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Helicopter crash leaves two injured

November 19th, 2015

(BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF photo)The damaged helicopter

ALPINE – Two men were injured after a helicopter crashed Friday evening about 24 miles south of Alpine.

According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, pilot David Yerby, Speck Martin, Cody Wood and Darrell Lambert were conducting a deer survey and shooting feral hogs at the …

Luc Novovitch announces re-election bid

November 19th, 2015

Luc Novovitch

BIG BEND – In April 2015 Judge Cano appointed me Brewster County Commissioner for Precinct 1. As part of the selection process I had an interview with the Judge during which, in addition to answering questions, I made clear that if appointed I would take my duties very seriously, that …

Escudder announces for 83rd District Attorney

November 19th, 2015

Jaime Escuder

FAR WEST TEXAS – My name is Jaime Escuder and I am writing to announce my candidacy, as a Democrat, for the office of District Attorney for the 83rd District of Texas.

I have been practicing law for eleven years, mostly defending felony cases in the Chicago area, as well …

Hospital district approves grant for new Marfa ambulance

November 19th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap addresses the Big Bend Regional Hospital District board members on why the city of Marfa needs a new ambulance.


MARFA – The city of Marfa is getting a new ambulance through a grant from Big Bend Regional Hospital District …

Marfa ISD lowers rent for staff housing

November 19th, 2015


MARFA – Marfa ISD employees who rent housing from the district will see a decrease in their rent. Well, most of them will.

MISD board of trustees voted at Monday’s meeting to adjust the rental rates to offer an equal across-the-board rate that is still below Marfa’s rental rates. The …

At Marfa ISD, random drug testing proposed

November 19th, 2015


MARFA – Marfa ISD’s board of trustees’ meeting took a personal turn on Monday night when Principal Oscar Aguero revealed his oldest son’s death during a discussion about random drug testing. When asked if there is a drug problem at MISD to warrant this kind of policy, Aguero said he …

Democrats, start your filing for political office

November 19th, 2015

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Election year is coming in 2016!

Interested Democratic Party candidates may pick up applications from Democratic Chair Buck Johnston at 110 W. Dallas Street, Marfa.

Potential candidates will need to provide the filing form and fee or petition by 6pm Monday, December 14.

The 2016 ballot will include the following positions …

Proposed bill sparks nuclear fears

November 19th, 2015


FAR WEST TEXAS – Last month, a San Antonio-based advocacy group hosted a nationwide telephone briefing as part of its campaign to “Stop Fukushima Freeways.” Earlier this year, a man by the name of Bill Jones stood before a skeptical audience in Van Horn to gauge community interest in building …

County, cities to meet tonight over EMS district

November 19th, 2015


PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County and the cities of Presidio and Marfa will meet at 6pm tonight at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa for another workshop about possibly forming an Emergency Services District for Presidio County.

The three entities met last month to brainstorm ways to address the EMS …

In loving memory of Melody Crowder

November 12th, 2015

Melody Crowder


PRESIDIO – The community of Presidio was devastated by the news of PISD teacher Melody Crowder’s passing two weeks ago. Last Sunday, a memorial held in her honor at Presidio High School, celebrated the woman she was and the impact she had on her friends, family …

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