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Elmore seeks JP office as write-in candidate

October 30th, 2014

Shanna Elmore

As many of you may already know, my name is Shanna Elmore and I am proud to be a write-in candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. I have spent most of my 31 years in Marfa, and have come to know the town and its citizens well. I am …

Beebe seeks JP post as Democratic candidate

October 30th, 2014

David Beebe

I am David Beebe and I am asking for your vote for Presidio County Justice of the Peace, Pct 1. I am blessed to have had strong support from the community in the Primary Election this past March and I need your vote again in the General Election November 4th. I …

Presidio County meeting leaves much undecided

October 30th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners’ Court Meeting took up much of the day as several items on the meeting’s 18-point agenda were tabled for later consideration, including a motion to table any action regarding staffing and authority of the Office of Budget and Management.

The Commissioners’ Court spent much of the day …

District eyes changes to serve more patients

October 30th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – There are changes aplenty at the Big Bend Regional Hospital District as the board takes over indigent care and expands services to the more needy populations in Presidio and Brewster counties.

Tuesday evening, the board agreed to change eligibility guidelines to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level to widen the district’s …

Brewster County tax rollback election set

October 30th, 2014

By KVLF-AM 1240 and KALP-FM 92.7

ALPINE – Meeting this week, the Brewster County Commissioners Court set December 6th as the date for the tax rollback election, which was called for in a petition submitted to commissioners court earlier this month.

Prior to scheduling the election, Judge Kathy Killingsworth stated that of the 1,015 signatures submitted on the …

Tuesday is Election Day, early voting ends Friday

October 30th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – The General Election on Tuesday, November 4 will determine who will be the new governor of Texas as well as other key contested races in the tri-county region.

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry said in a new release this month that Texas has a record number of 14,025,441 …

Brewster County residents come out in droves to support hospital

Brewster County residents come out in droves to support hospital

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Dr. Ekta Escovar, left, presents hospital district board members with a letter asking for hospital funding. The letter was signed by local physicians who practice at Big Bend Regional Medical Center.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Brewster County residents and medical personnel filled the Big Bend Regional Hospital …

Trial in child assault case continues

October 30th, 2014

Christian Lara

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – The trial of Christian Lara, who stands accused of an August 3, 2013 assault on his 11-month-old infant, began Monday morning with jury selection. Opening arguments and presentation of evidence against Lara began Tuesday morning and were well underway as of press time Wednesday.

In the trial’s …

High stakes in November election

October 30th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

TEXAS – While candidates continue to block walk, phone bank, and get out the vote ahead of the November 4 general election, the campaign season is already over for many Texas voters who have cast votes early, sealing the fate of many public official hopefuls in one of the closest fought election …

Marfa native wins Emmy for music feature

Marfa native wins Emmy for music feature

October 28th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

SAN ANTONIO, MARFA – “I’m still riding high on it,” San Antonio television news cameraman and Marfa native Joe Herrera said this week of the Emmy he won on Saturday night. “It’s been really exciting for me.”

Joe Herrera and his Lone Star Emmy Award.

For Herrera, going to a music …

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