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Marfa artist creates staff for Chicago cardinal

Marfa artist creates staff for Chicago cardinal

February 2nd, 2017

(Staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Marfa artist Camp Bosworth recently completed work on a crozier for Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — When Marfa artist Camp Bosworth finished college in 1989 he was primarily a painter. But he quickly taught himself woodworking and carving when offered a commission making furniture …

Union Pacific freight train derailment closes portion of I-10

Union Pacific freight train derailment closes portion of I-10

January 30th, 2017

CULBERTSON COUNTY – A Union Pacific cargo train derailed this morning near Kent in Culberson County, prompting the closure of Interstate 10 near the site of the derailment.

According to Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff, the derailment occurred at about 7:30am.

In a news release from Union Pacific public affairs Director Ivan Jaime, the train was bound …

Women’s March: Locals join the many in Austin

Women’s March: Locals join the many in Austin

January 26th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The Women’s March on Austin gathered over 50,000 people at the state capitol. Following the march in downtown Austin, the crowd gathered to hear speeches on the capitol lawn.

Marfa march attracts 80 residents

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

AUSTIN – An estimated 2.5 million people around the globe gathered on the streets …

Locals to join post-inauguration marches in D.C., Austin

Locals to join post-inauguration marches in D.C., Austin

January 19th, 2017

Marches planned in Marfa, Alpine, too

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA, ALPINE, AUSTIN, WASHINGTON – One day after Donald Trump is sworn into the office of president of the United States of America, hundreds of thousands of political opponents are expected to take to the streets on Saturday to march in solidarity with women and raise awareness …

Sheriff: Candalaria shootings were “friendly fire”, but Texas ag commissioner spreads fake news about incident

Sheriff: Candalaria shootings were “friendly fire”, but Texas ag commissioner spreads fake news about incident

January 13th, 2017

(Presidio County Sheriff’s Department photo)The Circle Dug Ranch

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — The two men airlifted from a remote Presidio County ranch for treatment of severe gunshot wounds last week were either shot by each other or other members of their own hunting party, not attackers from Mexico.

That’s the conclusion the Presidio County …

$2 million in meth seized at Presidio port: record bust for port officers

$2 million in meth seized at Presidio port: record bust for port officers

January 13th, 2017

(CBP photos) U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 61 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in two busts on Wednesday and Thursday. Customs seized 38 pounds of the narcotic in the first bust.

PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized a total …

Native activist, locals encamp for Standing Rock-style pipeline resistance

Native activist, locals encamp for Standing Rock-style pipeline resistance

January 12th, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Society of Native Nations member Madelein Santibáñez helps to prepare an area of the Two Rivers Camp for the lighting of the “sacred fire” Sunday afternoon.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — On a ranch deep in interior Presidio County, Madelein Santibáñez rakes brush from around a pit dug several feet deep …

Sheriff denies “cross border violence” in Candelaria shooting

Sheriff denies “cross border violence” in Candelaria shooting

January 9th, 2017

Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez during the investigation on Saturday. (Presidio County Sheriff’s Office photo)

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A late-night shootout with an unknown attacker or attackers, potentially from Mexico; an attempted RV theft or kidnapping; two men wounded as result of lax border security. This is part of a dramatic narrative circulating …

Activists arrested near Shafter in second anti-pipeline protest action

Activists arrested near Shafter in second anti-pipeline protest action

January 7th, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD) Society of Native Nations member Jakki Hagans attempts to block construction on the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Saturday morning. She and activist Mark Glover of Alpine were arrested for criminal trespassing by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Department.

 

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO COUNTY — Two activists were arrested Saturday morning during a …

UT Medical students bring healthcare to the border

UT Medical students bring healthcare to the border

December 21st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

CANDELARIA — One of Presidio County’s most remote, rural and impoverished communities is building bridges that could bring them more accessible healthcare resources.

Candelaria was visited on Sunday by 15 students with the University of Texas Medical Branch and a student-run group Frontera De Salud. For several hours the Santa Teresa de Jesus …

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