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83rd District Attorney Race: The Candidates in Their Own Words

The race for 83rd District Attorney in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Presidio Counties is among the few competitive races in Big Bend country. Many local-level races only had one party on the ballot in the March primary, so those … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday Results from the Big Bend Region

This story has been updated to reflect the results of a recount on Sunday (March 6) in the Presidio County Pct. 3 Commissioner’s race. Across the Big Bend region, some county-level races were decided in the “Super Tuesday” primaries, others will … Continue reading

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Escuder Scores Democratic Primary Win Over Incumbent 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton

This story has been updated to include a statement from 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton. Alpine lawyer Jaime Escuder pulled a comfortable win over incumbent 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Escuder will go on to face … Continue reading

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For Astronomers’ Sake, Some Drillers Cut Their Lights

FORT DAVIS — As a cool breeze blew across the 6,800-foot mountain that Coyne Gibson stood on, he gazed at a night sky dotted with constellations, planets and meteors — all visible to the naked eye, thanks to the surrounding … Continue reading

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After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

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Renovation of Damaged Prada Marfa Art Installation Begins

Renovation of the badly damaged Prada Marfa art installation near Valentine, Texas has begun and will continue over the next few weeks. The popular roadside art installation was vandalized by a Waco resident named Joe Magnano almost a year ago, an act Magnano … Continue reading

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Results from This Year’s Big Bend Livestock Show

The 71st year of the Big Bend Livestock Show wrapped up in Alpine this year after a weekend full of events. Locke Ann McIvor of Fort Davis High School once again showed the Grand Champion Steer – the same as she … Continue reading

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Election Night Results in West Texas

West Texans went to the polls on Tuesday and for the most part helped support a GOP sweep for the top-ticket positions across the state. Voters in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties did favor Incumbent Pete Gallego (D) over challenger Will Hurd … Continue reading

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At Struggling Fort Davis ISD, Student Volunteers Revive the Band

Last month, a Travis County district judge ruled the state’s education finance system is unconstitutional. Judge John Diez ruled the system doesn’t give schools enough money to meet state-approved standards, and that it puts too much of a burden on … Continue reading

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Update: Limpia Canyon Fire Contained

Update 2:30 pm – The Limpia Canyon Fire outside of Fort Davis is now contained, according to Jim Fowler with the Fort Davis Fire Department. Crews will still be working to clean up the burned areas and any hot spots that … Continue reading

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