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Presidio County judge now a contested race

Presidio County judge now a contested race

December 6th, 2013


PRESIDIO COUNTY – Longtime Presidio County Justice of the Peace Cinderela Guevara filed as a political candidate on Friday, challenging incumbent Paul Hunt for Presidio County judge on the Democratic Party ticket in the March 2014 primary election.

Presidio County Democratic Party Chairman Buck Johnston also confirmed Friday that Francis Garcia has filed for …

Elections set – mostly – in Presidio, Marfa, Alpine

Elections set – mostly – in Presidio, Marfa, Alpine

March 1st, 2013

All elections are Saturday, May 11.



Mayor’s race

The candidates are appointed incumbent Mayor Obed Escontrias and Esperanza Carrasco and John Ferguson, the high school counselor and a former mayor and council member. Escontrias runs a trucking company, and Carrasco listed her occupation as office manager.


Two full-term council positions are on the ballot, one that had been …

Misuse of funds alleged at city of Alpine

Misuse of funds alleged at city of Alpine

February 22nd, 2013

Confusion, anger erupt at meeting


ALPINE – A special Alpine city council meeting Tuesday night ended abruptly and was not without bitter controversy.

Ward 3 councilman Carlos Lujan called for the meeting, along with Ward 2 and Ward 5 council members Mike Davidson and Diana Asgeirsson, respectively.

On the agenda were a series of agenda …

Video: Congressman Gallego’s first appearance on C-SPAN

Video: Congressman Gallego’s first appearance on C-SPAN

January 7th, 2013

Newly elected congressman Pete Gallego of Alpine was sworn into office on Thursday, January 3 by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. Gallego, a freshman member of the 113th Congress, which was gaveled into session on Thursday, spoke to C-SPAN about the upcoming session and his legislative priorities.



June 21st, 2012

Last month the Pew Hispanic Center reported that net migration from Mexico into the United States has dropped to zero, with roughly the same number of Mexican citizens heading south across the border as north.

Just a few days earlier, HR 1505, the misnamed National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, hit the floor of …

Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

January 26th, 2012

By Texas Senator CARLOS URESTI

Pecos, meet Poteet.

Fort Stockton, let me introduce you to Charlotte and Christine.

Alpine, I just know you’re going to like Crystal City and Pearsall.

Rocksprings, say hello to Carrizo Springs.

Beginning next year, you will likely be a part of the family known as Senate District 19.

While the redistricting process is still playing out …

Area congressman to deliver Republican address to nation in Spanish Tuesday

January 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Monday that Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco, R-San Antonio, will deliver the Spanish-language Republican Address to the Nation following President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

Francisco Canseco

Canseco is a freshman in the 112th Congress. He was …

Marfa, Alpine gas company “divorce” almost complete

January 19th, 2012


MARFA, ALPINE – The past year was fraught with spotlight divorces. First, J Lo and Marc Anthony, followed by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, then Ashton and Demi, and now, Marfa and Alpine.

At a Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation (SWTMG) meeting held Monday in Marfa, gas board members, who include city officials …

Council sends clinic zoning issue to P&Z

January 12th, 2012


MARFA – City Council members Tuesday night agreed to have the Planning and Zoning Board look into a rezoning issue for the Presidio County Health Services (PCHS) proposed clinic expansion.

PCHS, which operates the Marfa Community Clinic, has been trying to rezone a city block they own to support a new medical and …

Jail may bust budget

January 12th, 2012


PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Presidio County budget approved recently lists projected revenue from the county jail in the amount of $1.9 million and a projected income over expenses from the jail as $508,716. This budgeted extra half million dollars in revenue was to cover general fund expenses.

After four months into the fiscal …

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