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What’s On Your Ballot In May? A Guide To 2019 Elections In West Texas

Counties, cities, and school districts across the Big Bend region and Permian Basin will hold elections on May 4, 2019. Not sure what’s on your ballot, or where to vote? Areas holding elections are listed by county in alphabetical order … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns from Big Bend Residents, Alpine Council Passes Pipeline Measures

The Alpine City Council passed two measures related to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline on Tuesday: one a strongly-worded move against the pipeline, the other a more reserved effort to have the pipeline built under stricter safety standards than what’s currently required. … Continue reading

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Alpine City Council To Continue Pipeline Discussions

The Alpine City Council will continue discussion on the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline at Tuesday’s council meeting. On the agenda: a proposal to allow Mayor Avinash Rangra to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to deny a presidential permit for the … Continue reading

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Alpine Mayor on Trans-Pecos Pipeline: “I Feel Uncomfortable”

Earlier this week, in an interview with Marfa Public Radio, Alpine Mayor Avinash Rangra laid out his views on the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The 143-mile pipeline would carry natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin, through the Big Bend region, … Continue reading

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Alpine Resolution Opposing The Trans-Pecos Pipeline Dies Before A Vote

A proposed Alpine City Council resolution opposing a planned 143-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to Mexico died before getting to a vote at a Tuesday meeting. The resolution would’ve been mostly a symbolic gesture, as it didn’t … Continue reading

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Alpine City Council Will Consider Resolution to Oppose Pipeline

Update Tuesday, June 2, 9 p.m. The proposed Alpine City Council resolution to oppose the Trans-Pecos Pipeline failed before getting to a vote Tuesday evening. Ward 4 Council Member Julian Gonzales motioned for a vote on the resolution, but no … Continue reading

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Results for Local West Texas Elections

Final results are in for local elections in Marfa, Alpine and Presidio. In Marfa, incumbent Mayor Dan Dunlap retained his seat. Josie Simpson retained her city council seat, while Peter Stanley bested Tom Schmidt for the second of two open … Continue reading

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Alpine City Council to Hear Citizen Comments on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

The Alpine City Council is holding a special meeting on Tuesday (May 5) at 4 PM to take comments from Big Bend area residents on the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline. The meeting is scheduled to take place 90 minutes prior to … Continue reading

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Big Bend Area Residents call for Local Fracking Ban

Some West Texas residents are starting to put pressure on local officials to keep hydraulic fracturing out of the Big Bend region. Fracking is of course widespread in the Midland-Odessa region, but there are active gas leases in counties further south toward … Continue reading

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Alpine City Councilor Michael Castelli Resigns

Michael Castelli has resigned from his position as Ward Five Alpine City Councilor. In a statement released today, Castelli says the decision stems from what he calls the city’s “long and very well documented history” of financial mismanagement. Castelli says … Continue reading

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