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City serves an ace with sand volleyball court

July 28th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa residents enjoy the sand volleyball court this week.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – As revelers celebrated the independence of our nation on July 4, the city quietly opened a new sand volleyball court at Coffield Park.

According to Marfa Parks and Recreation Board …

Marfa council to discuss tax rates; council member to comment on city festivals

July 28th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa City Council members are set to hold a regular meeting at 6pm tonight in the Casner Room at City Hall.

Council members will be presented with a calculation for the 2016/2017 effective tax rate and proposed tax rate calculations from Mayor Dan Dunlap as well as …

Marfa lawyer announces for county attorney

July 28th, 2016

C.K. ‘Chuck’ Stephenson

PRESIDIO COUNTY – C.K. ‘Chuck’ Stephenson has announced as a write-in candidate for Presidio County attorney in the November general election.

“As county attorney, I feel it’s my obligation to serve the people of Presidio County, not just special interests,” he said in a news release.

Stephenson has …

Tire blowout causes auto accident

July 28th, 2016

(photo from the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)A van rolled over off U.S. 67 Saturday after a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — Four people were taken to the hospital and a dog went missing Saturday after a …

Presidio drinking water is clean, state says

July 28th, 2016

(Staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shows the city is compliant with state standards.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio’s drinking water is clean of dangerous contaminants, despite a violation temporarily on the city’s Drinking Water Quality Report.

The …

Commissioners hear about adult protective services situation

July 28th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – What seemed like business as usual on paper shifted into a serious tone after a safety concern was addressed at the July 26 Presidio County Commissioners’ Court meeting.

Before the commissioners addressed the items on the short agenda, Cary Leeper, an Adult Protective Services investigator, brought up …

Medical student group to make Presidio trip

July 28th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — A group of aspiring doctors is due to visit Presidio later this year.

University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston students with the group Frontera de Salud will make the first of what could be regular visits to Presidio. For three days in December, the students will offer …

El Paso’s water import plans include tapping Presidio, Jeff Davis counties

July 28th, 2016

Hudspeth County water ranch is latest acqusition

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — The City of El Paso last week received a $150 million loan to purchase land in Hudspeth County for the water rights. The purchase would be part of a long-term plan for the city to import water from other areas of Texas, …

Best burgers in Texas are in Alpine, Terlingua, says Texas Monthly

July 28th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – Two restaurants in Brewster County are among the 50 named in Texas Monthly’s Best Burgers list.

None of the West Texas burgers made the top five, but two from Alpine and Terlingua made the “best of the rest.” This is the seventh year the Texas-centric …

Jet-set art aficionados arrive for Irwin installation

July 22nd, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)

MARFA – Four corporate jets had landed at the Marfa Municipal Airport at mid-afternoon Friday and more were on their way, apparently bringing art aficionados to the Robert Irwin installation opening at the Chinati Foundation on Saturday.
The airport had a full schedule of landings the rest of Friday …

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