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Texas Families Find Financial Stability in Nature-related Tourism

West Texas ranchers are broadening their income streams to keep their cattle operations afloat.  

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Texas Families Find Financial Stability in Nature-Related Tourism

Around 76% of land in Texas is ranch and farm land and nearly all of it is family-owned. Over time, ranching has changed; nowadays, in most cases, it is no longer possible for ranchers and farmers to meet the costs … Continue reading

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With Lack of Details, Border Landowners Contemplate What a Wall Would Mean

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. Gov. Greg Abbott has described parts of the muddy … Continue reading

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West Texans Get In on Growing Texas Wine Industry

At Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, volunteer grape-picker Susan Howard wants her title on the record. “Susan Howard, number one picker,” she laughs. “Be sure to put that down.” Howard is one of about sixty people who woke up early on … Continue reading

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End of the Road for the Tumbleweed?

You’re driving on the interstate on a windy West Texas day and all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye, you see something barreling across the road.  Before you can react, it hits your car.  You’ve just … Continue reading

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Harvesting History In The Southwest

A part of Arizona’s history all but disappeared when the United States-Mexico border was created about 160 years ago. Recently, National Parks and museums on both sides of the border have begun working together to revitalize and preserve a living … Continue reading

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Underground Water in Texas: Plan to Export is Challenged

Farmers and ranchers who have been battling the drought for years have found themselves sitting on an increasingly valuable resource – their own underground water. Now, a case over water rights that will resonate across the southwest is before the … Continue reading

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Farmers Happy with Rainy September

Thanks to Hurricane Odille, parts of the Permian Basin saw significant rains in September.  Local farmers welcomed the rain, but hope for sunny skies through the rest of harvest season. Several counties received over three inches of rain recently, causing … Continue reading

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