|

Job Alert: Part-Time Corporate Support Account Manager for Midland/Odessa

Marfa Public Radio (Photo by Sara Childress)

PT Corporate Support Account Manager – Midland/Odessa

Summary of Function:

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media from West Texas serves a critical role in our state and our nation: from border stories to energy stories, West Texas is a part of the country whose stories need to be amplified. MPR has been one of the most awarded small-market stations in the nation for excellence in journalism.


Continue reading

(Elise Pepple / Marfa Public Radio)

Thursday Interview: TSCRA President Bobby McKnight on Ranching in West Texas and Its Future

On this episode, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association president Bobby McKnight speaks to Elise Pepple.

McKnight talks about his life growing up in West Texas, ranching and its future. He also discusses what he says are misconceptions of the industry and the latest news for TSCRA.

West Texas Talk is broadcast each Thursday at 6:00 PM and each Friday at 9:00 PM.

(source: Blue Origin Youtube)

Blue Origin Completes Another Launch of 2018, Successfully Tests Safety System

On Wednesday, space tourism company Blue Origin tested its New Shepard rocket once again at its West Texas facility.


Continue reading

Joni Boyd of West Texas Centers, a network of public mental health clinics in the Permian Basin, says the need for mental health services is growing, even as the region faces a severe psychiatry shortage. (Caroline Covington/Texas Standard)

In West Texas, Psychiatrists Are Few And Far Between – And That’s A Problem

Texas has long had a psychiatrist shortage. In rural areas, it means many people have to drive long distances to get care.


Continue reading

A mother carrying her child in McAllen, Texas, after being released from a U.S Customs and Border Protection Processing Center, in June of 2018. (Yvette De Luna)

Border Volunteers Allege Mistreatment Of Detainees

Three volunteers at the Humanitarian Respite Center, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, have independently confirmed to Houston Public Media similar accounts of insufficient nutrition and basic medical attention. A Houston lawyer, a pre-med student at The University of Texas at Dallas, and a Kean University professor recounted stories of not being able to shower for several days, sparse food, dehydration, and even babies with fevers who have not been treated.


Continue reading

Oil Rig by Flickr user "HITCHHACKING" via Creative Commons

REPORT: Permian Will Continue To Dominate U.S. Oil Supply

In the next 10 years, West Texas’ Permian Basin will continue to dominate U.S. oil supply, according to a new production forecast from an oil and gas consultancy.


Continue reading

Immigrant families seeking asylum in the United State wait on the Mexican side of the international bridge connecting Brownsville to Matamoros, Mexico. (Reynaldo Leal for The Texas Tribune)

There are new, tougher guidelines for migrants seeking asylum in the United States

The federal agency that handles the first step in asylum claims sent a memo to all its officers Wednesday that tightens restrictions on migrants who are seeking asylum.


Continue reading

As Reunification Deadline Approaches, One Migrant Family Wonders When They’ll See Their Daughter Again

The looming deadline to reunify parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border is approaching quickly. A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to finish reuniting families before the end of this month, but it’s still unclear exactly how the government will accomplish this. Agencies are scrambling to comply — a task complicated by each case’s unique challenges.

Among those waiting to be reunited are Amalia — a nine-year-old Guatemalan girl — and her father. She’s in New York while he’s being detained thousands of miles away, in the West Texas town of Sierra Blanca.


Continue reading

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Many Texans Are Skipping Health Care They Need Because Of The Cost

Many Texans are struggling to afford health care, according to a new survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation.


Continue reading

Bunk beds are lined up inside an air-conditioned tent at the Tornillo facility for unaccompanied immigrant children near El Paso. (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

Tornillo detention center for immigrant children will remain open at least another month

The immigration detention center, which held more than 300 minors two weeks ago, will remain open at least through Aug. 13, according to a federal agency.


Continue reading

Job Alert: Part-Time Corporate Support Account Manager for Midland/Odessa

Marfa Public Radio (Photo by Sara Childress)

PT Corporate Support Account Manager – Midland/Odessa

Summary of Function:

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media from West Texas serves a critical role in our state and our nation: from border stories to energy stories, West Texas is a part of the country whose stories need to be amplified. MPR has been one of the most awarded small-market stations in the nation for excellence in journalism.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

The Tale the Turtle House Could Tell About Its Tunnels

For the past couple of years there have been news stories about  mysterious tunnels radiating from the basement in El Paso’s Sunset Height’s neighborhood.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the history behind the Turtle House, tunnels, and Chinese immigrants in El Paso.

 

 

The Rambling Boy is broadcast Monday evenings after the 7 pm newscast.
Comments Off on The Tale the Turtle House Could Tell About Its Tunnels

Beto O’Rourke raises $10.4 million in second quarter of 2018, again outpacing Ted Cruz by wide margin

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday that he raised a stunning $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2018, more than double what the Republican incumbent, Ted Cruz, will report taking in over the same period.

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Abbott Says He’ll Debate Valdez This Fall, But She Wants To Avoid Friday Night Football

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and his Democratic challenger, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, have agreed — to a point — to debate at least once this fall.

And if the event comes off as proposed on Sept. 28, there will be some stiff competition: Friday night football and the first day of the State Fair of Texas.

Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Thu. Jul 12 Interview: Ed Pavlic on His Forthcoming Novel, “Another Kind of Madness”

On this episode, Travis Klunick speaks to Lannan resident Ed Pavlić about his forthcoming novel, Another Kind of Madness.

Pavlić has written eight collections of poetry and two critical studies. He is a professor of English and African American studies at the University of Georgia.

The writer will read at the St. George Pavilion on Sunday, July 15 at 7:30 pm.

West Texas Talk is broadcast each Thursday at 6:00 PM and each Friday at 9:00 PM.
Tagged , | Comments Off on Ed Pavlic on His Forthcoming Novel, “Another Kind of Madness”

Fri. Jul 6 Interview: Part Two: Stories from Legacy Storytelling Workshop

On this episode, we hear personal stories crafted at the Legacy Storytelling Workshops. The project is a pilot venture of the Midland Storytelling Festival geared toward encouraging people to tell their own stories.

The workshop was facilitated by resident storyteller Sue Roseberry who provided instruction on the process of sharing the stories and coaching on story selection.

The first story on this episode is told by Cyndi Hill.  She is a wife and mother who loves to read, bake, and garden.  

The second story comes from Jane Holt. She’s the Manager of the Midland Centennial Library and serves on the Midland Storytelling Festival Board of Directors. Her story focuses on a summer at her grandparents’ mink ranch. 

West Texas Talk is broadcast each Thursday at 6:00 PM and each Friday at 9:00 PM.
Tagged | Comments Off on Part Two: Stories from Legacy Storytelling Workshop