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Blue Devils cross-country team heads to state

November 6th, 2014

The Presidio Blue Devils cross-country team advanced to state championships after coming in second place at last week’s regional qualifiers. Senior Taylor Galiette will also advance to championships as the second female in Presidio’s history.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Blue Devils made Presidio history last week as the boys’ cross-country team …

Senator, social worker to office at Marfa ISD

November 6th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD will house the offices for state Sen. José Rodriguez and the new Big Bend Regional Hospital District social worker in Presidio County on its campus.

Superintendent Andrew Peters told the school board members at the October meeting that an elementary classroom will be divided into two for these new …

The red tide hits Jeff Davis County

November 6th, 2014

Jeanette Duer

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Along with sweeping the state of Texas in the mid-term elections, Republicans have changed the face of Jeff Davis County’s political landscape.

While supporting Republicans in statewide races by wide margins, the Jeff Davis County electorate sided with the GOP in two of the four …

Midterm election seats first Hispanic as Brewster County judge

November 6th, 2014

Eleazar Cano

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

BREWSTER COUNTY – This year’s election was a milestone event for Brewster County with the election of Democrat Eleazar Cano to the seat of county judge. Cano is the first Hispanic judge to be elected in Brewster County.

“I’m really grateful to the residents of Brewster for entrusting me …

Lara found guilty of child abuse, receives 20 years in prison

November 6th, 2014

Christian Lara

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa teenager Christian Lara, unshackled and wearing a dress shirt and slacks, sat next to his defense attorney Kirk Meade in the district courtroom at the Presidio County Courthouse on a dark morning on Friday to hear his prison sentence after being found guilty on Thursday …

Marathon ISD incumbents return to board

November 6th, 2014

MARATHON – Marathon voters returned three incumbents and elected a new board member to the Marathon school board.

In a six-person race for four positions, incumbents Donaciano Fuentez, Lyn Shackleford, and Daniel Eaton will serve another four years, while newcomer Steve Griffis will take office, too.

Fuentez received 61 votes; Shackelford, 58 votes; Eaton, 41 votes; and …

McIvor, Whitesell elected to Fort Davis school board

November 6th, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Fort Davis voters have elected three new members to the Fort Davis ISD school board.

In the contested race for two at-large trustees, incumbent Julie McIvor was re-elected with 344 votes, while David Whitesell was elected with 301 ballots. At-large candidate Harold Patillo failed to make the cut with 97 votes.

Pene Ferguson ran …

Beebe wins Justice of the Peace in Presidio County

November 6th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Justice of the Peace-elect David Beebe sits near the polling station in Marfa on Election Day, greeting voters.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – David Beebe is the new Presidio County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 inb Marfa. The former Marfa City Council member defeated write-in …

Hurd defeats Gallego, Texas remains a deep red state

Hurd defeats Gallego, Texas remains a deep red state

November 6th, 2014

Will Hurd

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

TEXAS – It wasn’t a good week for Texas Democrats. Republicans swept every statewide office by wide margins on election day, maintaining a 16-year victory streak in a state where the national and state Democratic parties and organizations, along with outside groups with ties to President Barack Obama, …

Elmore seeks JP office as write-in candidate

October 30th, 2014

Shanna Elmore

As many of you may already know, my name is Shanna Elmore and I am proud to be a write-in candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. I have spent most of my 31 years in Marfa, and have come to know the town and its citizens well. I am …

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