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Jeff Davis County Officials Table Decision on Second Amendment Resolution

By Carlos Morales Jeff Davis County Commissioners have sidelined a decision on becoming a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” — a designation two other West Texas counties have taken up this year. The resolution was brought before county officials during a special … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning Through Ranch In Jeff Davis County Is “Controlled Right Now”

By Carlos Morales A wildfire on the McCoy Ranch in northwestern Jeff Davis County is now under control, according to the Fort Davis Fire Department. A lightning storm Wednesday afternoon initially sparked two blazes, which ended up burning into each … Continue reading

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County Clerk Withdraws Proposal to Combine Voting Locations in Fort Davis

Amid pushback from community members, a proposal to combine polling locations for voting precincts in Fort Davis was sidelined Monday morning at a special meeting of the Jeff Davis County Commissioners Court. In an email, County Clerk Jennifer Wright — … Continue reading

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Donates Nearly $3 Million Dollars to Region

The company behind the Trans Pecos Pipeline announced nearly $3 million in donations this week to counties and projects in West Texas where the pipeline either crosses or is near. Carlos Morales reports the donations benefit areas that were both … Continue reading

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83rd District Attorney Race: The Candidates in Their Own Words

The race for 83rd District Attorney in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Presidio Counties is among the few competitive races in Big Bend country. Many local-level races only had one party on the ballot in the March primary, so those … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday Results from the Big Bend Region

This story has been updated to reflect the results of a recount on Sunday (March 6) in the Presidio County Pct. 3 Commissioner’s race. Across the Big Bend region, some county-level races were decided in the “Super Tuesday” primaries, others will … 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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For Astronomers’ Sake, Some Drillers Cut Their Lights

FORT DAVIS — As a cool breeze blew across the 6,800-foot mountain that Coyne Gibson stood on, he gazed at a night sky dotted with constellations, planets and meteors — all visible to the naked eye, thanks to the surrounding … Continue reading

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After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

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Renovation of Damaged Prada Marfa Art Installation Begins

Renovation of the badly damaged Prada Marfa art installation near Valentine, Texas has begun and will continue over the next few weeks. The popular roadside art installation was vandalized by a Waco resident named Joe Magnano almost a year ago, an act Magnano … Continue reading

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