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Governor’s environmental award recognizes Alpine

Governor’s environmental award recognizes Alpine

April 6th, 2017

Rober Polanco

ALPINE — Of all the towns in Texas, Alpine was among the select few to receive a 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Award for keeping its community beautiful.

Alpine is among 21 Texas towns to receive a score of 90 or higher from the award’s judges, qualifying the Big Bend community for this year’s award …

Fort Davis library welcomes El Paso author

April 6th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Come join us and celebrate National Poetry Month as the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library highlight the work of El Paso author Sasha Pimentel next Thursday, April 6th.

Winner of the National Poetry Series award for her forthcoming book, “For Want of Water,” Ms. Pimentel will read excerpts from her earlier …

Marfa Public Radio names new Morning Edition reporter

Marfa Public Radio names new Morning Edition reporter

April 6th, 2017

Carlos Morales

MARFA – Marfa Public Radio is excited to announce the arrival of our new Morning Edition Host and Reporter, Carlos Morales.

Originally from El Paso, Carlos left West Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin for both a Bachelors Degree and a Masters in Journalism.

Carlos comes to West Texas from Waco, where …

Melissa Amparan of Sul Ross pays assistance forward

April 6th, 2017

By STEVE LANG

SRSU News and Publications

ALPINE – Financial aid turned a dream of a college degree into a reality for Melissa Amparan. Now, as Sul Ross State University’s assistant director of Financial Aid, she is paying the sound advice forward.

“My own situation pushed me toward this job,” said Amparan, a 2012 Sul Ross graduate with …

Marfa Post Office passport day is saturday

April 6th, 2017

MARFA –Marfa Post Office will hold a passport day to ensure local citizens are prepared to travel abroad this summer, on Saturday, April 8. Appointments are not required on this day, so customers are encouraged to show up early, as applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

To obtain a passport applicants should bring …

Texas Parks and Wildlife hosts dark skies lighting workshop in Alpine Friday

April 6th, 2017

ALPINE — Representatives from Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Big Bend Conservation Alliance will host a workshop on dark skies friendly outdoor lighting at the Granada Theater in Alpine on Friday, April 7.

Big Bend Ranch State Park representative Amber Harrison and Matt Lara of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance will present techniques for …

County approves Presidio-based attorney’s assistant 

March 30th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio County Attorney Rod Ponton will hire an employee to work in a Presidio office, potentially easing south county residents’ access to his legal services, on a trial basis.

The Presidio County Commissioners’ Court approved a request from Ponton for a budget amendment that allows him to spend up to $50,000 to …

ACLU: Presidio Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted two teenage migrants

March 30th, 2017

PRESIDIO — A Presidio-based Border Patrol agent allegedly sexually assaulted two teenage Guatemalan migrants, according to a tort claim filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the migrants. The alleged abuses occurred in the Presidio field office after the two young women, lost along the border, sought help from Border …

Now accepting applications: Tierra Grande Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program

March 30th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – The Tierra Grande Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is accepting applications for its 2017 new member training program. Training this year will begin with a July all day “Kick Off” session at Davis Mountains State Park followed by four weekends starting in August and ending in October.

Training weekends will be …

Alpine Amtrak station to hold meet & greet

March 30th, 2017

ALPINE – On Tuesday morning, April 4, the current phase of the newly spiffed up and refurbished Amtrak Station will be open and energized by many Amtrak officials, Alpine Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Alpine business people and other happy residents gathering to welcome the 10:38 AM arrival of the Sunset Limited train from San Antonio …

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