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For Days, The Surge Of COVID Cases In El Paso Delayed Reporting In Rural West Texas

By Carlos Morales For several days last week, local health officials in Far West Texas say they were without crucial coronavirus data as the rampant virus spread in El Paso forced the state’s health agency to delay the release of … Continue reading

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With Little Time Left, Presidio County Has One Of The Lowest Census Response Rates in The State

By Carlos Morales In one of the hardest-to-count corners of Texas, advocates pushing Census participation are running out of time.  Local officials are hoping to double the number of people in Presidio County who’ve been counted since March in less … 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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Presidio County Issues A Shelter-In-Place Order And Mandates Curfew For County Residents

By Carlos Morales Presidio County officials late Tuesday joined their neighboring Big Bend counties in issuing a shelter-in-place order. The order followed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mandate for residents to stay at home. Expanding on a previous disaster declaration, … Continue reading

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After Months of Debate, Presidio County Officials Approve Process For Large-Scale Events

By Sally Beauvais After seven months spent debating what should go into permitting procedures for major events and outdoor music festivals, Presidio County officials unanimously approved Wednesday a set of formal processes. The county passed two applications — one for … Continue reading

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Presidio County Officials To Hold Oct. 2 Meeting On Mass Gathering Permit Process

By Marfa Public Radio Presidio County Commissioners Court will hold a public meeting next month dedicated to gathering input from residents about the county’s permitting procedures for mass gatherings and outdoor festivals. No action will be taken at the Oct. … Continue reading

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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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Marfa Homeowner Fights Property Tax Lending Company To Keep Her House

By Sally Beauvais Texans have one of the highest property tax burdens in the nation. This past legislative session, state lawmakers adopted reform to slow the growth of property tax hikes in the future, but many Texans are struggling to … Continue reading

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How Estray Laws Are Causing Beef Among Landowners In Far West Texas

By Michael Marks, Texas Standard Presidio County is one of 22 in the state that still abides by open-range laws that allow cattle to roam, more or less, where they want. That means it’s perfectly legal for cattle to wander … 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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