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Landowner’s Legal Rights program Tuesday

April 14th, 2016

MARFA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Landowner’s Legal Rights in Pipeline Condemnation program at 6:30pm April 19 in the Presidio County Courthouse Courtroom, 320 N. Highland Ave. in Marfa.

Jesse Lea Schneider, AgriLife Extension agent in Presidio County, said Judon Fambrough, attorney and senior lecturer at the Texas A&M …

Renovations coming to historic Presidio General Store and Brown House

April 14th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)The original Miguel Nieto General Store and the “Brown House” on Old Bridge Road.

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — One of Presidio’s historic properties is set to get a makeover. The old “Brown House,” beside the original Nieto General Store, will be restored and repurposed as offices for the Presidio …

State agency wants county to digitize documents

April 14th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County Commissioners received some hesitation from County Clerk Virginia Pallarez about digitizing the way the county handles death certificates, but she said she would consider the initiative.

Representatives from the Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, Victor Farinelli, Mike McNutt and Stephen McCandless, approached the county about …

Healthcare, education top state budget concerns

April 14th, 2016

(photo by JIM STREET)Appearing at a luncheon at Sul Ross State University Wednesday, from left, were Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith, State Rep. Poncho Nevárez and State Sen. Carlos Uresti.

Texas Tribune event in Alpine

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – Texas faces major budget issues in both healthcare and education in the next legislative session, …

Ferguson selects first of condemnation committees

April 7th, 2016

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN
with additional reporting by SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – District Judge Roy Ferguson has begun to make appointments to the special commissions before which landowners and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) will testify as the next step in condemnation proceedings related to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

Of the 25 eminent domain cases …

Appraiser projects increased Marfa property values; Presidio values hold steady

April 7th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO COUNTY — Marfa property values continue their upward trend, according Presidio County Chief Appraiser Cynthia Ramirez, and property values are set to rise by 10 percent on the price per square foot this year.

Ramirez presented an update on the 2016 property value study to the board of the Presidio …

Missing hunters rescued near Candelaria

April 7th, 2016

SOUTH PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Albuquerque, New Mexico resident Craig Steichen on Sunday morning, reporting that his son, who did not have identification, and a relative, Jared Forbus of Fairbanks, Arkansas, did not return from a hunting trip Saturday evening.

According to Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez, …

Production company secures USO hall for TV show in Marfa

April 7th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa City Council members approved renting the USO hall for six weeks in May and June for use as office space during production of an Amazon original streaming television show. The council’s approval came with a split 3-2 vote at their Thursday, March 31 meeting.

Ginger Griffice, representing …

Border Patrol union endorses Donald Trump

March 31st, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Border Patrol Council, a union that represents over 16,500 agents in the nation, announced their first-ever endorsement for a presidential candidate during primary season, choosing Donald Trump over the other candidates in the field.

“We think it is that important: if we do not …

Boquillas port celebrates third anniversary

March 31st, 2016

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – The Boquillas Port of Entry within Big Bend National Park celebrates its third anniversary on Sunday, April 10.

The port opened to the public in 2013 as part of an effort to enhance scientific collaboration and cross-cultural experiences. The official crossing provides access to Boquillas, Coahuila, as well as …

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