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A pipeline runs through it

A pipeline runs through it

April 23rd, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO, ALPINE – The first two of three informational meetings held by Energy Transfer Partners regarding the Trans Pecos Pipeline drew entirely divergent crowds – a symbol of what is fast becoming a vastly divisive issue for Far West Texas residents.

Energy Transfer Partners held three meetings – in Presidio, Alpine and Fort …

Juarez low rider tours planned

October 16th, 2014

EL PASO, Texas, JUAREZ, Chih., Mex. – Juarez Low Rider Tours announces plans to begin Low Rider tours of the infamous Mexican border city this winter.

Model and a ride.

“This is something we have been working on for while now,” said Juarez Low Rider Tours co-owner Rene Miedo,  …

guest commentary

guest commentary

August 14th, 2014

Why troops or milita on our southern border is not a solution

By GLENN JUSTICE

I have lived along the west Texas Rio Grande border on and off for many years. During this time I did a fair amount of research and writing about Big Bend border history and as a historian I cannot ignore the lessons …

congressman pete gallego

congressman pete gallego

August 7th, 2014

Inviting House Speaker John Boehner to the Border

By Pete P. Gallego

On Tuesday, I sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican, inviting him to come to Texas and visit the U.S.-Mexico border where he can meet local community leaders and law enforcement personnel and learn about the ongoing influx …

Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross returns Mexican artifacts

Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross returns Mexican artifacts

September 26th, 2013

By SUL ROSS news and information service

ALPINE – Mexican artifacts and analysis records in the possession of the Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) of Sul Ross State University were recently repatriated.

Mexican authorities from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia/National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs came …

New port reunites residents on both sides of the border

New port reunites residents on both sides of the border

April 25th, 2013

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA and ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

COAHUILA, TEXAS – A recent trip to Big Bend National Park gave a first-hand account of entering Mexico at the little village of Boquillas and the return to the United States through the new automated port of entry in the park at Boquillas Crossing.

A tent was found, sleeping …

Northbound crossing times improve at Presidio port

Northbound crossing times improve at Presidio port

January 31st, 2013

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO, OJINAGA – For many border residents, crossing back and forth between the United States and Mexico has become a daily routine. With the inevitability of globalization shaping lives and businesses, it’s all too easy to forget about international borders. That is, of course, until you’ve spent two hours or more in …

Dismay, economic concern greet USDA cattle inspection facility move

Dismay, economic concern greet USDA cattle inspection facility move

December 20th, 2012

By JEFF MATHEIS, JOHN DANIEL GARCIA, ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO, OJINAGA – Cattle crossing has been a high economic contributor to the Presidio, Texas and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico communities for nearly 80 years. The ports of entry are the oldest cattle import location in the United States and are currently the only direct entrance from the …

Border Patrol to inspect buses at checkpoints, school officials told

Border Patrol to inspect buses at checkpoints, school officials told

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 …

New director takes command of Presidio port of entry

New director takes command of Presidio port of entry

November 29th, 2012

By ROBERT HALPERN

PRESIDIO – Presidio’s new port of entry director may be a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Customs Service (now U.S. Customs and Border Protection), having served both on the northern and southern borders of the United States, at the port city of Houston, at headquarters in Washington, DC, and as an instructor at …

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