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Commissioners narrow deficit at budget workshop

August 25th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Presidio County Commissioners discussed the 2017 budget at the Presidio ISD boardroom Tuesday afternoon.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO – On Tuesday, Presidio County Commissioners’ Court tackled the 2017 deficit, ending with around a $495,000 shortfall before considering raising taxes, dipping into reserves, and or …

County officials confront communication issues

August 25th, 2016

Communication breakdown

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO – Communication – or rather, the lack of – was a constant mention at Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners’ Court meeting Tuesday in Presidio.

“We need to keep the lines of communication open,” said Marfa resident Jane Walker, urging the commissioners to expedite the leasing of the golf …

Brewster County groundwater well fees discussed

August 25th, 2016

(photo by JIM STREET)An overflow crowd turned up last week at a hearing on new fees proposed by the Brewster County Groundwater Control District.

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – Formal adoption of a set of fees for groundwater wells in Brewster County was tabled after a lengthy public hearing last week, …

Sheriff’s refusal to sign county policy may jeopardize grants

Sheriff’s refusal to sign county policy may jeopardize grants

August 25th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez, far right, addresses the Presidio County Commissioners’ Court Tuesday morning.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO – Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez’s refusal to sign the county’s conflict of interest policy may impede the county’s ability to receive grants, Presidio County …

Ojinaga man arrested, 1,700 pounds of marijuana seized near Marfa

August 18th, 2016

(TX DPS photo)736 packages of marijuana were discovered by DPS officers following a traffic stop.

MARFA – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Sunday seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on State Highway 17, about four miles north of Marfa in Presidio County, according …

Marfa ISD CFO tenders resignation

August 18th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Chief Financial Officer Victoria Sanchez has resigned from Marfa ISD after 28 years of service.

It’s been a stressful time as the school district tries to resolve a projected deficit for the 2016-2017 school year. The board has spent the last two meetings this month to decide …

Hurd slams Trump’s wall, applauds Presidio development, trade with Mexico at Presidio campaign stop

August 18th, 2016

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)U.S. Rep. Will Hurd addresses constituents at The Bean Cafe in Presidio on Friday morning. Hurd stopped in Presidio as the second to last stop on his DC2DQ tour of the district.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — “There are some in my political party who talk …

A new ambulance, new agreements, new issues

August 18th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, Ryan Cavaness, Marfa EMS Director Bert Lagarde, and Jesse Peña stand in front of the new ambulance, purchased through a grant from the Big Bend Regional Hospital District.

By CAMERON DODD and SARAH M. VASQUEZ

cameron@bigbendnow.com and sarah@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The City of …

Alpine residents sentenced at Tuesday criminal arraignment

August 18th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Two Alpine residents were arraigned and sentenced at the August 16 394th District Court criminal arraignment at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa.

Doris A. Marquez pleaded guilty to a third degree felony theft of property belonging to an elderly individual charge stemming from the October, 2015 …

Beards awarded $625,000 in pipeline easement case

August 18th, 2016

(photos by JIM STREET)About 30 trucks were seen loaded with pipe for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline at the yard north of Alpine.

Construction under way

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – A three-member special commission this week awarded Tom and Val Beard of Alpine $625,000 that gives Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) the right to …

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