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February, 2017

“Our president talks about building walls, we’re talking about building bridges,” says Brad Newton

February 23rd, 2017

 

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – Thanks to tourism and constructions, the City of Presidio remains afloat having reached this month the sum of $38,352.24 compared to December 2015 in which it obtained $29,483.97, an increase of more than 20 percent in tax collections.

“We have tourists coming on their motorcycles, as well as the construction of …

Undocumented youth uncertain over future of their right to live in the United States

February 23rd, 2017

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – About 700,000 young people benefit from President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive order creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). However, the potential loss of this protection grows with current president Donald Trump.

The recent case of a DACA recipient arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement took place in Seattle, has …

Presidio recycling center aims to save the waste

February 23rd, 2017

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – “When you’re used to recycling, it’s easy to do it,” says Elvira Lara, who is the representative of the recycling center in Presidio. Along with Lara, Alcee Tavarez, a retired teacher, also volunteers at the center separating or cleaning the material twice a week.

“Here in Presidio, if the garbage dump …

Incertidumbre entre jóvenes indocumentados por perder sus derechos en Estados Unidos

February 23rd, 2017

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – Alrededor de 700 mil jóvenes se benefician con la orden ejecutiva DACA, no obstante, crece el nerviosismo de perder esta protección con el actual presidente Trump.

Pues en días pasados, se suscitó el primer caso de un “dreamer” arrestado en la ciudad de Seattle, aunque se desconoce el motivo de su …

“Nuestro presidente habla de construir muros, nosotros hablamos de construir puentes” afirma Brad Newton

February 23rd, 2017

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

Brad Newton

PRESIDIO – Gracias al turismo y construcciones, la ciudad de Presidio se mantiene a flote alcanzando este mes la suma $38,000 en comparación con diciembre de 2015 donde se obtuvo $29,000 lográndose un incremento de más del 20 por ciento en la recolección de impuestos.

“Tenemos turistas que vienen en sus …

Reanudan actividades en el centro de reciclaje de Presidio

February 23rd, 2017

(foto de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Alcee Tevarez en el centro de reciclaje de Presidio.

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – “Cuando se te hace costumbre reciclar es fácil hacerlo,” comenta Elvira Lara quien es la representante del centro de reciclaje en la pequeña ciudad de Presidio.

Junto a ella, de manera voluntaria colabora Alcee Tavarez, maestro jubilado y …

Pecos beats Presidio Lady Devils by one point

Pecos beats Presidio Lady Devils by one point

February 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)The Lady Devils make a play against the Eagles.

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School varsity Lady Devils finished Tuesday’s softball game against the Pecos Eagles down by just one run for their first loss of the season.

After a hard-fought game, the final score was Presidio 13 to Pecos 14.

The junior …

Blue Devils are bi-district champions; play for area title Friday

February 23rd, 2017

The 2017 Presidio Blue Devils varsity basketball team and bi-district champions, top row from left, Coach Marco Lujan, Coach Caesar Barriga, Cesar Ceniceros, Oscar Moreno, Ivan Montoya, Fernando Guerrero, Abraham Lozano, Edgar Galindo, Juan Nieto, Coach Robert Romero, Luis Valenzuela; bottom row from left, Edgar Rivera, Ivan Cervantes, Jovani Sanchez, Fabian Flotte, Brandon Muñoz.

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Presidio students take awards at STEM competition

February 23rd, 2017

PRESIDIO — Eleven Presidio High School and Middle School students placed in this year’s West Texas Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Competition in Odessa last week. Presidio High School senior Damariz Peraza won the Outstanding Senior award.

The 2017 West Texas STEM Competition was held at the Saulsbury Campus Center at Odessa College on Saturday February …

Texas Lege looks to adopt JP measure in wake of Scalia death inquest

Texas Lege looks to adopt JP measure in wake of Scalia death inquest

February 23rd, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

AUSTIN – On Monday, February 13 – exactly one year after the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Cibolo Creek Ranch in south Presidio County – the Texas Senate Committee of State Affairs held a public hearing on Senate Bill 378, which …

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