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George H.W. Bush, Who Helped Build The Republican Party In Texas, Dead At 94

Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night. He was 94. The nation’s 41st president helped build the Republican Party in Texas.

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Ex-Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Indicted On Murder Charge In Killing Of Botham Jean

A former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her upstairs neighbor in his apartment in September will be tried for murder. On Friday, a Dallas County grand jury indicted Amber Guyger, who is white, for killing Botham Jean, a 26-year-old … Continue reading

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“We Were Intimidated Every Day.” One Nicaraguan’s Story On The Threats Her Family Faces

The United States is threatening sanctions against Nicaragua in response to alleged electoral fraud and human rights abuses. More than 300 people have been killed since April. Hundreds of others, many of them college students, are in jail. The chaos … Continue reading

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Remembering The Porvenir Massacre More Than 100 Years Later

By Diana Nguyen In the early 1900s, a tragic event took place on the West Texas borderlands. Today at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, the “Porvenir Massacre” will be memorialized by the Texas Historical Commission at 2 pm — a … Continue reading

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Study Finds One-Fifth Of Uninsured Children Live In Texas – The Largest Share In The US

After a decade of decline in the rate of uninsured children in Texas, a new study shows that rate is increasing again. Research from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University shows Texas’ rate of uninsured children increased from 9.8 … Continue reading

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In Nicaragua, A Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the Central American nation of Nicaragua. Its government has received international condemnation for killing hundreds of people in the last six months. In what seems a rare bipartisan move given the current political climate, … Continue reading

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US 67 Corridor Survey Open Until Friday, November 30th

TxDOT wants public input on how to prioritize improvement options for the US 67 Corridor Master Plan. You can visit the virtual public meeting for informational materials. Click here to take the survey in English. Haz click aquí para tomar la encuesta en Español The deadline … Continue reading

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Today Marfa Public Radio celebrates #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday. Here at Marfa Public Radio we’re really happy to be taking part in this day when individuals from around the world come together to give back to their community. We know it’s important to feel connected … Continue reading

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Beto O’Rourke no longer ruling out 2020 presidential run

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, said at a town hall in El Paso Monday that he and his wife had “made a decision not to rule anything out.”

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“Some People Play Golf. I’m In The Legislature.” Rep. Tom Craddick’s Tenure In The Texas House Will Soon Reach 50 years.

Craddick, who is best known for his iron-fisted grip on the gavel during his six years as speaker of the Texas House, has not lost any interest in serving in the Capitol.

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