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Border officials dispute Attorney General’s characterization that border is war zone

Border officials dispute Attorney General’s characterization that border is war zone

April 27th, 2017

U.S. AG Jeff Sessions

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited El Paso last week with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as part of the Trump administration’s now deflated effort to have border wall funding included into Congress’ current spending bill. In a speech that attracted significant criticism, Sessions likened the U.S.-Mexico …

Jeff Davis County contracts with Hudspeth County for jail space

April 27th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Jeff Davis County Commissioners voted last month to forego a decades-long contract with the Presidio County Jail to house its county inmates, opting instead to enter into a contract with Hudspeth County.

The contract stalled in Presidio County as Sheriff Danny Dominguez sought to raise the price per inmate …

Jeff Davis County unveils new nuisance, junk car initiative

April 27th, 2017

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Jeff Davis County Commissioners and County Judge Jeannette Duer last week unanimously approved a Public Nuisance and Junked Vehicle Abatement Order, according to a news release from Jeff David County Attorney Teresa Todd.

Jeff Davis County Commissioners Court Order no. 2017-1 will enact Texas Public Health & Safety Code Chapter 343 to …

Lori Glover addressed Texas Senate on Warren’s appointment to Texas Parks and Wildlife board

April 27th, 2017

AUSTIN — At a highly attended meeting, the Texas Senate postponed a vote on Wednesday to confirm Energy Transfer’s CEO Kelcy Warren’s seat on the board of Texas Parks and Wildlife. Warren, operator of the Trans Pecos Pipeline, was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on November 1, 2015 but was never officially voted in.

Big …

Presidio ISD to offer EMR classes this weekend

April 27th, 2017

Emergency Medical Responders in the classroom

PRESIDIO — PISD Department of Public Safety will begin Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) classes this weekend in an effort to enhance medical services to citizens of Presidio. The invitation for the class was then extended to local law enforcement and emergency services to increase the number of personnel in …

Presidio Border Patrol Agents seize over $1.5 million in drugs in two busts

Presidio Border Patrol Agents seize over $1.5 million in drugs in two busts

April 27th, 2017

Bricks of marijuana found in a utility trailer being hauled on Presidio Farm Road 170.

PRESIDIO — Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Presidio Station seized 1,892 pounds of marijuana Tuesday and apprehended U.S. and Mexican citizens in two separate cases.

Agents working near Presidio on Farm Road 170 arrested a Legal Permanent Resident from Mexico …

Former Fort Stockton teacher sentenced for wire fraud scheme

April 27th, 2017

FORT STOCKTON — In Alpine this morning, a federal judge sentenced George Mariadas Kurusu, a 58-year-old Indian national and a former Fort Stockton Independent School District (FSISD) teacher, to time served (approximately 11 months) and ordered him to pay $53,004.51 restitution for a wire fraud scheme involving the hiring of Indian nationals to teach in …

School trustees hear support for interim superintendent

School trustees hear support for interim superintendent

April 27th, 2017

(BIG BEND SENTINEL file photo)Oscar Aguero

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — “He’s never forgotten what it’s like to be in a classroom,” Marfa High School ELA teacher Jaylia Foster told Marfa school board members Monday evening. “He never forgets how real it can be and the challenges that you face.”

Teachers, a county constable and a prospective …

First full season of ‘I Love Dick” airs May 12

First full season of ‘I Love Dick” airs May 12

April 20th, 2017

(AMAZON STUDIOS photo) Kevin Bacon and Katherine Hahn of I Love Dick.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Season one of “I Love Dick,” set in Marfa, will air May 12.

The eight-episode season, from Emmy-award winning “Transparent” director and writer Jill Soloway, will be released in one go on Amazon Prime Video and …

Early voting opens Monday for May 6 elections

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Early voting for the non-partisan city and school elections begins Monday, April 24, when the City Hall polling place will be open from 7am – 7pm. Those wishing to vote early must present themselves in person at the Casner room at Marfa City Hall.

City Hall will be …

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