Articles by Ben Caxton


Border Patrol Trumpets Arrests Of Sex Offenders

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — Three illegal aliens previously deported from the United States over sex offenses were re-arrested in October. That according to a Border Patrol press release last week. Five undocumented immigrants were arrested on October 17 east of Marfa. One turned out to be a 65-year-old man…


Van Horn Eagles Honoring Vets Friday Night

VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — Veterans are being honored Friday in Van Horn by the Eagles high school football team. In honor of Veterans Day that is approaching, they’re hosting a Veterans Night in conjunction with Senior Night this year at the last home football game. Any veterans that…


Date Set For Jeff Davis County Livestock Show

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — Circle your calendar’s for December 9th. That’s the date that’s been chosen for this year’s annual Jeff Davis County Livestock Association show. The show gets underway at 10:00 AM with lambs, goats, and pigs getting judged by Kelly Doster of Garden City. There…


Dia De Los Muertos Stories Tomorrow In Fort Davis

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — Pre-kindergarten and second-grade classes from Dirks-Anderson Elementary School in Fort Davis are headed to the library for a scare tomorrow. The Jeff Davis County Library is welcoming the kids at 11:00 AM where librarians will be featuring Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos stories…


Is Highway 67 Next For A Major Overhaul?

TRANS PECOS, TX (Ben Caxton) — With the U.S.90 reconstruction project winding down, what’s next on TxDOT’s agenda? It appears Highway 67 may be the next major project coming our way. TxDOT has announced in a press release that they are beginning a major study of the U.S.67 corridor from…


Another Small Earthquake Sunday Evening

TRANS PECOS, TX (Ben Caxton) — Another small earthquake occurred in West Texas Sunday evening. The 2.6M tremor occurred in an area that has seen 5 quakes, including a 3.1M and 3.2M event in the last eight days. Sunday’s quake was quite shallow, at a depth of just over 1-mile…


National Intercollegiate Rodeo Starts Thursday

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Sul Ross State University, which calls itself the birthplace of collegiate rodeo in 1949, hosts the annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association this Thursday through Saturday. The competition will be held at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Arena at the Turner Range Animal Science Center. Numerous…


The “Trans-Pecos-Three” In Court Again Monday

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — What the Big Bend Sentinel has dubbed “The Trans-Pecos Three” will be making a court appearance again in Marfa on Monday. Anti-pipeline activists Lori Glover, Anna Joy Kruger, and Benjamin Franklin-Craft-Rendon will appear before 394th District Court Judge Roy Ferguson at 9:00 AM at the…


Presidio Appraisal Review Board Gains Members

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Presidio County Appraisal Review Board is getting some new help. Three new members were announced at Monday’s meeting in Marfa. The board received exactly three applications to fill the three open positions. Marfa CPA Lineaus Hooper Lorette and attorney and gallery co-owner Villis Inde…