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Sen. Angela Paxton Files Bill That Would Allow Her Husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, To Issue Exemptions From Securities Regulations

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In what state Sen. Angela Paxton describes as an effort to safely expand Texas’ burgeoning financial tech industry, the freshman Republican from McKinney has filed a bill that would empower the office of her husband, Attorney General Ken … Continue reading

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Texas Public Radio’s Live Call-In Program: The Reality At The Border

On Monday, February 18 at 7 pm,  Marfa Public Radio will broadcast a special episode of Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” with David Martin Davies. The entire nation is talking about what’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, it’s time … Continue reading

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To Keep An Odessa School From Closing, Ector County ISD Focuses On Improving Student Literacy

By Mitch Borden In Odessa, Blackshear Elementary Magnet is on its last leg. For years the state has said the struggling school needs to improve, and in 2018 the Texas Education Agency even gave the Permian Basin campus a failing … Continue reading

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Love On The Range: Dispatches From Valentine’s Day 2019

Thank you to all who submitted Valentine’s Day notes, poems, odes, and and loving gripes to Marfa Public Radio’s 2019 Love Drive. Press play to hear recorded valentines from Jose Fonseca, Lonn Taylor, Mary Jane Holmes, Brad Newton, Pam Gaddis, Ruben … Continue reading

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Multiple-Victim School Shootings Are Rare. But They Are Becoming More Common And More Deadly

By Anthony Cave, KERA Sandy Hook. Parkland. Santa Fe. If it seems like school shootings are becoming more common, there is some data to support that. School homicides that involve multiple victims have become more frequent over the last decade, … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Website and Multimedia

Marfa Public Radio’s use of multimedia in 2018 complimented the enterprise reporting done at the station. From photography, use of social media and live videos —Marfa Public Radio effectively told the stories of West Texas through these tools. Additionally, the … Continue reading

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A New Executive Order Focuses On Suicide Prevention For Veterans Who’ve Recently Left Military Service

A recent executive order issued by the Trump administration is providing mental health and suicide prevention resources to military service members transitioning into public life. The Department of Veteran Affairs has found that veterans who recently left active duty can … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Breaking News Coverage

The McDannald Ranch Fire In late April, a wildfire sparked in far West Texas, burning through a few hundred acres at first. But because of the difficulty of reaching it (the fire burned in a hard-to-reach pocket of the Davis … Continue reading

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New Organization Gearing Up To Take On Challenges Facing Midland

By Mitch Borden As the Permian Basin continues to produce millions of barrels of crude oil each day, Midland and other communities in the area are rapidly growing. There are challenges that come with this kind of economic success though. … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Continuing Coverage Murrow Submission

Immigration policy dominated headlines in 2018. The Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy was scrutinized for causing the practice of family separation and an increase in the uptick of migrant children held in facilities like the Tornillo Shelter.  The continuing coverage submissions … Continue reading

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