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Celebrating Mexican Independence on the Border

On the evening of September 15th, 1810 Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo started the Mexican War of Independence with a ring of church bells and a call to arms – the “Grito de Dolores”. More than two centuries later, the cries … Continue reading

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Voices of the Border: Father Mike

Father Mike is a pastor at the Catholic church in Presidio, Texas. He moved to the United States in the late 1980s from his hometown in the Phillppines. He’s since made West Texas his home. Living in the small border … Continue reading

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With Carlos Nieto Facing Federal Charges, The Presidio County Appraisal District Moves On With Its Summer Meeting

  At the appraisal board office in Marfa, Presidio County Judge Cinderella Guevara concludes the district’s first meeting without its longtime chairman, Carlos Nieto.

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Donates Nearly $3 Million Dollars to Region

The company behind the Trans Pecos Pipeline announced nearly $3 million in donations this week to counties and projects in West Texas where the pipeline either crosses or is near. Carlos Morales reports the donations benefit areas that were both … Continue reading

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Presidio-Ojinaga Port of Entry To Receive $13m Upgrade

The Presidio-Ojinaga port of entry is officially getting a makeover. The effort has been in the works since last year, and will now see the development of new bridges and pedestrian path to help ease traffic.

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Trump’s Plans Could Cripple Small Businesses on the Border

Last week when President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer dropped the possibility of a 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for Trump’s wall, pubic voices around the country cried out. Big corporations complained tariffs would ruin them. Experts said … Continue reading

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Border Agency Investigating Employee’s Actions After Halloween Sign Offends Some In Presidio

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched an internal investigation after one of its employees in Presidio hung up a sign on Halloween telling trick-or-treaters that only Americans would receive candy from that employee’s house. “Solo las familias Americanas … Continue reading

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Border Wetland Using Treated Wastewater As Congress Considers Wetland Funding

  PRESIDIO, Texas–A man-made wetland is now under construction on the Rio Grande. And this new wetland will be the first on the Rio Grande to use treated wastewater to restore habitat. This comes as Congress is considering a bipartisan … Continue reading

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Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

An overflow crowd packed Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners meeting in Marfa to hear from Energy Transfer, the company that wants to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline through Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties from the Permian Basin. Rick Smith, Energy Transfer’s V.P. … Continue reading

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Health Risks Of Living In US Border Colonias Prompt Funding Increase Proposal

PRESIDIO, Texas — Thousands of mostly poor Hispanic people live in border communities called colonias with no access to running water or electricity. Now, the Obama administration wants the four border states that receive federal funds for colonia improvement to increase … Continue reading

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