Monthly Archives: February 2016

Talking with Donald Trump’s Son about the Future of the Republican Party

Super Tuesday is upon us and Texans go to the polls to nominate a presidential candidate to represent their parties in the Fall elections. Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz are front-runners on the Republican ballot, while Hilary Clinton … Continue reading

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Second Man Sentenced for Murder in 2014 Killing in Terlingua

In December 2014, a body was uncovered in Terlingua Creek in south Brewster County. It belonged to Walter Sands the Third, known as Trey, a Kilgore man living in Alpine. This year, two men faced trial for his death and … Continue reading

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For Landowners Hoping to Fight Eminent Domain, It’s an “Uphill Battle”

The company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has started filing lawsuits to condemn land for the project in Brewster in Presidio Counties – evoking its power of “eminent domain.” If a pipeline is designated a “public utility” in Texas – which the … Continue reading

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Discovery of New Planet at McDonald Observatory in West Texas

The McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis announced Wednesday the discovery of a new planet. It’s located in the Hyadesstar cluster. The planet is K2-25B. The lead astronomer with the discovery is Andrew Mann. It’s a warm afternoon on top of … Continue reading

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Morrow Murder Trial Goes Into Its Fourth Day in Alpine

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 UPDATE: Friday, Charles Morrow, was convicted by a Brewster County jury for the 2014 murder of Trey Sands. This is in addition to an earlier guilty verdict against Keith Alan McWilliams. The jury in Alpine deliberated 47 minutes before making … Continue reading

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Morrow Murder Trial Opens in Alpine

Earlier this month, Keith McWilliams was convicted in the 2014 murder of Trey Sands in Terlingua and sentenced to life in prison. On Monday in Alpine, his codefendant Charles Morrow went on trial for murder. This is reporter Steve Anderson’s report … Continue reading

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Avant Guard: At LA’s Broad Museum, A New Approach To Protecting Art

Contemporary art isn’t easy, and the new museum’s creators wanted first-time visitors to feel welcome. So The Broad’s guards act as friendly ambassadors — ready to engage with visitors about the art.

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Pipeline Company Files Land Condemnation Lawsuits

This post has been updated with information on additional lawsuits that were filed in Presidio County. The company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has filed eminent domain lawsuits in 394th district court against landowners in Brewster County. A suit against Roy Thomas … Continue reading

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Pope Francis And Juárez: Latest Symbol Of Pope’s Focus On Latin America

JUAREZ, Chihuahua — The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Mexico marks the sixth Latin American country Pope Francis will have visited since his pontificate began in 2013. Francis will be visiting the border city of Juárez, a city recreating … Continue reading

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The Trials Of Pronouncing Antonin Scalia Dead In West Texas

The Big Bend area of West Texas is known for its enormous, sparsely populated counties. This can be a problem for county services — whether you’re an ordinary citizen or a Supreme Court justice.

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