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Who do you want to remember this Día de Los Muertos? Let us know.

For día de los muertos, Marfa Public Radio is asking listeners to share their memories of loved ones. The station will air your dedications and remembrances on Nov. 1.| Lea esta nota en español

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban

Last month, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas alleging it enacted Senate Bill 8 “in open defiance of the Constitution.”

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Texas Has Raised $54 Million In Private Donations For Its Border Wall Plan. Almost All Of It Came From This One Billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund.

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“Witnessed: Borderlands”: New Podcast Digs Deep Into Familiar West Texas Story

It’s a story of an outlaw, a sheriff and a drug bust. It’s also a story that most West Texans probably know. Witnessed: Borderlands is a new true-crime podcast from journalist Rob D’Amico, set during the peak of the War … Continue reading

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Win a Gibson Les Paul During Marfa Public Radio’s Fall Membership Drive

Need another reason to support Marfa Public Radio, other than our award-winning journalism, local music shows and high-quality national programming? Here’s your chance to win a brand new Gibson guitar while also supporting non-profit radio in Far West Texas.

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An Abandoned Oil Well Springs Back To Life, Throwing One West Texas Rancher Into A Battle Over Her Land’s Future

In the Permian Basin, thousands of oil and gas wells fill the landscape, and today some of that aging equipment is bursting and leading to uncontrolled leaks.  Just this summer, one of these aged wells began leaking and spewing toxic … Continue reading

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Explosions In The Sky Documentary Soundtrack Evokes The Majesty Of Big Bend

The musicians, who have worked together for 20 years, scored the PBS film, “Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas.”

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Migrants Arrested By Texas In Border Crackdown Are Being Imprisoned For Weeks Without Legal Help Or Formal Charges

Defense attorneys have started asking courts to set migrants free because local justice systems, overwhelmed by arrests under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security push, are routinely violating state law and constitutional due process rights.

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Former West Texas Prosecutor Claims He Was Fired for Reporting Improper, Possibly Illegal Acts

Jerry Phillips, a former prosecutor for the district covering multiple Far West Texas counties, is accusing local prosecutors across the region of improper behavior in a lawsuit filed in Travis County.

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Texas Sues Federal Regulators For Approving West Texas Nuclear Waste Plan

Texas lawmakers recently blocked a company’s plan to ship highly radioactive nuclear waste to rural Andrews County, but then federal regulators approved the plan anyway. Now, the state of Texas is suing.

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