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Brewster County Health Authority Steps Down, Officials Begin Search For Replacement

By Carlos Morales Brewster County’s local health authority, Dr. Ekta Escovar, has formally stepped down from her role, which she’s held for the last seven months. Dr. Escovar’s work included guiding the region’s response to the pandemic, providing regular updates … Continue reading

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After Summer Surge, Virus Cases in Rural Texas County Drop to Zero

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News ALPINE, Texas (CN) — As the coronavirus continues to circulate across the Lone Star State, having killed more than 11,000 Texans since the pandemic began, one far-flung county in the state’s remote western region hit … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Could Soon Expand By 3,500 Acres

By Carlos Morales The wide-open expanses of Big Bend National Park could grow slightly more if a small Far West Texas ranch is absorbed into the park’s boundaries.  A donation of a few thousand acres in South Terlingua could soon … Continue reading

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Three Texas Parks And Wildlife Employees Killed In Brewster County Crash

By Public Radio Staff Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees were killed in a helicopter crash in Brewster County while conducting aerial surveys on Saturday. TPWD identified the men as wildlife biologist Dewey Stockbridge, fish and wildlife technician Brandon … Continue reading

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Presidio And Brewster County Judges Issue Executive Orders Requiring Masks

By Marfa Public Radio Staff This story has been updated to reflect Presidio County’s order. All Presidio and Brewster County businesses will have to require employees and customers wear face coverings starting Tuesday. County Judges Cinderela Guevara and Eleazar Cano … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Cases In Brewster County Rise For Third Time In Three Days

By Marfa Public Radio There are now four new cases of coronavirus in Brewster County, state officials announced late Monday. The patients represent the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh cases in Brewster County. They range from a woman in her … Continue reading

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Big Bend Counties Allow Select Businesses To Reopen At 50% Capacity This Week

By Carlos Morales With little to no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties got the green-light from the state for retail stores, restaurants and libraries to open their doors up to 50% capacity. As part … Continue reading

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Brewster county judge asks court to toss Gage suit

By Stephen Paulsen, The Big Bend Sentinelstephen@bigbendsentinel.com ALPINE — The county judge in Brewster County is asking a federal court to throw out a lawsuit filed against him over Brewster County’s emergency hotel closures.

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Brewster County Issues Shelter-In-Place Order And Establishes Community-Wide Curfew

By Mitch Borden As towns across the Big Bend region prepare for the coronavirus, Brewster County Judge Commissioners are issuing a shelter-in-place order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Expanding on a previous disaster declaration, Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano … Continue reading

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Gage Hotel Owner Sues Brewster County Judge and Commissioners Over Order To Close Hotels To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus

By John Waters, Big Bend Gazette J. P. Bryan, owner of the Gage Hotel in Marathon, is suing Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano and Brewster County commissioners over the county’s recent declaration to close hotels and short-term rentals, an unprecedented … Continue reading

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