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Marfa clinic project nears completion

November 20th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)A Benning Construction crew prepares the Marfa Community Health Clinic for a new driveway, which is part of the clinic’s expansion project that will also include interior rennovations.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – “The expansion is coming along well and is on target for completion,” said Presidio County …

Presidio-OJ bridge project public meeting today in Presidio

November 20th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Presidio Port of Entry

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Presidio County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct their second public meeting for the Presidio-Ojinaga International Port of Entry Project to be held from 5-7pm today at the Presidio Activity Center gym.

The meeting will provide information …

Brewster County election canvass: Staton county treasurer

November 20th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

BREWSTER COUNTY – When Brewster County Commissioners completed and approved the canvass for the November 4 general election on Tuesday, it was Republican Ruth Staton who won the countywide race for treasurer, not Democratic Party appointed incumbent Della Shackelford. The canvass revealed errors in the election night tally.

The official results show that …

Big Bend Home Health to close

November 20th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Big Bend Home Health will close its doors after 30 years of service to Alpine and the Big Bend area, home health Administrator Doug Beckwith confirmed late Wednesday.

Though no firm date has been cemented for closure, parent company Community Health Systems Inc. – which also owns and operates Big Bend …

Coyanosa-to-Presidio pipeline a divisive issue for West Texas residents

November 20th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FAR WEST TEXAS – “The Presidio pipeline is the cornerstone to new development of Presidio,” said Brad Newton, executive director of the Presidio Municipal Development District. Like Newton, many residents concerned with business development in the financially struggling city of Presidio see the proposed natural gas pipeline as an opportunity. But there …

Mexico’s Mennonites: An oasis grows in Chihuahua

Mexico’s Mennonites: An oasis grows in Chihuahua

November 20th, 2014

(staff photos by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)El Oasis colony president, Peter Rempel, stands in a chili pepper field, one of many vast fields where produce is grown and shipped across the globe.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

In September, The International and The Big Bend Sentinel took a look at Mexico’s thriving Mennonite community, spanning the state …

City Council to fill multiple vacancies this evening

November 13th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The City Council will convene tonight to discuss and act upon a number of vacancies within city positions, including that of city council member, member of the PMDD and fire chief of the Presidio Volunteer Fire Department.

For the position of city council member, which was recently vacated by Oscar Moreno, the …

Presidio County designated clinic guidelines rejected by hospital district

November 13th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Big Bend Regional Hospital District board members shot down the Presidio County Designated Clinic Committee’s suggested guidelines and requirements for a Presidio County designated clinic at Tuesday night’s meeting in Alpine.

The hospital district has been required by the enabling legislation to contribute to a “designated clinic” in Presidio County since …

Solar tax abatement on fast track with hospital district; renovation of district office planned

November 13th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – Big Bend Regional Hospital District board members met Tuesday evening at their office in Alpine for their most subdued session in three months.

The mood was noticeably lighter, even jovial at times, with board members Allen Haley and Lisa Taylor cracking jokes with audience members throughout the district’s last session of …

9271977 avoids jail time through plea agreement

November 13th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Waco artist Joseph Magnano, whose March 9 ‘artistic statement’ decrying the practices of the TOMS shoe company through the vandalism of Prada Marfa, has taken a plea agreement to avoid a trial, which had been set for Tuesday, November 18.

Joeseph Magano

According to Jeff Davis County …

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