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Stories From Love On The Range

These stories are from Marfa Public Radio’s “Love On The Range” event at the Marfa USO Building on February 28, 2019. The storytellers for the evening were David Williams, Eve Trook, Michael Stevens, Suzanne Dungan, and Allison Scott. This program was … Continue reading

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Explosions Echo Across Midland As The Building Of The Southwest Is Demolished

By Mitch Borden After sitting vacant for decades in downtown Midland, the Building of the Southwest was demolished early Saturday morning. Crowds gathered on street corners to watch the seven-story building come down and at 8 a.m loud explosions rang … Continue reading

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Nine-Block Area Closed Off For Building of Southwest Demolition

By Mitch Borden  After standing for more than a half-century in downtown Midland, the nine-story Building of the Southwest is slated for demolition tomorrow morning. “After decades of an empty building, we are thrilled to remove this eyesore,” said Midland … Continue reading

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The Sierra Club Takes Aim At Permian Basin Facility It Says Is Big Polluter

By Mitch Borden An environmental group plans to take legal action against a Permian Basin facility it says is one of the area’s biggest polluters.  Before formally filing a lawsuit, the Sierra Club sent a letter to the owners and … Continue reading

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In A First, Two Democrats From Texas Are Running For President At The Same Time

By Ashley Lopez, KUT  With former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s announcement today, two Texas Democrats are now seeking the presidential nomination in 2020.

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Presidio County’s Water Regulatory Group Looks To Start Again

By Carlos Morales This month, Presidio County’s local water regulatory group elected a new member — the first time in months the district has had a complete committee. The district, like groundwater conservation entities throughout Texas, is charged with overseeing water … Continue reading

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How An Immigration Raid Near A Small Texas Town Touched A Whole School District

The day of the raid still haunts principal Tammy Mariani. On August 28, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raided a Northeast Texas factory that makes vehicle trailers. In the nearby Honey Grove Independent School District, nearly … Continue reading

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Beto O’Rourke Running For President

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune  After months of intense speculation, Beto O’Rourke is entering the presidential race Thursday, marking an extraordinary rise from little-known El Paso congressman a few years ago to potentially formidable White House contender. “Amy and I … Continue reading

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High Winds Blow Through West Texas Today, Gusts Reach Up To 70 Mph

By Mitch Borden High winds are expected this afternoon throughout the Trans-Pecos and Permian Basin and they’ll continue through the night. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for West Texas cities and is expecting wind speeds to … Continue reading

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DPS Director Takes “Full Responsibility” For Data Errors In Texas Voter Citizenship Review

By Alex Ura, Texas Tribune After being rebuked by Gov. Greg Abbott for the state’s botched review of the voter rolls, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety took “full responsibility” Tuesday for providing data to the secretary of state’s … Continue reading

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