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May, 2017

DPS secretly closes Presidio driver’s license office; changes tune when officials complain

DPS secretly closes Presidio driver’s license office; changes tune when officials complain

May 26th, 2017

 

 

(Staff photo by CAMERON DODD)The Presidio office of the Texas Department of Public Safety was scheduled to close indefinitely Thursday. DPS

Office will be open one day a week

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Texas Department of Public Safety has pulled back from a plan to indefinitely close its Presidio driver’s license office after backlash from …

Inician pruebas con gas natural en Ojinaga

Inician pruebas con gas natural en Ojinaga

May 25th, 2017

(foto de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Gasducto Ojinaga-El Enciono que corre por la ciudad de Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO –Hace una semana iniciaron las pruebas con gas natural en el proyecto Gasoducto Ojinaga-El Encino ubicado en el municipio de Ojinaga, en el Estado de Chihuahua. La carga de gas natural se realizará …

Mayor Nafziger leads first council meeting tonight; PD on the agenda

Mayor Nafziger leads first council meeting tonight; PD on the agenda

May 25th, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger is sworn into office by former Mayor Dan Dunlap.

MARFA – Marfa Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger will lead her first city council meeting at 6pm tonight at the Casner Room at City Hall with council members Irma Salgado and Britt Webb also taking their seats …

Robohorns take the silver at state robotics competition

Robohorns take the silver at state robotics competition

May 25th, 2017

The Marfa Robohorns: standing, from left, Andrea Torres, Juan Avila, John Aguero, Barrett Nation, Cristian Ontiveros, Bryan Torres, Martin Quinonez, Dedrick Campos, Angelica Quinonez, Kim Soto, Jarad Forristal, Ana Guerra. Kneeling, Levi Hinojos, Kathryn Hinojos.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — The Marfa Robotics team won silver medals at the 2017 UIL Robotics State Championships this past …

Walker gets 20 years for brother’s murder

Walker gets 20 years for brother’s murder

May 25th, 2017

John Walker

By JIM STREET 

ALPINE – A Brewster County jury in 394th District Court here Friday found 22-year-old John Finley Walker guilty of the April 10, 2015 murder of his brother, Justin James Walker and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

The trial took all week in a crowded commissioners’ courtroom because the District Courtroom …

Ojinaga cultivates legendary norteño artist Polo Urias and his band

Ojinaga cultivates legendary norteño artist Polo Urias and his band

May 25th, 2017

Polo Urias y La Maquina Norteña will perform June 3 in Marfa during the Texas Agave Festival.

By ELVIRA LARA

OJINAGA, Chih., Mex. – Just an hour south of Marfa, bordering the town of Presidio lies the birthplace of some of the most famous norteño musicians, the city of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. With a population of …

Gas pipeline testing begins in Ojinaga

Gas pipeline testing begins in Ojinaga

May 25th, 2017

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Testing began last week on the Ojinaga-El Encino Natural Gas Pipeline. The pipeline connects to the U.S. Trans-Pecos Pipeline and will transport 1.35 million cubic feet of natural gas each day.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Testing has started on the new Ojinaga-El Encino Natural Gas Pipeline project in …

Edgar Tibayan steps down as middle school principal

Edgar Tibayan steps down as middle school principal

May 25th, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Lucy Rede Franco Middle School Principal Edgar Tibayan has announced his resignation from Presidio ISD after 10 years teaching and working in the district.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — “I did all these things because I love the kids,” Dr. Edgar Tibayan told the Presidio International. “That’s one thing that I can …

Saenz is valedictorian, Ramirez is salutatorian as the MHS class of 2017 graduates Friday

Saenz is valedictorian, Ramirez is salutatorian as the MHS class of 2017 graduates Friday

May 25th, 2017

Valedictorian Kendra Saenz and Salutatorian Nohely Ramirez

MARFA — The graduating class of 2017 will take to Marfa’s Martin Field 7:30pm this Friday.

The class of 2017’s top graduating student is Valedictorian Kendra Saenz, and the Salutatorian is Nohely Ramirez.

Former Marfa High School teacher and coach Patrick Shapland will deliver the commencement speech.

Patrick Shapland

Shapland taught …

Presidio High School graduation is Saturday: Piña is valedictorian, Barron is salutatorian

Presidio High School graduation is Saturday: Piña is valedictorian,  Barron is salutatorian

May 25th, 2017

Valedictorian Gaspar Piña and Salutatorian Liza Barron

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School will graduate 113 seniors at a commencement ceremony this weekend.

Graduation is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at Manuel O. Hernandez Memorial Stadium. The commencement speaker is Brian Vasquez, Presidio High School class of 1991 and vice president of the Presidio Education …

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