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Marfa Public Radio Welcomes Carlos Morales!

Marfa Public Radio is excited to announce the arrival of our new Morning Edition Host and Reporter, Carlos Morales. Originally from El Paso, Carlos left West Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin for both a Bachelors Degree … Continue reading

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What Do You Want to Know about Lawmaking in Texas?

The 2017 Texas Legislative session is underway. State legislators meet every other year for 140 days in a frenzy of debating (sometimes arguing), deal-making, stand-taking, bill-killing and, occasionally, law-making. We want to know what you want to know about the … Continue reading

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Federal Panel Rules Some of Texas’ Congressional Districts Illegal

Some of Texas’ 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. In a long-delayed ruling, the judges ruled 2-1 that the Texas Legislature must redraw the political … Continue reading

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US-Mexico Intelligence Cooperation Braces For Possible Change

Intelligence cooperation between Mexico and the United States has become closer in the last decade on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination … Continue reading

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Livestream Here: Texas Tribune Conversation with Reps. Brooks Landgraf and César Blanco

West Texas Public Radio and Marfa Public Radio are happy to bring you live streaming coverage of the Texas Tribune’s Conversation event with state Reps. César Blanco (D-El Paso) and Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa). The conversation lasts from 11:30 AM till 1:00 PM … Continue reading

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Librarians Are on the Front Lines in the Fight Against Fake News

From Texas Standard: Fake news is all over the place – you’ve probably got at least a few people in your Facebook feed that share it. Even some of our elected officials Tweet it out. But across the nation, educators are … Continue reading

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VOTE! What Do You Want To Know About Lawmaking in Texas?

For the last few weeks, we’ve been asking what you wanted to know about the Texas Legislature: how it works, why it works the way it does and what you want lawmakers to do. And you didn’t disappoint! We received … Continue reading

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Texas agriculture experts: Mexico may retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs

Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … Continue reading

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Edward R. Murrow Award Entry: Overall Excellence 2016

Marfa Public Radio serves a large geographic area, from the border of Mexico to the Permian Basin. Although a small station, in terms of staff and listener population, our coverage area is roughly the size of South Carolina. For parts of Far … Continue reading

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