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Judith Broughton indicted for hiding mother’s corpse from authorities

January 15th, 2015

Judith Marie Broughton


ALPINE – Jailed Terlingua woman Judith Maria Broughton was indicted on one count of tampering with physical evidence/human corpse by the Brewster County Grand Jury Tuesday morning.

Broughton stands accused of concealing the corpse of her mother, Judith Maria Broughton, from authorities during a months-long search for the …

City agrees to apply for water well loan

January 15th, 2015


MARFA – At their first meeting of the year, Marfa City Council members voted to send an application to the Texas Water Development Board requesting a $702,770 loan from the board’s State Water Implementation Fund (SWIFT) to fund the drilling of a new water well for the city.

The drilling of the well, …

Icy weather causes accidents on US 67

January 15th, 2015

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ALPINE – Ice related accidents and near-accidents have kept area law enforcement authorities and emergency responders busy Wednesday morning. A little before 6am on January 14, a car spun out on the Antelope Draw Bridge about 19 miles North of Alpine on U.S. 67. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Department …

Brewster County tax rollback election passes, despite low turnout

January 15th, 2015


BREWSTER COUNTY – The Brewster County property tax rollback election passed, even though voter turnout was much lower than the number of signatures on the petition that prompted the election.

The petition campaign was initiated after the county commissioners adopted a tax rate of 39 cents per $100 valuation in late August, which …

Filing for May 9 elections begin this month

January 15th, 2015


MARFA, ALPINE – After a six-month reprieve from the polls, voters will be encouraged to participate in local elections that will take place in Marfa and Alpine for city council and school board seats in the May 9 election.

The window for interested parties to file for candidacy begins on Wednesday, January 28 …

Marfa students take top honors at BBLSA stock show

January 15th, 2015

Marfa student Casey Walker, left, stands with his award-winning project and Judge Clay Walker of Tex Line.

ALPINE – Two Marfa students were buckle winners this past weekend at the Big Bend Livestock Show Association stock show.

Casey Walker was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion Swine buckle and Tanner Klein the Third Place Poultry …

The fallout from the storm

January 15th, 2015


FAR WEST TEXAS – A total of 16,200 power outages occurred in the wake of the winter storm that hit West Texas at the start of this year, according to American Electric Power (AEP) spokesperson Larry Jones.

The final tally accounts for some customers who experienced power outages several times. In Sunny Glen, for …

Lajitas owner among group selected to head Texas-Mexico gas pipeline

Lajitas owner among group selected to head Texas-Mexico gas pipeline

January 15th, 2015

The proposed Coyanosa to Presidio pipeline.


FAR WEST TEXAS – A group of energy companies selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to oversee the construction of a U.S. – Mexico natural gas pipeline will include Energy Transfer Partners, the energy company whose CEO Kelcy Warren, is also the …

Business education-entrepreneur group holds informative meeting

January 8th, 2015

(photo by BRAD NEWTON)The Center for Business Education and Entrepreneurship (CBEE) participants, standing from left, Maria Price, Rosa Morales, tax office; Lupe Franco: secretary of road and bridge; Victor Hernandez, MHMR; Viviana Cataño, municipal court judge and CBEE coordinator; Ethel Barriga, vice president, First Presidio Bank; Consul Adscrito Benjamin Velasquez Rivera; Manny …

A brief history of the Big Bend Annual Livestock Show & Sale

January 8th, 2015

(photo by WILBOURN ELLIOTT courtesy of Archives of the Big Bend, BWM Library, Sul Ross State University)Big Bend Livestock Show, 1948, Kokernot Field. L-R Asa Jones; Jack Shely; Sam Mather, Brewster County Commissioner.

FAR WEST TEXAS – The Big Bend Annual Livestock Show & Sale had its beginnings in 1936 with the charter …

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