Lots Of Mud-Slinging Over Adobe Valuations In Marfa

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — Monday’s meeting of the Presidio County Appraisal Board resulted in lots of mud-slinging over the value of adobe. The board has gradually added adobe constructed buildings to its list of appraised properties over the last few years. But many angry residents showed up at the…


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…


Drug Take-Back Day Saturday Across The Trans Pecos

TRANS PECOS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Drug Enforcement Administration has declared Saturday as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and prescription medications in all forms will be accepted for disposal from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday at locations throughout the Trans Pecos. To locate a site, click takebackday.dea.gov. According…


Motorcyclist Claims County And TxDOT Negligent

PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — Presidio County and the Texas Department of Transportation are being sued for injuries one Marfa motorcyclist says were caused by their negligence. Allan McClane who owns property in Antelope Hills says he suffered injuries to his head, chest, face, jaw, hands, knees, and shoulders…


Evacuation Drills Practiced In Fort Davis Wednesday

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — Dirks-Anderson School practiced an emergency evacuation reunification drill on Wednesday. In the drill, students were walked to the Fort Davis National Historic Site for pickup by parents and guardians at the Fort’s visitor center parking lot. The drills were carried out in segments by…


Halloween Costumes Get The “OK” In Van Horn

VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — Halloween is fast approaching and some local parents and students have wondered if it’s okay for students to dress up for the Holiday which falls on a Tuesday this year. In Van Horn at Culberson County Allamoore ISD, the answer is a conditional, yes….


Black Helicopters Circling Over Alpine

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — If you’re in Alpine, don’t reach for the tinfoil or the shotgun. Those dark colored helicopters circling overhead aren’t from the United Nations or a manhunt for escaped prisoners. They are Customs and Border Protection Agents searching for illegal aliens. The Alpine Police Department says…


Fort Davis Lions Club Hosting Enchilada Supper

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Fort Davis Lions Club’s largest fundraiser of the year is coming up Friday evening. The annual enchilada supper gets underway at 4:30 PM and runs through 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall at the Fort Davis United Methodist Church. Cost is $10 a plate…


Wrongfully Convicted Man Tells Story To Police

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Alpine Police Sergeants Kirk Caughman and Hector Holguin spent some time with Michael Morton recently at a training conference. Morton spent nearly 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Morton was released on October 4, 2011, and officially exonerated in December 2011….