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Marfa teenager killed by train Saturday

Marfa teenager killed by train Saturday

September 10th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Marfa High School students gathered at the railroad tracks to pay tribute to the young man that lost his life on Saturday’s tragic accident.

MARFA – A tragic accident claimed the life of a Marfa teenage boy who was struck by a Union Pacific freight train in the downtown …

Attempted murder, suicide at Alpine High School Thursday

Attempted murder, suicide at Alpine High School Thursday

September 8th, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Two Alpine ISD students are embraced after being released from the First Assembly of God Church, where students were held following a shooting that claimed the life of the shooter and left another student wounded.

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – A 14-year-old Alpine High School female student shot …

Pharmacy renovations begin at Presidio County Medical Clinic

September 8th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)The Presidio County Medical Clinic, where renovations that will allow the facility to house a Class A pharmacy were recently started.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Renovations at the Presidio County Medical Clinic are underway.

Building improvements necessary to meet state and federal standards for the …

YWCA cancels planned Presidio daycare and learning center

September 8th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio ISD’s Brito Building was the intended location of a daycare center called the Presidio Early Learning Center. Plans to open the daycare have stalled after the YWCA of El Paso ended their agreement with the district for running the center.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — …

Presidio looks to upgrade an aging water system

September 8th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio Utility Department crews work to fix a broken water main last week.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Several recent water main breaks have added a note of urgency to the need for Presidio to improve its aging water line system.

An August 18 water main …

Regional eldercare facility makes progress

September 8th, 2016

(photo by JIM STREET)A group seeking a new tri-county nursing home has provisionally acquired a 14.2-acre site west of Alpine, contingent on funding and developing plans. The site is large enough to later accommodate other facilities like an assisted living home.

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – The long, torturous road to …

ND protest against ETP-owned pipeline leads to temporary construction halt

September 8th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of JACQUELINE CARMEN)From left, Lori Glover of Alpine and Roberto Lujan of Presidio attend a protest in front of the Energy Transfer Partners headquarters in Dallas.

Far West Texans protest in Dallas

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – A Washington, D.C.-based U.S. judge this …

Who spray-painted the Marfa cat?

September 8th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of GORY SMELLEY)A neighborhood cat was discovered to have been spray-painted last week.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A curious Facebook post popped up last week on a page dedicated to Marfa goings-on that included two photos of a cat with a blue star spray-painted …

Hospital district tentatively approves Presidio EMS ambulance grant

September 8th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Big Bend Regional Hospital District members are expected to vote on a measure to fund a City of Presidio EMS grant at their September 15 meeting, board chair Lisa Taylor said after a presentation by Presidio EMS director Eric Hernandez at last week’s meeting.

The request for …

High speed chase ends with arrest and seized marijuana

High speed chase ends with arrest and seized marijuana

September 6th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Law enforcement officials were involved in what witness Gretel Enck described as a high speed pursuit. A grey pickup truck, she said, was traveling northbound on FM 2810 with “multiple law enforcement vehicles and a helicopter in pursuit.”

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA and ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com …

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