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Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

July 31st, 2014

State ChampsThe Presidio Braves are the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions, second year in a row.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Braves are back-to-back Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions after defeating the Eastland Lions 8 – 3 at last week’s tournament held in …

Marfa demonstrators call for asylum for migrant children

Marfa demonstrators call for asylum for migrant children

July 24th, 2014

Texas Gov. Perry activates National Guard in Lower Valley

(staff photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)A small group of Marfa residents who demonstrated on Monday demanded asylum for more than 50,000 unaccompanied Central American children who have journeyed to the Texas-Mexico border since October 2013.

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – A handful of Marfa residents …

One dead, two injured, one in custody in Alpine shooting

One dead, two injured, one in custody in Alpine shooting

July 17th, 2014

Victim Reymundo Vega, left, suspect Alvino Gonzalez, right

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN and JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – A barrage of gunfire in Alpine Tuesday evening left one man dead, two men injured, and one man in police custody.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at a residence at 607 ½ East Holland Avenue at …

One dead, one in custody in Alpine shooting

One dead, one in custody in Alpine shooting

July 15th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN and JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – A shooting late Tuesday evening in Alpine has left one person dead and two injured according to multiple sources close to the investigation.

83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton said one person was in custody and was being questioned by investigators.

A source close to the investigation, who spoke …

Far West Texas oil exploration spreads to Jeff Davis County

Far West Texas oil exploration spreads to Jeff Davis County

July 10th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Houston-based oil exploration company Throne Petroleum Resources have set their sights on possible oil reserves in Jeff Davis County.

The wildcatters recently spudded an oil and gas well in south Pecos County near the Brewster County line, which prompted the Big Bend Sierra Club chapter to petition the city …

Shafter mine settles lawsuit, agrees to pay taxes owed

Shafter mine settles lawsuit, agrees to pay taxes owed

July 7th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The handshake agreement between the Presidio County Appraisal District (PCAD) and Rio Grande Mining Company is now official. The two entities have been in ligation since Rio Grande Mining sued PCAD last September over its 2013 appraisal for the Shafter silver mine, stating the value was “excessive and unlawful.”

PCAD …

Residents plea to keep the frack out of Alpine

Residents plea to keep the frack out of Alpine

July 3rd, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – The Alpine Civic Center’s parking lot began to fill around 6pm Tuesday evening, which usually signals the occurrence of a dance or wedding party.

This week, however, the vehicles lining both sides of North 13th Street and clogging the dirt lot behind the building belonged to Alpine residents attending the Alpine …

New county office tasked with balancing budget

New county office tasked with balancing budget

June 26th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – Presidio County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of implementing the office of Operating Management and Budget (OMB) at their Tuesday meeting at the behest of County Auditor Rick Herrman.

The office, which was established in 2012 by commissioners at the request of Presidio County Judge Paul Hunt but was never filled, …

¡La victoria!

¡La victoria!

June 19th, 2014

The two-year battle to reopen Ojinaga station is over

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego’s office contacted The Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International this week to announce the long-awaited reopening of the cattle inspection station in Ojinaga on Monday.

(photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)Salvador Baeza, left, and Dr. Jesus …

William L. Kibler named sole finalist in Sul Ross Presidential Search

William L. Kibler named sole finalist in Sul Ross Presidential Search

June 16th, 2014

William Kibler

ALPINE – Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall named William L. Kibler, Ph.D., sole finalist in the Sul Ross State University presidential search. Dr. Kibler, currently vice president for student affairs at Mississippi State University, was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates who applied or were nominated for …

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