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Amid Confusion, Presidio County Adopts Order Allowing Bars Outside Of City Limits To Serve Beyond Midnight

By Sally Beauvais Following heated discussion on Wednesday, county officials voted to adopt an area-wide policy granting bars in unincorporated parts of Presidio County — that is, outside of Marfa’s and Presidio’s city limits — permission to serve alcohol until … Continue reading

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After Major Changes To Proposed Resolution, Presidio County Becomes “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

By Carlos Morales After a heated discussion that brought more than 60 people into the Presidio County Judge’s chambers, county commissioners approved a resolution labeling the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” The designation appears to be the first of its … Continue reading

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Presidio County Postpones Late Hours Vote For Local Business, Looks To Adopt Area-Wide Ordinance

By Sally Beauvais On Wednesday, Presidio County officials postponed their vote on a request by business owner Liz Lambert for permission to serve alcohol until 2 AM at her Marfa hotel, El Cosmico. The commissioners court plans to adopt an … Continue reading

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Presidio County Further Delays Adopting Mass Gathering Procedures, Appoints Health Authority

By Sally Beauvais The Presidio County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Wednesday to postpone adopting permitting procedures for major events and outdoor festivals, once again. County officials first proposed an event application process last month — after Austin-based company C3 … Continue reading

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Marfa Reacts To County’s Decision Granting Late Night Serving Hours To Local Businessman

By Sally Beauvais This story is the first in Marfa Public Radio’s series Tipping Point. It’s about tourism-driven development in Marfa and the greater Big Bend region, and how our communities are thinking about the future. Amid public conversation about … Continue reading

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County Grants Extended Alcohol Serving Hours To Proposed Crowley Project

By Abbie Perrault, Big Bend Sentinel The Presidio County Commissioners Court, meeting in Presidio last Wednesday, approved a request by Tim Crowley to serve alcohol seven days a week until 2am on one of his properties. The location was listed … Continue reading

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Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

An overflow crowd packed Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners meeting in Marfa to hear from Energy Transfer, the company that wants to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline through Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties from the Permian Basin. Rick Smith, Energy Transfer’s V.P. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Ballroom Marfa’s Drive-In “Indefinitely Deferred”

At 5:18 p.m., Melissa McDonnell Luján, Ballroom Marfa’s deputy director, released a statement to the media signed by Ballroom Co-Founders Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn regarding the future of their Drive-In project. An excerpt is included below. “The Ballroom Marfa … Continue reading

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Newly-appointed Presidio County Auditor will look at “Material Deficiencies” in Financial Practices

District Judge Roy Ferguson has appointed Rick Herrman of Fort Davis as the new auditor for Presidio County. Herrman, an investment banker and certified public account, will be tasked with reviewing and overseeing the county’s finances, which Judge Ferguson concluded were in … Continue reading

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