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By Marfa Public Radio Historian and beloved Big Bend resident Lonn Taylor has died at the age of 79. Jeff Davis County Justice of the Peace Mary Ann Luedecke confirmed Taylor’s death. She said, Taylor died peacefully at his home … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales Marfa is known as an art destination for a lot of people, but there’s a different kind of art exhibit opening this weekend as part of the Blackwell School Alliance’s second annual block party. At a dozen … Continue reading
Over the last 10 years, there have been two big pushes to collect the oral histories of former Blackwell School students. Both efforts eventually stalled due to lack of resources, but a third big push is underway, this time with … Continue reading
Opponents of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline say they’ve identified a historic archeological site located within the pipeline’s path that they fear could soon be damaged by construction. In an emailed press release, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) said a team of … Continue reading
In the summer of 1966, farmworkers staged a historic march across Texas to protest low wages and poor working conditions. Fifty years later, some of them are telling their stories for the first time.
150 years ago this week, the first entirely black army regiment was formed. Later nicknamed the Buffalo Soldiers, these regiments were critical to America’s westward expansion but have been largely forgotten in history books and popular culture. If you’re not … Continue reading
A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.
If the State Board of Education approves a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook this fall, Texas students could learn that the Aztecs waged war because of “bloodlust,” 19th-century Mexican industrial laborers often drank on the job and slavery was in swift decline just before the Civil … Continue reading
A part of Arizona’s history all but disappeared when the United States-Mexico border was created about 160 years ago. Recently, National Parks and museums on both sides of the border have begun working together to revitalize and preserve a living … Continue reading