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A shrinking number of rural Texas hospitals still deliver babies. Here’s what that means for expecting moms.

Across Texas, rural hospitals are facing a difficult decision: Whether to continue delivering babies as the number of births falls and the cost of providing the service rises, via Texas Tribune.

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Voices of the Border: Jesus Torres

Jesus Torres graduated from one of the last classes of Blackwell, a segregated school for children of Mexican descent in Marfa. The school closed its doors in 1965. His experience at Blackwell would inspire him to become a teacher himself. … Continue reading

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico’s Economic Frustrations

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it’s diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.

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Marfa’s Mexican-Americans Remember ‘Giant’ And Southwest Segregation

In 1956, the film Giant (based on the 1952 novel by Edna Ferber) took a piercing look at the Texas myth. It traced the rise of power from cattle ranchers to oil barons and examined the tensions between whites and Latinos. The … Continue reading

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Interview: Wile Quintana Talks About Marfa History

Today’s Talk at Ten features Wile Quintana, a Marfa resident and amateur historian. Quintana grew up in Marfa throughout the 1940s and ’50s, and he remembers when the town was “bustling” from the commerce that sprung up around the military base, Fort D.A. … Continue reading

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Ranchers’ Hope: Hardier Seeds to Combat Draught

Scientists are experimenting with seeds to reinvigorate lands damaged by drought and overgrazing. Ranchers from the southwest and Mexico are gathering in the high desert of west Texas to review results of an experiment to raise hardy seeds that can … Continue reading

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Weekend Sports Roundup – November 26

As bad as the weather was in West Texas over the weekend, the football may have been worse.  Almost all of the teams we regularly report on have now been eliminated from the high school football playoffs. The Crane Cranes lost … Continue reading

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Interview: Dia de Los Muertos Festivities this Weekend

Bertha Zubiate, Jose Grajeda, Azusena Nunez, and Ann Marie Nafziger will stop by KRTS Studios to preview Sunday’s Celebración del Día de los Muertos, presented by the Blackwell School Alliance and The Chinati Foundation. Lorne Matalon reported on the last year’s event … Continue reading

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Interview: Joe Cabezuela

Blackwell School Alliance President Joe Cabezuela joins us to discuss the coming year for the Blackwell Project, including an update on recent fundraising and restoration activities.

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