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Texans With Disabilities Are Eligible For Mail-In Voting, But People Must Decide For Themselves If They Qualify

By Trinady Joslin, The Texas Tribune Disability rights activists say they’re worried the confusion may deter at-risk Texans from voting or cause them to needlessly put their health at risk to show up in person at the polls despite being … Continue reading

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Oil Giants In Permian Will Use New Technology To Track Methane Emissions

By Kyra Buckley, Houston Public Media Oil producers in the Permian Basin are implementing new technology to better measure methane emissions.  The computer program will help oil and gas companies track how much methane they’re emitting, and what methods are … Continue reading

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With Little Time Left, Presidio County Has One Of The Lowest Census Response Rates in The State

By Carlos Morales In one of the hardest-to-count corners of Texas, advocates pushing Census participation are running out of time.  Local officials are hoping to double the number of people in Presidio County who’ve been counted since March in less … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Loosens Coronavirus Restrictions For Restaurants And Other Businesses In Most Regions Of Texas

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that most of Texas will be able to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, including letting many businesses increase their capacity to 75%, as soon as Monday.

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Watch Live: Gov. Abbott Gives Update On COVID-19 In Texas

By Public Radio Staff Gov. Greg Abbott will give an update on Texas’ response to COVID-19 on Thursday at noon. He’ll be joined by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt … Continue reading

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Temporary Signal Outage – KRTS Marfa/Ft. Davis

AEP is reporting temporary power outages in the Brown Mountain area of Fort Davis as of 7:23p on Weds., Sept. 16. AEP estimates that power will be restored no later than 11:30p this evening. Marfa Public Radio’s online broadcast is … Continue reading

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ICE Deported A Key Witness In Investigation Of Sexual Assault And Harassment At El Paso Detention Center

By Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department inspectors general are investigating allegations that ICE guards assaulted detainees in camera blind spots. The U.S. government late Monday deported a crucial witness in an … Continue reading

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Balancing Higher Health Risks With Spotty Internet, Reopening College In The Rio Grande Valley Is A Challenge

By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune At UT-Rio Grande Valley, administrators spent a tense summer preparing for the fall semester while local coronavirus rates spiked, the area spiraled into further economic depression, and debate raged across the nation about … Continue reading

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Texas Officials Change How The State Reports Positivity Rate After Testing Backlogs Skewed Coronavirus Data

By Edgar Walters and Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune The Texas Department of State Health Services said it will now rely on a calculation that takes into account the date on which a coronavirus test was administered, rather than when … Continue reading

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Marfa Students Have Returned To School. What Does That Look Like This Year?

By Stephen Paulsen, The Big Bend Sentinel MARFA — Late last month, seniors at Marfa Independent School District participated in a years-long tradition as they painted North Gonzales Street in front of the school to commemorate the next academic year. … Continue reading

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