Author Archives: Sally Beauvais

About Sally Beauvais

Reporter/Producer

More than 2,000 March In Tornillo to Protest Family Separation at the Border

A crowd of more than 2,000 gathered at a border crossing in Tornillo, Texas early Father’s Day to protest the separation of children and parents who enter into the U.S. illegally. The rural town of 1,500 has become well-known over … Continue reading

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Scenic Loop Complex Fires 100% Contained

As of Tuesday morning, officials say the Scenic Loop Complex Fires that have been burning in the Davis Mountains since early June are 100% contained. On day 9, fire officials have mapped the combined footprint of the fires at 19,444 … Continue reading

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Day 8: Minimal Activity on Scenic Loop Complex Fires as Containment Number Rises

As of Monday June 11, the Scenic Loop Complex fires are 80% contained. The total affected area is now estimated at 26,042 acres. Officials say although that acreage number may seem large, the fire has caused minimal loss to the … Continue reading

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Guatemalan Women Separated From Children Tried in Alpine Federal Court

On Wednesday evening, 3 Guatemalan women, who were picked up by Border Patrol agents near the Presidio/Ojinaga Port of Entry on May 14 were tried in a federal courthouse in Alpine.  A judge found all 3 women guilty of illegal … Continue reading

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Ector Middle School May Secure Non-Profit Charter Partnership

Ector County Independent School District is getting closer securing a partnership with a non-profit organization that could take over operations for Ector Middle School next year.  The ECISD Board of Trustees approved an agreement last month with Ector Success Academy … Continue reading

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After Nearly 2 Weeks, McDannald Ranch Fire Now 100 Percent Contained

As of Monday, May 14, the McDannald Ranch Fire, which has been burning west of Fort Davis since late April, is 100% contained. It burned up 19,043 acres of grassland in the Davis Mountains. Millions of dollars in resources and … Continue reading

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McDannald Fire Day 7: Containment at 39 Percent

Containment for the McDannald Ranch fire is now up to 39 percent, officials said Sunday morning. The wildfire that’s believed to have been started by lightning strike early last week has affected an estimated 18,966 acres as of Sunday morning.

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McDannald Ranch Fire Still Burning in Davis Mountains

A wildfire that’s believed to have been started by lightning strike early Monday morning on McDannald Ranch, west of Brown Mountain in Jeff Davis County, is still burning. Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 AM UPDATE: There is no formal evacuation order … Continue reading

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Blackwell School Mural Tells Lesser-Known Stories of Marfa

As you drive west on Highway 90 into Marfa, you’ll spot a new landmark from the road: a community mural, painted in vivid colors on a wall of the Casner building adjacent to the Stripes gas station parking lot. Commissioned … Continue reading

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South Double Diamond Grassland Fire Contained

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says a grassland fire that broke out south of Alpine Thursday afternoon has been contained, following several flare ups this morning.

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