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Spring Membership Drive Listener Testimonials

We asked local photojournalist, Sarah Vasquez, to ask listeners why they support Marfa Public Radio. This post will be updated throughout the week of spring membership drive. Want to join them in supporting the station? Click here or click the … Continue reading

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Once On The Verge Of Closing, Texas’ Smallest Library Given Big Honor

The Marathon Public Library has been recognized for its contributions to the community over the past year.

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When the power went out, Texas oil and gas regulators rushed to defend the industry’s image

Members of the Texas Railroad Commission were quick to blame renewable energy for power outages across the state. All sources of energy struggled to produce power during the storm.

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Quiet And Loud: Finding Comfort In The Dog Days Of The Pandemic

By Ari Snider For the latest installment of Quiet and Loud, a series exploring how the sounds of West Texas have changed during the pandemic, we’re taking a closer look at our furry, four-legged friends. Today, we’re talking about dogs, … Continue reading

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At Midland Migrant Facility, Officials Say Conditions Have Improved But Continue To Criticize Biden Administration

In the latest development at the Midland migrant facility, local officials along with Texas Senator John Cornyn toured the site. To date, the facility houses hundreds of unaccompanied teenage boys who recently arrived at the border and are waiting to … Continue reading

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State Health Officials Return To The Big Bend This Week To Give Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

For residents in the Big Bend area who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Marfa on March 12, there is a new date for them to receive their second shot. 

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Texas Launches A Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler

By Ashley Lopez, KUT The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched an online portal matching people with an appointment to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Texas Will Open Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults Monday

By Matt Largey, KUT The State of Texas says it will allow all adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29.

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In Tune Interview: Dr. Sarah Pizzichemi

In Tune Interview is a segment of Marfa Public Radio’s Monday classical music program In Tune — in which host Nick Hurt interviews and records live performances by classical musicians and educators.

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Free One-Day Vaccine Clinic in Fort Davis Open To Anyone 18 And Older

In a sign of how swiftly the vaccine rollout in Far West Texas has expanded in the last several weeks, some local medical providers now have enough doses on hand to offer shots to any adult that wants one.

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