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Man dies in 18-wheeler accident near Orla

Roy Lee Baker, 47, of Loving, New Mexico, was killed driving this 18-wheeler on Oct. 19 on a private oil lease road in northern Culberson County. The accident occurred at about 1 p.m., according to Sheriff Oscar Carrillo. Mr. Carrillo said that Mr. Baker…
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Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

September 16th – or 16 de septiembre – is Mexico's Independence Day. Here at home, it is the official kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanics are an important and growing part of this multicultural mosaic known as the United States of America.
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Nature Notes: Grebes

Four species of grebe can be found in the region. Have you ever watched grebes dive? When the grebe is in no hurry, it can execute a beautiful arching dive, as if it were standing on a platform just under the surface of the water. When alarmed it can…
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Show Up or Pay Up: A message from the 394th District Court

West Texas residents who don't show up for jury duty will soon face stiff penalties and possible jail time. Judge Roy Ferguson presides over the 394th Judicial District Court, which includes Culberson County. District-wide,response to jury summonses…
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Midland ISD developing Petroleum Academy

MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas. But the local school district plans to implement a program…
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Sul Ross considered 'destination university'

As the sole "destination university" in Texas, Sul Ross State University takes pride in its ability to provide "location, location, location." Texas' Big Bend region's scenery and climate offers an atmosphere conducive to higher…
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Nature Notes: Agave

Humans made the Chihuahuan Desert Region their home for thousands of years before the Europeans discovered the New World. These early inhabitants were able to live in our harsh conditions because they used desert plants as a source of food, fiber, medicine…
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State Bar of Texas honors Judge Roy Ferguson

Roy Ferguson, 394th Judicial District Court Judge, whose district includes Brewster, Presidio, Jeff Davis, Culberson, and Hudspeth Counties, received multiple honors from the State Bar of Texas this summer.
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Big Bend Ranch Rodeo slated for Aug. 8-9

The 2014 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is just around the corner, Aug. 8-9, 2014, and we anticipate this year's event to be bigger and better than ever. Ranch teams from near and far will travel to the S.A.L.E. arena at Sul Ross State University in Alpine…
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