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Murder suspect turns himself in

Murder suspect turns himself in

March 26th, 2015

FORT DAVIS – The 18-year-old Jeff Davis County resident wanted in connection with killing his father turned himself in to Virginia state authorities Wednesday night, according to the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Harlin Pierce is suspected of killing his father, Anton Pierce, on Thursday, March 19 at their Davis Mountains Resort home. Anton Pierce suffered …

Search is on for murder suspect

Search is on for murder suspect

March 25th, 2015

Harlin Anson Pierce

FORT DAVIS – The Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with killing his father in Jeff Davis County last week.

Harlin Anson Pierce, allegedly killed his father, Anton G. Pierce, on Thursday, March 19, at their home in the Davis Mountains Resort, according …

Welsh family sells Marfa, Van Horn supermarkets to Porter family

Welsh family sells Marfa, Van Horn supermarkets to Porter family

March 19th, 2015

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA, VAN HORN, ANDREWS – The Welsh family has sold their last two supermarkets in Marfa and Van Horn to the Porter family of Andrews.

Pueblo Markets, as the stores have operated the last 15 years, will conclude business on Friday and open Saturday as Porter’s.

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

“With our stores becoming …

The landmen cometh: surveyors make first move on Trans Pecos pipeline

The landmen cometh: surveyors make first move on Trans Pecos pipeline

March 12th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FAR WEST TEXAS – Several days ago, Elizabeth “Liz” Sibley and her husband Hiram – Brewster County residents of some 40 years – received a large envelope in the mail. Inside was a copy of The State of Texas Landowner’s Bill of Rights and a typewritten letter.

“Dear Hiram and Elizabeth,” the letter, …

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

March 5th, 2015

(photo by RICHARD C. MILLER)James Dean taking a break on location on the set of the film Giant with Robert Marquez, left, and Joe Vasquez from Marfa. Summer 1955. This specific location is most probably Valentine.

Children of Giant documentary has Marfa premiere on Saturday

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa residents will …

Presidio County, Presidio City Council sign historic agreement for bridge expansion project

Presidio County, Presidio City Council sign historic agreement for bridge expansion project

February 26th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Presidio Mayor John Ferguson, left, and Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara finalize the historic agreement with a handshake.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio City Council and Presidio County made history Tuesday at a joint meeting that concluded with an interlocal cooperation agreement to approve …

Local officials press case for Presidio County issues

Local officials press case for Presidio County issues

February 19th, 2015

By ROBERT HALPERN

AUSTIN – Representatives from Presidio County, the city of Presidio, and the Presidio and Marfa schools met with several key state officials in Austin on Tuesday to advance their political initiatives and projects, including the expansion of the international bridge and going gently in the governor’s agenda to bolster border security.

Tuesday was billed as …

It’s Valentine’s in Valentine on Saturday, courtesy of Big Bend Brewing

It’s Valentine’s in Valentine on Saturday, courtesy of Big Bend Brewing

February 12th, 2015

(photo by and courtesy of LESLEY BROWN)The Old Mercantile building in Valentine comes to life each year on Valentine’s Day as hundreds of revelers travel to the small town for music, beer, and food at the annual Big Bend Brewing Co. Valentine’s in Valentine event.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

VALENTINE – The …

Shopko takes over Monahans ALCO, Presidio doesn’t make the cut

Shopko takes over Monahans ALCO, Presidio doesn’t make the cut

February 6th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

WEST TEXAS – Shopko formally announced it would take over 14 of the retail locations previously occupied by the now-bankrupt ALCO stores. Among those locations is the retail space in Monahans, TX.

According to a deal brokered by A&G Realty, the Wisconsin-based retail chain was poised to take over a package of the …

Area state rep. receives threats in gun advocacy debate

Area state rep. receives threats in gun advocacy debate

February 5th, 2015

Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – The Second Amendment has been a hot-button issue in Texas since day one of the 2015 legislative session, and State Representative Alfonso “Poncho” Nevarez, whose District 74 includes Far West Texas, was thrown front and center of the issue when gun advocates visited his office …

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