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Speaker talks about eminent domain at NARO meeting

Speaker talks about eminent domain at NARO meeting

April 9th, 2015


FAR WEST TEXAS – “Does anyone want to venture a guess how many miles of pipeline there are in the state of Texas?” asked John Tracy, one of three featured speakers at the annual National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) meeting, which met at the Hotel Paisano’s Jett’s Grill …

Bond set at $2 million for teenage murder suspect

April 8th, 2015


FORT DAVIS – Jeff Davis County Justice of the Peace Mary Ann Luedecke Tuesday evening set a $2 million bond on the 18-year-old Davis Mountains Resort resident now charged with capital murder in the death of his father.

Harlin Pierce is accused of shooting to death his father, Anton Pierce at their DMR home …

Marfa Meds suspends operations temporarily

April 2nd, 2015


MARFA – Marfa Meds is temporarily closed as the Big Bend Regional Hospital District (BBRHD) handles different transitions within the program.

The program provides medication services by transporting prescriptions from Alpine pharmacies to Porter’s supermarket in Marfa.

BBRHD Executive Director Maria O’Bryant told the Big Bend Sentinel/Presidio International that a …

Mule deer relocated in Far West Texas to boost population

April 2nd, 2015

ALPINE –  In an effort to boost a struggling mule deer population in and around the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, 40 mule deer does were relocated from Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area in early February. The mule deer population within Black Gap WMA and surrounding area has struggled to rebound from the drought …

Local ranchers among those elected at cattle raisers convention

April 2nd, 2015

FORT WORTH – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) elected new members and re-elected existing members to their board of directors at the 138th Cattle Raisers Convention, which took place March 27-29 in Fort Worth.

Cattle Raisers set a new record at their convention with more than 3,700 ranchers and friends in …

Johnson resigns as Brewster commissioner

April 2nd, 2015

ALPINE – Alpine businessman George Johnson has resigned as Brewster County commissioner precinct 1 effective Wednesday, April 1, according to the county judge’s office.

Johnson cited business and personal reasons that make it impossible for him to give his full attention to the Commissioners Court.

There are no provisions in state law for a …

Wildfire, declared contained, burns 700 acres

April 2nd, 2015

(photo by and courtesy of ROY HURLEY, Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department)Volunteer firefighters on the scene when the wildfire began Sunday evening.


FORT DAVIS – The Poor Farm Fire was declared out as of Tuesday, March 31 at 1pm. The grassfire, which had been burning in the Puertacitas …

Royalty owners to meet next week in Marfa

April 2nd, 2015

MARFA – “Fuel Yourself With Knowledge” is the topic of a National Association of Royalty Owners meeting next week in Marfa.

The NARO education, advice, and support event is from 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday, April 7 at the Hotel Paisano.

“It’s not” a meeting related to the Trans Pecos pipeline that will link a natural gas …

In Virginia, Jeff Davis County murder suspect waives extradition

April 1st, 2015


FORT DAVIS – The 18-year-old Jeff Davis County resident wanted in connection with killing his father turned himself in to Virginia authorities last week and waived extradition during a court hearing on Wednesday.

Harlin Pierce

Harlin Pierce is charged with murder in the death of his father, Anton Pierce, on Thursday, March …

“Poor Farm Fire” is considered controlled

March 30th, 2015


FORT DAVIS – A wildfire that has been burning in the mountains between Fort Davis and Marfa since yesterday afternoon has reached 700 acres in size.

The “Poor Farm Fire,” as it has been called due to its location to the Poor Farm Ranch, is actively burning on the northwest ridge of the …

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