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Presidio County braces for another ‘adverse opinion’ audit

July 8th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County is looking at another adverse opinion for its 2014 financial audit, one step backward from its 2013 qualified audit.

Savannah CPA and county outside auditor Doak Painter stated in the preliminary findings – obtained by the Big Bend Sentinel/Presidio International – that there were major accounting weaknesses and …

First same-sex couples marry in Presidio and Brewster counties

First same-sex couples marry in Presidio and Brewster counties

July 8th, 2015

“I (legally) do”

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA, ALPINE – The first same-sex couples tied the knot in Far West Texas a week after the Supreme Court ruled for marriage equally nationwide.

James Scott, formally of Marfa, and Brian Neal Sensabaugh, of Houston, married Sunday, July 5, in Marfa. April Fierro and Lee Ann Powers, both of Alpine, …

Celebrate July 4 in Presidio

July 2nd, 2015

PRESIDIO – The city of Presidio is getting patriotic with a Fourth of July ceremony this Saturday at Daly Park.

The event will include three band performances. Norteño Especial with ex vocalist of Montes de Durango,  Tino y Su Marka and Arrieros de Ojinaga, which will perform from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The …

Four die, two injured in single-car accident on I-10

July 2nd, 2015

PECOS COUNTY – Four El Paso residents died and two were injured in a car accident Sunday morning near Fort Stockton on Interstate 10.

According to the Texas DPS, the back right tire of a 2006 Ford Expedition blew out when driver Stephanie Ann Garza of El Paso was traveling eastbound around 10:45am on …

Public universities to implement campus-carry policies

July 2nd, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Two laws adopted by the Texas Legislature this year will expand gun carry rights in the state, including on college campuses.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the measures into law that will allow concealed carry at institutions of higher education as well as statewide …

USO/visitor center name won’t change

July 2nd, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The USO building’s name will remain the same. The Marfa City Council took no action at Thursday, June 25, where an agenda item included to rename the former AmVets/USO building to honor Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap.

Retired Presidio County Veterans Affairs Officer Mando Garcia proposed the name change …

Appraisal district estimates pipeline value at $1.5 million a mile

July 2nd, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Preliminary figures show that the Trans Pecos Pipeline will bring in some hefty tax revenue to Presidio County. Presidio County Appraisal District (PCAD) Chairman Carlos Nieto and PCAD’s legal representation Dylan Wood from the Perdue Brandon law firm shared at the Thursday, June 25, board of directors …

Fireworks in designated areas only this weekend

July 2nd, 2015

PRESIDIO COUNTY – With 4th of July festivities just around the corner, remember that Presidio County is currently under a burn ban. Outside burning, which includes campfires and fireworks, are restricted within the county.

And both the cities of Presidio and Marfa prohibit fireworks in the city limits.

However, fireworks will be allowed in …

Presidio County to intervene in pipeline review process

July 2nd, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

MARFA – The Presidio County Commissioners’ Court passed a motion to intervene with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Trans Pecos Pipeline at Tuesday’s meeting.

The monumental meeting, which was moved to the upstairs courtroom due to the volume of attendees, kicked off with a public comment portion. …

In Marfa, a cloud obscures the rainbow

July 2nd, 2015

(photo by LOGAN LEWIS)Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara and Rob Crowley stand before the courthouse and argue over the right to assemble publicly on the courthouse grounds.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

MARFA – U.S. Constitutional rights were called to question when Presidio County officials attempted to disband a public assembly celebrating the Supreme …

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