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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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Presidio Officials Say Drivers License Office On Track To Reopen In January

By Sally Beauvais In Presidio, a drivers license office that’s been shuttered for months is on track to reopen in January. The Department of Public Safety halted services there in August, as local branches grappled with a staffing shortage.  Now, … Continue reading

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Presidio Residents Say Driver’s License Office Closure Sends A Message From The State

By Sally Beauvais The Texas Department of Public Safety-operated driver’s license office in Presidio closed at the end of August, leaving residents with potentially hundreds of miles to travel to get photo ID or take driving tests. The closure came … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio To Boost Signal In Presidio With New Transmitter

The Presidio City Council has approved Marfa Public Radio’s request to build a transmitter atop the city’s water tower, bringing NPR programming and music to the border community.

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“Welcoming” Abuela Mural Watches Over Texas-Mexico Border

For the last couple of weeks, LA-based artist Miles MacGregor—known as El Mac—has been spending eight to 12 hours a day in a boom lift, repainting Presidio’s water tower. This past weekend, the completed image revealed itself: it’s of an … Continue reading

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A Year Later, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Still Isn’t Reaching Mexico

By Sally Beauvais The hotly-contested Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in West Texas one year ago this month, amid protest from local opponents over private property disputes and environmental impacts. The aim of the Mexican-backed project was to export natural … Continue reading

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