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County acquires van for veterans

October 16th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County Commissioners have approved a grant that will offer more assistance to the county and veterans.

Elected public servants also reinstated the Homeland Security grants.

County Judge Paul Hunt presented a grant at the meeting that awards the county $50,000 to purchase a vehicle. This vehicle would help Presidio County …

Early voting starts Monday, IDs are needed

October 16th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Early voting starts Monday, October 20, for the November 4 general election that will determine Texas’ new governor between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott as well as other public officials in Presidio, Jeff Davis and Brewster counties.

Early voting will take place in Presidio County from 8am–noon …

Alpine teacher loses life, her Marfa mother injured, in traffic accident Thursday

October 9th, 2014

ALPINE, MARFA – A longtime Alpine educator lost her life and her mother from Marfa was injured in a one-vehicle traffic accident Thursday afternoon near the US 67 and Interstate 10 intersection west of Fort Stockton, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety communications office in Pecos.

Elsa Ceniceros Dominguez, 57, of Alpine, the driver …

Proposed VA facility in Marfa faces deadline

October 9th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The proposed VA clinic in Marfa has reached a bump in the road. It was previously reported that the El Paso Veteran Affairs Health Care System decided to open a facility in Marfa to serve the veteran population in the tri-county area.

Marfa resident, military veteran, and former Presidio County Veterans …

Bi-national Health Week events continue

October 9th, 2014

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDÁRIZ

PRESIDIO – October 6 marked the Binational Health Week in Presidio, the aim of which was to promote disease prevention within the border community. The Mexican Consulate in Presidio joined the cause to attend the needs of its fellow countrymen.

“We programmed various events in favor of physical care in order to promote …

Council member’s resignation on tonight’s meeting agenda

October 9th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The City Council will convene tonight to discuss Council Member Oscar Moreno’s resignation, followed by a consideration of letters of interest for potential appointees to fill his place for the remainder of his unexpired term.

Also on the agenda are a number of other appointments up for consideration, including one to …

Binational Health Conference confronts El Paso tuberculosis emergency

October 9th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The case of the 853 babies born at El Paso’s Providence Memorial Hospital, who were exposed to a healthcare worker diagnosed with Active Tuberculosis (TB) has become not only a state health concern, but also a border issue, drawing attention from the United States – Mexico Border Health Commission.

Tuberculosis, which …

Massive El Paso tuberculosis exposure a border concern

October 9th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The case of the 853 babies born at El Paso’s Providence Memorial Hospital, who were exposed to a healthcare worker diagnosed with Active Tuberculosis (TB) has become not only a state health concern, but also a border issue, drawing attention from the United States – Mexico Border Health Commission.

Tuberculosis, which …

Paranormal Presidio: An interview with Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte

October 9th, 2014

Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – October signals the return of the UFO Border Zone Festival, now in its eighth year. In anticipation of its return, The International/The Big Bend Sentinel spoke to Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, co-authors of The Coyame Incident: UFO Crash Near Presidio, Texas. They are …

Dude of the Dead changes locations, for bigger Presidio turnout

October 9th, 2014

(photo by ROBERT HALPERN)Bonita Barlow of Marfa, one of last year’s Dude of the Dead paricipants.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Dude of the Dead Festival, which kicks off Friday, October 24, is keeping close to Presidio this year. And in an effort to draw more people out, founder and organizer Charlie Angell …

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