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Marfa Meds to stay open

August 4th, 2016

By JIM STREET

AUSTIN – The Texas State Board of Pharmacy Tuesday reviewed a wording change that, if approved at its November 3 meeting, would allow Marfa Meds to continue to operate indefinitely.

The program that allowed prescription drugs to be filled at Alpine’s three pharmacies and then taken daily to Marfa for distribution …

Feds okay pipeline construction, drilling change

August 4th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Federal approval was granted last week for construction to begin on the 1000-feet of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline that will cross the U.S.-Mexico border, including permission to reverse the direction contractors will drill under the Rio Grande for construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order Friday …

Port authority rehires director, talks office space

Port authority rehires director, talks office space

August 4th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio International Port Authority members meet with District Attorney Rod Ponton on Monday.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio International Port Authority met Monday to appoint a new, albeit familiar, board of directors, hire an executive director and adopt bylaws.

In its July 1 meeting, …

City serves an ace with sand volleyball court

July 28th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa residents enjoy the sand volleyball court this week.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – As revelers celebrated the independence of our nation on July 4, the city quietly opened a new sand volleyball court at Coffield Park.

According to Marfa Parks and Recreation Board …

Marfa council to discuss tax rates; council member to comment on city festivals

July 28th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa City Council members are set to hold a regular meeting at 6pm tonight in the Casner Room at City Hall.

Council members will be presented with a calculation for the 2016/2017 effective tax rate and proposed tax rate calculations from Mayor Dan Dunlap as well as …

Marfa lawyer announces for county attorney

July 28th, 2016

C.K. ‘Chuck’ Stephenson

PRESIDIO COUNTY – C.K. ‘Chuck’ Stephenson has announced as a write-in candidate for Presidio County attorney in the November general election.

“As county attorney, I feel it’s my obligation to serve the people of Presidio County, not just special interests,” he said in a news release.

Stephenson has …

Tire blowout causes auto accident

July 28th, 2016

(photo from the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)A van rolled over off U.S. 67 Saturday after a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — Four people were taken to the hospital and a dog went missing Saturday after a …

Presidio drinking water is clean, state says

July 28th, 2016

(Staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shows the city is compliant with state standards.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio’s drinking water is clean of dangerous contaminants, despite a violation temporarily on the city’s Drinking Water Quality Report.

The …

Commissioners hear about adult protective services situation

July 28th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – What seemed like business as usual on paper shifted into a serious tone after a safety concern was addressed at the July 26 Presidio County Commissioners’ Court meeting.

Before the commissioners addressed the items on the short agenda, Cary Leeper, an Adult Protective Services investigator, brought up …

Medical student group to make Presidio trip

July 28th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — A group of aspiring doctors is due to visit Presidio later this year.

University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston students with the group Frontera de Salud will make the first of what could be regular visits to Presidio. For three days in December, the students will offer …

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