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Fort Davis ISD property tax increase approved by voters

Fort Davis ISD property tax increase approved by voters

September 4th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – The Fort Davis ISD tax ratification election on Tuesday was approved by a margin of 30 votes, which will raise property taxes by 13 cents. According to interim Superintendent Graydon Hicks, 256 total votes, or 53 percent, were in favor of the tax initiative and 227 votes, or 47 …

Marfa ISD adopts first balanced budget in six years

Marfa ISD adopts first balanced budget in six years

August 28th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa High School senior David Acosta paints his name on the street in front of the high school building on Sunday, part of a Marfa ISD tradition for incoming seniors. Marfa ISD reported that they welcomed a total 347 students on Monday, the first day of the …

County’s property values up from 2013, but down from $1 billion preliminary figure

County’s property values up from 2013, but down from $1 billion preliminary figure

August 21st, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The painful part is over, for now, as the 2014 property appraisal values have been certified. Presidio County Appraisal District (PCAD) and the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) wrapped up the last of the property protests last week, completing one more step for this year’s appraisal and property tax process.

PCAD …

Big Bend Regional Medical Center parent company hacked, 4.5 million patients affected nationwide

Big Bend Regional Medical Center parent company hacked, 4.5 million patients affected nationwide

August 18th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – More than 4.5 million people have been affected in a considerable hacking operation targeting one of the nation’s largest hospital-operating companies, Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS).

The company operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, with 18 hospitals located in Texas, which include the Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Scenic …

Texas governor candidate sets Marfa fundraiser

Texas governor candidate sets Marfa fundraiser

August 14th, 2014


Wendy Davis

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Wendy Davis will hold a fundraiser in Marfa at El Cosmico on August 30 from 7-9pm.

El Cosmico, which describes itself as a “nomadic hotel and campground,” announced the event along with the Davis camp, which includes live music by the Doodlin’ …

Sully biology grad student’s plant discovery gets national attention

Sully biology grad student’s plant discovery gets national attention

August 7th, 2014

By STEVE LANG

SRSU News and Publications

ALPINE – Jeffrey Keeling’s discovery of a rare plant species likely sent some prominent news media representatives scrambling for an atlas.

Last November, Keeling, of Aledo, a Sul Ross State University graduate student in Biology, found a live sample of the incredibly rare Solanum cordicitum near Valentine (pop. 134), about 60 …

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

July 31st, 2014

State ChampsThe Presidio Braves are the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions, second year in a row.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Braves are back-to-back Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions after defeating the Eastland Lions 8 – 3 at last week’s tournament held in …

Marfa demonstrators call for asylum for migrant children

Marfa demonstrators call for asylum for migrant children

July 24th, 2014

Texas Gov. Perry activates National Guard in Lower Valley

(staff photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)A small group of Marfa residents who demonstrated on Monday demanded asylum for more than 50,000 unaccompanied Central American children who have journeyed to the Texas-Mexico border since October 2013.

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – A handful of Marfa residents …

One dead, two injured, one in custody in Alpine shooting

One dead, two injured, one in custody in Alpine shooting

July 17th, 2014

Victim Reymundo Vega, left, suspect Alvino Gonzalez, right

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN and JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – A barrage of gunfire in Alpine Tuesday evening left one man dead, two men injured, and one man in police custody.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at a residence at 607 ½ East Holland Avenue at …

One dead, one in custody in Alpine shooting

One dead, one in custody in Alpine shooting

July 15th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN and JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – A shooting late Tuesday evening in Alpine has left one person dead and two injured according to multiple sources close to the investigation.

83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton said one person was in custody and was being questioned by investigators.

A source close to the investigation, who spoke …

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