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Ojinaga protest prompts 13-hour international bridge shutdown

Ojinaga protest prompts 13-hour international bridge shutdown

April 21st, 2016

(staff photos by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ) Hector V. Muñiz, an administrator at the Ojinaga Port of Entry, listens to the demands of protesters Tuesday night. The protest resulted in the temporary closure of the bridge on both sides of the border.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ
OJINAGA, PRESIDIO – A peaceful protest by Mexican residents at the …

Marfa sculpture finds its way to new El Paso boutique hotel

Marfa sculpture finds its way to new El Paso boutique hotel

April 14th, 2016

(staff photo by ROBERT LOUIS HALPERN)Paul Oglesby’s “botanical fossil” sculptures have been installed at the Indigo Hotel 5th floor patio in El Paso.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA, EL PASO – In the fall of 2014, Paul Clarence Oglesby drove into Marfa in what Building 98 founder and …

Medical student sets precedent for desert doctors

Medical student sets precedent for desert doctors

April 7th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Yidong Chen

by CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Local health providers are seeking to expand an existing medical student rotation program, bringing more young doctors to Presidio for longer periods, if they can find places for the students to live.

Yidong Chen, a medical student at Texas Tech University School of …

Presidio council hears presentation on Las Pampas water situation

Presidio council hears presentation on Las Pampas water situation

March 31st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The area from the northern city limits of Presidio to Coleman Road is dry and sparsely populated with a dozen occupied homes and a handful of businesses. Although residents say they were promised water service years ago, the area has never had a water system. Researchers from the …

Area residents anticipate FERC pipeline decision

Area residents anticipate FERC pipeline decision

March 24th, 2016

(photo by VICKI GIBSON)The Marfa Mystery Lights Brigade made its debut at the Marfa Lights Viewing Station last week, showing its resistance against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO COUNTY — The number of eminent domain cases filed against area landowners by the company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline continues to increase. Opponents of the pipeline …

Golf course developers change course, propose purchase of county land

Golf course developers change course, propose purchase of county land

March 17th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com
MARFA — Developers pitching a complete overhaul of the Marfa Municipal Golf Course abruptly shifted their proposal from a lease arrangement to an outright purchase of the golf course at Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners’ Court meeting.
Larry Lunsford’s plans to entirely redevelop the Marfa golf course recently picked up steam with a presentation of …

Golf course developers return with refined plan

Golf course developers return with refined plan

March 10th, 2016

Architectural rendering of the proposed Marfa Golf Course club house.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com
MARFA – A modern clubhouse overlooking the Marfa landscape, two large retention ponds, and a state-of-the-art irrigation system that should conserve water are part of the new developments for the proposed golf course development project.
The next step is to present the proposal …

Presidio library’s new 3-D printer used to make pencil holder for special needs student

Presidio library’s new 3-D printer used to make pencil holder for special needs student

March 3rd, 2016

(photos by SASHAvon OLDERSHAUSEN)Carmen Elguezabal holds a pencil holder, designed by a library volunteer for a special needs student, that was realized through use of the library’s new 3D printer.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Presidio’s not exactly the first place you think of when you think about the cutting edge of technology. But …

TxDoT funds Presidio-Ojinaga bridge expansion

TxDoT funds Presidio-Ojinaga bridge expansion

February 26th, 2016

Traffic entering the Presidio port of entry from Ojinaga. (International-Sentinel file photo)

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – It’s not an uncommon tale: persons traveling through the Presidio International Port of Entry are greeted by a long and sluggish line – particularly during weekends and holidays – on the two-lane bridge connecting …

County judge defends actions in not ordering autopsy

County judge defends actions in not ordering autopsy

February 18th, 2016

The Texas flag flies at half-staff at the Cibolo Creek Ranch gate on Sunday, a day after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the ranch. The other flag honors Milton Faver, the Presidio County pioneer who established the ranch in the 1850s. (photo by and courtesy of DON CULBERTSON)

 

By SARAH …

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