Tag Archives: Brewster County

West Texas Border Patrol Agent Facing New Charges in Sexual Assault Case

The Alpine, TX-based Border Patrol agent who was arrested in early June on felony sexual assault charges was arrested again last week and is now facing more charges, according to Brewster County authorities. Agent Jesus Salgado Nanez was originally arrested June … Continue reading

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Alpine Border Patrol Agent Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

This story has been updated to reflect that the assaults allegedly took place in March and December of 2015, not only in March, as indicated previously. It has also been updated to include new information from Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson. … Continue reading

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Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Will Remove Cross Decals with Lawsuit Settled

Brewster County has agreed to a settlement in the lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against the county sheriff’s office over Sheriff Ronny Dodson allowing deputies to place Christian crosses on patrol cars. At a special meeting Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Authorities Investigating Death in South Brewster County

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 31-year-old Errol Zane Trinkley of San Benito, Texas, whose body was found in a rugged part of South Brewster County on Sunday. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said Trinkley was … Continue reading

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Escuder Scores Democratic Primary Win Over Incumbent 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton

This story has been updated to include a statement from 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton. Alpine lawyer Jaime Escuder pulled a comfortable win over incumbent 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Escuder will go on to face … Continue reading

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Second Man Sentenced for Murder in 2014 Killing in Terlingua

In December 2014, a body was uncovered in Terlingua Creek in south Brewster County. It belonged to Walter Sands the Third, known as Trey, a Kilgore man living in Alpine. This year, two men faced trial for his death and … Continue reading

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For Landowners Hoping to Fight Eminent Domain, It’s an “Uphill Battle”

The company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has started filing lawsuits to condemn land for the project in Brewster in Presidio Counties – evoking its power of “eminent domain.” If a pipeline is designated a “public utility” in Texas – which the … Continue reading

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Morrow Murder Trial Goes Into Its Fourth Day in Alpine

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 UPDATE: Friday, Charles Morrow, was convicted by a Brewster County jury for the 2014 murder of Trey Sands. This is in addition to an earlier guilty verdict against Keith Alan McWilliams. The jury in Alpine deliberated 47 minutes before making … Continue reading

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Pipeline Company Files Land Condemnation Lawsuits

This post has been updated with information on additional lawsuits that were filed in Presidio County. The company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has filed eminent domain lawsuits in 394th district court against landowners in Brewster County. A suit against Roy Thomas … Continue reading

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McWilliams Convicted of Murder in Alpine Trial

UPDATED February 2, 2015, 12:15 PM: McWilliams is sentenced to life in prison. A guilty verdict has been reached in the murder trial in Alpine. Keith Alan McWilliams has been convicted of murdering Walter “Trey” Sands on October 30, 2014. … Continue reading

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