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In Rural West Texas, Shaky Internet Service Could Be Fixed With “Fiber Ring”

 In rural West Texas, it doesn’t take much for your internet connection to go down. A pounding rainstorm, heavy winds, construction workers accidentally cutting a crucial cable — all very real scenarios that can leave you without internet for hours. That’s why … Continue reading

Where the West Winds Blow: What Causes the West Texas Windy Season?

Marfa’s Adele Powers asked West Texas Wonders about a natural phenomenon that touches the lives of everyone and everything in the region, literally — wind. “Windy season is the bane of my existence,” Powers said, “and I think for a … Continue reading

The Story Of Mesquite In West Texas

When it comes to one plant found in abundance across West Texas, Big Spring native Alan Cox wants to get the story straight. He asked Marfa Public Radio: “How much truth is there to the old story that mesquite trees aren’t … Continue reading

How Do 4-Way Stops Really Work?

As we approach peak summer festival season, one Marfa resident is out to learn the real rules of the busiest intersection in town  — the 4-way stop on San Antonio and Highland. And they’re not as simple as you might … Continue reading

Tall City, Empty Buildings: What’s Up With The Abandoned Skyscrapers In Downtown Midland?

An anonymous listener asked Marfa Public Radio: What’s the deal with the abandoned skyscrapers in downtown Midland? “Most of these buildings downtown were built for the Texacos, the Mobils, all those major oil companies.” It’s a question that stirred a … Continue reading

As Midland ISD Struggles to Keep Teachers, One Parent Searches For Answers

This Summer, we asked you to start sending us your questions about our region — big or small, silly or serious. It’s all part of a new journalism project we’re calling West Texas Wonders. High school teacher Ella Lujan posed … Continue reading