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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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Marfa’s Famous “Food Shark” Gets Its Own Emoji

Yep, you read that right: “Food Shark” has its own emoji. If none of these words make sense to you yet, here’s an explainer: Emojis are those little cartoon-smiley faces and thumbs up icons you can text your friends (because … Continue reading

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Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

An overflow crowd packed Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners meeting in Marfa to hear from Energy Transfer, the company that wants to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline through Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties from the Permian Basin. Rick Smith, Energy Transfer’s V.P. … Continue reading

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Man On “Walk Across America” Pitches An Upgrade for Marfa Golf Course

A California man who wants to upgrade the Marfa Golf Course was grilled on his plan at an executive session of the Presidio County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Commissioners asked about his finances, specifically about how he could make assurances that the project would … Continue reading

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New Art Gallery Opens In Marfa, After Years of Construction

On Saturday, May 9, a new art gallery opens in Marfa. It’s been in the works for a very long time. It’s a modern-looking white building on Highway 90 in Marfa, on the 200 block of East San Antonio. I’m Villis … Continue reading

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Marfa “Robohorns” Robotics Team in Missouri for World Championship

The Marfa High School “Robohorns” Robotics team is in St. Louis, Missouri this weekend for the “FIRST” robotics world championship. The Marfa team – the only one with a female captain, Eva Guevara – advanced out of the regional rounds in Lubbock … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning in Mountains South of Fort Davis

This is a developing story. We’ll update this post with information as we receive it. Monday, March 30, 3:30 pm The wildfire in the Puertacitas Mountains south of Fort Davis and north of Marfa has essentially come under containment, as of Monday afternoon. The … Continue reading

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