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Interim superintendent outlines goals, and other school issues (lice)

Interim superintendent outlines goals, and other school issues (lice)

December 1st, 2016

(photo by ANN MARIE NAFZIGER)Brenda Silva Bentley reads to a group of Meg Sherwin’s kindergarten students as part of the Read Marfa program.

Marfa Education Foundation donations

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa ISD school board members confronted a multitude of issues regarding a head lice outbreak in the fifth grade, interim Superintendent Oscar Aguero’s goals, …

County airports improved

December 1st, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)The Presidio-Lely International Airport.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Renovations are complete at the Presidio Lely International Airport and the airport is reopened for business.

The Presidio airport was resurfaced and repainted through a $290,000 grant funded in part by Presidio County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT).

The airport was resurfaced …

Presidio closes in on new ambulance

December 1st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The long process of acquiring a replacement for one of Presidio’s aging ambulances is rolling along.

Presidio Emergency Services is close to completing the bidding process for its new, grant-funded ambulance. The city was awarded a grant earlier this year from the Big Bend Regional Hospital District (BBRHD) to buy and …

Marijuana seizure, arrest at Presidio port

Marijuana seizure, arrest at Presidio port

December 1st, 2016

(CBP photos) A CBP K-9 poses with 70 bundles of marijuana following a bust at the Presidio Port of Entry

PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 72 pounds of marijuana the afternoon of Friday, November 18, according to an agency news …

Odessa man killed in Ojinaga shooting

December 1st, 2016

PRESIDIO, OJINAGA — An Odessa resident was left dead after a late-night shooting in Ojinaga this past weekend.

Hector Miguel Sanchez, 27, was shot to death outside the palenque Alfonso Estrada in Ojinaga around 1:20am on Sunday.

While a cockfight was taking place inside the palenque, Sanchez was in the parking lot with members …

Marathon Water Supply awarded more than $230,000 in grants

December 1st, 2016

MARATHON – Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, is pleased to announce the selection of the Marathon Water Supply and Sewer Service Corporation (WS&SS) for two grants totaling more than $230,000 for water improvement projects, according to a news release.

Both grants are awarded from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Project Development Assistance Program, …

After state violation, City of Presidio seeks volunteers for water quality testing

December 1st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The City of Presidio is seeking 40 households to volunteer to have their water tested for lead and copper contamination next year.

The city recently received a violation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for failure to test for lead and copper contamination in the water it provides to …

Presidio Education Foundation gets going

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio Education Foundation board members Vicky Carrasco, Bryan Vasquez, Carlos Nieto and Jose Leyva meet Tuesday in the Presidio ISD administration building.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The board of directors of the Presidio Education Foundation met Tuesday to continue getting the foundation off the ground. It was just the second …

Food bank seeks help feeding West Texans

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Volunteers with the West Texas Food Bank assemble boxes of food to distribute during the food bank’s monthly outreach in Presidio.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — It is 7am on a cool Friday morning in October, still at least an hour before the sun fully rises, but cars have been lining …

Pipeline protest turns confrontational

Pipeline protest turns confrontational

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Members of San Antonio-based Native American Danza Azteca-Mexica dance group Kalpulli ameyaltonal Tejaztlan performed a prayer dance at the Marfa Lights Viewing Center to kick off Sunday’s anti-pipeline protest march.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Defend Big Bend and Native American leaders held their second rally and march in protest …

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