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Vehicle wrecks on Jeff Davis courthouse lawn

March 26th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – A Fort Davis woman crashed her car into the fence at the Jeff Davis County Courthouse last week. There were no injuries.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety in Marfa, Fort Davis resident Paula Brooks was traveling south on Texas Highway 17 through town at …

Two injured in plane crash Monday

March 26th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARATHON – A small plane crashed near Marathon at about 8:15am Monday, injuring the pilot and passenger.

According to Brewster County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Maurcio V. Cordova, pilot Gil Jones and passenger Bobby Hornsby, both from Marathon, tried to circle around shortly after they took off when the plane lost …

Commissioners eye sheriff’s office spending

March 26th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Tuesday’s Commissioner’s Court meeting sparked some heated discussion regarding outstanding expenses incurred by the sheriff’s office.

The meeting kicked off with a department activity report from the Justice of the Peace Juanita Bishop, after which Presidio Municipal Development District President Jake Giesbrecht presented a progress report on the …

Trans Pecos pipeline opposition meeting April 8

March 26th, 2015

ALPINE – The Big Bend Conservation Alliance will host a meeting to discuss the Trans Pecos pipeline at 6pm Wednesday, April 8 at the Alpine Public Library.

A massive high-pressure natural gas pipeline is to be built through the Big Bend to export fuel for Mexican power plants. The route it will take is …

Power outages set for Monday, Tuesday in Presidio, Shafter, and south of Marfa cancelled

March 26th, 2015

UPDATE: AEP has cancelled the power outages scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. A new date will be set in the future.

PRESIDIO – Weather permitting, AEP Texas has scheduled power outages throughout Presidio, Shafter and areas south of Marfa on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 1 beginning at 4pm on both days to complete …

Port authority conducts first meeting, discusses future steps

March 26th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio International Port Authority (PIPA)’s inaugural meeting was neither lengthy nor remarkable; however, the newly established board mapped the schematics for the future of the bridge expansion project at the Presidio International Port of Entry.

With the exception of board member and Presidio County Commissioner Jim White, …

Search is on for murder suspect

Search is on for murder suspect

March 25th, 2015

Harlin Anson Pierce

FORT DAVIS – The Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with killing his father in Jeff Davis County last week.

Harlin Anson Pierce, allegedly killed his father, Anton G. Pierce, on Thursday, March 19, at their home in the Davis Mountains Resort, according …

Authorities end probe in City of Alpine public corruption case

March 24th, 2015

ALPINE – Law enforcement authorities have concluded their investigation into the city of Alpine’s 2013 public corruption case, according to a news release from city Manager Eric Zimmer.

“The city has been notified by the Texas Rangers, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and Brewster County prosecutors that their investigations arising out of financial irregularities are complete,” …

Federal magistrate to retire

March 19th, 2015

In conversation with the Honorable B. Dwight Goains

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

On November 9, the Honorable B. Dwight Goains will retire from an eight-year term serving as the U.S. Magistrate Judge in Alpine, Texas. At 66 years old, Goains has nearly 30 years of experience working within the U.S. legal system – first as a criminal …

Welsh family sells Marfa, Van Horn supermarkets to Porter family

Welsh family sells Marfa, Van Horn supermarkets to Porter family

March 19th, 2015

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA, VAN HORN, ANDREWS – The Welsh family has sold their last two supermarkets in Marfa and Van Horn to the Porter family of Andrews.

Pueblo Markets, as the stores have operated the last 15 years, will conclude business on Friday and open Saturday as Porter’s.

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

“With our stores becoming …

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