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Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

March 5th, 2015

(photo by RICHARD C. MILLER)James Dean taking a break on location on the set of the film Giant with Robert Marquez, left, and Joe Vasquez from Marfa. Summer 1955. This specific location is most probably Valentine.

Children of Giant documentary has Marfa premiere on Saturday

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa residents will …

Presidio County, Presidio City Council sign historic agreement for bridge expansion project

Presidio County, Presidio City Council sign historic agreement for bridge expansion project

February 26th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Presidio Mayor John Ferguson, left, and Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara finalize the historic agreement with a handshake.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio City Council and Presidio County made history Tuesday at a joint meeting that concluded with an interlocal cooperation agreement to approve …

Local officials press case for Presidio County issues

Local officials press case for Presidio County issues

February 19th, 2015

By ROBERT HALPERN

AUSTIN – Representatives from Presidio County, the city of Presidio, and the Presidio and Marfa schools met with several key state officials in Austin on Tuesday to advance their political initiatives and projects, including the expansion of the international bridge and going gently in the governor’s agenda to bolster border security.

Tuesday was billed as …

It’s Valentine’s in Valentine on Saturday, courtesy of Big Bend Brewing

It’s Valentine’s in Valentine on Saturday, courtesy of Big Bend Brewing

February 12th, 2015

(photo by and courtesy of LESLEY BROWN)The Old Mercantile building in Valentine comes to life each year on Valentine’s Day as hundreds of revelers travel to the small town for music, beer, and food at the annual Big Bend Brewing Co. Valentine’s in Valentine event.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

VALENTINE – The …

Shopko takes over Monahans ALCO, Presidio doesn’t make the cut

Shopko takes over Monahans ALCO, Presidio doesn’t make the cut

February 6th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

WEST TEXAS – Shopko formally announced it would take over 14 of the retail locations previously occupied by the now-bankrupt ALCO stores. Among those locations is the retail space in Monahans, TX.

According to a deal brokered by A&G Realty, the Wisconsin-based retail chain was poised to take over a package of the …

Area state rep. receives threats in gun advocacy debate

Area state rep. receives threats in gun advocacy debate

February 5th, 2015

Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – The Second Amendment has been a hot-button issue in Texas since day one of the 2015 legislative session, and State Representative Alfonso “Poncho” Nevarez, whose District 74 includes Far West Texas, was thrown front and center of the issue when gun advocates visited his office …

County judges meet on 83rd DA budget

County judges meet on 83rd DA budget

January 29th, 2015

Rod Ponton

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – County judges in the tri-county area are having discussions with Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster regarding the budget for 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton.

Ponton mentioned in a Presidio County Commissioners Court meeting earlier this month that Pecos County was considering leaving his district, which …

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 …

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