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Presidio County Officials To Hold Oct. 2 Meeting On Mass Gathering Permit Process

By Marfa Public Radio Presidio County Commissioners Court will hold a public meeting next month dedicated to gathering input from residents about the county’s permitting procedures for mass gatherings and outdoor festivals. No action will be taken at the Oct. … Continue reading

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Welcome, KOJP Presidio!

Marfa Public Radio is now broadcasting in Presidio on KOJP-95.3 FM. The station’s 1,000-watt antenna is atop the Presidio water tower, known for its iconic abuela mural by artist El Mac. Our new frequency will serve the border with news … Continue reading

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Presidio County To Hold Public Meeting Dedicated to “Mass Gathering” Permits

By Sally Beauvais Presidio County officials have agreed to hold a public meeting in the near future to discuss local permitting procedures for large-scale events. The decision comes after months of debate between the county and residents about a controversial … Continue reading

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Asylum-Seeking Detainees Could Soon Be Released In Presidio, Rather Than Transported To El Paso

By Sally Beauvais Officials in the small border city of Presidio are preparing for the possibility of having to care for asylum-seekers in the near future. That’s because authorities are considering releasing some detained migrants locally, instead of sending them … Continue reading

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Amid Confusion, Presidio County Adopts Order Allowing Bars Outside Of City Limits To Serve Beyond Midnight

By Sally Beauvais Following heated discussion on Wednesday, county officials voted to adopt an area-wide policy granting bars in unincorporated parts of Presidio County — that is, outside of Marfa’s and Presidio’s city limits — permission to serve alcohol until … Continue reading

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After Major Changes To Proposed Resolution, Presidio County Becomes “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

By Carlos Morales After a heated discussion that brought more than 60 people into the Presidio County Judge’s chambers, county commissioners approved a resolution labeling the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” The designation appears to be the first of its … Continue reading

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Presidio County Postpones Late Hours Vote For Local Business, Looks To Adopt Area-Wide Ordinance

By Sally Beauvais On Wednesday, Presidio County officials postponed their vote on a request by business owner Liz Lambert for permission to serve alcohol until 2 AM at her Marfa hotel, El Cosmico. The commissioners court plans to adopt an … Continue reading

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In Presidio, Amateur Drag Racing Is Back

By Sally Beauvais It’s Saturday night in West Texas. On a stretch of land outside of the border town of Presidio, cars are lining up two-by-two behind a straight, quarter-mile racing strip illuminated by stadium lights. A summer storm has … Continue reading

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Presidio County Officials Talk About Their Meeting With C3 Presents

Yesterday, officials from Austin-based company C3 Presents met with county and city officials to discuss their plans for a festival of more than 5,000 on a ranch outside of Marfa’s city limits. The meeting was closed to the press and … Continue reading

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Presidio County Further Delays Adopting Mass Gathering Procedures, Appoints Health Authority

By Sally Beauvais The Presidio County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Wednesday to postpone adopting permitting procedures for major events and outdoor festivals, once again. County officials first proposed an event application process last month — after Austin-based company C3 … Continue reading

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