Boquillas Canyon extends over 20 miles along the southern border of Big Bend National Park (Mark Stevens via Flickr)

Dallas Man Falls To His Death In Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas.

Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when he fell headfirst off of an embankment. He was on a week-long canoe trip along the Rio Grande, which runs through the canyon.


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Broadcast disruptions in the Basin

A note to our valued Midland and Odessa listeners.  Problems with regional Fiber Access Internet have momentarily disrupted our broadcast signal in the Basin.   We’re hoping to be back on the air shortly.  Thanks for your support and patience!

Facing Challenges From Texas And D.C., A New Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Begins

This year, there’s no penalty for people who don’t sign up for insurance, and the federal government isn’t spending as much to promote enrollment.

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Thu. Nov 1 Interview: A Breakdown of Regional Races in West Texas

On this episode of West Texas Talk, reporters Diana Nguyen, Carlos Morales and Sally Beauvais discuss local races taking place across West Texas. Elections include Marfa ISD’s special election, The bond in Alpine, the Tax Ratification Election in Ector County, races for Midland School Board District 5 and District 6, and Midland City Council.

You’ll hear a story reported by Marfa Public Radio’s Carlos Morales and Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe about the diversity in people and perspectives in Congressional District 23.  Additionally, Diana Nguyen reports on Texas Senate candidates perspectives on climate change and the environment. 

You can view a list of local elections in several West Texas counties here.

West Texas Talk is broadcast each Thursday at 6:00 PM and each Friday at 9:00 PM.
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Midterms in West Texas: Midland City Council At-Large Candidates

Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections is well underway in West Texas. Between school board, city, county, statewide and national seats, voters in Midland have quite a few decisions to make on the ballot this go round.

Marfa Public Radio’s Sally Beauvais introduces the at-large candidates for Midland’s City Council. 

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Midterms in West Texas: Midland School Board Candidates For District 6

As early voting totals across West Texas continue to increase this week, voters in Midland are choosing who they want to sit on the school district’s Board of Trustees. The active races are in Districts 5 and 6.

Marfa Public Radio’s Sally Beauvais introduces the candidates vying for the District 6 seats.

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Midterms in West Texas: Midland School Board Candidates for District 5

Early voting in the 2018 midterm elections ends this Friday, November 2. And in addition to city, county, and statewide seats, voters in Midland will be appointing two officials to the Midland Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Marfa Public Radio’s Sally Beauvais breaks down who’s who when it comes to candidates for District 5.

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