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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 …

Truck traffic for Marfa, tax revenue for area school districts, officials say of pipeline

Truck traffic for Marfa, tax revenue for area school districts, officials say of pipeline

June 25th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Big Bend Conservation Alliance members Katie Smither and Coyne Gibson, from left, and Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters took part in a discussion about the proposed pipeline on Tuesday.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

MARFA – The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) held a public forum to discuss …

Culberson County gets tapped for nuke waste facility near Kent

Culberson County gets tapped for nuke waste facility near Kent

June 18th, 2015

Proposed site for nuclear waste facility is near Kent

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

VAN HORN – A man stood on stage before a sparsely attended auditorium and talked about nuclear fission. But this was not a chemistry lecture, and the man – Bill Jones – was no scientist.

In fact, he is a …

Presidio, mostly, embraces pipeline project

Presidio, mostly, embraces pipeline project

June 11th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Roberto Calderon, pictured, and his father own and operate Restaurant D’Charly in Presidio. Every 10 days, Calderon pays $200 for 80 gallons of propane, which he uses to fuel his kitchen.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include comments from West Texas Gas.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO …

Marfa property values continue upward trend

Marfa property values continue upward trend

June 4th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY –The 2015 preliminary figures show property values continue to rise in Presidio County, especially in the City of Marfa.

According to the preliminary values from the Presidio County Appraisal District (PCAD), Presidio County saw an overall 10 percent increase in real market value that states how much the …

How to help the displaced families from the Marfa Villa Apartments fire

How to help the displaced families from the Marfa Villa Apartments fire

May 28th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)A room at Marfa Elementary School stores donated clothes for the displaced families of the Marfa Villa Apartments fire. Marfa ISD Nurse Beverly Dutchover, left, and seven eighth-graders sorted the donations by size and gender for easy accessibility. As of Wednesday afternoon, five families dropped by.

By …

Flames engulf Marfa Villa Apartments

Flames engulf Marfa Villa Apartments

May 26th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN) Marfa and Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Departments try to extinguish the fire at the Marfa Villas Apartments.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)

MARFA – “I lost everything,” Angel Molinar said Tuesday afternoon as she watched the Marfa Villa Apartments go up …

Two more hotels coming to Marfa

Two more hotels coming to Marfa

May 21st, 2015

A drawing of the Marfa Inns & Suites that was presented in 2008.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – More travel accommodations will be available to visitors as two new hotels are in the works for Marfa.

The first step of clearing a lot for an offbeat hotel at the corner of East US 67/90-East …

3 arrested, almost 2 tons of pot seized in downtown Presidio

3 arrested, almost 2 tons of pot seized in downtown Presidio

May 14th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN) The boxes of Bokados potato chips which contained the marijuana.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO – Three men were arrested on narcotics trafficking charges and almost two tons of marijuana was seized in a downtown Presidio building last week.

Gregorio Garcia-Curiel, a resident U.S. immigrant; Edgar …

Pipeline opponents descend on Alpine council meeting

Pipeline opponents descend on Alpine council meeting

May 7th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Melodie Crummett and her grandson Hatfield Cason picket outside the Alpine Civic Center on Tuesday.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – With the Trans Pecos Pipeline project already under way with shipments of pipe making their way across West Texas via train, the pipeline’s opposition movement has …

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