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November, 2016

Presidio Education Foundation gets going

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio Education Foundation board members Vicky Carrasco, Bryan Vasquez, Carlos Nieto and Jose Leyva meet Tuesday in the Presidio ISD administration building.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The board of directors of the Presidio Education Foundation met Tuesday to continue getting the foundation off the ground. It was just the second …

Food bank seeks help feeding West Texans

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Volunteers with the West Texas Food Bank assemble boxes of food to distribute during the food bank’s monthly outreach in Presidio.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — It is 7am on a cool Friday morning in October, still at least an hour before the sun fully rises, but cars have been lining …

El Ayuntamiento recibe una nueva capa de pintura

November 23rd, 2016

PRESIDIO — Puede que los transeúntes en el centro de Presidio vean un fantasma del pasado de la ciudad. La fachada de la histórica tienda La Bodega ha reaparecido de detrás de la pintura del Ayuntamiento de Presidio.

El Ayuntamiento recibirá unas mejoras exteriores. Repintar el Ayuntamiento forma parte del intento de la ciudad por embellecer …

La marcha solidaria en Presidio y Ojinaga pisa sobre las políticas del presidente electo

November 23rd, 2016

(foto de CAMERON DODD)La protesta incluyo gente de ambos lados de la frontera y protestantes del área del oeste de Texas. En la foto aparecen, de izquierda, Azucena Carrasco, Letty Garcia, Dimitri Garcia, y dos niños.

Por CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Las aguas corrientes del Río Bravo, flanqueado por pastos y tierras agrícolas fértiles, forman una …

Eminent domain meeting December 7 in Lubbock 

November 23rd, 2016

LUBBOCK – A growing coalition of 18 Texas-based organizations, leading the Texans for Property Rights grassroots initiative, will host a meeting at the National Ranching Heritage Center (Anderson Room) in Lubbock on Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30pm. There will be discussion of eminent domain issues along with ideas to safeguard Texans’ private property rights.

Property owners …

St. Paul’s Thanksgiving meal is Thursday

November 23rd, 2016

MARFA – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Marfa is excited to continue its long-standing tradition of hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving Day meal on Thursday, November 24.

As always, all are invited to come join us for this most joyous Big Bend celebration!

Festivities kick off with worship at 11am. Food and libations to follow, usually 12:15-2pm or …

Pipeline protest turns confrontational

Pipeline protest turns confrontational

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Members of San Antonio-based Native American Danza Azteca-Mexica dance group Kalpulli ameyaltonal Tejaztlan performed a prayer dance at the Marfa Lights Viewing Center to kick off Sunday’s anti-pipeline protest march.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Defend Big Bend and Native American leaders held their second rally and march in protest …

Presidio, Ojinaga solidarity march trumps policies of president elect

Presidio, Ojinaga solidarity march trumps policies of president elect

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Azucena Carrasco and Leti Garcia of Marfa join Presidio City Council member Dimitri Garcia and two children at Saturday’s “Marcha de Solidaridad” at the Presidio – Ojinaga International Bridge.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The flowing waters of the Rio Grande, flanked by fertile pasture and farmland cut a picturesque divide between …

Area Republicans make gains across Far West Texas, except in Presidio County

November 23rd, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Voting in the November 8 general election clearly shows that Republicans have made major gains across Far West Texas, with the exception of Presidio County, which remains a Democratic Party stronghold.

Voters decidedly favored Republican candidates, such as president-elect Donald Trump in Brewster County and, overwhelmingly, in Jeff Davis County. Historically a …

Nature Conservancy, private equity firm team up to protect Sawtooth Mountain

November 23rd, 2016

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – The Nature Conservancy has announced that one of the most scenic vistas in Texas will stay that way forever.

Over the course of the last four years, the Conservancy has worked closely with a private landowner and funders to establish a pair of conservation easements on Sawtooth Mountain, located in the Davis …

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