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Arroyo steps down after 31 years with county tax office

Arroyo steps down after 31 years with county tax office

July 20th, 2017

(Staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)The outgoing tax assessor-collector Norma Arroyo with Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Presidio County Tax Assessor-Collector Norma Arroyo abruptly retired on Tuesday after 31 years working in the county tax office.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Presidio County for 31 years. I look …

Presidio Rotary Club forms with help from Marfa Rotary Club

Presidio Rotary Club forms with help from Marfa Rotary Club

July 20th, 2017

(photo courtesy of Brad Newton)Presidio Rotary Club members. From left, front row is Ramon Carrasco, Marfa Rotarian Clint Weber, Vicky Carrasco, Lucy Ferguson, Trish Runyan. Back row is Marfa Rotarian Mona Garcia, Samantha Shiffler, Brad Newton, John Ferguson and Rogelio Zubia.

PRESIDIO — Presidio Texas Rotary Club is being formed with the sponsorship of the …

‘Porvenir, Texas’ trailer screening and photogrpahy exhibition at Blackwell School Sunday

July 13th, 2017

(Photos by Jessica Lutz)The rising moon casts light and shadow on a cliff serving as an American border wall as viewed from the Mexican side in the lower canyons of the Big Bend. From Spirits of the Rio Grande project.

MARFA — This Sunday, the Marfa Film Festival (MFF) will host a special screening of the …

Flores

July 13th, 2017

Jose Flores

Jose Losoya Flores, 90, of Alpine went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He died at home, peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Jose was born December 27, 1926 to Natividad Losoya and Pedro Flores. Both of his parents were born in Alpine and part of the first Mexican-American pioneer families …

Gonzales

July 13th, 2017

Genie Gonzales

Longtime Marfa resident Genie Gonzales passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine.

She was a soft-spoken and gentle soul, was Marfa Volunteer Fire Department firefighter and most recently worked at the Hotel Saint George.

The family of Genie Gonzales invites her friends and family members to a …

Could Trump’s position on NAFTA upend natural gas?

June 29th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — With the Trans-Pecos Pipeline not even three months in service, one of Trump’s campaign-trail favorites – the renegotiation (or withdrawal) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – could threaten its future.

In April, Trump indicated his intentions to renegotiate NAFTA via his preferred avenue of communication: Twitter. “I received calls …

Life in service: Sister Margie’s dedication to rural West Texas

Life in service: Sister Margie’s dedication to rural West Texas

June 29th, 2017

(photo by and courtesy of JOHNNY CALDERONE)Marfa Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger, right, presented Sister Margie Silguero with a bouquet of flowers and a copy of the proclamation commemorating June 25, 2017 as Sister Margie Silguero Day in Marfa in honor of Sister Margie’s 21 years of service to the area as a faith leader. …

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 …

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