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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Sending Asylum Seekers To Mexico

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for their hearings in an American immigration court. The Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Marfa Municipal Elections Forum

Early voting starts Monday, April 22nd, 2019 and closes Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. Election day is Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Four out of the five candidates running for a position in Marfa’s municipal election discussed their qualifications and answered questions … Continue reading

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Marfa Residents Grapple With What Proposed Festival Could Mean For Town

By Diana Nguyen This is the second story in Marfa Public Radio’s series “Tipping Point” which explores tourism-driven development in Marfa and the greater Big Bend region. A couple of months ago, local officials announced Austin-based company C3 Presents was … Continue reading

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Missing Presidio Mother and Daughter Found After Week-Long Search

By Carlos Morales After a week-long search, which brought together law enforcement officers from across the Big Bend region and assistance from the FBI, missing persons Zorayma Gallegos Lackey and her daughter Lena Lackey were found Sunday Morning. According to … Continue reading

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A New Report Questions How Harmful Emissions From Oil And Gas Production Are Studied

By Mitch Borden Chemicals emitted during oil and gas production have been tied to cancer and birth defects. But in the past, some academic studies have looked at these harmful chemicals have shown emissions aren’t happening at levels that should … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Warn Trump About Ramifications Of Closing U.S.-Mexico Border

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune As President Donald Trump threatens to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, some of the highest-ranking Texans from within his own party are warning about the consequences of doing so.

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Presidio County Opts To Take More Time Establishing Permitting Process For Large-Scale Events

By Sally Beauvais The Presidio County Commissioners Court voted Wednesday morning to postpone adopting a permitting process for large-scale events held in the county. Officials made the decision following extensive public comment regarding a controversial festival that may be on … Continue reading

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Biologist James Cornett On The Greater Roadrunner

Roadrunners are one of the most well-known birds in the United States and have fascinated many, like biologist James Cornett. He’s the author of  The Chihuahuan Desert, The Splendid Ocotillo, Wildlife of the Southwestern Deserts, Indian Uses of Desert Plants, and most recently, The Greater … Continue reading

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The U.S. Border Patrol Names A New Chief Agent To Its Lead Efforts In The Big Bend

By Mitch Borden U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor more than 500 miles of the southwest border that make up the agency’s Big Bend sector. But, since February the region’s agents have had to operate without permanent leadership. At least until … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Searching For Missing Presidio Mother and Daughter

By Sally Beauvais Presidio and Brewster County law enforcement are searching for a missing Presidio woman her child. Zorayma Lackey and her 4-year-old daughter, Lena, were last seen in Marfa on Sunday, March 31st, according to Marfa Police Chief Estevan … Continue reading

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