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In Light Of New Precedent, Marfa Business To Ask County For Late Night Hours — For A Second Time

By Sally Beauvais In the city of Marfa, it’s well-understood that you can’t buy a drink at a bar after midnight most nights of the week. But Presidio County is grappling with its own policies regarding late-night alcohol serving hours. … Continue reading

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New Pipelines To The Permian Basin Are Projected To Double The Oil The Region Can Pump Out

By Mitch Borden The Permian Basin is producing about 4 million barrels of oil a day. The most to ever come out of the region. For a long time though, West Texas hasn’t had enough pipeline infrastructure to carry that … Continue reading

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In Presidio, Amateur Drag Racing Is Back

By Sally Beauvais It’s Saturday night in West Texas. On a stretch of land outside of the border town of Presidio, cars are lining up two-by-two behind a straight, quarter-mile racing strip illuminated by stadium lights. A summer storm has … Continue reading

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Texas Is Going To Court To End Obamacare. It Hasn’t Produced A Plan To Replace It.

By Emma Platoff and Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune Last year, after a federal judge in Texas declared the entirety of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, throwing into question millions of Americans’ health coverage, the state’s Republican leaders promised they would … Continue reading

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‘Never Again Is Now:’ Artists Protest Conditions At The U.S.-Mexico Border

By Mallory Falk Artists from around the country gathered in El Paso Friday night for what they called an “artistic uprising” at the U.S.-Mexico border. With an international bridge as their backdrop, they sang, played music, and recited poetry expressing … Continue reading

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Your Memories Of Lonn Taylor, The Rambling Boy

By Marfa Public Radio Today, we continue our celebration of our friend Lonn Taylor, the Rambling Boy. It’s been just over a week since he died at the age of 79 at his home in Fort Davis. We’re airing remembrances … Continue reading

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Expansion Of “Remain In Mexico” Policy Brings Tension, Fear To Border Cities

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune On Monday afternoon, Luis Emilio realized he’d had enough. The 22-year old Ecuadoran migrant had just spent three days in detention in the United States after seeking asylum, only to be sent back to Mexico until … Continue reading

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Texas Man Dies While Hiking During Extreme Heat In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales A visitor to Big Bend National Park died July 2 while hiking, as temperatures in the rugged Far West Texas park reached well above 100 degrees that afternoon. Richard Merrill, 54, of Friendswood, Texas was hiking on … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Report: Tensions Rising In Overcrowded Migrant Detention Facilities

By Riane Roldan, Texas Tribune The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General released a report Tuesday detailing severe overcrowding and escalating tensions between detainees and Border Patrol agents at five facilities in the Rio Grande Valley. The report … Continue reading

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Members Of Congress Describe Migrant Detention Center Without Running Water

By Mallory Falk, Joey Palacios, Bri Kirkham About a dozen members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus toured three migrant detention facilities near El Paso on Monday as part of an investigation.

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