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Viva Big Bend celebrates 5 years with Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe

Viva Big Bend celebrates 5 years with Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe

June 30th, 2016

Los Lonely Boys

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ
sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – Texican rock band Los Lonely Boys and the King of the Brown Sound, Little Joe y la Familia, are two of the headliners for the Viva Big Bend music festival. This is the fifth year the weekend-long music event brings over 40 bands …

Marfa woman gives stranger the gift of life

Marfa woman gives stranger the gift of life

June 23rd, 2016

Allison Scott

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – When Fort Davis ISD Dirks-Anderson Elementary School principal Allison Scott first heard that her colleague, Luane Porter, would be unable to donate a kidney to her son Ashton in 2014, Scott came to a conclusion that only about .0017% of the nation’s population came to that year: to …

Presidio County to golf course developers: show us the money

Presidio County to golf course developers: show us the money

June 16th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)County Attorney John Fowlkes points at the proposed golf course design as he addresses Global Golf Management Group project coordinator Larry Lunsford, right, during the county commissioners’ court meeting. Global Golf Management Group, formally of Pro Golf Events, wants to renovate the Marfa Municipal Golf Course.

By SARAH M. …

Commission rules against pipeline in condemnation case

Commission rules against pipeline in condemnation case

June 9th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Jeanne Simpson shows a piece of an axe found during an archeological survey on her Barreno Ranch during a condemnation hearing Wednesday in Marfa.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Jeanne Simpson sits before a foot-wide section of 42-inch diameter green pipe, a sample of what is likely to be …

Redford native turned undercover INS agent pens second book

Redford native turned undercover INS agent pens second book

June 2nd, 2016

Hipolito Acosta

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — A new book co-authored by Redford native and retired INS officer Hipolito Acosta chronicles the years-long undercover mission to capture the illusive head on an international human smuggling network.

“The Hunt for Maan Singh,” published this month by Arte Publico Press, follows the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization …

Major TV pilot set to film in Marfa

Major TV pilot set to film in Marfa

May 26th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The production office for the Amazon original program, I Love Dick, is beginning to fill as production begins in early June. Approximately 100 people will begin to fill the office as shooting begins on Friday, June 3. Shooting will continue sporadically until Friday, June 10. Locations for filming include …

Summit seeks to empower Latinos

Summit seeks to empower Latinos

May 19th, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)District 29 State Senator José Rodríguez welcomes attendees of the State Senate Hispanic Caucus Latino/a Summit at El Paso Community College.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

EL PASO – El Paso Community College hosted a Texas State Senate Hispanic Caucus Latino summit on Saturday organized by District 6 state Sen. Sylvia Garcia …

Balmorhea water deal strikes local fears

Balmorhea water deal strikes local fears

May 12th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)A pump drawing water out of a canal that flows into Lake Balmorhea on March 28, 2016.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

BALMORHEA — The sale of Lake Balmorhea water to an oil and gas company for drilling near San Solomon Springs has some West Texans and scientists concerned for the …

Feds approve pipeline, opposition talks next moves

Feds approve pipeline, opposition talks next moves

May 6th, 2016

Energy Transfer Partners began staging the 42-inch pipe in Fort Stockton last year.

Presidential permit granted

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — As the federal government gave its approval to the Trans Pecos Pipeline Thursday, local opinion was still split on the project that has passed one of the final hurdles in its path. …

State fire marshal to investigate three-truck fire at Bullet Transport

State fire marshal to investigate three-truck fire at Bullet Transport

May 5th, 2016

(PRESIDIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)Fire crews tend to flaming semi-trucks during Saturday’s fire at Bullet Transportation.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Texas State Fire Marshal’s office will investigate a fire that engulfed three semi trucks Saturday evening at Bullet Transport Services Inc.

The City of Presidio Police Department is also investigating, but the city called in …

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