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Presidio, Ojinaga “March of Solidarity” Saturday

November 17th, 2016

PRESIDIO — Residents of Presidio and Ojinaga will hold a public “March of Solidarity” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 am.

The purpose of this event is to show the world Presidio and Ojinaga stand together, according to organizer Laurie Holman. “We are a community of peace. We are marching to show unification and solidarity,” Holman …

Sentinel and International publishe early next week for Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2016

MARFA, Presidio – It’s the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday, and because the post office will be closed that day, The Marfa Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International newspapers will be on newsstands and at the post office on Wednesday, November 23.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sentinel and International staff.

Marfa residents march in response to Trump presidential election

Marfa residents march in response to Trump presidential election

November 17th, 2016

(photo by LESLEY BROWN VILLARREAL, Marfalite Studios www.marfalite.com) Marfa residents marched Sunday afternoon in solidarity of those they feel are negatively affected by President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A group of Marfa residents banded together on Sunday for a “march of solidarity and organization” in response to Donald Trump’s surprise election …

Pipeline eminent domain challenged in state court Wednesday

November 17th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Attorneys representing six Presidio County landowners and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline appeared in court Wednesday to introduce their arguments on Pleas to Jurisdiction filed by the landowners on the constitutionality of the pipeline’s eminent domain powers.

Zach Brady, who is representing the landowners, argued to 394th State Judicial District Judge Roy Ferguson …

Future of DACA uncertain under Trump

November 17th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — As the reality of last week’s presidential election results settles in across the United States, immigrants and immigration advocates are fearful for the future of outgoing President Barack Obama’s immigration policies.

President-elect Donald Trump has included in his first 100-day plan the cancellation of “every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order …

County puts golf course lease out for bid

November 17th, 2016

PRESIDIO — The Presidio County Commissioners’ Court approved last week issuing an invitation to bid to lease the county-owned Marfa Municipal Golf Course.

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the notice of invitation to bid at their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 9.

The county has been courted by a group of investors seeking to renovate the Marfa …

Trump, trade and uncertainty on the border that NAFTA built

November 17th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Trade policy proposals put forward by President-elect Donald Trump have cast uncertainty over the future of the United States’ relationship with its third largest trading partner and frequent target of the Trump’s criticism: Mexico. Along the southern U.S. border, where local economies are shaped by trade with Mexico, Trump’s plans have …

City Council sets Christmas parade date

November 17th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio City Council last week set the date for the annual Christmas tree lighting and parade and to heard a presentation from new City Administrator Joe Portillo on updates from his first month on the job.

The Presidio Christmas parade and tree lighting will be Friday Dec. 6, …

Big Bend National Park hiker rescued

November 17th, 2016

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – Overdue hiker Calvin Parker, 59, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was successfully located by National Park Service, Border Patrol, and Customs and Border Protection resources. While backpacking on the Mesa de Anguila, the hiker separated from his hiking companion, and failed to return to the base camp before nightfall on November …

Hurd holds 23rd congressional seat

November 10th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Will Hurd held onto Texas’ 23rd Congressional District after Tuesday’s general election against challenger and former congressman Pete Gallego.

Will Hurd

Hurd represents the sprawling district, which stretches from San Antonio to eastern El Paso County. The swing district is known for flipping between Republican Party and Democratic …

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