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Host Exchange Dispatch: Can Cape Cod Teach Marfa How To Be a Tourist Economy?

Marfa Public Radio and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts have embarked on a first-of-its-kind public radio experiment. WCAI All Things Considered host Steve Junker is swapping places with KRTS Morning Edition host Travis Bubenik for three weeks.  We’re exploring what … Continue reading

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Printing Building Blocks For The Future: New Grants Bring 3D Technology To Border Libraries

MARFA, Texas — Funding to buy computers and software for schools in the rural borderlands is often scarce. Yet several public libraries on the border in Arizona and Texas have recently received 3D printers that are transforming those libraries. The … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Marfa Myths 2016

Photos by Austin-based photographer Trent Lesikar Now in its third year, Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer’s “Marfa Myths” festival has clearly grown into something far beyond your average indie rock show. The festival, which started as simply “Mexican Summer Festival” … Continue reading

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Marfa Zoning Board Wants New Building Height Limits

Marfa’s new luxury hotel – the Hotel Saint George – is hard to miss. The four-story, minimalist white building is easily spotted from pretty much any part of town. It dwarfs the existing structures around it and has quickly become … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies Near Marfa, Texas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday on an exclusive ranch near Marfa, Texas, popular among hunters. At a film screening that night in Marfa, Jeannette Duer, a local judge laments Scalia’s death, “A great conservative justice. We’re sorry to hear … Continue reading

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Prison Transport Bus Breaks Down on US 90 Between Marfa and Alpine

A prison transport bus broke down Friday morning on highway 90 between Marfa and Alpine  near Paisano Pass. A Marfa Public Radio staff member reported seeing local deputies and at least one Border Patrol unit on the scene just after 8 … Continue reading

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After Trespass Allegations, Spriggs Lets Pipeline Company Continue Surveys

The Presidio County rancher who claimed pipeline surveyors working for Energy Transfer trespassed on his property tells Marfa Public Radio he has now signed a permission form giving surveyors access to his land. The planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline route runs through … Continue reading

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High Culture Meets the High Desert with Fire Island Opera Festival

The high desert of West Texas was the stage for high culture over the weekend. The Fire Island Opera Festival from New York and Marfa Live Arts teamed up to hear and celebrate opera, an art form that combines, poetry, music, … Continue reading

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Ben Kweller, Live From A Marfa Trailer

Ben Kweller has been melting hearts with his soft-spoken, sometimes-rockin’, youthful folk-rock since his underground debut hit record Sha Sha was released back in the early 2000’s. Flash forwards to 2015 – he’s steadily worked his way into the mainstream, caught the attention of … Continue reading

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City of Marfa Receives State Loan for New Water Well

On Tuesday, the state water board approved nearly $4 billion in funding for local-level water projects. The board agreed to award the City of Marfa a $705,000 low-interest loan to build a new city water well. The city previously tried, but … Continue reading

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