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July, 2017

guest editorial

July 20th, 2017

Beto’s on the mend

By MARIA del ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

and ROBERT HALPERN

We are happy to announce that our son, Alberto “Beto” Halpern, has been moved from the University Medical Center ICU unit to an El Paso rehabilitation facility where he is slowly getting stronger and is healing in body and spirit.

He is doing well considering the …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 20th, 2017

Candelaria’s Kilpatrick vs. the U.S. Army

By LONN TAYLOR

Texas has seen some famous feuds, but few have matched in intensity or amount of vituperative language exchanged the one that raged between Candelaria, Texas cotton planter James Judson Kilpatrick and the entire United States Army between 1918 and 1921. The feud had its origins in a clash …

our water matters

July 20th, 2017

By Big Bend Conservation Alliance Water Group

In the last edition of Our Water Matters, we went over some of the tasks performed by Ground Water Conservation Districts here in Texas. A current case in Culberson County illustrates the importance of Ground Water Conservation Districts and why the citizens of west Texas should care.

Agua Grande LLC …

dick decent – wormhole

dick decent – wormhole

July 20th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

July 20th, 2017

Editor’s note:

This is another letter by Fort Davis ISD Superintendent Graydon Hicks III to state officials about the awful mess of Texas public school financing.

Gentlemen:

Let me state, up front, that I believe some of you have nothing but the most honorable of intentions as our elected officials; however, I also believe there are far too …

Arroyo steps down after 31 years with county tax office

Arroyo steps down after 31 years with county tax office

July 20th, 2017

(Staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)The outgoing tax assessor-collector Norma Arroyo with Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Presidio County Tax Assessor-Collector Norma Arroyo abruptly retired on Tuesday after 31 years working in the county tax office.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Presidio County for 31 years. I look …

County approves grant administrator; attorney issues compliance warning

July 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com 

MARFA — Presidio County Commissioners approved GrantWorks as the grant administrator for the next round of Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Colonia funds.

The Texas Department of Agriculture, which administers the funds, define “Colonia” as any identifiable unincorporated community that is within 150 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico. …

Sul Ross, Mexico agree to work on historic border projects

Sul Ross, Mexico agree to work on historic border projects

July 20th, 2017

(photo by and courtesy of Bill Millet)From left, William “Andy” Cloud, director, Center for Big Bend Studies; Dr. Brian McCall, Chancellor, Texas State University System; Dr. Bill Kibler, president, Sul Ross State University; Diego Prieto Hernandez, director general, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH); Aida Castilleja, INAH; and Pedro Sanchez, INAH.

MEXICO CITY — …

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