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‘One-of-a-kind’ Hunter Gym to receive regeneration

‘One-of-a-kind’ Hunter Gym to receive regeneration

June 22nd, 2017

Hunter Gym in 1942

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — “It would be the responsible thing to take care of the Hunter Gym better,” local architect Mike Green told school board members during a regular meeting held last week.

The gym is made of adobe, one of the few gyms of its kind in the state and country. …

BP, DPS rescue 8 undocumented immigrants from locked U-Haul near Sierra Blanca

June 22nd, 2017

(CBP photos) Undocumented immigrants were hiding inside U-Haul boxes.

SIERRA BLANCA – Border Patrol agents assisted a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state trooper in the rescue of eight undocumented immigrants on Saturday. The subjects were locked in the cargo area of a U-Haul van that had been stopped on I-10, east of El …

‘Stars align’ for city of Presidio

‘Stars align’ for city of Presidio

June 22nd, 2017

(Photos by SASHA von OLDERHAUSEN)City and county officials posed with an oversized check gifted to the city by Energy Transfer Partners in the amount of $1,067,000.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – “Our future is so bright, we’re gonna be wearing shades,” said economic development director Brad Newton, who stood outside the Presidio Activity Center beneath …

Presidio celebrates pipeline appreciation day

Presidio celebrates pipeline appreciation day

June 22nd, 2017

(Photo by SASHA von OLDERHAUSEN)City officials overturned a mound of soil outside the Presidio Activity Center to commemorate a donation made by Energy Transfer Partners to the city. Beside the mound sat a small segment of the actual 42” pipe used to pipe natural gas through the Trans-Pecos region.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – The …

Earthquakes on the increase in Pecos area

Earthquakes on the increase in Pecos area

June 22nd, 2017

U.S. Geological Survey eathquake map.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

PECOS – The U.S. Geological Survey recorded two earthquakes in the Pecos region in 10 days, with the second taking place last Thursday.

According to USGS data, earthquakes in the region have been trending upward since 2014, when only one earthquake was recorded by the survey. In the …

Texas Department of Transport and the City of Presidio make improvements to the main street    

June 22nd, 2017

 

(Staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ) Workers begin building garden planters in Presidio.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – The Texas Department of Transport (TxDOT) is making improvements to the main street in Presidio with the help of the City Hall by putting in planters which will hold palm trees to enhance popular O´Reilly Avenue.

This …

Betostock is tonight at The Lost Horse Saloon

June 22nd, 2017

MARFA – Astrid Rosenfeld, Ty Mitchell, Starr Child, and the members of Black on Blonde and SPIC will host a benefit event for Alberto Halpern and his wife Alexsandra Annello at the Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa tonight.

The doors open at 5:30pm, with a suggested donation of $5, though attendees may pay what they would …

Alpine rally to be held tomorrow, Saturday against Amtrak cuts

Alpine rally to be held tomorrow, Saturday against Amtrak cuts

June 22nd, 2017

(photo by JIM STREET)Alpine residents celebrated the remodeling of the Alpine Amtrak station shortly before it was announced that the station might permanently close due to cuts.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE — The Alpine Save Amtrak Team will hold two rallies to protest Trump’s proposed cuts to Amtrak services to 220 cities and towns across the …

Union Pacific repairs downtown Marfa railroad crossing

Union Pacific repairs downtown Marfa railroad crossing

June 22nd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)A Union Pacific crew improves the North Highland Avenue railroad crossing in downtown Marfa.

MARFA – Repairs at the Union Pacific’s North Highland Avenue crossing left the downtown street closed from Oak Street to El Paso Street while UP workers evened out the crossing’s platform beneath the oppressive sun on …

Criminal defense icon to read Declaration of Independence July 4 in Marfa

Criminal defense icon to read Declaration of Independence July 4 in Marfa

June 22nd, 2017

(BIG BEND SENTINEL file photo)Criminal defense attorney Dick DeGuerin reads the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 2016.

MARFA – Dick DeGuerin of Houston and Marfa is one of the most famous courtroom lawyers in the nation. On July 4, he will appear in far West Texas, not in the courtroom, but at noon on …

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