edition Host And New Border Reporter

Join us in giving a warm West Texas welcome to Barb Anguiano and Annie Rosenthal. The two are crucial additions to our newsroom and will help us better serve our listeners and the residents of West Texas. 

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In Tune Interview: Emma Rush

On Marfa Public Radio’s “In Tune,” host Nick Hurt interviews classical musicians and speaks with them about their recordings and projects. On this episode, a conversation with guitarist Emma Rush.

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