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Marfa Airport Receives $800,000 From State

The Marfa Municipal Airport has been awarded about $800,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT said Thursday. The funds were approved at a July meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission. They’ll be used for planned airport improvements, including some … Continue reading

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“Physical Altercation” in Marfa Leads to Man Being Stabbed 17 Times

A late-night confrontation in Marfa over the weekend resulted in one man being stabbed 17 times, and the 20-year-old Marfa resident who allegedly committed the act charged with a second degree felony. According to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, deputies … Continue reading

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Texas To Mexico Pipeline: Unfinished Business In The Big Bend

MARFA, Texas —Six landowners in west Texas have won a series of awards totaling in the millions of dollars against a company building a controversial natural gas pipeline. A seventh case went against a landowner. The landowners are part of a group … Continue reading

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Familiar Themes in an Artist Colony’s Evolution

Our morning host Travis Bubenik has been traveling around Cape Cod, Massachusetts for the past couple of weeks, exploring the commonalities between Far West Texas and small communities on the northeastern coast. It’s part of our host exchange experiment, Radio Hometown: … Continue reading

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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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