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EPA proposes action to improve visibility in Big Bend National Park

EPA proposes action to improve visibility in Big Bend National Park

November 26th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

TEXAS – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday proposed actions to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to cut air pollution and increase visibility in national parks and wilderness areas in Texas and Oklahoma, specifically including Big Bend National Park.

The proposed actions, if adopted and implemented, would require 15 units at eight …

Mule deer season opens Friday

November 26th, 2014

AUSTIN – The TransPecos mule deer season opens at sunrise on Friday and runs through sundown Sunday, December 14.

Wildlife officials are reminding mule deer hunters and landowners in Far West Texas about the testing protocols required in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Plan. The plan includes mandatory check …

University courses canceled in Ojinaga as students stage protest for 43 missing student teachers

University courses canceled in Ojinaga as students stage protest for 43 missing student teachers

November 26th, 2014

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Ojinaga college students protest in support of the 43 missing students in southern Mexico.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – All university extension classes of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) were canceled in Ojinaga last week to show discontent that exists in Mexico of the government’s handling …

Tarahumara children give thanks for school renovations

Tarahumara children give thanks for school renovations

November 26th, 2014

Last month I was able to visit the Tarahumara school in Bacabureachi, Chihuahua.  I was there on a Sunday with three mules and a helper, giving the children turns to ride around the school grounds where they live.  With no adult prompting, several of the girls wrote me letters, complete with drawings, and stuffed them …

Marfa ISD hires new curriculum director

November 26th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Oscar N. Aguero is Marfa ISD’s new curriculum director. The board of trustees unanimously voted to hire Aguero on a probationary period at Monday’s special meeting.

Aguero comes from Odessa where he is a sixth-grade teacher. He has 10 years experience in education, four years in the classroom and six years …

Presidio-OJ bridge expansion project conducts second public meeting

November 26th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Presidio County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held the second public meeting of the Presidio – Ojinaga International Port of Entry Project last Thursday. The meeting, which was comprised of TxDOT staff members, county staff, public officials and representatives from S&B Infrastructure – the consulting firm tapped for …

Area home health agencies to expand with Big Bend Home Health closure

November 26th, 2014

ALPINE – Big Bend Home Health announced last week that its parent corporation, Community Health Systems Inc., will end the program after 30 years of service, leaving other area home health service agencies with the possibility of taking on additional patients.

Following the announcement, Alpine’s Agave Home Health and Odessa-based Express Nurses Inc. have begun to …

Local and federal officers dismantle fake bomb

Local and federal officers dismantle fake bomb

November 26th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

TERLINGUA RANCH – As the day broke last Thursday, Terlingua Ranch residents noticed a strange and terrifying device strapped to a Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch Inc. sign.

(BREWSTER COUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)A fake bomb was planted on a Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch Inc. sign following years of …

Final pre-trial hearing set for Terlingua homicide suspect

November 26th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Former Terlingua resident Tony Flint has been summoned to his final pre-trial hearing on Friday, December 12 in Alpine.

Tony Flint

Flint is expected to either plead guilty or request a jury trial on a first-degree murder charge at the hearing. Flint’s attorney, Justin Lowe of Odessa, has also …

Presidio development group moves forward on parking facility near port

November 26th, 2014

(photo by and courtesy of BRAD NEWTON)The Plaza Puerto Rico along US 67 will serve as a visitor center and planned parking lot near the Presidio and Ojinaga port of entry.

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Municipal Development District (PMDD) is seeking requests for proposals to operate a parking lot and …

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