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After Nearly A Month, Mobile Testing Returns To The Big Bend Region

By Public Radio Staff For the first time in over a month, public testing for the coronavirus will return to the Big Bend region. The Texas Department of Emergency Management will hold testing sites in Presidio, Marfa, Alpine and Fort … Continue reading

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Big Bend Region To See Additional Rounds Of Mobile Testing This Week

By Public Radio Staff Communities around the Big Bend will receive new rounds of coronavirus testing this week. The announcement of state-run mobile test sites in Alpine, Marfa and Presidio comes shortly after Presidio County officials announced several new cases … Continue reading

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As First Case of COVID-19 Is Confirmed in Ojinaga, Presidio Officials Hope Current Measures Will Hold the Line

By Carlos Morales Over the weekend, Ojinaga officials confirmed the Mexican city’s first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Across the border in Presidio, the news was met with concern. The rural border town of 5,000 … Continue reading

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In Presidio, Locals Weigh Risks and Rewards Of Transmigrante Traffic

By Carlos Morales It’s early morning in January at a gas station in Marfa and there’s a steady stream of traffic filing into the tiny West Texas town. There are weary-eyed travelers filling up on gas, others stopping by for … Continue reading

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Presidio Officials Worry Transmigrante Traffic Could Soon Be Headed To The Region

By Sally Beauvais Residents in the border town of Presidio could soon see a new kind of traffic crossing through the local port of entry: lines of Central American citizens known as transmigrantes, drivers who make a living towing junk … Continue reading

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Welcome, KOJP Presidio!

Marfa Public Radio is now broadcasting in Presidio on KOJP-95.3 FM. The station’s 1,000-watt antenna is atop the Presidio water tower, known for its iconic abuela mural by artist El Mac. Our new frequency will serve the border with news … Continue reading

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In Presidio, Amateur Drag Racing Is Back

By Sally Beauvais It’s Saturday night in West Texas. On a stretch of land outside of the border town of Presidio, cars are lining up two-by-two behind a straight, quarter-mile racing strip illuminated by stadium lights. A summer storm has … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning East Of Presidio Now Contained

By Carlos Morales A fire that began Friday afternoon in Mexico and soon spread across the border east of Presidio is now contained, according to a county official. The Big Bend Sentinel first reported the fire began around 4:15 PM near … Continue reading

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Presidio Donates $5,000 To Marfa Public Radio To Boost Signal To Border Community

By Robert Halpern, Big Bend Sentinel-Marfa The Presidio Municipal Development District (PMDD) has made a $5,000 donation to Marfa Public Radio (MPR) to boost its signal to the south Presidio County border community. “It really will be ‘from the border … Continue reading

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After Filing For Bankruptcy, Midwest Retailer Announces More Closures in West Texas

By Carlos Morales  Wisconsin-based retailer Shopko has announced it is closing more stores than it first expected. Last December, Shopko officials said the company was closing dozens of stores in 19 states across the country including one in Presidio. Now, … Continue reading

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