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Children of Giant wins best documentary at Imagen Awards

Children of Giant wins best documentary at Imagen Awards

August 27th, 2015

Director Hector Galan accepts the award for best documentary.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – “Children of Giant” picked up the award for Best Documentary last weekend at the 30th Annual Imagen Awards. Director Hector Galán attended the star-studded event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, with guests such as …

The Rio Grande: where did the water go?

The Rio Grande: where did the water go?

August 20th, 2015

(photo by JIM GLENDINNING)Pilar Pedersen sits on the bank of the Rio Grande near Candelaria where the river looks more like a creek than a river.

By JIM GLENDINNING

SOUTH PRESIDIO COUNTY – Anyone standing on the banks of the Rio Grande upstream of Presidio might be excused for asking what is …

Chile plant coming to Presidio now that natural gas may be nearby

Chile plant coming to Presidio now that natural gas may be nearby

August 13th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Edward Martinez, right, from Zia Engineering and Environmental Consultants, makes his presentation about the upcoming chile processing plant at the Presidio County Commissioners’ Court meeting Tuesday.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO – More details emerged about a chile processing plant coming to Presidio that is scheduled to …

Mexican ejido members to receive $750 for pipeline easement

Mexican ejido members to receive $750 for pipeline easement

August 6th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Ejido members vote on the pipeline easement proposal.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ and ROBERT HALPERN

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Members of a small ejido south of Ojinaga will receive $750 each for a 60-year pipeline easement through the land they farm and ranch.

That decision was reached on Sunday …

Ex-sheriff wants life sentence reduced to 30 years

Ex-sheriff wants life sentence reduced to 30 years

July 30th, 2015

Rick Thompson, former Presidio County sheriff

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA – Former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson is serving a life sentence in federal prison for smuggling more than a ton of cocaine into Texas from Mexico, and now he has asked the court to reduce his sentence to 30 years.

In a motion filed …

It’s time for county to remedy accounting, compliance issues

It’s time for county to remedy accounting, compliance issues

July 30th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez and Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez present documents regarding the Stonegarden grant at the Presidio International newspaper office last week.

By ROSARIO and ROBERT HALPERN

An analysis

PRESIDIO COUNTY – A $1.3 million federal law enforcement grant is waiting for use by the Presidio …

Mexican farmers brace for pipeline

Mexican farmers brace for pipeline

July 23rd, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Members of ejido “El Paradero” gather with Mexican pipeline representatives, sitting against wall, to discuss logistics surrounding the process of constructing a pipeline through their land just outside of Ojinaga.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

OJINAGA, Chihuahua, Mexico – The Trans Pecos Pipeline saga has pegged those …

Sacrificing their lives for Marfa’s safety

Sacrificing their lives for Marfa’s safety

July 16th, 2015

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The 1904 firehouse on Lincoln Street.

To read about how the Marfa Volunteer Fire Department is funded, click here.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – First responders play a crucial role in every town’s safety. Residents call them when there’s an emergency. In Far West Texas, …

First same-sex couples marry in Presidio and Brewster counties

First same-sex couples marry in Presidio and Brewster counties

July 8th, 2015

“I (legally) do”

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA, ALPINE – The first same-sex couples tied the knot in Far West Texas a week after the Supreme Court ruled for marriage equally nationwide.

James Scott, formally of Marfa, and Brian Neal Sensabaugh, of Houston, married Sunday, July 5, in Marfa. April Fierro and Lee Ann Powers, both of Alpine, …

Marriage equality is the law of the land

Marriage equality is the law of the land

July 2nd, 2015

The wait is over

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa residents and visitors show support and solidarity for Friday’s Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. Rob Crowley, with the help of Lizzy Wetzel, projected a rainbow with the words “LOVE” in front of his shop at the corner of San Antonio (US …

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