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May, 2017

Aguero is Marfa ISD superintendent finalist

Aguero is Marfa ISD superintendent finalist

May 19th, 2017

Superintendent Oscar Aguero and School Board President Katie Price Fowlks.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — School board members selected interim Superintendent Oscar Aguero as the lone finalist in Marfa ISD’s superintendent search. The board voted 6-1 at a special meeting held Friday, May 19.

Following an executive session, board President Katie Price Fowlkes re-established the open session …

Newly elected, appointed school board members sworn in; Superintendent selection expected Friday

Newly elected, appointed school board members sworn in; Superintendent selection expected Friday

May 18th, 2017

(staff photos by NICK WINCHESTER)From left, Katie Price Fowlkes, Lori Flores, and David Walstrom are sworn in to the Marfa ISD Board of Trustees.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — School board members unanimously appointed Joe Pat Clayton to the recently vacated Place 3 position after the abrupt resignation of trustee and board president Cosme Roman.

Clayton, who …

Marfa track athletes place 4th, 5th at state championship

Marfa track athletes place 4th, 5th at state championship

May 18th, 2017

(Photo by TRAVIS HARSCH)Aaron Luna

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa High School student athlete juniors Arron Luna and Jose Gallegos-Lopez placed fourth and fifth in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run, respectively, at the state UIL track finals last weekend in Austin.

Both Luna and Gallegos-Lopez posted their quickest race times of the year.

“This was …

Sheriff’s office dispels rumors about dispatching services

May 18th, 2017

By ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

rosario@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Reports that Presidio County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers not answering 911 calls is a falsehood, said Presidio County Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez. “We are responding to 911 calls.”

The City of Marfa last week voted to provide its own police force and not renew a $180,000 law enforcement contract with the sheriff’s office …

Marfa mayor-elect’s home vandalized

May 18th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The home of Marfa Mayor-elect Ann Marie Nafziger was targeted in a late Monday night or early Tuesday morning vandalism attack, the metallic spray painting of a vulgar, misogynistic slur on the western wall of her residence.

According to Nafziger, another Marfa resident, who notified Nafziger and her husband, Peter Stanley …

County copes with revenue loss

May 18th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio County will see a loss of almost $230,000 in revenue after three contracts with the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office weren’t renewed.

Most of the projected loss comes from the recently abrogated law enforcement contract with the city of Marfa.

The Presidio County Commissioners Court discussed the revenue loss and its effect on …

Federal grand jury indicts state Sen. Uresti

Federal grand jury indicts state Sen. Uresti

May 18th, 2017

State Sen. Carlos Uresti

SAN ANONTIO — In San Antonio on Tuesday, a federal grand jury returned two separate criminal indictments against District 19 Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti, announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr. and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division. Three other …

Marfa robotics team heads to state contest this weekend 

Marfa robotics team heads to state contest this weekend 

May 18th, 2017

(MISD photo)The Marfa Robohorns

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — The Marfa Robohorns will compete at the UIL Robotics State Championships at the Austin Convention Center this weekend, May 19-20.

“We run the most ambitious robotics program in the Big Bend Region of Texas with four FIRST Robotics teams and approximately 20 percent of the student body participating …

Truck total loss in Friday’s fire

Truck total loss in Friday’s fire

May 18th, 2017

(Sheriff’s Office photo) A truck caught fire on the side of Highway 67 between Marfa and Cibolo Creek Ranch on Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire.

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A vehicle fire Friday afternoon resulted in no injuries but a total loss when a truck caught fire on the side of Highway …

Arrest warrants issued in multiple hit-and-run 

Arrest warrants issued in multiple hit-and-run 

May 18th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)A car belonging to Anthony Garcia was struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday afternoon. The impact of the crash sent Garcia’s car over the curb and into a wall at the Arcon Inn.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A trail of wreckage was left along North Austin Street on Sunday …

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