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Mexico’s Mennonites: What happens when the water runs out

Mexico’s Mennonites: What happens when the water runs out

December 17th, 2014

(staff photos by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)David Wall, a mechanic, works on a fire truck in the community of El Oasis. Almost every Mennonite community has it’s own volunteer fire department, which utilizes groundwater reserves to battle crop blazes throughout the fire season and during emergencies.

In September, Big Bend Now took a look at …

Former Terlingua resident rejects final plea deal in murder case

Former Terlingua resident rejects final plea deal in murder case

December 12th, 2014

Tony Flint

 

(photo by and courtesy of VONI GLAVES)Glenn Felts

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Former Terlingua resident Tony Flint stood before 394th State Judicial District Judge Roy Ferguson on Friday morning for his final pre-trial hearing on a first-degree murder charge.

Flint, who stands accused of the February 4 beating death …

Congressman-elect Hurd meets with city, county officials

Congressman-elect Hurd meets with city, county officials

December 11th, 2014

(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)Congressman-elect Will Hurd, far right, addresses Marfa, Presidio, and Presidio County officials and residents at the Casner Room at City Hall in Marfa Thursday morning.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Representatives from Presidio County and the cities of Presidio and Marfa gathered in the Casner Room of Marfa City …

Mexico’s Mennonites: The Mennonite Industrial Revolution

Mexico’s Mennonites: The Mennonite Industrial Revolution

December 4th, 2014

In September, The Big Bend Sentinel took a look at Mexico’s thriving Mennonite community, spanning the state of Chihuahua. This story is one in a series of pieces that explores this industrious community.

(staff photos by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)Javier Alicano, the financial officer for the Algodonera Nueva Holanda cotton gin, gives The Big …

EPA proposes action to improve visibility in Big Bend National Park

EPA proposes action to improve visibility in Big Bend National Park

November 26th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

TEXAS – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday proposed actions to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to cut air pollution and increase visibility in national parks and wilderness areas in Texas and Oklahoma, specifically including Big Bend National Park.

The proposed actions, if adopted and implemented, would require 15 units at eight …

Mexico’s Mennonites: An oasis grows in Chihuahua

Mexico’s Mennonites: An oasis grows in Chihuahua

November 20th, 2014

(staff photos by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)El Oasis colony president, Peter Rempel, stands in a chili pepper field, one of many vast fields where produce is grown and shipped across the globe.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

In September, The International and The Big Bend Sentinel took a look at Mexico’s thriving Mennonite community, spanning the state …

Mexico announces Coyanosa-to-Presidio pipeline

Mexico announces Coyanosa-to-Presidio pipeline

November 12th, 2014

By ROBERT HALPERN

FAR WEST TEXAS – Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has issued a request for proposals to develop a Waha-Presidio natural gas pipeline, according to the IPP Journal, an energy finance and investment news website.

The project involves the design, development, construction, and operation of a header system near the Waha Hub, a natural gas …

Brewster County residents come out in droves to support hospital

Brewster County residents come out in droves to support hospital

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Dr. Ekta Escovar, left, presents hospital district board members with a letter asking for hospital funding. The letter was signed by local physicians who practice at Big Bend Regional Medical Center.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Brewster County residents and medical personnel filled the Big Bend Regional Hospital …

Marfa native wins Emmy for music feature

Marfa native wins Emmy for music feature

October 28th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

SAN ANTONIO, MARFA – “I’m still riding high on it,” San Antonio television news cameraman and Marfa native Joe Herrera said this week of the Emmy he won on Saturday night. “It’s been really exciting for me.”

Joe Herrera and his Lone Star Emmy Award.

For Herrera, going to a music …

The quest to follow a disappearing river

The quest to follow a disappearing river

October 23rd, 2014

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Colin McDonald and an expedition of eight others traversed nearly 40 miles of the Rio Grande from La Junta to south of the Hoodoos Trailhead on Sunday.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO COUNTY – “I’m following the Rio Grande toward the sea – mostly by foot, kayak or canoe,” …

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