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One dead, two injured, one in custody in Alpine shooting

One dead, two injured, one in custody in Alpine shooting

July 17th, 2014

Victim Reymundo Vega, left, suspect Alvino Gonzalez, right

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN and JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – A barrage of gunfire in Alpine Tuesday evening left one man dead, two men injured, and one man in police custody.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at a residence at 607 ½ East Holland Avenue at …

Oil well water use sparks civil disobedience

July 17th, 2014

A second tanker truck waits in queue to be filled with water at the water treatment facility.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa residents last week protested the City of Marfa’s sale of bulk water to a wildcat oil well drilling on Mitchell Flat, implementing an act of civil disobedience by parking vehicles …

Appraisal Review Board begins protest hearings

July 17th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – “That’s the hot seat. Watch it,” Alma Martin joked with Marfa resident Thomas Horn when he arrived at the Presidio County Appraisal District (PCAD) office Tuesday.

Property value appraisal protests kicked off this week with around 450 protests set to be heard in Marfa for the 2014 property valuations set …

94th Paisano Baptist Encampment begins Sunday

July 17th, 2014

By KELLY HERZOG

PAISANO PASS – Paisano Baptist Encampment will hold its 94th consecutive cowboy camp meeting beginning Sunday evening, July 20th, and continuing through lunch on Friday, July 25th.

Preachers this year are Randel Everett and David Lowrie. Todd Still will teach the Bible study. Bible study begins daily at 9:45am with morning worship at 11am …

Brewster County gets cool million for national park

July 17th, 2014

By JERRY SOTELLO

KVLF-AM, KALP-FM

ALPINE RADIO

BREWSTER COUNTY – The annual payment in lieu of taxes from the federal government for Big Bend National Park land has finally arrived in the amount of $1.12 million, it was announced Monday at Brewster County commissioners court.

The county will pocket $972,000, while the San Vicente School District – located inside …

One dead, one in custody in Alpine shooting

One dead, one in custody in Alpine shooting

July 15th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN and JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – A shooting late Tuesday evening in Alpine has left one person dead and two injured according to multiple sources close to the investigation.

83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton said one person was in custody and was being questioned by investigators.

A source close to the investigation, who spoke …

Protests begin regarding city water being sold for oil exploration

Protests begin regarding city water being sold for oil exploration

July 10th, 2014

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Vehicles block the tanker trucks’ access to the fire hydrant on the corner of North Dean and East Washington streets.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Some Marfa residents are protesting the city’s sale of water to the wildcat oil well on Mitchell Flat, using an act of civil …

Far West Texas oil exploration spreads to Jeff Davis County

Far West Texas oil exploration spreads to Jeff Davis County

July 10th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Houston-based oil exploration company Throne Petroleum Resources have set their sights on possible oil reserves in Jeff Davis County.

The wildcatters recently spudded an oil and gas well in south Pecos County near the Brewster County line, which prompted the Big Bend Sierra Club chapter to petition the city …

Appraisal district adjusts Marfa land values

July 10th, 2014

MARFA – The Presidio County Appraisal District would like to inform property owners and taxpayers in the Laurel, East Heights and West Heights additions of Marfa that the land values have been adjusted down.

If you filed a protest and would like to withdraw it or need more information on this change, please visit the Presidio …

With new auditor, budget process contentious

July 10th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County commissioners are in the early planning stages for the 2015 fiscal budget, and some county employees are already showing disapproval toward County Auditor Rick Herrman’s suggestion to cut the budget across the board by 10 percent.

In addition, Herrman seeks to hire two full-time employees for the new …

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