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Landowners convene over the Trans Pecos Pipeline

Landowners convene over the Trans Pecos Pipeline

April 17th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Area landowners assembled at the Alpine Public Library to discuss the Trans Pecos Pipeline in a meeting organized by The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) on Wednesday.

The voices in the room were much calmer than just a week ago, when the BBCA held a public meeting, which drew a much …

Sheriff’s department recovers stolen vehicle

April 16th, 2015

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County Sheriff’s Department recovered a vehicle that was stolen during the apprehensions of undocumented immigrants in Presidio County.

According to Presidio County Chief Deputy Joel Nunez, five undocumented immigrants were spotted on Dipper Ranch, north of Cibolo Creek, on Saturday, April 11. The owner apprehended four on site, but one …

In their words: Mexican and American officials weigh in on the Trans Pecos Pipeline

April 16th, 2015

E. Anthony Wanye, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

E. Anthony Wanye, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

“Some of the first interests of the government of Mexico was the desire to increase the use of cleaner fuel from a number of different sources and that included natural gas from the United States. The several pipelines …

Presidio water service interruption

April 16th, 2015

PRESIDIO – The city of Presidio Water Department will be repairing a water leak on Dod Street early at daybreak on Saturday morning, April 18, 2015. Depending on the extent of the repairs, the process may lead to water being out from Erma Avenue, and might affect neighborhoods and businesses to the east. Please …

“Children of Giant” to air on PBS Friday

April 16th, 2015

(photo by RICHARD C. MILLER)James Dean taking a break on location on the set of the film Giant with Robert Marquez, left, and Joe Vasquez from Marfa. Summer 1955. Working to identify the two boys. This specific location is most probably Valentine.

MARFA – “Children of Giant,” a new documentary that explores …

Brother charged with murder in death of sibling

April 16th, 2015

John Walker

ALPINE – The Alpine Police Department has arrested an Alpine man in connection with the death of his brother last week.

According to the department’s Facebook page, John Walker, 20, was arrested for alleging killing his brother, Justin Walker, 21, at their 609 N. 10th Street residence.

When police responded …

County adopts more in-depth purchasing policy

April 16th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County Commissioners approved a new countywide purchasing policy to ensure more accountability with the county’s finances.

CPA Patty Roach presented the policy to the commissioners at Tuesday morning’s meeting. Roach was hired in 2013 as the county commissioner auditor to clean and fix the county’s accounting …

Novovitch appointed Brewster County commissioner

April 16th, 2015

Luc Novovitch

ALPINE – Luc Novovitch has been appointed by Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano to fill the unexpired term of Brewster County Precinct 1 Commissioner George Johnson.

Novovitch and his wife, Barbara, moved to the Big Bend area in 1998, residing in Marathon for 15 years before moving to Alpine, according …

Longtime coach Hibbitts to retire from Marfa ISD

April 16th, 2015

Trustees address housing

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Longtime teacher and coach Richard Hibbitts’ will retire after 30 years at Marfa ISD.

Hibbitts joined Marfa ISD in 1985 after he returned to Texas from Anadarko, Oklahoma where he owned his own insurance agency. He currently teaches 11th grade U.S. history and 12th grade economics …

Trans Pecos Pipeline reps set open houses in Presidio, Alpine, on Tuesday

April 16th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FAR WEST TEXAS – Representatives of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline will hold three informational open house meetings in Presidio, Alpine and Fort Stockton on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22.

Members of the public are invited to meet the project reps, who will field questions on the project timeline and its …

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