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BBNP hosts National Public Lands Day event

September 21st, 2017

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY – On Saturday, September 30, Big Bend National Park will host a volunteer project in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The National Park Service has also designated the day as a fee-free day, allowing all visitors to the park, or any national park, to enter for free.

National Public Lands Day is …

Counts nominated as U.S. federal judge for Western District of Texas

September 14th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, have released the following statements after Trump announced his intention to nominate five candidates to fill vacancies on federal district courts in Texas, including Walter David Counts III for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas – Midland-Odessa Division:

“I …

the money man

the money man

September 7th, 2017

Solar City: not so different anymore?

By TOM JACOBS

Solar City was a revolutionary company seeking to bring solar power to every roof in the US. However, it’s faced problems and is now hardly distinguishable from any other solar provider. Its story shows how quickly an industry can change and hurt a company’s business.

Source: Solarcity.com

 

Solar …

Lady Blue Devils take the gold at XC meet

August 24th, 2017

(Presidio ISD photo)The 2017 Presidio Blue Devils lady varsity cross country team.

PRESIDIO, PECOS – The Presidio Lady Blue Devils girls varsity cross county team were meet champions at the West of the Pecos XC competition in Pecos last week.

Lady Devil Katelynn Valenzuela led the pack of runners and finished in first place with a …

August 21st, 2017

Procedure begins to replace Nieto on PCAD board

August 18th, 2017

Alfred Muñiz

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA – Presidio County Appraisal District directors accepted the resignation of Carlos Nieto as Presidio ISD’s representative on the appraisal district board at its August 3 meeting, triggering a replacement process that includes five of the six taxing entities represented on the board.

Directors also accepted the 2016 outside audit.

Nieto resigned after …

Judge Ferguson gets state grant to create regional public defender office

August 3rd, 2017

Roy Ferguson

FAR WEST TEXAS, AUSTIN – Indigent criminal defendants in far West Texas will soon have a new resource. The Texas Indigent Defense Commission has awarded a new grant to help five rural counties in far West Texas create a more effective system for providing constitutionally required indigent criminal defense services.

The grant is a …

golliver – henry ii

golliver – henry ii

July 27th, 2017

Presidio wetlands wins grant awarded by Great Texas Birding Classic

Presidio wetlands wins grant awarded by Great Texas Birding Classic

July 27th, 2017

(Presidio International photo archive)Arturo Acosta, the former city of Presidio Public Works Director, inspects the wetlands in this 2015 photo.

AUSTIN — With the 21st annual Great Texas Birding Classic wrapped up for the year, the winners of the largest and longest bird-watching competition in the United States have chosen nine conservation projects that will …

Big Bend agents discover concealed contraband in vehicle

Big Bend agents discover concealed contraband in vehicle

July 27th, 2017

The marijuana concealed in the vehicle’s door panels.

MARFA  – Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents and a Border Patrol canine worked in unison Wednesday to locate a concealed load of narcotics in a vehicle at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint, according to an agency news release.

Agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate 10 first encountered …

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