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Big Bend Regional Hospital District receives notice to close Marfa Meds as soon as possible

June 24th, 2016

 

Alpine, Texas June 24, 2016 – Thursday afternoon June 23rd, just prior to beginning the regular meeting of the Board of Directors, the District received informal notification from the Enforcement Division of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy that the “Marfa Meds” Class H pharmacy serving residents of Marfa, Texas must close “as soon as …

New details emerge in Alpine sexual assault case

June 23rd, 2016

Jesus Nanez(BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – New details have emerged following the June 3 arrest of Border Patrol agent Jesus “Jesse” Nanez, who is charged with two counts of sexual assault, a second-degree felony.

Nanez, a six-year veteran agent, allegedly sexually assaulted a close acquaintance at least twice …

In past two weeks, five burglaries and possible arsons reported in tri-county area

June 23rd, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA, ALPINE, FORT DAVIS – A rash of burglaries have been reported in the last two weeks, with each county seat seeing at least one business burgled.

In Marfa, a cash register containing about $350 was stolen from Marfa Hardware Sunday night, Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez said, who added …

Downtown height restriction still in P&Z panel’s sights

June 23rd, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The Marfa Planning and Zoning Committee is making slow progress on recommending a building height restriction north of the train tracks on North Highland Avenue, committee members said at their meeting last Thursday.

Property owners of downtown buildings, including property owners within 200 feet of the affected street, …

Bond increased for suspect in stabbing case

June 23rd, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – In an unusual twist, a Marfa man suspected in the early Sunday morning stabbing had his bond increased to $30,000 from $5,000 at a Tuesday bond hearing with Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez, 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton, and 394th District Judge Roy Ferguson.

The incident, which occurred …

Marfa Meds may end

June 23rd, 2016

By JIM STREET

MARFA – Plans to convert the Class H Marfa Meds pharmacy license to a Class A and open a second drug store in Marfa has hit a snag, which likely means the end of Marfa Meds.

Reacting to a recent Marfa Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International article and comments from …

Marfans trek to space launch

June 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Blue Shepard, Blue Origin’s latest rocket, blasts off from its launch pad in Culberson County Sunday morning. The lift-off is the space company’s fourth successful rocket launch.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ
sarah@bigbendnow.com

CULBERSON COUNTY – The first thing Adrian Bernal said when I hopped in Alan Dickson’s car Sunday morning …

Texas Dems oppose Pipeline

June 23rd, 2016

MARFA — The Texas Democratic Party has written opposition to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline into its 2016-2018 party platform.

Delegates to the Democratic Party convention in San Antonio last week adopted opposition to construction of the proposed high-pressure natural gas pipeline as a tenant of the energy and environment section of its platform.

“Environmental protection, …

Presidio Independence Day celebration Sunday, July 3

June 23rd, 2016

PRESIDIO — Presidio’s annual celebration of U.S. Independence Day will be held on July 3, at Daly Park.

From 9pm to 1 am, Presidio residents and guests can enjoy the music of local band The Resonators as well as Mariachis Los Jinetas from San Antonio.

A fireworks display will follow the music.

Fiesta del Barrio Independence Day celebration in Alpine

June 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)The old Wool and Mohair building on Murphy Street in Alpine with a mural by Stylle Read.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

ALPINE – Alpine residents will come together on July 2 to celebrate Independence Day by holding a celebration called Fiesta del Barrio.

Several nonprofit organizations are joining together …

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