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Big Bend Sector: in memory of those fallen on September 11, 2001

September 17th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Members of Border Patrol Honor Guard pay their respects during the 9/11 ceremony.


ALPINE – On September 11, as every year, in memory of almost 3,000 deaths during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on American soil, there was a solemn ceremony …

In conversation with: Chris Hillen and Joseph Cashiola

September 17th, 2015

A still image from the documentary, Treading West Texas Waters, shows Moss Creek Lake, between Big Spring and Colorado City.


MARFA – Last Saturday, Chris Hillen and Joseph Cashiola screened their short documentary film, “Treading West Texas Waters” at the Crowley Theater. The film, which first aired on …

Fort Davis man gets life for sexual assault of minor

September 17th, 2015

Andres Alvarado


Jeff Davis County Mountain-Dispatch

FORT DAVIS – It took a Jeff Davis County jury only about two hours to find Andres Alvarado of Fort Davis guilty of repeated sexual assault of a minor last Thursday and sentenced him to life in prison without chance for parole.

Alvarado, …

“Relay for Life” brings cancer awareness to Presidio

September 17th, 2015

The event will be held at the Manuel O. Hernandez track.


PRESIDIO – Next month, Presidio will host its first ever “Relay for Life” event. That’s thanks to Sonia Sanchez and Christina Becker, Presidio residents who spearheaded the event to raise awareness of, and to aid in the …

Hotel Saint George project team to address Design Marfa symposium Saturday

Hotel Saint George project team to address Design Marfa symposium Saturday

September 17th, 2015

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Developer Tim Crowley, right, shows a photograher and visitor the Hotel Saint George annex.

MARFA – At this weekend’s Design Marfa symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the team behind the Hotel Saint George project.

The symposium spans Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September …

County, auditor ready to move forward in financial issues

September 17th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Patty Roach at the Presidio County Courthouse this week.


PRESIDIO COUNTY – Alpine Certified Public Accountant Patty Roach was sworn into office as county auditor during Tuesday’s budget workshop. She replaces former County Auditor Rick Herrman, who resigned less than six months after …

Presidio council addresses city’s struggling finances

September 11th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)City Manager Marco Baeza, Mayor John Ferguson, and council members Alcee Tavarez, Dimitri Garcia, Isela Nuñez. and Edgar Sotello


PRESIDIO – At Thursday’s city council meeting, the city’s grim financial situation provided the backdrop for a number of agenda items, including the potential dissolution of the …

Child air ambulanced after two-vehicle collision

September 10th, 2015


PRESIDIO COUNTY – A two-vehicle accident resulted in the emergency removal of a three-year-old girl on Monday night.

Three DPS units, two sheriff’s units and the Presidio ISD police, as well as two Marfa ambulances reported to the scene – 22 miles south of Marfa – when two northbound vehicles …

Presidio council to discuss potential natural gas franchise

September 10th, 2015


PRESIDIO – The Presidio City Council will convene tonight to discuss the necessary legal steps the city must take to develop a city franchise in anticipation of introducing a natural gas service provider to the town.

“We need to develop a franchise to put down the specifications of the things …

Congressman makes first-ever visit to Presidio

September 10th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Congressman Will Hurd addressed a group of Presidio High School students who represented various programs on campus when he came to visit the city last Friday. From left, senior and Student Council President Anthony Carrasco and senior Alyssa Hernandez, who is a Soza Early College High School …

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