Author Archives: Travis Bubenik
West Texas DA denies lawsuit’s claim that he fired assistant prosecutor for raising ethical concerns
83rd District Attorney Ori White says he fired his one-time assistant prosecutor Jerry Phillips for refusing to follow a judge’s order in a burglary case. In court filings, Phillips says while he did refuse to follow the order, his firing … Continue reading
Funcionarios de un condado fronterizo del Lejano Oeste de Texas han votado a favor de traspasar la propiedad de un cementerio histórico a la Tribu Lipán Apache, cuyos antepasados están enterrados en una pequeña parcela de Presidio, Texas. Sin embargo, … Continue reading
Officials in a Far West Texas border county have voted to hand over ownership of a historic cemetery to the Lipan Apache Tribe, whose ancestors are buried at the small plot in Presidio, Texas. However, the transfer is still contingent … Continue reading
Jerry Phillips, a former prosecutor for the district covering multiple Far West Texas counties, is accusing local prosecutors across the region of improper behavior in a lawsuit filed in Travis County.
Texas lawmakers recently blocked a company’s plan to ship highly radioactive nuclear waste to rural Andrews County, but then federal regulators approved the plan anyway. Now, the state of Texas is suing.
The annual chili cook-offs usually bring thousands of visitors to the Big Bend, but were cancelled last year because of the pandemic. Now, the two events have gotten the all clear from local officials to host guests in early November.
A recent spike of 15-20 cases in the community of about 1,600 has one local doctor advising Marfans to mask up to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Some advocates say the issue could be headed to legal fights and a state-versus-federal dispute.
The Texas legislature has moved to block a company’s plan to ship highly radioactive nuclear waste to West Texas, but federal regulators could still allow the plan to move forward as early as this month.
Two years after a shooter killed seven people in a rampage across the Odessa area, one mental health worker says “healing is happening,” though the community continues to struggle with the added trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic.