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MOTRAN: Trans-Pecos Pipeline gas going to Asia through Mexican port of Topolobampo

January 19th, 2017

MIDLAND — At its annual meeting on December 6, 2016 the Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance, or MOTRAN, announced updates to area transportation projects and prospects for the coming year, including trade with Mexico, according to a report by Trevor Hawes of the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

The importance of Mexico – part of MOTRAN’s efforts include Mexican portions of …

Marfa mayor’s seat wide open in May election

January 19th, 2017

MARFA – The filing window for the May 6th City of Marfa elections opened this week and closes Friday, February 17.

Seats currently occupied by Josie Simpson and Peter Stanley on the city council will be open for a race, as will the mayor’s seat, currently filled by mayor Dan Dunlap.

Simpson told the Big Bend Sentinel …

Three Marfa school board positions on May 6 ballot

January 19th, 2017

MARFA – Elections for the Marfa ISD school board will run concurrent with city elections this year, with the filing window open from yesterday, Wednesday, January 18 to Friday, February 17.

Posts up for election this year are currently held by Place 1 board member Mahala Guevara, Place 2 member Katie Price Fowlkes, and Place 3 …

Immigrant communities, advocates prepare to defend rights during 85th Texas Lege

January 19th, 2017


PRESIDIO — As the 85th Texas legislative session begins, state lawmakers, local governments and advocates are taking steps to preempt potential anti-immigrant laws.

Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez, a Democrat from El Paso whose district includes Presidio County, joined a coalition of Texas immigrant-rights organizations last week in announcing opposition to several bills proposed for …

Locals to join post-inauguration marches in D.C., Austin

Locals to join post-inauguration marches in D.C., Austin

January 19th, 2017

Marches planned in Marfa, Alpine, too


MARFA, ALPINE, AUSTIN, WASHINGTON – One day after Donald Trump is sworn into the office of president of the United States of America, hundreds of thousands of political opponents are expected to take to the streets on Saturday to march in solidarity with women and raise awareness …

Marfa school board joins growing chorus opposing the A-F accountability

January 19th, 2017


MARFA – Marfa ISD school board members unanimously voted to join a growing number of Texas school districts in calling on the state legislature to repeal the A-F accountability system at Monday’s board meeting.

The resolution adopted by the board is based on a 10-point template from the Texas Association of School Administrators, …

Big Bend National Park reinstates temporary closures for Peregrine falcons

January 19th, 2017

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – In August 1999, the Peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species list, a move prompted by the falcon’s comeback from the brink of extinction. However, throughout Texas there are less than a dozen known nesting pairs and the falcon remains on the state’s endangered species list.

National Park Service …

Aerial vaccine drop returns to fight rabies in Presidio, Brewster counties

January 19th, 2017

Flight map for rabies drop along the Texas-Mexico border.

FAR WEST TEXAS – The Texas Department of State Health Services has re-launched its annual airdrop of rabies vaccine for wildlife along the Texas-Mexico border to protect people and animals from the deadly disease.

Planes took off last week from the airport in Zapata to begin the …

Big Bend Brewing expands to San Antonio

January 19th, 2017

ALPINE, SAN ANOTNIO – Big Bend Brewing Co. is pleased to announce its second production expansion since the company started in 2012 — and its first expansion into a new facility, according to a company news release.

“We have been fortunate enough to have amazing fans, an excellent network of distribution partners, and some of the …

Hotelier Charles Mallory becomes partner in historic Hotel Limpia

January 19th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Area hotelier Charles Mallory and his Greenwich Hospitality Group has become a business partner with David and Ana Schreiber in the Hotel Limpia and Blue Mountain Bistro in Fort Davis, Camilla Labatt, Regional Director of Operations for Greenwich Hospitality Group (GHG) announced.

This will add to GHG’s Texas portfolio, which also includes the …

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