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City approves marketing bid to attract large groups

July 7th, 2016

Marketing Marfa

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa City Council members agreed to enter into a contract with the Austin-based marketing firm Wyatt Group for a new destination travel push.

The marketing, Wyatt Group founder David Wyatt said, will be aimed to fill the hotels during weekdays by scouting businesses and organizations looking …

330 property appraisal protests filed in Marfa

July 7th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, Michael and Cheryl Calvert show photos of their property to Consultant Richard Petree and Appraisal Review Board members Paul Hunt and Alma Martin during his protest hearing on Monday.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – As Mario Acosta shook the hands of …

With limited shelter space, Presidio pets need homes

July 7th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)A stray dog currently housed at the Presidio Animal Shelter.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Animal Shelter has only been reopened for a few months, but due of lack of space and few adoptions, more than 40 cats and dogs have been euthanized …

TxDOT funds Presidio-Lely airport project

July 7th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)TxDOT has funded a $290,000 resurfacing project for the Presidio-Lely International Airport.

PRESIDIO — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has approved $290,000 for resurfacing the runway at the Presidio-Lely International Airport.

The state funding was approved at the Texas Transportation Commission’s June meeting. It will …

Fort Davis National Historic Site hosts naturalization ceremony

July 7th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)U.S. District Judge David Guaderrama, left, hands Elpidia Ronquillo, center, her naturalization papers during the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at Fort Davis National Historic Site.Ronquillo, at 78 years old, was the most senior person of the ten who were granted U.S. Citizenship …

Car catches fire near Shafter

July 7th, 2016

PRESIDIO COUNTY — The Presidio Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 6.

At approximately 5:47am Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire 10 miles south of Shafter on Highway 67, according to the Presidio Volunteer Fire Department.

Presidio firefighters respond to riverside brushfire

July 7th, 2016

PRESIDIO — Six firefighters with the Presidio Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brushfire Tuesday evening.

The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the fire around 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 5. The Presidio Volunteer Fire Department dispatched two crews with six firefighters to the scene at approximately 5:39.

Three rescued from flash flood near Redford

July 7th, 2016

(Presidio County Shereiff’s Office photo)Presidio Volunteer Fire Department firefighters rescued a driver and two passengers from a vehicle swept away at a low water crossing on Saturday morning.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Volunteers with the Presidio Fire Department rescued three people after their truck was swept off FM …

Shared elections administrator proffered, in-county and with neighbors

July 7th, 2016

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – The possibility of a joint Brewster-Presidio counties elections administrator is a possibility but it is not expected to happen any time soon.

The Brewster County Elections Commission met Tuesday to discuss the job requirements for a new EA, to be hired this year. The plan is for the new …

Presidio County landowner takes fight to Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Presidio County landowner takes fight to Trans-Pecos Pipeline

July 6th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Construction is underway on the Trans-Pecos Pipeline’s easement near FM 170 in southern Presidio County. The pipeline company now faces a lawsuit brought by a Presidio County landowner whose property it has condemned.

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — As numerous landowners in Brewster and Presidio counties …

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