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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,” …

Terlingua woman sentenced to maximum sentence in social security fraud case

Terlingua woman sentenced to maximum sentence in social security fraud case

October 21st, 2014

PECOS, TERLINGUA – United States District Judge Robert A. Junell sentenced a 49-year old Terlinga woman to the statutory maximum of ten years in federal prison on Friday, October 17, for stealing over $245,000 in Social Security benefits paid to her deceased father announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney.

Judith Maria Broughton

In addition …

Lack of indictment leads to Alpine murder suspect’s release

Lack of indictment leads to Alpine murder suspect’s release

October 16th, 2014

Alvino Gonzalez

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – The 28-year-old murder suspect Alvino Gonzalez was released Tuesday afternoon from the Brewster County Jail after having spent 92 days in detention following his July 15 arrest in the shooting death of Reymundo Vega and the wounding of John Cisneros and Wayne Witcher.

Gonzalez’s attorney, Sandy Wilson, …

Plan for modern Marfa residence in historic district raises concerns

Plan for modern Marfa residence in historic district raises concerns

October 9th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – A row of former military houses, similar in shape, size, and aesthetics built to house Army officers and their families in the 1920s sit along South Yale Street in the Ft. D.A. Russell neighborhood in Marfa. Most are still occupied by local residents.

But plans by noted Oklahoma City architect Rand …

Marfa ISD mourns death of student Andrew Madrid

Marfa ISD mourns death of student Andrew Madrid

October 2nd, 2014

Andrew Madrid(photo by Cynthia Galindo)

This story has been updated to include information the funeral services for Andrew Madrid.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The sudden death of a popular high school student has silenced the halls at Marfa High School.

“I think everybody is kind of in shock,” Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters …

Mayors of Presidio, Ojinaga and Odessa talk oil and gas investment in Ojinaga

Mayors of Presidio, Ojinaga and Odessa talk oil and gas investment in Ojinaga

September 25th, 2014

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE)Meeting in Ojinaga Monday were, from left, Odessa Mayor David Turner, Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Carreón, and Presidio Mayor John Ferguson.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ 

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – The city of Ojinaga experienced a historic moment this week when Odessa Mayor David Turner, Presidio Mayor John Ferguson, and Ojinaga Mayor …

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