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FBI Director James Comey at the University of Texas Austin 3-23-2017

FBI Director James Comey was a keynote speaker at a conference on intelligence gathering and cyber security at the University of Texas at Austin March 23 2017. His remarks were delivered three days after testifying on Capitol Hill about the … Continue reading

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Crews Team Up with Border Patrol

Drug smugglers and people who’ve entered the country illegally regularly travel North from Mexico through the desert of Presidio County. In the last year, that same desert has been the site of a massive construction project: The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio is Looking for a Development Director!

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Marfa Public Radio has been the most awarded small-market station in the nation during the regional … Continue reading

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New Approach In Texas To Cutting Use Of Fresh Water In Fracking

MIDLAND, Texas—Water in west Texas is both an environmental issue and a major stress on overhead for oil and natural gas producers in the Permian Basin. A private- public partnership in Midland is trying to address both concerns at the … Continue reading

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NRC Reviews Andrews Site for High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage

Nuclear Waste — a problem that’s been looming over the country for several decades. Unable to find a permanent geological repository for the toxic stuff produced by nuclear power plants, the federal government began looking for communities that would be … Continue reading

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Protesters Continue Direct Action Planning as Pipeline Nears Completion

As protesters in Standing Rock clean up camp and head home, Sioux Tribes in North and South Dakota are still battling in court to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their fight has inspired protesters who are trying to stop pipeline … Continue reading

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Terlingua Ghost Town Ruins Vandalized

Four 125-year-old, stone landmarks in the Terlingua Ghost Town were vandalized over the weekend. The ruins, homes of quicksilver miners built in the late 1880’s, are located on private property which has been designated a historic sight near the Starlight … 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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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hosts Public Meeting in Andrews, TX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is in the early stages of an environmental review for Waste Control Specialists’ application to expand its low-level nuclear waste facility in Andrews to include a portion of the nation’s high-level nuclear waste. On Wednesday night, the … Continue reading

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