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Oil companies are asking Permian Basin residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help defend the industry from the deadly disease

Through the Permian Strategic Partnership, some of the largest oil companies in Texas are encouraging Permian residents to get vaxxed — not only to protect themselves from the coronavirus but to help protect the West Texas oil industry.

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Sul Ross faculty group declines to vote on proposed “no confidence” resolution against Gallego

Faculty members at the Big Bend-area university declined to vote Wednesday on a proposed resolution calling for Sul Ross President Pete Gallego’s “immediate removal.”

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Texas’ controversial voting law goes into effect

Among the more controversial measures are new restrictions around providing assistance to voters, including language assistance and help for people with disabilities.

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Listen live: Supreme Court considers whether to reverse Roe v. Wade arguments

An epic argument at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday: At issue is whether to reverse the court’s nearly half-century-old Roe v. Wade decision and subsequent decisions declaring that women have a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.

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Lipan Apache tribal members gather in Presidio to celebrate historic land transfer

In late November, members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas traveled to the Big Bend region to celebrate Presidio County’s transferral of ownership of a cemetery in Presidio to the tribe. They say the land transfer is an important … Continue reading

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Shafter residents weigh options after questions over their access to water emerge

At the beginning of November, those living in the ghost town of Shafter found themselves without running water. It was quickly restored, but the outage is causing some to question if they can rely on the town’s source of water … Continue reading

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Outgoing Sul Ross President Pete Gallego facing possible “no confidence” vote by faculty

An internal faculty body at the Big Bend-area university is pushing forward with a process that could result in a non-binding, yet symbolically powerful, resolution calling for Gallego’s “immediate removal.” But some have raised concerns about the effort being rushed … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Hires Two New Staff Members

We are thrilled to welcome two new staff members to the Marfa Public Radio team. Please join us in celebrating them!

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AEP planning major upgrade to power lines, poles between Marfa and Fort Davis

The electric transmission company wants to replace and upgrade its infrastructure between the two towns.

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Sul Ross President Pete Gallego cites family reasons in announcing his resignation

The Alpine native and former lawmaker informed officials with the university’s parent system last week that he would resign his post at Sul Ross State University in June 2022, at the end of the current academic year.

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