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Marfa resident pleads guilty in sex offender registration case

February 12th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa resident Derrick Perron has pleaded guilty for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to Marfa, a criminal felony.

According to 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton, Perron was convicted in California for sexual assault of a child in 1997. When he moved to Marfa on August 27, 2014, …

City council accept Paris Street paving bid

February 12th, 2015

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a bid from Jarratt Dirt Work & Paving Inc. of Fort Davis to pave a portion of Paris Street as part of a Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Grant.

The city received a $122,000 grant for the project …

Uresti Files secure voter registration bill

February 12th, 2015

AUSTIN – Texas Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) has filed SB 385, legislation that will increase the security of our voter registration process at a savings to taxpayers.

“Under my bill, we’ll have a way to match potential voters to our state driver’s license database and require a match before we register that voter,” he said. …

Couple with Presidio ties die in traffic accident

February 12th, 2015

ANDREWS COUNTY – A man and woman related to a Presidio County Commissioner died after a two-vehicle wreck last week in Andrews County, according to the Odessa American.

Elpidio Pando of Odessa and his sister Lucia Acosta of Carlsbad, New Mexico were driving west on FM 2371 and collided with a tractor-trailer rig that was traveling …

Ojinaga mayor attends bi-national border meeting in Austin

February 12th, 2015

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ AUSTIN – Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana attended the Bi-national Border Crossings Meeting in Austin last month.

During the meeting, the mayor told those present the progress being made by the Mexican government in the Ojinaga area and called for support to Presidio to expand the international bridge joining his city.

“I …

Schmidt, Stanley file for city elections

February 12th, 2015

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA, ALPINE – Filing for the May 9 Marfa City Council, Marfa ISD school board, Alpine City Council, and Alpine ISD school board elections continues for another two weeks, with application packets available at each entity’s administration office.

As of press time, Peter Stanley and Thomas Schmidt have filed for …

Presidio County deputy sheriff on leave after accidently shooting himself in hand

February 12th, 2015

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – A Presidio County deputy sheriff is off duty as he recovers from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to his hand.

Mitchell Garcia discharged his weapon outside of the sheriff’s office in Marfa as he was unloading his weapon while on duty at 5am Saturday, January 31, striking his …

Sheriff’s office to seek DWI enforcement grant

February 12th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office was granted permission from the commissioners at their Tuesday meeting to apply for the Texas Department of Transportation Impaired Driving Mobilization grant.

Administrative Assistant Shanna Elmore said this grant would reimburse the sheriff’s department for conducting driving while intoxicated enforcement during the …

Rep. Nevárez gets committee assignments

February 12th, 2015

AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments last week, and Far West Texas Representative Poncho Nevárez was assigned to the Local and Consent Calendars Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and named Vice-Chair of Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

“I am extremely honored to be appointed to committees that are not only vital statewide, …

$750,000 community block grant in city’s scope with Hotel St. George project

February 12th, 2015

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Presidio Economic Development Director Brad Newton, center, joined City of Marfa representatives in a meeting with Texas Department of Agriculture Program Development Specialist Christopher Reynolds and GrantWorks Project Manager Michele Goerke to learn more about the TDA Community Development Block Grant program.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA …

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