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City Council Votes To End Contract with County Sheriff’s Office, Re-establish City PD

The Marfa City Council voted to re-establish a city police department Tuesday evening. The decision comes after nearly 8 years since the City last had its own department, and marks the end of Marfa’s agreement with the Presidio County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Crews Team Up with Border Patrol

Drug smugglers and people who’ve entered the country illegally regularly travel North from Mexico through the desert of Presidio County. In the last year, that same desert has been the site of a massive construction project: The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which … Continue reading

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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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Presidio County Sheriff Says He’ll Never Sign Conflict of Interest Policy

Ever since Presidio County adopted a new “conflict of interest” policy late last year, Sheriff Danny Dominguez has refused to get on board with it. County Judge Cinderela Guevara is worried that could lead to the county losing critical law enforcement … Continue reading

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High Speed Chase Ends With Drug Bust South of Marfa

A high speed police chase Tuesday evening on Ranch Road 2810 in Presidio County ended with a Texas man under arrest for trying to smuggle 1,101 pounds of marijuana. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office said the chase happened around 7:15 PM a few miles … Continue reading

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Judge Throws Out Landowner’s Lawsuit Against Pipeline Company

A federal judge has shot down a Presidio County landowner’s lawsuit against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. For more than a year now, some landowners and residents in the Big Bend region have been speaking out against Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s natural gas … Continue reading

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Texas To Mexico Pipeline: Unfinished Business In The Big Bend

MARFA, Texas —Six landowners in west Texas have won a series of awards totaling in the millions of dollars against a company building a controversial natural gas pipeline. A seventh case went against a landowner. The landowners are part of a group … 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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At Last Minute, Presidio County GOP Finds Place to Vote

*Editor’s note: This story has been updated. Todd Beckett, a local insurance agent and Presidio County’s GOP chair, initially planned to offer only early voting to Republicans in the sparsely populated — and largely Democratic — county in Far West … Continue reading

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