Demonstrators march in Alpine, Texas after the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. (Mitch Borden / Marfa Public Radio)

After Roe decision, Big Bend area abortion advocates work to keep locals informed of changing legal landscape

The newly formed Big Bend Reproductive Coalition says it will continue to advocate for abortion rights, while also focusing on reproductive healthcare education.


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Demonstrators at the Brewster County courthouse on June 24, 2022. (Mitch Borden / Marfa Public Radio)

El noticiero semanal: Reacciones a la decisión del aborto de la Corte Suprema, y una tragedia en San Antonio

El noticiero semanal de Marfa Public Radio es un resumen de historias locales y estatales de la semana.


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Anti-abortion signs line the street outside the Women's Reproductive Clinic in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. (Stephen Paulsen/Courthouse News)

Need care, will travel: Abortion ban forces Texans across state lines

As abortion rights crumble in Texas and beyond, a clinic just outside the Lone Star State picks up the slack.


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Bryan and Clint Wilson outside their home in Odessa. (Mitch Borden / Marfa Public Radio)

Co-Founders of Pride Center West Texas reflect on finding a home in Odessa

Bryan and Clint Wilson moved to Odessa in 2020 with one goal in mind, to start a center that offered a safe space for LGBTQ youth and adults in the Permian Basin. 


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Demonstrators rally outside the federal courthouse in downtown Austin on Friday after the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. (Patricia Lim / KUT)

Texas judge blocks state’s pre-Roe ban, allows some abortions to continue

A temporary restraining order issued by Judge Christine Weems means abortions done up to six weeks of gestation will be able to resume in the state.


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Law enforcement officers work at the scene in San Antonio where dozens of people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on Monday. (Nick Wagner for The Texas Tribune)

At least 50 people found dead in abandoned 18-wheeler in San Antonio

The authorities said the tragedy appeared to be the deadliest migrant-smuggling operation in memory. Sixteen people were taken to hospitals.


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Demonstrators in Austin marched to the state Capitol on Friday in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Evan L'Roy / The Texas Tribune)

With little short-term hope, Texas’ abortion-rights movement sets its sights on the long run

Advocates and politicians say they hope Texas’ ban on abortion will motivate voters. But they say they’ll need to emulate the strategies of the anti-abortion movement to reach long-term success.


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Protesters march in Alpine, Texas on June 24, 2022. (Mitch Borden / Marfa Public Radio)

West Texans protest Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Demonstrators gathered in Alpine Friday evening to speak out against the high court’s decision ending the constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S. The protest was led by a newly-formed reproductive and abortion rights advocacy group focused on serving the Big Bend region.


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Abortion rights demonstrators attend a rally at the Texas Capitol, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

Texas ‘trigger law’ to ban abortion will soon go into effect. Here are the details

Following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Texas is now poised to eliminate abortion access in the state by enacting a so-called trigger law that will go into effect in 30 days.


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West Texas father who was reported missing with daughter in Big Bend found guilty of child endangerment

Hector Flores Jr. and his young daughter were reported missing for more than a week in the national park earlier this year before being found just south of the border in Mexico. Prosecutors accused the father of putting the girl in danger as the two traveled on foot across miles of rugged desert terrain with little food.

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Texas Senator who represents Uvalde sues DPS over school shooting information request

Gutierrez, a San Antonio Democrat whose district includes Uvalde, said DPS has “unlawfully denied” his request and hasn’t responded to the senator within the timeframe set forth in Texas law.

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Dixon Water Foundation Pursues Ranching as Restoration on the Marfa Grasslands

“There seemed to be nothing to see; no fences, no creeks or trees, no hills or fields. There was nothing but land: not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made.” In that description of … Continue reading

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Judge dismisses efforts to remove Midland’s District Attorney

Earlier this month, a pair of attorneys representing a Midland resident attempted to begin the process of removing Midland County District Attorney Laura Nodolf from office.

They made a number of accusations, including that Nodolf committed an illegal search during the investigation into the killing of a police officer and misled a grand jury to secure an indictment.


On Monday, a judge dismissed the case. 

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“If there’s kids in there, we need to go in”: Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools — but not clear orders

The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy.

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