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Search expands for missing Alpine woman

Search expands for missing Alpine woman

October 20th, 2016

Zuzu Renee Verk, a 22-year-old Sul Ross student and Alpine resident, has been missing since last week. Local, state and federal agencies are searching for her and a $30,000 reward has been offered for information leading to her whereabouts. Anyone with information that can lead to her whereabouts are urged to call the Alpine …

Ruidosa church bell found

Ruidosa church bell found

October 13th, 2016

 

(Photos courtesy of the Presidio County Historical Commission) The Sacred Heart Church in Ruidosa in 1963.

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — A long missing piece of the historic church of Ruidosa has been located by the recently established committee overseeing its restoration.

From the time it was constructed around 1914 until sometime in the 1960s, the …

Native Americans join anti-pipeline march in Alpine

Native Americans join anti-pipeline march in Alpine

October 6th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Native American activists with several chapters of the American Indian Movement organization joined local residents in a protest march opposing both the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and the North Dakota Access Pipeline. According to organizer Lori Glover, more than 200 people joined in the march.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – “You are …

Border Patrol trains Presidio police, EMS in active shooter scenarios

Border Patrol trains Presidio police, EMS in active shooter scenarios

September 29th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio law enforcement officers and Border Patrol agents run collaborative active shooter scenarios at the Presidio Elementary School Thursday evening.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Officers from Presidio law enforcement and emergency medical services received active shooter scenario training from local Border Patrol agents last week.

Checking in with Liz Lambert

Checking in with Liz Lambert

September 22nd, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Lights and extra tents have been added for this year’s festival.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – “If you would have said to me 10 years ago that we’d have a festival of this size, I wouldn’t have believed you,” El Cosmico’s Liz Lambert said …

TxDOT applies for presidential permit for bridge

TxDOT applies for presidential permit for bridge

September 15th, 2016

Artist rendering of future bridge

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Texas Department of Transportation has applied for a presidential permit for the Presidio-Ojinaga International Port of Entry bridge project.

TxDOT submitted the permit application to the United States Department of State on Friday for the new expanse of the …

Marfa teenager killed by train Saturday

Marfa teenager killed by train Saturday

September 10th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Marfa High School students gathered at the railroad tracks to pay tribute to the young man that lost his life on Saturday’s tragic accident.

MARFA – A tragic accident claimed the life of a Marfa teenage boy who was struck by a Union Pacific freight train in the downtown …

Attempted murder, suicide at Alpine High School Thursday

Attempted murder, suicide at Alpine High School Thursday

September 8th, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Two Alpine ISD students are embraced after being released from the First Assembly of God Church, where students were held following a shooting that claimed the life of the shooter and left another student wounded.

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – A 14-year-old Alpine High School female student shot …

Marfa ISD to hire director

Marfa ISD to hire director

September 8th, 2016

Vince Smith

Shorthorn band will play on

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa ISD’s band program may have found a new band director.

Superintendent Andrew Peters offered the position to Vince Smith of Aransas Pass after meeting with him on Tuesday. The previously cut band program received a lifeline as …

High speed chase ends with arrest and seized marijuana

High speed chase ends with arrest and seized marijuana

September 6th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Law enforcement officials were involved in what witness Gretel Enck described as a high speed pursuit. A grey pickup truck, she said, was traveling northbound on FM 2810 with “multiple law enforcement vehicles and a helicopter in pursuit.”

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA and ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com …

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