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Two more hotels coming to Marfa

Two more hotels coming to Marfa

May 21st, 2015

A drawing of the Marfa Inns & Suites that was presented in 2008.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – More travel accommodations will be available to visitors as two new hotels are in the works for Marfa.

The first step of clearing a lot for an offbeat hotel at the corner of East US 67/90-East …

3 arrested, almost 2 tons of pot seized in downtown Presidio

3 arrested, almost 2 tons of pot seized in downtown Presidio

May 14th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN) The boxes of Bokados potato chips which contained the marijuana.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO – Three men were arrested on narcotics trafficking charges and almost two tons of marijuana was seized in a downtown Presidio building last week.

Gregorio Garcia-Curiel, a resident U.S. immigrant; Edgar …

Pipeline opponents descend on Alpine council meeting

Pipeline opponents descend on Alpine council meeting

May 7th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Melodie Crummett and her grandson Hatfield Cason picket outside the Alpine Civic Center on Tuesday.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – With the Trans Pecos Pipeline project already under way with shipments of pipe making their way across West Texas via train, the pipeline’s opposition movement has …

After a half-century, Alpine radio stations change hands

After a half-century, Alpine radio stations change hands

April 30th, 2015

(photo by WALT FRERCK)New station owner Martin Benevich gets some control board pointers from Ray Hendryx.

ALPINE – Alpine’s two radio stations are under new ownership.

Ray Hendryx, president of Big Bend Broadcasters Inc., the parent company of KVLF AM-1240, and Rio Grande Broadcasting Company, parent company of KALP FM-92.7, said the …

A pipeline runs through it

A pipeline runs through it

April 23rd, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO, ALPINE – The first two of three informational meetings held by Energy Transfer Partners regarding the Trans Pecos Pipeline drew entirely divergent crowds – a symbol of what is fast becoming a vastly divisive issue for Far West Texas residents.

Energy Transfer Partners held three meetings – in Presidio, Alpine and Fort …

Landowners convene over the Trans Pecos Pipeline

Landowners convene over the Trans Pecos Pipeline

April 17th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Area landowners assembled at the Alpine Public Library to discuss the Trans Pecos Pipeline in a meeting organized by The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) on Wednesday.

The voices in the room were much calmer than just a week ago, when the BBCA held a public meeting, which drew a much …

Environment takes precedence at Boquillas anniversary ceremony

Environment takes precedence at Boquillas anniversary ceremony

April 16th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel and Juan José Guerra Abud, the Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary signed an updated U.S. – Mexico Wildfire Protection Agreement that strengthens cooperation between the two nations in prevention and management of wildfires.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

BOQUILLAS – …

Opposition grows to the Trans Pecos Pipeline

Opposition grows to the Trans Pecos Pipeline

April 10th, 2015

More than 200 Big Bend-area residents eventually filled the Alpine Public Library community room. (staff photos by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – A windstorm wailed outside the Alpine Public Library on Wednesday evening. Inside, the howls were just as embittered.

Nearly 200 area residents crowded into the library to participate in …

Speaker talks about eminent domain at NARO meeting

Speaker talks about eminent domain at NARO meeting

April 9th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FAR WEST TEXAS – “Does anyone want to venture a guess how many miles of pipeline there are in the state of Texas?” asked John Tracy, one of three featured speakers at the annual National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) meeting, which met at the Hotel Paisano’s Jett’s Grill …

Robohorns advance to world contest

Robohorns advance to world contest

April 2nd, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The world-competition-bound Marfa Robohorns, back row from left, Dillon Orr, Cesar Torres, Andy Garcia, Chris Ibarra, Gavin Livingston, Caleb Seegers, Michael Vega-Reyes, Isaiah Martinez; front row from left, Eva Guevara, Michaela Serrano, Gisselle Lujan and Anissa Lujan.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The science classroom at …

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