KRTS News

Over $1 Million Raised For Odessa Shooting Victims

By Mitch Borden A community fund set up for victims of the Aug. 31 Odessa shooting has reached over $1 million in donations.  How that money will be dispersed though has yet to be decided, but officials with Odessa’s Chamber … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Over $1 Million Raised For Odessa Shooting Victims

After Six Months, Visitor Services Return To Castolon District In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales The historic Castolon district has visitor services once again, nearly six months after a wildfire scorched through hundreds of acres in this remote corner of Big Bend National Park. The area has been closed off to traffic … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on After Six Months, Visitor Services Return To Castolon District In Big Bend National Park

As The 2020 Census Draws Nearer, Permian Basin Communities Brainstorm How To Count Transient Workers

By Mitch Borden Over the last ten years, the population of West Texas has soared as its oil fields were revived by hydraulic fracturing. And now, with the upcoming 2020 U.S. census, community leaders are trying to track down the … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on As The 2020 Census Draws Nearer, Permian Basin Communities Brainstorm How To Count Transient Workers

Local Political Action Committee Calls For A Recount In The Midland ISD Bond Election

By Mitch Borden It’s now three weeks since election day, but it seems there’s one race still going strong — Midland ISD’s $569 million dollar bond election. In the end, 25 votes separated the bond from passing, but now pro-bond … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Local Political Action Committee Calls For A Recount In The Midland ISD Bond Election

Apprehensions Of Undocumented Immigrants On The Southwest Border Continue To Fall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its lowest monthly total in more than a year last month, according to statistics released Thursday by the Department … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Apprehensions Of Undocumented Immigrants On The Southwest Border Continue To Fall

After Months of Debate, Presidio County Officials Approve Process For Large-Scale Events

By Sally Beauvais After seven months spent debating what should go into permitting procedures for major events and outdoor music festivals, Presidio County officials unanimously approved Wednesday a set of formal processes. The county passed two applications — one for … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on After Months of Debate, Presidio County Officials Approve Process For Large-Scale Events

Arrest Warrant Issued For State Rep. Poncho Nevárez After He Was Caught On Tape Dropping Envelope With Cocaine

By Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Authorities issued a warrant Thursday for the arrest of state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, an Eagle Pass Democrat, on felony drug possession charges. A state special investigator claims in the warrant, which was obtained … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Arrest Warrant Issued For State Rep. Poncho Nevárez After He Was Caught On Tape Dropping Envelope With Cocaine

Midland ISD’s $569M Bond Failed By 25 Votes. But Election Mistake First Showed It Passed

By Mitch Borden After a week of uncertainty — which included a clerical mistake that failed to include over 500 mail-in ballots and a botched release of updated election results — Midland County election officials now say Midland Independent School … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Midland ISD’s $569M Bond Failed By 25 Votes. But Election Mistake First Showed It Passed

Retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Endorses Candidate To Succeed Him

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is endorsing a candidate to succeed him in his battleground district. Hurd on Wednesday gave his support to Navy veteran Tony Gonzales in the crowded GOP field, saying Gonzales … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Endorses Candidate To Succeed Him

Marfa Public Radio and Big Bend Sentinel Joint Town Hall: Aging And Dying In The Big Bend Region

Seniors living in the Big Bend region struggle to get the care that they need. Many end up having to leave their homes and travel far away at the end of their lives to seek healthcare. The Big Bend Sentinel … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Comments Off on Marfa Public Radio and Big Bend Sentinel Joint Town Hall: Aging And Dying In The Big Bend Region