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Flames engulf Marfa Villa Apartments

Flames engulf Marfa Villa Apartments

May 26th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN) Marfa and Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Departments try to extinguish the fire at the Marfa Villas Apartments.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)

MARFA – “I lost everything,” Angel Molinar said Tuesday afternoon as she watched the Marfa Villa Apartments go up …

Congressman comes to Alpine next week to address pipeline issues

May 21st, 2015

FAR WEST TEXAS – Far West Texas-area Congressman Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, plans to be in Alpine next week to address issues regarding the Trans Pecos Pipeline, according to a news release from Brewster County Republican Party chair Monica McBride.

Will Hurd

The meeting is set for 9am Wednesday, May 27 at the Vic …

Charges mount for Beard in pipe yard incident

May 21st, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Rancher Tom Beard, a Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District board member and co-chairman of the Far West Texas Regional Water Planning Group, was charged with a Class 3 felony in connection with an alleged assault of a peace officer. The charge stems from an incident that occurred last week, during …

Presidio County Health Services expands to Alpine

May 21st, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Presidio County Health Services Inc. is expanding its affordable healthcare services to Brewster County and changing its name, thanks to a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The non-profit organization – hereafter known as Family Health Services of West Texas – which currently provides Presidio and …

State park to remove Contrabando movie set

May 21st, 2015

The Contrabando movie set, located in Big Bend Ranch State Park, is slated to be removed for safety reasons. Pictured here is the church structure that was previously removed. (Big Bend Ranch State Park photo)

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – It was the site of the Brooks & Dunn …

Presidio council gets ready for summer

May 21st, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – At last week’s meeting, the city council prepared for the long summer ahead.

Among these plans was the council’s discussion of Presidio’s July 4th celebration, which will take place in Daly Park that Saturday. The council budgeted $6,500 for bands, sound and other incidentals associated with the event, which will come …

Two more hotels coming to Marfa

Two more hotels coming to Marfa

May 21st, 2015

A drawing of the Marfa Inns & Suites that was presented in 2008.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – More travel accommodations will be available to visitors as two new hotels are in the works for Marfa.

The first step of clearing a lot for an offbeat hotel at the corner of East US 67/90-East …

Tom Beard arrested for “trespassing” pipeline property

Tom Beard arrested for “trespassing” pipeline property

May 14th, 2015

Photo by Beth Doolittle. Alpine residents crowded around an equipment yard owned by Pumpco, Inc., where Tom Beard was arrested earlier today.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Tom Beard, a board member of the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District, was arrested on grounds of criminal trespassing this afternoon.

Beard’s arrest occurred at the site …

Official opening of the community park

May 14th, 2015

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Officials break ground for the new community park in Presidio.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – The laying of the first foundation stone of the Presidio community park project took place on Wednesday, May 6. Special guests and the authorities responsible for the new park kicked off the …

Cano appoints Brewster County’s Emergency Management Coordinator

May 14th, 2015

BREWSTER COUNTY – Matt Van Ostrand has been selected by Judge Eleazar Cano to fill the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) position for Brewster County.

Van Ostrand has a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, three years of service in law enforcement communications, over 12 years of experience in fire service operations, and recent …

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