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More Than Two Dozen Of Texas’ Rural Hospitals Haven’t Received Any COVID-19 Vaccines

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune More than two dozen hospitals in rural Texas, from the Panhandle to South Texas, are still waiting on doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to their front-line workers and community members, hospitals and … Continue reading

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On Far-Right Websites, Plans To Storm Capitol Were Made In Plain Sight

By Laurel Wamsley, NPR Pro-Trump protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. On social media sites both fringe and mainstream, right-wing extremists made plans for violence on Jan. 6.Jon Cherry/Getty Images The mob violence that descended on … Continue reading

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Some Texas Republicans Decried Capitol Insurrection — But Didn’t Connect The Violence To Their Own Rhetoric

By Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers and other officials have taken the lead on baseless lawsuits that sought to dismiss the results of the presidential election and have tried to rally Trump supporters to protest his loss. When … Continue reading

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From Empty Trails To Traffic Jams, 2020 Was A Year Of Extremes In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales Over the course of the pandemic, the number of people visiting Big Bend National Park has fluctuated wildly — first dropping to all-time lows in the Spring, then smashing records in the final months of last year. The … Continue reading

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Public COVID-19 Testing Returns To Far West Texas This Week And Next

By Public Radio Staff Upcoming public testing for the coronavirus will be in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Presidio and Van Horn. All testing is free and open to residents throughout the region. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Says He’ll Object To Certification Of Electoral College Votes That Will Make Joe Biden’s Victory Official

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Joining several other U.S. senators, Cruz is calling for an emergency audit of election results in “disputed states,” despite no evidence of widespread election fraud.

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West Texas Winter Storm Updates

By Public Radio Staff West Texas communities are hunkering dow n today as a snowstorm is expected to continue dropping several inches of snow in some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region … Continue reading

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Severe Winter Storm Hits West Texas, Causing Road Closures and Accidents

By Public Radio Staff A rare West Texas winter storm has led to dangerous and icy road conditions, leading to dozens of accidents and highway closures in the Big Bend region and the Permian Basin. With the storm’s heaviest snowfalls … Continue reading

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After Playing Together For Almost A Decade, Remijio “Primo” Carrasco and David Beebe Release Their First Album

By Ari Snider Marfa musicians Primo Carrasco and David Beebe are familiar names in the Far West Texas music scene. The duo has played together for years now, but just released their first album earlier this month — just in … Continue reading

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Big Bend Frontline Workers Roll Up Sleeves For First Vaccine Doses

By Mitch Borden Healthcare and other frontline workers in the Big Bend region began receiving their first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine last week. Preventative Care Health Services, which operates three clinics across the region, was given 400 doses that … Continue reading

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