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New Ojinaga port of entry to be built this year

New Ojinaga port of entry to be built this year

January 22nd, 2015

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Presidio Port of Entry

MEXICO – In 2015, 12 Customs modernization projects will be in process on the northern border, according to a Mexican federal government news release.

In the state of Chihuahua, the Ojinaga port of entry will be rearranged and expanded with the construction of new …

Lajitas owner among group selected to head Texas-Mexico gas pipeline

Lajitas owner among group selected to head Texas-Mexico gas pipeline

January 15th, 2015

The proposed Coyanosa to Presidio pipeline.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FAR WEST TEXAS – A group of energy companies selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to oversee the construction of a U.S. – Mexico natural gas pipeline will include Energy Transfer Partners, the energy company whose CEO Kelcy Warren, is also the …

Big Bend Livestock Show starts today

Big Bend Livestock Show starts today

January 8th, 2015

(photo by CHARLES HUNTER courtesy of Archives of the Big Bend, BWM Library, Sul Ross State University)Big Bend Livestock Show, attributed as 1951. Lamb winners and onlookers inside the Big Bend Wool and Mohair building. Sheriff Jim Skinner standing in front of third pole from left; others believed to be in photo …

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 …

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