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Paranormal Presidio: An interview with Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte

October 9th, 2014

Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – October signals the return of the UFO Border Zone Festival, now in its eighth year. In anticipation of its return, The International/The Big Bend Sentinel spoke to Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, co-authors of The Coyame Incident: UFO Crash Near Presidio, Texas. They are …

Dude of the Dead changes locations, for bigger Presidio turnout

October 9th, 2014

(photo by ROBERT HALPERN)Bonita Barlow of Marfa, one of last year’s Dude of the Dead paricipants.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The Dude of the Dead Festival, which kicks off Friday, October 24, is keeping close to Presidio this year. And in an effort to draw more people out, founder and organizer Charlie Angell …

Mexican retail chain Coppel to open store in Ojinaga

October 9th, 2014

By DIANA AGUIRRE

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Due to the major economical development in the city of Ojinaga, the Coppel company has begun the construction of a new branch of its stores on Bulevar Libre Comercio, between Justo Sierra and Cuauhtémoc streets, next to the Soriana department store. The Coppel store is expected to open in …

Hospital district denies $500,000 transfer to hospital at heated meeting

October 9th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Big Bend Regional Hospital District board members have voted 2 -1 against allocating $500,000 to Big Bend Regional Medical Center for uncompensated care. Board members Marco Baeza and Allen Haley voted against the distribution of funds, and hospital district chair Jean Pearce voted to accept the hospital’s request.

The action came …

Radio announcers/candidates stay on air, this time

October 9th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

ALPINE, MARFA – Two political candidates have been allowed to keep most of their hosting duties at the Alpine and Marfa radio stations before the November 4 general election.

David Beebe of Marfa and Gilbert Valenzuela of Alpine are no strangers to Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) equal-time rule as they’ve dealt with this …

Chinati announces major new work by Robert Irwin

October 9th, 2014

Museum gets major project funding

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation is pleased to announce a much-anticipated addition to its permanent collection – a large-scale installation by Robert Irwin.

After years of development, plans for the Irwin project are complete and construction will begin in early 2015 with an opening anticipated for 2016.

Irwin, who …

Plan for modern Marfa residence in historic district raises concerns

Plan for modern Marfa residence in historic district raises concerns

October 9th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – A row of former military houses, similar in shape, size, and aesthetics built to house Army officers and their families in the 1920s sit along South Yale Street in the Ft. D.A. Russell neighborhood in Marfa. Most are still occupied by local residents.

But plans by noted Oklahoma City architect Rand …

Presidio ISD school nurse resigns, PISD employee steps up

October 2nd, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Debbie Snodgrass will temporarily stand in for the former Presidio Independent School District nurse, Dayami Fernandez, who tendered her resignation on August 16 after serving the district for five years.

The transition was finalized at last week’s PISD school board meeting. “We already had Debbie on staff,” Superintendent Dennis McEntire said. …

City of Presidio approves new tax rate, budget

October 2nd, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – October signals the start of the new fiscal year, and with the pressure of a looming deadline, the Presidio City Council approved and adopted the tax rate and budget for Fiscal Year 2015 at a special council meeting on the last night of September.

City Administrator Marco Baeza presented the budget …

Texas lawmakers differ on Syria campaign

October 2nd, 2014

U.S. Rep. Pete P. Gallego, D-Alpine, questions U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a House Services Committee hearing on combating the Islamist State.

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States and allies from Europe and the Arab and Muslim world are about to enter the second week of an aerial …

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