Tag Archives: Brewster County

Alpine Man Charged With Intentionally Setting Post Office On Fire

A 59-year-old man has been arrested and charged in federal court with intentionally setting the U.S. post office in Alpine on fire last week. The Justice Department said Tuesday a criminal complaint was filed against Karl Henry Peterson for one … Continue reading

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West Texas Activists Join Dakota Access Protesters for “Solidarity March” Against Pipelines

West Texas activists are continuing their face-off against Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Now, they’re joining a broader Native American-led movement protesting the same company. At least 100 people from the Big Bend region and … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Criticize Border Surge For Moving Crime but Not Stopping It

The assessment by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw came during a House Homeland Security and Public Safety meeting in Brownsville, where Democrats hammered away at the DPS chief and questioned whether the buildup is successful is if … Continue reading

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Details Released From Investigation Into Alpine School Shooting

The Alpine Police Department released new details on Tuesday about the recent shooting at Alpine high school that left one student dead and one injured. In a statement yesterday, the department said the 14-year-old freshman girl who shot and injured a … Continue reading

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Shooting at Alpine High School Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Updated to include a comment from the Marathon Motel indicating a reported bomb threat there was the result of a misunderstanding. A seemingly average Thursday morning in small-town Alpine, TX turned traumatic after a 14-year-old female freshman student shot and injured … Continue reading

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Activists Fear Archeological Site Will Be Damaged by Pipeline

Opponents of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline say they’ve identified a historic archeological site located within the pipeline’s path that they fear could soon be damaged by construction. In an emailed press release, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) said a team of … Continue reading

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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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