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Proposed pipeline resolution drafted

May 7th, 2015

ALPINE – Opponents of the Trans Pecos Pipeliine have drafted a proposed resolution for the Alpine City Council to possibly consider during an upcoming meeting:

Resolution – the City of Alpine, by a majority vote of their City Council, hereby ratify;

Whereas all residents of the city of Alpine have the right to hold …

Alpine selling water to pipeline company

May 7th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – At a special city council meeting held Tuesday, Alpine city manager Erik Zimmer confirmed that the city has been selling its water to Pumpco, Inc., the construction firm tasked with building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

The construction firm has purchased 24,889 gallons of water from the city per day …

Pipeline officials in Marfa next week

May 7th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Representatives from Energy Transfer Partners are expected to be at the Presidio County Commissioners’ Court meeting at 9am Tuesday, May 12 at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara said the public is welcome to ask questions regarding the Trans Pecos Pipeline that is …

Pipeline opponents descend on Alpine council meeting

Pipeline opponents descend on Alpine council meeting

May 7th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Melodie Crummett and her grandson Hatfield Cason picket outside the Alpine Civic Center on Tuesday.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – With the Trans Pecos Pipeline project already under way with shipments of pipe making their way across West Texas via train, the pipeline’s opposition movement has …

Flint not guilty in death of Felts

May 7th, 2015

Tony Flint

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

SIERRA BLANCA – Shock, confusion, and anger spread across Facebook on Tuesday night as Far West Texas residents learned that Tony Flint was found not guilty in the death of La Kiva restaurant & bar owner Glenn Felts.

A Hudspeth County jury found Flint not guilty …

Marfa golf course may turn pro

May 7th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Marfa Municipal Golf Course might get a makeover as the firm Pro Tour Events is interested in transforming the highest golf course in Texas into a national destination golf course with accommodations.

The proposed project would include expanding the current 9-hole course into an 18-hole golf course, …

City council, school board elections Saturday

May 7th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA, ALPINE, PRESIDIO – Voting in the general election is from 7am to 7pm on Saturday, May 9 to determine city council and school board members in Marfa, Alpine, and Presidio.

Marfa elections will take place in the Casner Room at Marfa City Hall.

Peter Stanley, Tom Schmidt and incumbent …

Lely airport in Presidio gets new beacon

April 30th, 2015

(photos by BRAD NEWTON)The tower and light being installed this week by AEP Electric Crews and wired by Alpine Electric. The Presidio Municipal Development District provided matching funds for the TXDOT Aviation RAMP Grant for the Project.

PRESIDIO — Those who fly through the Big Bend now have a light to guide them …

After a half-century, Alpine radio stations change hands

After a half-century, Alpine radio stations change hands

April 30th, 2015

(photo by WALT FRERCK)New station owner Martin Benevich gets some control board pointers from Ray Hendryx.

ALPINE – Alpine’s two radio stations are under new ownership.

Ray Hendryx, president of Big Bend Broadcasters Inc., the parent company of KVLF AM-1240, and Rio Grande Broadcasting Company, parent company of KALP FM-92.7, said the …

Early voting continues in area city, school elections

April 30th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Early voting for the May 9 general election to determine city council and school board members start Monday, April 27.

Early voting for Marfa City Council will take place from 8am to 12pm and 1 to 5pm at Marfa City Hall.

In Marfa, Peter Stanley, Tom …

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