Monthly Archives: April 2015

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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Reaction From Energy Transfer Meetings on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Energy Transfer, the Dallas company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin through the Big Bend and into Mexico, held public meetings yesterday in Presidio and Alpine. About 50 people turned up to speak with … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis, off Campaign Trail, still focused on Education

Former state senator Wendy Davis – the Democratic candidate for governor in 2014 – is off the campaign trail, but still talking about one of the main issues from her gubernatorial run: education. She speaks Tuesday night (April 21) at the … Continue reading

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Marfa Meds, Unique Drug Delivery Program, Is Back in Business

Marfa Meds is open again. One of the first of its kind in the state, it’s a subsidized program that allows prescription medicine to be delivered from Alpine pharmacies to Marfa customers. It closed earlier this month, when its coordinator … Continue reading

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Outcome of Iran Nuclear Talks could affect Global Oil Markets

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual Energy Outlook predicts a rebound in global crude oil prices in the years ahead. The outlook says oil prices will start gradually rising after 2015 thanks to increasing global oil demand. EIA Administrator Adam … 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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Life & Death Converge on the Border

Photo essay and personal account by Jessica Lutz We had barely settled into base camp—a ranch owned by Octaviano Parada on the border with Mexico—when we received a call that a man had gone missing. Parada, then tending his bar in … Continue reading

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Alpine Resident Luc Novovitch appointed to fill Brewster County Commissioners Seat

Alpine resident and former Reuters photojournalist Luc Novovitch has been appointed to the vacant Brewster County Commissioners Pct. 1 seat by County Judge Eleazar Cano. The appointment comes after the recent resignation of George Johnson, who was tapped to fill the open seat, … Continue reading

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Terlingua Murder Trial Begins This Month

The trial over the alleged murder of Terlingua bar owner Glenn Felts by Tony Flint begins later this month in Sierra Blanca, after having been moved from Brewster County at the request of Flint’s Odessa-based attorney Justin Low. The trial … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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