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Natives, city to honor Presidio’s Indigenous history

Natives, city to honor Presidio’s Indigenous history

February 9th, 2017

(foto de CAMERON DODD) El Cementerio Apache Lipan en la calle Market es uno de los importantes pero abandonados emplazamientos históricos de Presidio. El Consejo Municipal de Presidio ha tomado un primer paso para conseguir un plan maestro histórico financiado por una subvención.

PRESIDIO — Local leaders and the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas will …

Customs officers find marijuana under car floor

February 9th, 2017

Presidio Customs agents seized 74 pounds of Marijuana Sunday at the Presidio Port of Entry.

PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 74 pounds of marijuana Sunday, according to an agency news release. The seizure was located underneath the rear floorboard of …

Fort Davis man hits $1 million lottery jackpot

Fort Davis man hits $1 million lottery jackpot

February 7th, 2017

ALPINE – Jeff Davis County Commissioner Jody Adams of Fort Davis won a cool $1 million, coming within a heartbeat of winning the $206 million Powerball jackpot in the Wednesday, February 1 drawing.

Adams matched all five numbers, but missed the powerball itself, according to a Texas Lottery Commission news release.

Adams purchased his ticket at the …

Remains positively identified as missing Sul Ross student

Remains positively identified as missing Sul Ross student

February 6th, 2017

Zuzu Renee Verk

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson and Alpine Police Chief Russell Scown confirmed Monday that the human remains discovered by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a shallow grave in a remote area past Sunny Glen belong to missing Sul Ross student Zuzu Verk, who has been missing …

Marfa golf course bids rejected

Marfa golf course bids rejected

February 2nd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Neil Chavigny, far left, speaks to a group of Marfa golfers at Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioner’s Court meeting.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The Marfa Golf Course project was smacked into the rough after Presidio County commissioners declined two bids for the property at Tuesday’s special meeting. It was the …

City treasurer position gets cool reception

City treasurer position gets cool reception

February 2nd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa citizens packed the Casner Room at City Hall last week as city council members deliberated on creating a city treasurer’s office.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa City Council members tabled creating a new treasurer’s position during last week’s city meeting so as to delve further into the pros …

Minor charged with felony in pipeline protest arrest

Minor charged with felony in pipeline protest arrest

February 2nd, 2017

photo courtesy of Two Rivers Camp)16-year-old Native American protester Destiny Willcuts of the Two Rivers Camp was arrested Sunday after securing herself to a piece of Trans-Pecos Pipeline machinery.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A female minor arrested protesting the construction of the natural gas pipeline early Sunday morning has been released on bond following …

Hospital district tables seed money for proposed Alpine nursing home

February 2nd, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Big Bend Regional Hospital District directors on Saturday declined to provide seed money for an Alpine nursing home until the project’s organizers can present a full business plan.

The board of directors for the Big Bend Regional Hospital District (BBRHD) during its regular meeting in Presidio tabled a item to provide start-up …

UP freight train derailment closes portion of I-10

UP freight train derailment closes portion of I-10

February 2nd, 2017

Derailed train tankers in Culbertson County.

KENT – A Union Pacific freight train derailment near Kent on Monday morning closed Interstate 10 for about three hours until railroad personnel and environmental contractors confirmed there were no leaks or releases of hazardous materials.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported as a result of the incident, said Jeff …

Hurd calls out Trump on border security executive order

February 2nd, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd, whose congressional district includes Far West Texas, broke ranks with Trump and his border wall.

“The facts have not changed,” the congressman said. “Building a wall is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border.

“Each section of the border faces unique geographical, cultural, and technological …

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