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March, 2017

Marfa school board gets update on property appraisal appeal

Marfa school board gets update on property appraisal appeal

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Lori Flores takes the oath of office as the newest Marfa Independent School District trustee.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa ISD school board members were updated on the progress of their appraisal appeal at their Monday evening meeting.

The district, superintendent Oscar Aguero said, will be given a presentation on …

State Sen. Lucio vows border solidarity in Presidio visit

State Sen. Lucio vows border solidarity in Presidio visit

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio city and county officials met with State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — “The problem with Texans is they haven’t discovered Texas,” State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. said during a meet and greet with local officials at the Presidio Activity Center Friday afternoon. “It’s important to …

Presidio split on Chinati Mountains public use

March 23rd, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Public opinion on public use at the Chinati Mountain State Natural Area was divided among south Presidio County residents at last week’s public hearing, hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Some were enthusiastic about a high-use park, while others asked that park planners keep development at …

Robert Fabian charged with murder in death of Zuzu Verk

March 23rd, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

(BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)Robert Fabian

ALPINE – The Brewster County Grand Jury returned a first-degree murder indictment last Friday against Alpine man Robert Fabian, who

Zuzu Renee Verk

now stands accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Zuzu Verk.

According to the indictment, the grand jury presented that on October 12, 2016, Fabian “did …

Federal fund cuts could threaten Presidio programs

Federal fund cuts could threaten Presidio programs

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio senior citizens eat lunch at the Presidio Activity Center on Monday. The Presidio Senior Center serves a free lunch there and delivers about 130 meals around town Monday through Friday. Half of the money for the program comes from State of Texas agencies that could see their funding cut …

Senator Rodríguez’s bill to return control of college tuition to legislature

March 23rd, 2017

Austin – Senator José Rodríguez’s S.B. 442, which returns control of college tuition to the Texas Legislature, was heard in the Senate Higher Education Committee Wednesday.

Prior to 2003, the Legislature had regulatory authority to set tuition rates, generally mandating that the same tuition rate be charged across the state.  Then the Legislature passed House Bill …

Homestead isn’t residency, mayoral candidate says

March 23rd, 2017

By the Sentinel staff

MARFA – A homestead exemption on a property in Fort Davis apparently doesn’t disqualify a Marfa mayoral candidate from seeking office.

Concerned political watchers in Marfa raised the issue recently about Lineaus Hooper Lorette, who is in a three-person race for mayor.

A couple lines in state law prescribe candidate residency. According to Sec. …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

March 23rd, 2017

Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, left, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, on the road in their rented Chevy Impala, somewhere between San Antonio and Washington, D.C.

The bipartisan road trip – ‘we can disagree without being disagreeable’

Bu U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

It all started with a cancelled flight due to …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

March 23rd, 2017

(photo by Lonn Taylor)The torii gate by Dionicio Rodriguez.

The Japanese Garden of Alamo City

By LONN TAYLOR

On a recent trip to San Antonio I paid a visit to the Japanese Garden in Brackenridge Park, one of San Antonio’s hidden treasures, so well hidden that in 50 years of living in and visiting San Antonio I …

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