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Texas silver mine, border county's largest taxpayer, shuts down


Lorne Matalon

The history of silver mining here is long and colorful.

After two years of hopes of an economic injection to a poverty-plagued part of the border, a Texas silver mine is shutting down at least until next year. 85 people are jobless, the mine's under a safety investigation and the company is ruffling feathers by taking one of the country's poorest counties to court to cut its tax bill.

Fronteras reporter Lorne Matalon from Marfa Public Radio reports.  

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