Tag Archives: Presidio

Presidio Trabaja A Preservar Un Cementerio de Los Lipan Apache Y Contar Su Historia

En Presidio, un pequeño cementerio parece olvidado. Pero los descendientes del pueblo Lipan Apache han estado trabajando para proteger el sitio durante años.| Read this story in English

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Presidio Works To Preserve a Lipan Apache Cemetery And Tell Its Story

In Presidio, a small cemetery just off Market Street appears forgotten, full of overgrown, unmarked graves. But descendants of the Lipan Apache people buried there have been working to protect the site for years. Now, historians and tribal members have … Continue reading

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With The Presidio Port Now Open To Transmigrante Traffic, Some Hope It Will Boost Presidio Economy

In late March, the Mexican government began routing transmigrantes — Central Americans who make a living towing used cars and secondhand goods across the United States to the Mexican border and on to their home countries — through Presidio. For … Continue reading

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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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