Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congressman Will Hurd Listens To Trans-Pecos Pipeline Opponents

On Wednesday U.S. Congressman Will Hurd met with constituents in Alpine to hear their concerns about the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline. The line would connect producers in the Permian Basin with customers across the border in Mexico. Unlike other areas … Continue reading

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House Sends Border Security Bill to Governor

After a months-long staring contest between the House and the Senate, the lower chamber gave a sweeping border security bill a final blessing Thursday. State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, agreed to accept changes the Senate made to his House Bill … Continue reading

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Border Security Bill Passes Senate

This story has been updated to reflect the bill’s final passage on third reading. An expansive border security bill declared a priority by Gov. Greg Abbott was passed Tuesday by the Texas Senate. The vote marked the end of a months-long disagreement between … Continue reading

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Recovery Begins After Marfa Apartment Fire

It’s been just over a day since 12 families in Marfa lost their apartments to a fire, but the community of Marfa is already rallying to help with the recovery. The Red Cross has been helping victims with basic needs, … Continue reading

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Border Wetland Using Treated Wastewater As Congress Considers Wetland Funding

  PRESIDIO, Texas–A man-made wetland is now under construction on the Rio Grande. And this new wetland will be the first on the Rio Grande to use treated wastewater to restore habitat. This comes as Congress is considering a bipartisan … Continue reading

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Pipeline Shipments Could Head South On Old West Texas Railroad

The San Angelo-based railroad that’s already shipping pipe into the Fort Stockton area for Energy Transfer’s planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline is in talks with the company and its building contractor Pumpco, Inc. to carry pipe farther south on the South Orient … Continue reading

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Board Member of Brewster County Groundwater District Arrested on Trespassing Charge

This is a developing story. We will update this post with information as we receive it. Brewster County rancher and board member of the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District Tom Beard was arrested Thursday afternoon on a charge of criminal trespass at … Continue reading

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Work at Alpine Staging Ground for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Can Continue Amid TCEQ Investigation

This post has been updated to reflect new developments. Update Friday, May 16 Work at the Alpine staging site for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline can continue amid an ongoing Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) investigation into complaints that the site … Continue reading

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Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

An overflow crowd packed Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners meeting in Marfa to hear from Energy Transfer, the company that wants to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline through Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties from the Permian Basin. Rick Smith, Energy Transfer’s V.P. … Continue reading

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Man On “Walk Across America” Pitches An Upgrade for Marfa Golf Course

A California man who wants to upgrade the Marfa Golf Course was grilled on his plan at an executive session of the Presidio County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Commissioners asked about his finances, specifically about how he could make assurances that the project would … Continue reading

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