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Former Marfa resident recovering from early Tuesday morning accident

Former Marfa resident recovering from early Tuesday morning accident

June 15th, 2017

Alberto Halpern, right, with wife Alexsandra Annello.

MARFA – One man died and another was critically injured in a head-on collision near the Marfa Lights Viewing Center early Tuesday morning.

According to a Department of Public Safety report, a Dodge Caravan driven by Eric Payne, 42, of Midland, was traveling west on U.S. Hwy. 67 when …

City requests county documents for $110,000 request

June 15th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The City of Marfa has requested additional information and supporting documentation from Presidio County in the county’s request to collect $11,000 from the city for law enforcement services.

The request comes on the heels of inability of the city and the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office to come to an agreement regarding …

Groundbreaking ceremony for sports and recreation facilities expansion is Tuesday

Groundbreaking ceremony for sports and recreation facilities expansion is Tuesday

June 15th, 2017

(Staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)The land in Presidio where the new sports and recreation facilities will be built. Plans include a volleyball court and pavilion near the baseball diamonds.

PRESIDIO — The City of Presidio will host an official groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off construction of new sports and recreation facilities made possible by a …

New York documentary makers look to the region to tell the story of America’s oil and gas love affair

New York documentary makers look to the region to tell the story of America’s oil and gas love affair

June 15th, 2017

(Staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)Cameras roll as NYC documentarians Alan Thompson and Jaime Puerta interview the editor, Robert Halpern, for their forthcoming film that explores oil and gas pipelines across America.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Although Texas is well-known as the leading oil-producing state, and with the oil-rich fields of the Permian Basin just a …

Polémico donativo al ayuntamiento de Presidio por parte de la compañía operadora del gasoducto Trans-Pecos Pipeline: Más de 1 millón de dólares

Polémico donativo al ayuntamiento de Presidio por parte de la compañía operadora del gasoducto Trans-Pecos Pipeline: Más de 1 millón de dólares

June 15th, 2017

(fotos de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)En proyecto tres canchas de voleibol y tres áreas de pabellón adicionales las cuales estarán situadas cerca de los diamantes de béisbol existentes.

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – Irónicamente, la empresa Trans-Pecos Pipeline que ha causado polémicos debates entre las comunidades por el acuerdo y desacuerdo en la implementación de tuberías …

from the mayor’s desk

from the mayor’s desk

June 8th, 2017

Community service call to action

By ANN MARIE NAFZIGER

One month ago, I received the great honor of being elected as mayor of Marfa. I thank the citizens for your faith in me, and I look forward to working hard to earn the trust of each of you, regardless of how you may have voted in the election.

One of my …

Swinneas celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Swinneas celebrate golden wedding anniversary

June 1st, 2017

Larry and Teloa Swinnea

PRESIDIO COUNTY — Larry and Teloa Swinnea celebrated 50 years of marriage on May 28, 2017.

They were married at Baptist Temple in Uvalde, Texas in 1967.

Larry is a retired public educator, having served school districts in Weslaco, Valentine, Fort Hancock, El Paso, Terlingua, McCamey, Fort Davis, Presidio, and Marfa.

Teloa is a …

Former Presidio County resident receives FFA award

Former Presidio County resident receives FFA award

May 25th, 2017

Kean Roosevelt

PRESIDIO — On March 21, 2017, former Presidio County resident Kean Roosevelt received the Federal Aviation Agency’s highest award, the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award, at a ceremony at the Love Field Pilots Association in Dallas.

Roosevelt has been a licensed pilot for more than 50 years, getting his start here in Marfa. He …

Brandon Leos, Kendra Saenz named Mr & Miss MHS during Scholarship Ceremony

Brandon Leos, Kendra Saenz named Mr & Miss MHS during Scholarship Ceremony

May 25th, 2017

Kendra Saenz and Brandon Leos

Brandon Leos and Kendra Saenz have been named Mr. & Miss MHS. Teachers choose the two students given this honor. Requirements for being a candidate include having an 80.0 or higher GPA, and must have good academic standing. Students who receive this honor must have also demonstrated leadership, service, and …

Blackmon

Blackmon

May 25th, 2017

Dr. Doug

Douglas Paul Blackmon, “Dr. Doug,” 63, of Terlingua passed away May 19, 2017 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Dr. Doug will be laid to rest with a graveside service at the Ghost Town cemetery, Terlingua at 10am Friday, May 26. A celebration of life follows on “The Porch,” at the Terlingua Trading …

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