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In Puerto Rico, A Tight-Knit Community Damaged By Recent Earthquakes Wonders What’s Next

By Rachel Templeton Villas del Caribe is a low-income housing project in Ponce, one of the harder hit areas in Puerto Rico following a week of powerful earthquakes. Some 200 families live in the development and before this week, the … Continue reading

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Midland’s New Mayor And City Councilmembers Officially Are Sworn Into Their New Positions

By Mitch Borden In Midland, a changing of the guard: Three new city leaders assumed their new roles Monday during a swearing-in ceremony. Marfa Public Radio  Mitch Borden reports, Midland now has a new Mayor and two new city councilmembers. 

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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Front Desk Administrative Assistant Marfa Public Radio is seeking a full time front desk staff person. Marfa Public Radio is an award-winning, non-profit, listener-supported radio station serving far West Texas. Our mission is to be a public service and a … Continue reading

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New Generator To Be Installed

Marfa Public Radio is thrilled to announce that we are installing a generator at the studio in Marfa. The generator will help our station to stay on the air during emergencies, including weather events and power outages. Due to the … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Blocks Texas From Resettling Refugees In 2020

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Texas will not be resettling refugees in the new fiscal year, Gov. Greg Abbott told federal officials Friday. State officials had until the end of the month to let federal officials know whether they would resettle … Continue reading

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Judge Orders All Outstanding Votes In Midland ISD’s Bond Election To Be Counted

By Mitch Borden The outcome of Midland Independent School District’s $569 million bond is still up in the air after bungled election results and a box of missing ballots threw the fate of the initiative to build more schools into … Continue reading

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Texas Leaves The Hard Work Of Chasing An Accurate Census Count To Communities

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Under the trio of crosses atop its sandy brick building, the McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church has a history of bringing people together.

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CBP Says Enforcement Actions At U.S.-Mexico Border Down For 7th Straight Month

By Scott Neuman, NPR Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended or refused entry to fewer people at the U.S.-Mexico border in December than in the previous month – the latest in a gradual downward trend since such enforcement actions reached … Continue reading

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Brad Kelley’s 420,000 Acre Ranch Is For Sale In Brewster County

By Sally Beauvais What may be the largest contiguous ranch currently for sale in the U.S. is on the market in Far West Texas. The property, a topographically diverse expanse of land located south of the town of Marathon, clocks … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Lifts Block on $3.6 Billion for Border Wall

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday lifted a lower court’s order that blocked the Trump administration from using $3.6 billion in military construction money for a wall on the Mexican border. In a 2-1 ruling, the Fifth … Continue reading

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