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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)

 

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Justice Scalia dies from natural causes, Presidio County official rules

February 13th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN) A guy stands guard outside the Cibolo Creek Ranch, not allowing anyone to enter the premises.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

PRESIDIO COUNTY – U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on an outing at an upscale ranch getaway near Shafter, died of natural …

Trans Pecos Pipeline to connect with Mexican port

Trans Pecos Pipeline to connect with Mexican port

February 11th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Pumpco heavy machinery and trucks park in the clearing near the South Orient rail line and Nopal Road, about five miles east of Marfa.

Off-load site under construction at Nopal Road

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – A Pumpco water truck drove along Nopal Road this week, spreading water along …

Marfa Housing Authority changes executive directors

Marfa Housing Authority changes executive directors

February 4th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Alma Cabezuela and Jesse Williams.

Cabezuela to retire

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The new Marfa Housing Authority (MHA) executive director has big shoes to fill, but he says he is up for the task at hand.

Jesse Williams is currently training to replace outgoing director Alma Cabezuela, who …

A glimpse inside the new federal magistrate’s court

A glimpse inside the new federal magistrate’s court

January 28th, 2016

(photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)The Honorable David Fannin, U.S. magistrate

The Honorable David Fannin of Marfa

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Fifteen Central American migrants wearing matching white-and-orange striped uniforms emblazoned with the words “Presidio County Jail” on their backs shuffled into the courtroom and stood in a line before the bench. The thick …

Target Marathon, another roadside attraction

Target Marathon, another roadside attraction

January 21st, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The new “Target” store is located between Alpine and Marathon.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARATHON – The first photo popped up on Instagram this past Thursday morning. A small cinderblock railroad building adorned with recognizable red bull’s eyes and black letters that simply say TARGET.

While the display for …

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