Tag Archives: West Texas

With The Alpine Cowboys’ Season Opener, Fans Take Swing At Normalcy

Last May, the Alpine Cowboys were forced to cancel their 2020 season due to COVID-19. But now, the Cowboys are taking Kokernot Field again and fans are packing the stadium, eager for the return of baseball and a sense of … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Want To Ban Dangerous Radioactive Waste. The Proposal Would Give A Nuclear Waste Company A Big Financial Break.

A bill advancing in the House seeks to ban spent nuclear fuel, one of the most dangerous types of radioactive waste, from coming to Texas.

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Quiet And Loud: Finding Comfort In The Dog Days Of The Pandemic

By Ari Snider For the latest installment of Quiet and Loud, a series exploring how the sounds of West Texas have changed during the pandemic, we’re taking a closer look at our furry, four-legged friends. Today, we’re talking about dogs, … Continue reading

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“Dangerously Cold.” West Texas Winter Storm Updates

By Public Radio Staff With temperatures plummeting to record- setting lows, the National Weather Service is warning West Texans of “dangerously cold” weather which has left roads iced over and covered the region in snow. Find updates from Marfa Public … Continue reading

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Officials Warn Drivers to Stay Off The Roads As West Texas Prepares for Winter Storm

By Public Radio Staff A rare winter storm has intensified across Texas, leaving icy roads and dusting the Permian Basin and the Big Bend region with snow. The National Weather Service has placed all of Texas under a winter storm … Continue reading

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West Texas Is On Track To Get Even More Nuclear Waste — Thanks To The Federal Government

A hazardous waste disposal company in Andrews County wants to handle more dangerous levels of nuclear waste. Federal agencies are pondering new rules that could allow more of it to come to Texas.

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In Midland And Odessa, City Leaders Take Two Different Approaches To Fighting The Coronavirus

By Mitch Borden Leaders in Midland and Odessa have faced a choice for months. The question, what actions should they take to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Since March, the coronavirus has infected thousands of residents of the two … Continue reading

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With Increasing Demand, State Returns To Big Bend Region For COVID Testing

By Public Radio Staff For the second time this month, the state of Texas will hold mobile coronavirus testing throughout the Big Bend area. The upcoming public testing follows an increasing demand for frequent screening for the virus—in Presidio County … Continue reading

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Marfa Schools Close After Students And Staff Member Test Positive For COVID-19

By Carlos Morales Five students and one employee at Marfa Independent School District have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, forcing officials to close the district’s two campuses and shift to remote-instruction for the next week.

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Texas Governor Urges Trump to Oppose Nuclear Waste Plans

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas Governor Greg Abbott has come out against two rival plans to ship highly radioactive waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants to sites on the Texas-New Mexico border, saying either plan would be unsafe … Continue reading

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