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Major TV pilot set to film in Marfa

Major TV pilot set to film in Marfa

May 26th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The production office for the Amazon original program, I Love Dick, is beginning to fill as production begins in early June. Approximately 100 people will begin to fill the office as shooting begins on Friday, June 3. Shooting will continue sporadically until Friday, June 10. Locations for filming include …

Summit seeks to empower Latinos

Summit seeks to empower Latinos

May 19th, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)District 29 State Senator José Rodríguez welcomes attendees of the State Senate Hispanic Caucus Latino/a Summit at El Paso Community College.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

EL PASO – El Paso Community College hosted a Texas State Senate Hispanic Caucus Latino summit on Saturday organized by District 6 state Sen. Sylvia Garcia …

Balmorhea water deal strikes local fears

Balmorhea water deal strikes local fears

May 12th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)A pump drawing water out of a canal that flows into Lake Balmorhea on March 28, 2016.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

BALMORHEA — The sale of Lake Balmorhea water to an oil and gas company for drilling near San Solomon Springs has some West Texans and scientists concerned for the …

Feds approve pipeline, opposition talks next moves

Feds approve pipeline, opposition talks next moves

May 6th, 2016

Energy Transfer Partners began staging the 42-inch pipe in Fort Stockton last year.

Presidential permit granted

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — As the federal government gave its approval to the Trans Pecos Pipeline Thursday, local opinion was still split on the project that has passed one of the final hurdles in its path. …

State fire marshal to investigate three-truck fire at Bullet Transport

State fire marshal to investigate three-truck fire at Bullet Transport

May 5th, 2016

(PRESIDIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)Fire crews tend to flaming semi-trucks during Saturday’s fire at Bullet Transportation.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Texas State Fire Marshal’s office will investigate a fire that engulfed three semi trucks Saturday evening at Bullet Transport Services Inc.

The City of Presidio Police Department is also investigating, but the city called in …

AEP begins work on Marfa substation, outages possible

AEP begins work on Marfa substation, outages possible

April 28th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)An AEP employee gives a thumbs up and is ready to work at the Marfa substation on Golf Course Road.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – On Wednesday, Eddie Pallarez of AEP gathered Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap, City Administrator Jim Mustard, and Crystal Funke of the Presidio County …

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 …

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