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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Website and Multimedia

Marfa Public Radio’s use of multimedia in 2018 complimented the enterprise reporting done at the station. From photography, use of social media and live videos —Marfa Public Radio effectively told the stories of West Texas through these tools. Additionally, the … Continue reading

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A New Executive Order Focuses On Suicide Prevention For Veterans Who’ve Recently Left Military Service

A recent executive order issued by the Trump administration is providing mental health and suicide prevention resources to military service members transitioning into public life. The Department of Veteran Affairs has found that veterans who recently left active duty can … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Breaking News Coverage

The McDannald Ranch Fire In late April, a wildfire sparked in far West Texas, burning through a few hundred acres at first. But because of the difficulty of reaching it (the fire burned in a hard-to-reach pocket of the Davis … Continue reading

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New Organization Gearing Up To Take On Challenges Facing Midland

By Mitch Borden As the Permian Basin continues to produce millions of barrels of crude oil each day, Midland and other communities in the area are rapidly growing. There are challenges that come with this kind of economic success though. … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Continuing Coverage Murrow Submission

Immigration policy dominated headlines in 2018. The Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy was scrutinized for causing the practice of family separation and an increase in the uptick of migrant children held in facilities like the Tornillo Shelter.  The continuing coverage submissions … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2018 Murrow Awards – Excellence in Innovation

In 2018, Marfa Public Radio took a week-long road trip across its wide region, a broadcast range covering more than 30,000 square miles of rural West Texas. The goal: to engage listeners in person, and introduce our new Hearken-based project, West … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio 2019 Murrow Awards – Excellence In Social Media

Below are a few examples throughout the year that highlight Marfa Public Radio’s use of social media.

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AG’s Office Told Lawmakers It Isn’t Investigating Flagged Voters. It Told A Local Official It Is.

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton assured lawmakers on Friday that his office hadn’t launched criminal investigations into nearly 100,000 voters flagged by the secretary of state’s office for citizenship review. But email correspondence obtained by … Continue reading

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Midland Schools Survey Parents And Teachers To Find Ways It Can Improve

By Mitch Borden Midland Independent School District is in the middle of gathering feedback from teachers, students, and parents to see how the districts doing. The data collected will help the district and individual schools identify areas that need improvement. The … Continue reading

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After Filing For Bankruptcy, Midwest Retailer Announces More Closures in West Texas

By Carlos Morales  Wisconsin-based retailer Shopko has announced it is closing more stores than it first expected. Last December, Shopko officials said the company was closing dozens of stores in 19 states across the country including one in Presidio. Now, … Continue reading

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