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Presidio County SO investigating bodies found on area ranch

Presidio County SO investigating bodies found on area ranch

March 2nd, 2015

By ROBERT HALPERN

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of two bodies found on an area ranch this weekend.

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Ranch workers called the sheriff’s office about midday Saturday and again on Sunday to say they had spotted the bodies, Sheriff Danny Dominguez said.

Both appeared …

Property Taxes on Farms and Ranches Could be Reduced with Productivity Appraisal

February 26th, 2015

Texas farmers and ranchers can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to the Presidio County Appraisal District for agricultural productivity appraisal and for a lower appraisal of their land based on how much they produce, versus what their land would sell for in the open market.

The Texas Constitution …

City grants hospital district PAC space for patient advocate

February 26th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio City Council rushed through a special meeting agenda that was initially called to discuss the upcoming community development block grant (CDBG) application.

However, the council tabled a number of items on the agenda at the behest of councilmember Antonio Manríquez, who could only be present via …

Candidates run unopposed as election filing ends Friday

February 26th, 2015

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA, ALPINE – As the filing window comes to a close on Friday for the May 9 city of Marfa and Alpine city and school elections, a majority of candidates will be running unopposed.

Marfa ISD school board incumbents Cosme Roman and Katherine Shaughnessey have, as of press time, been …

County discusses new development projects

February 26th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio County meeting that commenced on Tuesday set the stage for a couple of development projects emerging in the city of Presidio proper.

Judge Cinderela Guevara kicked off the meeting with some good news about a $25,000 historical preservation grant that was awarded to the Marfa Municipal …

Teen charged in Alpine school bomb hoax

February 26th, 2015

By RAY HENDRYX
KVLF AM-1240/KALP FM 92.7

ALPINE – Three charges of making a terroristic threat are expected to be leveled against a 13-year-old Alpine Middle School student today.

Authorities say the suspect had recently been suspended from school. The charges result from incidents of bomb threats being phoned in to the three Alpine public …

Inmate who receives Sentinel and International files First Amendment suit

February 26th, 2015

Clarence Jay Faulkner

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

AIRWAY HEIGHTS,

WASHINGTON – Long-time Big Bend Sentinel subscriber, occasional columnist, and Washington Department of Corrections inmate Clarence Jay Faulkner has filed a civil rights suit against the department, citing First Amendment violations.

The suit – which names Washington Department of Corrections Headquarters correctional manager …

Murder indictments returned in Brewster County

February 26th, 2015

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Brewster County Grand Jury members returned six violent crime indictments last Wednesday, including three indictments for the October 30, 2014 murder of Kilgore high school coach and hunter Walter Cayce Sands III, and three indictments for the December 23, 2104 shooting of Alpine resident Vicente Samuel Molinar.

Border Patrol deploys body-worn cameras in El Paso sector

February 26th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)City of Presidio police officer Jose Cabezuela wears a body camera on his shirt. The police department has been utilizing the personal cameras for nearly five years.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FAR WEST TEXAS – As part of an effort to increase transparency, the U.S. Customs and Border …

Trustees discuss multi-grade classrooms, teacher housing

February 26th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees had a healthy debate at Monday night’s meeting over potential elementary class alignment changes for the 2015-2016 school year.

“That’s why I think if we’re going to have this discussion, we have it now before we start stressing out teachers or concerning parents,” …

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