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Council approves funds for travel study by new lodging association

February 4th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Hotel Saint George Communications Director Mercer Black Declercq addresses the Marfa City Council about the travel study.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – An Austin marketing firm will conduct a feasibility study to see how Marfa can become a destination for business travelers. In a 3-2 vote, the Marfa …

Covos seeks Presidio County Pct. 2 Constable seat

January 28th, 2016

Adan Covos, Jr.

My name is Adan Covos Jr. and I am running for Presidio County Constable Pct.2.

I have lived in Presidio my entire life. I have roots and a personal interest in this community. This is my home and I plan to stay here for a long time to come. I chose …

Presido city council seats available for May election

January 28th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO – Two seats on the Presidio City Council are up for election on May 7.

The positions include those currently held by Alcee Tavarez, who is also Mayor Pro-tem, and Antonio Manriquez.

Tavarez and Manriquez told the Presidio International newspaper that they haven’t decided whether to run for re-election …

SO finds pot in abandoned home

January 28th, 2016

The weighed stash.

PRESIDIO – The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office recovered 74.5 pounds of marijuana Saturday when Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez answered a call north of the Presidio airport in reference to a suspicious package found in an abandoned home.

(Presidio County Sheriff’s Office photos)The suspicious package, in top photo; the weighed stash, in …

Candelaria woman injured in rollover

January 28th, 2016

(Presidio County Sheriff’s Office photo)First responders at the vehicle accident last week.

PRESIDIO –A 29-year-old Candelaria woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover west of Presidio this past Thursday.

Noemi Saenz was ambulanced to the Presidio airport and flown to El Paso with severe head injuries, according to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief …

Congressman Hurd riffs on Trump in Skype to Presidio students

January 28th, 2016

(photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Congressman Will Hurd appears on screen during a video call with Presidio students and citizens.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Last Wednesday, Congressman Will Hurd held a video call with the students of Presidio, during which he told them about his life, and talked about being “a person of …

Melendez announces candidacy for Presidio County sheriff

January 28th, 2016

Caesar Melendez

I, Caesar Melendez, hereby announce to the citizens of Presidio County my intent to run against Danny Dominguez for the position of sheriff of Presidio County.

I know that the sheriff’s office has taken a dramatic downturn over the last few years. There is a severe lack of integrity, competence and accountability …

Get a voter ID card in Fort Davis next week

January 28th, 2016

A sample voter ID card. The state of Texas now requires certain identification, including a photograph, to vote in all elections.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – For those planning to vote in the upcoming March 1 primary election and need the necessary identification, the Texas Department of Public Safety will set up …

Special Valentines stamp features Love Station cafe

January 28th, 2016

(Valeintine ISD photo)Valentine sophomore Jessie Garcia designed this year’s Love Station special cancellation stamp.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

VALENTINE – Stores filled with red-and-pink gifts, cards, and candies mean Valentine’s Day is coming. Starting Monday, February 1, the Valentine Post Office will start issuing the special-designed cancellation stamp for those who mail their loved …

Monday is last day to register to vote for March elections

January 28th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – The last day to register to vote in the March 1 primary election is Monday, February 1.

Early voting starts February 16 and ends on February 26. Registration cards can be obtained at area courthouses and annexes. Voters can register online at votetexas.gov.

The March election …

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