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Terlingua woman sentenced to maximum sentence in social security fraud case

Terlingua woman sentenced to maximum sentence in social security fraud case

October 21st, 2014

PECOS, TERLINGUA – United States District Judge Robert A. Junell sentenced a 49-year old Terlinga woman to the statutory maximum of ten years in federal prison on Friday, October 17, for stealing over $245,000 in Social Security benefits paid to her deceased father announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney.

Judith Maria Broughton

In addition …

Las votaciones anticipadas comienzan el lunes

October 16th, 2014

Por SARAH M. VASQUEZ

LEJANO OESTE DE TEXAS – Las votaciones anticipadas comienzan el lunes, 20 de octubre, para las elecciones generales del 4 de noviembre que determinarán el nuevo gobernador de Texas entre la demócrata Wendy Davis y el republicano Greg Abbot, así como otros funcionarios públicos en los Condados de Presidio, Jeff Davis y …

Ojinaga mayor gives first state of city address

October 16th, 2014

Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ 

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana, who has been the mayor of Ojinaga for one year, presented his first government report in Cabildo on October 8 to his fellow aldermen. Subsequently, the notes were made public on the 9th at the Luz …

Chihuahua governor announces Ojinaga bilingual nursing school

October 16th, 2014

Chihuahua Governor César Duarte Jaquez

OJINAGA, Chih., Mex. – Chihuahua Governor César Duarte Jaquez came to the border last week and announced a bilingual nursing school for Ojinaga.

“Neglect, abandonment and migration as the only options will come to an end, because with events we will change history and we will give our people …

Presidio firefighters unofficially resign

October 16th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – At last week’s fire department meeting, firefighters from the Presidio Volunteer Fire Department unofficially offered their notice to resign.

The volunteers – which included Oscar Moreno, Miguel Gonzalez and Armando Moreno – notified Mayor John Ferguson that they would step down in a month. The resignations stem from concerns about low …

Presidio City attorney, council member resign

October 16th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN 

PRESIDIO – Last week’s city council meeting saw two resignations, including one by longtime city attorney Steve Sturgin, as well as a new hire.

Citing family obligations, Spurgin tendered his resignation at the conclusion of the meeting last Thursday.

“Years ago, I made a promise to my wife, Billie, to fully support her efforts …

Long-time Brewster County commissioner unexpectedly resigns

October 16th, 2014

Tax rollback petition presented

By RAY HENDRYX
Alpine radio KLVF-AM 1240

BREWSTER COUNTY – As expected, Brewster County Commissioners accepted petitions for a tax rollback election at Wednesday’s commissioner’s court session. However, the surprise of the meeting came right after the opening prayer. Precinct 1 Commissioner Cookie Stone announced he is resigning his post effective the end of …

Marfa mayor now municipal judge, too

October 16th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Mayor Dan Dunlap will take over Municipal Court for the time being following current Municipal Judge and Presidio County Justice of the Peace Cinderela Guevara’s induction into the Presidio County Judge’s bench in January.

The Marfa City Council voted Tuesday evening to approve ordinance 14-09, making Dunlap’s new position of ex …

Fort D.A. Russell home spared the wrecking ball

October 16th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The officer’s row house at 904 South Yale Street.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – The house in the middle of South Yale Street in the historic Fort D.A. Russell neighborhood still stands. It was scheduled for demolition last Thursday to make way for an ultramodern home designed by …

Presidio County 2013 audit is good, but qualified

October 16th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – “Last year, you got an adverse opinion. This year, you’re going to get a good opinion,” El Paso Certified Public Accountant and Presidio County’s outside auditor Dan Painter said to the commissioners about the 2013 audit.

Painter presented the audit at Tuesday’s county meeting, The audit, however, comes with a …

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