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County judge defends actions in not ordering autopsy

County judge defends actions in not ordering autopsy

February 18th, 2016

The Texas flag flies at half-staff at the Cibolo Creek Ranch gate on Sunday, a day after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the ranch. The other flag honors Milton Faver, the Presidio County pioneer who established the ranch in the 1850s. (photo by and courtesy of DON CULBERTSON)

 

By SARAH …

Justice Scalia dies from natural causes, Presidio County official rules

February 13th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN) A guy stands guard outside the Cibolo Creek Ranch, not allowing anyone to enter the premises.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

PRESIDIO COUNTY – U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on an outing at an upscale ranch getaway near Shafter, died of natural …

Trans Pecos Pipeline to connect with Mexican port

Trans Pecos Pipeline to connect with Mexican port

February 11th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Pumpco heavy machinery and trucks park in the clearing near the South Orient rail line and Nopal Road, about five miles east of Marfa.

Off-load site under construction at Nopal Road

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – A Pumpco water truck drove along Nopal Road this week, spreading water along …

Marfa Housing Authority changes executive directors

Marfa Housing Authority changes executive directors

February 4th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Alma Cabezuela and Jesse Williams.

Cabezuela to retire

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The new Marfa Housing Authority (MHA) executive director has big shoes to fill, but he says he is up for the task at hand.

Jesse Williams is currently training to replace outgoing director Alma Cabezuela, who …

A glimpse inside the new federal magistrate’s court

A glimpse inside the new federal magistrate’s court

January 28th, 2016

(photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)The Honorable David Fannin, U.S. magistrate

The Honorable David Fannin of Marfa

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Fifteen Central American migrants wearing matching white-and-orange striped uniforms emblazoned with the words “Presidio County Jail” on their backs shuffled into the courtroom and stood in a line before the bench. The thick …

Target Marathon, another roadside attraction

Target Marathon, another roadside attraction

January 21st, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The new “Target” store is located between Alpine and Marathon.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARATHON – The first photo popped up on Instagram this past Thursday morning. A small cinderblock railroad building adorned with recognizable red bull’s eyes and black letters that simply say TARGET.

While the display for …

Hurd’s surprise Republican challenger, from Marfa

Hurd’s surprise Republican challenger, from Marfa

December 16th, 2015

William “Hart” Peterson

Gallego gets unexpected opponent; Madla’s widow seeks senator’s post

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ and ROBERT L. HALPERN

FAR WEST TEXAS – The first – and rare – Republican Party candidate from Presidio County to seek office in a regional race has filed to run against U.S. Rep. Will Hurd in the March primary …

First contested races form in Presidio County

First contested races form in Presidio County

December 10th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Presidio County has its first two contested races as more candidates filed for the March primary election this week.

Incumbent Sheriff Danny Dominguez will run for re-election against Democrat Caesar Melendez. Melendez is a former deputy and is currently City of Marfa’s Code Compliance Officer. Democrat …

The Marfa restaurant scene expands

The Marfa restaurant scene expands

December 3rd, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Bartender Janella Fox serves up the “ginsella,” one of the unique drinks at the new Capri lounge.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – As the cliché goes, when one door closes, another one opens, and the same can be said for Marfa’s dining options. Except in this …

Pipeline foes seek Presidio support in a cultural divide

Pipeline foes seek Presidio support in a cultural divide

December 1st, 2015

(photo by and courtesy of JESSICA LUTZ)Presidio educator and city council member Dimitri Garcia at last week’s conservation alliance meeting, one of three Latinos to attend the gathering from a community that is 93 percent Hispanic.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) hosted its first pipeline …

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