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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 …

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 …

Customs names new Presidio port director

Customs names new Presidio port director

November 21st, 2012

PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has named David Lambrix as the new Port Director at the Presidio Port of Entry.

Lambrix replaces John Prewit who retired from CBP this summer. Lambrix arrived at the port of entry November 4.

A formal change of command ceremony is planned for December 6. Before receiving his current …

County selects international bridge project consultant in heated meeting

County selects international bridge project consultant in heated meeting

December 1st, 2011

By ALBERTO TOMÁS HALPERN

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Amid heated debate, confusion, and lots of head shaking, Presidio County officials Tuesday voted to enter into contract negotiations with S&B Infrastructure of McAllen as consultant for the expansion of the international bridge between Presidio and Ojinaga.

The county, with Ciudad Ojinaga, Chihuahua state, and Mexico plan to add two …

U.S. citizen held at port of entry but reason passport revoked a mystery

October 20th, 2011

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO – An Odessa man who said he was born in Presidio was detained last week at the Presidio Port of Entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who failed to provide much information as to the detention, his Midland attorney said.

Demetrio Porras Baeza was visiting his mother, who lives …

Funeral held on boy’s birthday in Ojinaga

October 20th, 2011

OJINAGA – Ricardo Andres Trujano Aranda would have celebrated his ninth birthday on Sunday. He had already chosen a piñata and a theme for his birthday party, but instead of a celebration, he was buried on his birthday.

Ricardo Andres died this past Thursday, a few days after being shot by assassins near Aldama, Chihuahua, another …

Presidio student killed with father in Mexico narco-assassination

Presidio student killed with father in Mexico narco-assassination

October 13th, 2011

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, Chih., Mexico – An Ojinaga father and his 14-year-old son were killed Sunday in Aldama, a small city near Chihuahua City, while two other children – an 8-year-old and a year and a half-old baby, as well as another companion – were wounded during the attack.

Luis “Bola” Trujano Anaya, 35, and his son …

Muere albañil al caer de un andamio de 6 metros

September 29th, 2011

Por. DAVID R. REYNOSO ATAYDE

Ojinaga Chih.- Un albañil, Luis Aguilar, 55, falleció la tarde de este lunes al sufrir una caída de un andamio de 6 metros de altura, cuando se encontraba en compañía de su trabajador haciendo unos trabajos en el techo del interior de una vivienda en construcción. El fuerte golpe le provoco …

Ojinaga rancher murdered

September 1st, 2011

By LUIS ARMANDO RAMOS

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Oscar Zúñiga Piña, 48, a well-known rancher in Ojinaga, was found dead last Sunday.

City police from Camargo, Chihuahua, said the Zúñiga Piña´s body was found at 6:30am on the Camargo-Jiménez highway, at the kilometer 5 marker. Zúñiga Piña had been shot to death, police said.

Family members of the …

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