Posts Tagged Border Patrol
May 31st, 2013
By ROBERT HALPERN
MARFA – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marfa Border Patrol Station’s US 67 checkpoint seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a horse trailer on Thursday, May 30, according to a Big Bend Sector Border Patrol news release. A Ford F-250 was pulling the trailer.
December 10th, 2012
By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
MARFA – Representatives from area public schools sat down with U.S. Border Patrol Big Bend Sector officials last Thursday to discuss the agency’s policy regarding school bus inspections at checkpoints following the recent incident where nearly 500 pounds of marijuana was discovered on a Van Horn school bus in Marfa.
“Our objective is …
December 15th, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, MARFA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week released the agency’s fiscal year 2011 summary of CBP enforcement and border management efforts. The Big Bend Border Patrol Sector and the El Paso Field Office, which includes the Presidio port of entry, also released summaries.
“In 2011, CBP has contributed to our nation’s homeland …
October 27th, 2011
by ROB HOTAKAINEN
WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders.
Under the GOP plan, the Border Patrol would have free rein to do such …
September 15th, 2011
MARFA – The U.S. Border Patrol has announced that the Marfa Sector will change its name to the Big Bend Sector. The change will officially take place on October 1.
“The name change better reflects the area of responsibility of our Sector,” said Sector Chief Patrol Agent John J. Smietana Jr. “All of our line stations …
September 15th, 2011
ALPINE – It took 10 months, but Alpine Station Assistant Patrol Agent in Charge Lewis Reynolds’ plan for a memorial came to fruition on Sunday, September 11. Almost 700 people turned out for the unveiling of a twisted steel beam that had been carefully displayed as a reminder of the fateful 9/11 attacks.
September 8th, 2011
By EMILY JO CURETON
FAR WEST TEXAS – Ten years ago this Sunday a terrorist attack killed 2,977 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.
Ten years later the global impact of this heinous crime is immeasurable. A sweeping summary of the grief, the violence, the political rhetoric and the spending that ensued is impossible. Still, …
August 11th, 2011
MARFA and YUMA, Ariz. – Alfredo “Freddie” C. Ceniceros of Yuma, Arizona and formerly of Marfa has retired from the U.S. Border Patrol after 32 years of service and several missions abroad as a special operations team member.
A Marfa native and Marfa High School class of 1974 graduate, Ceniceros was the oldest member of the …
August 4th, 2011
ALPINE – Alpine Border Patrol Station agents, Marfa Sector, have obtained an artifact from the World Trade Center disaster of September 11, 2001.
The artifact is being transported back to Alpine from New York in a truck driven by two Border Patrol agents.
When they arrive at the Brewster County line, there will be a solemn multi-agency …