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Botanical garden project presented to Presidio County Court

March 5th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE)Liz Rohana and Presidio County Commissioner Lorenzo Hernandez discuss the botanical garden at a recent meeting.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – On Tuesday, February 24, architect Rafael Aguirre with members of other organizations presented at the Presidio County meeting the design for a botanical garden in the …

Mountain Zone Cable aims to improve Internet in Presidio

March 5th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE)Lawrence Neu of Mountain Zone Cable addresses the Presidio City Council recently.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – Members of the “Mountain Zone Cable System” in Alpine attended a Presidio City Council meeting recently to present a proposal for the installation of a tower to enhance the wireless …

Chihuahua State Government invests 20 million pesos in remodeling community hospital

March 5th, 2015

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE)Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte, at right, during the groundbreaking ceremony for the remodeling of the public hospital in Ojinaga. Also pictured, at left, is Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Antonio Carreon.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUHAUA, MEXICO – The Governor of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte, visited Ojinaga last Thursday, to …

Presidio Police Department makes drug bust after giving chase

March 5th, 2015

The confiscated marijuana

PRESIDIO – The city of Presidio Police Department seized 106 pounds of marijuana from two perpetrators last Wednesday, according to a department news release.

At about 8:58pm on February 25, a Presidio police officer observed a white pickup truck disregard a stop sign at the intersection of Millington and …

New candidates considered for city council, school board elections

March 5th, 2015

SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – City elections are just a couple months away, and as of last week, the window for filing for election closed.

Three Presidio ISD employees – Jesus Edgar Sotelo, who works as an administrator, Brian Whitecotton and Mikal Crowder, who was recently selected to join the Presidio Municipal Development District …

Authorities seeking information on horse theft at Presidio USDA facility

March 5th, 2015

PRESIDIO – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Mike Barr is seeking information on the theft of three horses and one mule from a United States Department of Agriculture facility in Presidio.

Barr said that forced entry was gained onto the USDA property on the night of Saturday, February 7 or the …

Rodríguez files bill to prohibit discrimination against LGBT community in Texas

March 5th, 2015

State Sen. Jose Rodriguez

AUSTIN – On the 179th anniversary of Texas Independence Day, Far West Texas Senator José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, filed Senate Bill 856, a bill that would prohibit discrimination in the areas of employment, public accommodation, housing, and state contracting based upon sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  …

Presidio development officials imagine the future of Presidio

March 5th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Members of the Presidio Municipal Development District (PMDD) and the general public crowded into the Presidio Lely airport building on Tuesday night to discuss a PMDD meeting agenda replete with projects intended to pave the foundation for a bigger and more accessible Presidio.

In the backdrop of the …

State rep mingles with Far West Texas constituents, talks border security

March 5th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)State Rep. Poncho Nevarez addresses the crowd at Judy’s Bread & Breakfast in Alpine on Saturday.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

ALPINE – It was a packed house at Judy’s Bread and Breakfast on Saturday as State Rep. Poncho Nevarez met with constituents from Brewster and Presidio counties.

Contested races set for Marfa, Alpine councils

March 5th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA, ALPINE – There will be contested races for city council elections in Marfa and Alpine as the filing deadline closed on Friday.

Running for two places on the Marfa City Council are incumbent Josie Simpson and challengers Peter Stanley and Tom Schmidt.

The top two vote getters will win …

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