Tag Archives: Pecos County

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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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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Explosion at Pecos County Hunting Camp Injures Three

An explosion at a hunting camp west of Fort Stockton on Monday night injured three people, according to the Pecos County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Cliff Harris says the explosion happened on a ranch about 30 miles west of the city … Continue reading

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Clayton Williams Will Appeal Ruling in Years-long Water Fight

Oilman Clayton Williams’ fight to sell water from Pecos County to Midland-Odessa isn’t quite over yet. Ed McCarthy, an attorney for Williams and his water company Fort Stockton Holdings, said he plans to appeal a judge’s recent ruling against his … Continue reading

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The Biggest Winery In Texas Thrives In The Desert

The Texas wine industry’s been growing in recent years – with new tasting rooms and vineyards popping up in the hill country and across the state. When you think about Texas wine, you’re probably imaging a quaint little roadside farm … Continue reading

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In Fort Stockton, Prisoners Connect to the Outside Through Radio

David Beebe, a DJ at Marfa Public Radio, knows a lot of music – enough to fill a three-hour slot every Tuesday night with just blues, funk, and R&B, genres he knows inside-and-out from growing up in music-rich Houston and playing in … Continue reading

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Pecos County Judge On Pipeline Plan

The planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline has been a big point of a discussion in Alpine, Marfa, Presidio and the surrounding areas in recent months. People opposed to Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s plan to build a 143-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian … Continue reading

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From Across Texas, Boxers Rally for the Inaugural “West Texas Fight Night”

When he’s in the ring Abel Mendoza wears bright pink shorts. The Fort Stockton native just graduated high school and is trying to make a splash in the boxing world. But to do that you have to find high-profile fights. … Continue reading

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Rail Shipments to Fort Stockton for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Set to Begin

As opposition to the Trans Pecos Pipeline brews in the Big Bend, the company behind the project – Dallas-baesd Energy Transfer – is gearing up for construction. Energy Transfer has said previously it plans to begin construction on the 143-mile natural … Continue reading

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Brewster County Judge on Trans-Pecos Pipeline: “I Do Think It’s a Done Deal”

A series of “open house” meetings on the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline have been underway in Presidio, Alpine and Fort Stockton this week. Hosted by Energy Transfer – the Dallas-based company behind the pipeline – the open houses featured maps, … Continue reading

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