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our water matters

our water matters

August 10th, 2017

Culberson County approves commercial water permit

By the Big Bend Conservation Alliance Water Group

The last edition of Our Water Matters described the permit application submitted by Agua Grande LLC of San Antonio to the Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District (GCD) to export 6,000 acre-feet (one billion, nine hundred fifty-five million, one hundred eight thousand, five hundred …

NEWS FOR VETERANS

NEWS FOR VETERANS

August 3rd, 2017

Veterans, watch Congress closely

By HARLAN HARDY

Presidio County Veterans Service

Presidio County Veterans and family members should keep an eye on current issues within the US House and Senate that affect the health and welfare of our Veterans.

Examples:

Funding for additional access to care through community providers (Choice) and to provide expansion of capacity within the VA health …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

August 3rd, 2017

Wake me up before you go-go and disco-es where?

BY STEVE LANG

“Kim’s Narcolepsy Center and Truck Driving School: the original home of Asleep at the Wheel” – from Lang’s List of Forgettable Sponsors

One of Far West Texas’ blessings remains the high degree of difficulty of getting here from there no matter what wordsmithing logic suggests.

In other …

guest editorial

July 31st, 2017

(photos by and courtesy of Ruben Ramirez/El Paso Times)Alexsandra Annello at the City of El Paso swearing-in ceremony.

Thank you all with all our heart

By MARIA del ROSARIO HALPERN

and ROBERT HALPERN

Tuesday morning we attended the swearing-in for our daughter in law, Alexsandra “Alex” Annello, as a member of the El Paso City Council. It was …

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 …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 13th, 2017

Land of the Free Because of the Brave
Restoring combat readiness & taking care of our troops

By U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Celebrating the Fourth of July often means good food, outdoor fun and eye-catching fireworks with friends and family. The anniversary of our nation’s founding should also cause reflection on the sacrifices made by so many patriots …

the money man

July 13th, 2017

Uber not alles

By TOM JACOBS

The explosion of sexual harassment and firings at Uber and other Silicon Valley companies recently has grabbed the headlines. Rightly so. It appears that men in management at Uber made it clear to women that sex was expected – a quid pro quo. And when the women sought assistance within the …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

June 15th, 2017

 Restoring Our National Treasures

‘We have a responsibility to care for and maintain them’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With 29 counties, two time zones and more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is certainly unique in the nation. Throughout my two and a half years serving as your Representative, I’ve crisscrossed …

from the mayor’s desk

from the mayor’s desk

June 8th, 2017

Community service call to action

By ANN MARIE NAFZIGER

One month ago, I received the great honor of being elected as mayor of Marfa. I thank the citizens for your faith in me, and I look forward to working hard to earn the trust of each of you, regardless of how you may have voted in the election.

One of my …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

June 1st, 2017

The most honorable sacrifice

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With Fort Bliss to the West, Joint Base San Antonio to the East and Laughlin Air Force Base in between, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas has a very special relationship with our nation’s military. For Memorial Day, there is an abundance of parades, concerts and commemorative events …

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