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February, 2013

Fotos: Incendio cercas de Ruidosa

Fotos: Incendio cercas de Ruidosa

February 28th, 2013

(fotos de TODD BECKETT) Un incendio cercas de Ruidosa, que empezó la semana pasada, continua esta semana. Los bomberos no están tratando de combatirla. Al momento no hay casas, corrales que estén en peligro y es peligroso enviar cuerpo de bomberos a donde se encuentra el fuego. Se esta cuidando, pero dejando …

El Ayuntamiento pide prestamo de $1.7 millones para proyectos de la ciudad

February 28th, 2013

PRESIDIO – Los miembros del Consejo Municipal de Presidio votaron a favor de aprobar las ordenanzas NO: 2013-05 y NO. 2013-02 durante una reunión especial que tuvo lugar el lunes de la semana pasada, así como una medida que autoriza la negociación y entrada en un contrato para la compra de una propiedad para un …

Nieto, Elguezabal presentan sus candidaturas; cuatro puestos están en juego

February 28th, 2013

PRESIDIO – Cuatro puestos para el consejo de administración del ISD de Presidio estarán en juego durante las elecciones del 11 de mayo.

Han terminado los plazos para el presidente del consejo Carlos Nieto, la vicepresidenta del consejo Carmen Elguezabal, el secretario del consejo Abelardo Franco y el fideicomisario del consejo Marco Baeza.

Según la oficina del …

Agente resigna puesto, investigación pendiente

February 28th, 2013

Por ALBERTO TOMÁS HALPERN

MARFA – El Departamento de Seguridad Pública (DPS) de Texas ha confirmado que un agente patrullero de la carretera en periodo de prueba y estacionado en Marfa ha resignado su puesto pendiente de una investigación interna.

El agente Patrick White estaba fuera de servicio la madrugada del domingo cuando supuestamente estuvo involucrado en …

Man charged in theft of BP surveillance camera

February 28th, 2013

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Jeff Davis County resident Israel Melendez was arrested on February 19 for his alleged theft of federal property, in this case a United States Border Patrol surveillance camera, according to a criminal complaint affidavit from the United States District Court in Alpine.

After setting off a sensor in the …

Sequester could affect Border Patrol, Presidio port staffing

February 28th, 2013

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

FAR WEST TEXAS, WASHINGTON, DC – Automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts are slated to take effect on Friday, and unless Congress acts before then – an unlikely scenario – the matter bodes ill for federal employees, especially Border Patrol agents, Customs officers, and their fellow employees in the civilian workforce.

Known as the …

Alpine council, in split vote on water matter, opposes ‘Midland exemption’

February 28th, 2013

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

ALPINE – Through a series of split votes Tuesday, the Alpine City Council supported action to remove Brewster County from a section of the state water code, which in its current form, prevents the county underground water conservation district from regulating municipal water production.

Known generally as the “Midland exemption,” the provision – …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

February 28th, 2013

The Latino dating game

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I’m an American girl who works at a diner with a lot of very attractive young Mexican men. Most are from the countryside, and only two claim to have been to a large city before moving here. I was constantly catcalled, whistled, and winked at by everyone (including the …

Political news from Austin

Political news from Austin

February 28th, 2013

Voter registration should be an online service in Texas

By Sen. Carlos Uresti

You can do just about anything on the Internet these days — look at your street from space, pay your bills, trace your family history, or buy a car.

But there’s one thing you can’t do online in Texas: register to vote. That’s something I …

Asgeirsson, Garcia stay put; Audit, probe ordered for city of Alpine

Asgeirsson, Garcia stay put; Audit, probe ordered for city of Alpine

February 28th, 2013

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

ALPINE – Alpine city council members have called for a forensic audit and instructed city attorney John Armstrong to contact authorities to investigate alleged accounting problems at the city of Alpine.

The decision was made after a lengthy meeting, in which tempers boiled and cooled throughout the night on a litany of issues.

The …

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