Articles by Ben Caxton

Bezos Accepts Award For Developing New Shepard Rocket

PENTAGON CITY, VA (Ben Caxton) — Jeff Bezos got an early Father’s Day present over the weekend. The Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder was presented with the Robert J. Collier Trophy, one of the aerospace community’s most prestigious awards for the New Shepard rocket he’s been developing at Blue…


8 Aliens Rescued From U-Haul Near Sierra Blanca

SIERRA BLANCA, TX (Ben Caxton) — A weekend traffic stop near Sierra Blanca may have saved eight lives. When a Texas State Trooper stopped a U-Haul on I-10 last Saturday he discovered eight undocumented immigrants locked in the cargo area, and Border Patrol agents were called in to assist. Temperatures…





Van Horn Paper Brings Home Journalism Awards

RUIDOSO, NM (Ben Caxton) — The results of the Texas Press Better Newspaper Contest for 2017 are in. And the Van Horn Advocate was recognized for numerous stories and came home with three first-place and one fourth-place award. 143 newspapers submitted over 1,400 entries for this year’s contest through their…


Brewster County Sheriff Looking For Missing Teenager

BREWSTER COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. 15-year-old Stormie Clemmer was last seen in the Alpine area wearing a black shirt and blue shorts. She is a 15 year old, female, 5’7″ tall, with short brown…


Frontier Days This Saturday In Van Horn

VAN HORN, TX (Lisa Morton) — Frontier Days are back this Saturday in Van Horn. Hosted by the Women’s Service League a full day of events is planned. The festivities start off bright and early at 7:30 AM with a pancake breakfast for hungry visitors at the Convention Center, and…


Ground Water Conservation District Meet Rescheduled

CULBERSON COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Culberson County Ground Water Conservation District had planned a special meeting to discuss applications for water allocation from a new sand plant on Tuesday. The meeting was canceled on short notice, however. District Manager Summer Webb has announced that a new meeting has…