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June, 2017

Carlos Nieto, Lorenzo Hernandez arrested on federal bribery related charges

Carlos Nieto, Lorenzo Hernandez arrested on federal bribery related charges

June 29th, 2017

Carlos Nieto, left, and Lorenzo Hernandez.

MIDLAND, PRESIDIO — In Midland today, FBI agents arrested 55–year-old Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez, Presidio County Precinct 3 Commissioner, and 65-year-old Carlos Eduardo Nieto, Special Projects Coordinator for the City of Presidio and Presidio Independent School District trustee, on federal bribery, fraud, and deprivation of honest services charges announced United …

correspondence

correspondence

June 29th, 2017

Editor:

Dear Marfa,

We would like to thank all of those who contributed to making Betostock a success.

The event greatly helped out our good friend Alberto Halpern and will help offset his upcoming medical expenses after his terrible car accident.

The showing of Beto’s family and friends – and even those who don’t know him – truly exemplifies …

Update: missing Alpine girl located in Tennessee

Update: missing Alpine girl located in Tennessee

June 29th, 2017

Stormie Clemmer and Brian Akers

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

Update:  Since going to press, Police say Stormie Clemmer was found along with 20-year-old Brian Akers in Sevierville, Tennessee. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office say Akers is currently in the custody of the Sevierville Police Department, and officials are working to extradite him back to Texas. 

ALPINE —The search is still on for Stormie Clemmer, who …

Could Trump’s position on NAFTA upend natural gas?

June 29th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — With the Trans-Pecos Pipeline not even three months in service, one of Trump’s campaign-trail favorites – the renegotiation (or withdrawal) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – could threaten its future.

In April, Trump indicated his intentions to renegotiate NAFTA via his preferred avenue of communication: Twitter. “I received calls …

Privatization of air traffic control could impact Presidio County airports

June 29th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — The U.S. air traffic control system is “an ancient, broken, horrible system that doesn’t work,” remarked President Trump earlier this month during a speech he made for “Infrastructure Week.”

The proposal to privatize air traffic control (ATC), part of the administration’s infrastructure overhaul, could impact Marfa and Presidio airports, Presidio County …

Dozens rally in Alpine to keep, expand Amtrak service

Dozens rally in Alpine to keep, expand Amtrak service

June 29th, 2017

(photo by JIM STREET)Holding signs in support of Amtrak, from left, were Jim Glendining of Alpine, Hal Chamberlin of Fort Davis, Noble Baker of Marathon and Lori Glover of Alpine.

By JIM STREET 

ALPINE – At least 60 residents of Alpine, Marfa, Marathon and Fort Davis flashed signs at passing motorists from Railroad Park at 5th …

Hospital district contributes water to Terlingua outage

June 29th, 2017

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – The Big Bend Regional Hospital District board informally agreed last week to contribute water to Terlingua and Study Butte after a major water pump failed, causing serious water supply problems.

Executive Director Quinton Sledge told the board the district learned of the problem too late to get an item on the agenda, …

Water donations pour in after Terlingua well zapped by lightning

Water donations pour in after Terlingua well zapped by lightning

June 29th, 2017

(photo by and courtesy of LAURIE HOLMAN)Laurie Holman’s truck bed is filled with bottled water to be distributed to Terlingua residents as the city’s main well was struck struck by lightning.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

TERLINGUA – Area neighbors and organizations have jumped in to assist many Terlingua and Study Butte residents who were without water …

BP apprehends undocumented convicted murderer near Marathon

June 29th, 2017

MARATHON —Alpine Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican citizen and convicted murderer who was illegally present in the United States during an immigration inspection at the Highway 385 checkpoint near Marathon last Saturday.

The 54-year-old man, from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, was first arrested on November 11, 1985, by the Ward County Sheriff’s Office in Monahans, and charged …

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