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BBNP’s New Superintendent on Deferred Maintenance, Preservation and Park Safety

Soon, the sprawling 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park will have a new superintendent to guide it and oversee new projects.  Beginning next week that role will be filled by Bob Krumenaker, a veteran of the of the National Park system. … Continue reading

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Director Twila LaBar And Producer Sam Pfiester On “Blanche”

Last week, the film Blanche premiered in Marfa. It’s a story about a hermetic West Texas rancher suffering from the loss of his wife. But then, a friend decides to step in and help out… through some unconventional means.

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Border Patrol Agent Suspected In Texas Serial Murder Case

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent has been arrested on the suspicion he murdered four people and kidnapped a fifth person. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was arrested in Laredo and faces charges of murder and aggravated kidnapping.

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Dallas Officer Amber Guyger Charged With Manslaughter For Fatally Shooting Botham Jean In His Home

A white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black man in his home has been charged with manslaughter. Amber Guyger, 30, was arrested Sunday — three days after the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean. She was booked … Continue reading

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Repair Work Begins At Balmorhea State Park Pool

Repair work to the historic Balmorhea State Park swimming pool continues this month. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, contractors have begun demolishing the concrete paving around the pool’s high-dive platform.

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Repair Work Begins At Balmorhea State Park Pool, Will Take ‘Several Months’ To Reopen

Repair work to the historic Balmorhea State Park swimming pool is officially underway. In September, contractors started the initial repair process. Officials say it’s still unclear just how long it will be until the pool reopens. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Latest Challenge To Obamacare Is In Federal Court Today

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is challenging the Affordable Care Act at a hearing in federal court in Fort Worth today.

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Can You Be Arrested for Shooting A Burro In The Davis Mountains Resort? It Depends.

In the Davis Mountains Resort, burros (often colloquially referred to as donkeys) are both loved and hated by residents. But recently, a series of mysterious deaths has a caused a controversy within the community. People are pooling together their money … Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE: Brett Kavanaugh Begins Confirmation Hearings

Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begin Tuesday. Kavanaugh will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a likely approval vote from the Senate’s Republican majority. Democrats have criticized the longtime D.C. Circuit judge and … Continue reading

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Texas Says It Won’t Fund Education For Children In Shelters

A letter from the Texas Education Agency about funding for schooling in migrant shelters highlights the ongoing push and pull between federal and state agencies.

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