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April, 2016

Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza muere en un accidente de coche

April 28th, 2016

El agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza, José Daniel Barraza.

EL PASO – Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos murió cuando chocó contra la parte trasera de un semi-remolque la mañana del lunes, 18 de abril, en la Interestatal 10 cerca de Fort Hancock, según dijeron las autoridades al periódico El …

DHS propone una “multa” para viajeros estadounidenses sin pasaporte

April 28th, 2016

Por JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – El Departamento de Seguridad Interior (DHS) de los Estados Unidos podría implementar una multa para los viajeros que vuelvan a los Estados Unidos sin pasaporte.

Desde 2009, ha estado en vigor la ley de la Iniciativa de Viaje del Hemisferio Occidental (WHTI), la cual requiere que todas las …

Posible consecuencia jurídica contra los manifestantes; “tenemos leyes y estamos obligados a respetarlas”: Gobernación Federal

April 28th, 2016

(foto de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)El subadministrador aduanal Héctor V. Muñiz durante el dialogo que los manifestantes intentaron establecer.

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Durante la junta en Cabildo que se realizó el lunes por la mañana, por la vía corta se abordaron 13 puntos expuestos ante las autoridades aduaneras como un …

Bridge protesters take grievances to Ojinaga council

April 28th, 2016

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – During an Ojinaga council meeting Monday morning, 13 issues were brought to the attention of municipal and Customs authorities as a list of demands.

The three citizens who addressed the council were representing more than 200 protesters who had demonstrated in front of port facilities last …

Solitaire Homes: Inside the growing, cross-border house manufacturing plant

April 28th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)The Solitaire de Mexico manfuacturing plant in Ojinaga, Mexico.

By CAMERON DODD

OJINAGA, Chih., Mexico — By 7am the warehouse is busy with the commotion of construction. At various stations, men and women nail foundations and frames, install cabinets and windows, lay carpet and tile or attach roofs and siding. …

LGBTQ rights: a national struggle, a local acceptance

April 28th, 2016

Eli Cordova

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – While a landmark 5-4 split U.S. Supreme Court vote legalized same-sex marriage last year, political and social challenges remain for the LGBTQ community.

In recent weeks, some Southern states have signed into law bills banning municipalities from adopting Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer anti-discrimination …

Blue Origin provides first-time tours to area high schools

April 28th, 2016

(photo courtesy of RICK STEPHENS)Presidio High School students at the the Blue Origin Test Site.   Also pictured are Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), Jenny Tavarez of WIll Hurd’s district staff, PISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire, Rocketry Team Advisors Aimee Peralta and , Belinda Dolino, Scott Wasserman, Birth2Work staffers Elane V Scott and Rick Stephens and Blue Origin …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

April 28th, 2016

Angling for ideas, fishing for inspiration

By STEVE LANG

“A man’s got to believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Any time a man ain’t fishin’ he’s fritterin’ away his life.” – Rancid Crabtree (created by Patrick F. McManus)

In recent years, when unable to find a column topic, I reassured myself that one …

news for veterans

news for veterans

April 28th, 2016

A VA disability pension program

By HARLAN HARDY

Presidio County Veterans Service Officer

The Non-Service Connected Disability Pension is a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit program that provides financial support to wartime veterans having limited income.

The amount payable under this program depends on the type and amount of income the veteran and family members receive from other sources. …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 28th, 2016

Murders in the Big Bend

By LONN TAYLOR

The Big Bend is full of old stories about killings that were the results of disputes over fence lines, water holes, and unbranded calves. Some of these stories have been told and retold, on porches and around campfires and in print, with a detail added here or altered there, …

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