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Monday, October 9th Morning News


This is the local and area news.

Brewster County deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting incident over the weekend but no one was seriously injured.

They responded to a disturbance on Terlingua Ranch north of Study Butte Friday. A suspect produced a firearm and a deputy discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect.
The suspect was transported by ambulance to Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine but he was treated and released to custody of the sheriff.
No deputies were injured. As with all officer-involved shootings, Sheriff Ronny Dodson contacted the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident.

The Big Bend Sentinel reports this week that Presidio Police Chief Margarito Hernandez has resigned after being formally reprimanded during a city council meeting.

He was accused of failing to complete required reports for the state Operation Lone Star grant program.
Governor Greg Abbott launched Lone Star in 2021 to help fund law enforcement in Texas border counties.
It reimburses cities and counties and the Presidio Police Department hoped to recover 50 thousand dollars for overtime pay and 100 thousand dollars for two vehicles.
In his resignation letter, Hernandez asked that he be allowed to stay on the force as a patrol officer.
The paper said the council was expected to discuss and perhaps hire a new chief at its meeting today.

For those not registered to vote in Texas or whose registration has expired, the deadline to register is October 10.

Early voting starts October 23 for the November 7 election with 14 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the ballot.
They include propositions regarding farming and ranching rights, school district taxes and homestead exemptions, wealth tax and more.
For more information, see

The Big Bend Eno Hella Turkey Shoot will be Saturday at the Big Bend Sportsman Club west of

The event is from 7 to 5 and benefits the Sul Ross Range and Wildlife Club. The shoot is named after the late Eno Hella, one of the founders of the turkey shoot. Winners of the several individual shooting events will win a coupon for a frozen turkey from Porters Thriftway.
The Shooting Range is south of Highway 90 past the U.S. Border Patrol station.

The Noyce en la Frontera Research Initiative for STEM Education at Sul Ross State University is among several planning for two solar eclipses coming our way in the next year.

An annular eclipse will come Saturday and a total eclipse will be next April.
An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon appears relatively small in the sky so it does not fully cover the solar disk.
It leaves a bright halo around it and does not completely darken things on the ground.
The annular eclipse on Saturday will be livestreamed from Uvalde with the help of the National Solar Observatory.
A viewing will be hosted at the Southwest Texas Junction College softball field from 9 to noon for all Sul Ross students, faculty and staff.
The total eclipse on April 8 will be streamed from Eagle Pass, which falls within the Path of Totality.

The new Amigo Restaurant in the former Old Gringo Biker Club at Avenue E and 5 th Street is calling runners to participate in its Run Club from 5 to 8 Wednesday.

To join them just meet at the Amigo Garage at 5:30 and enjoy a walk or run from one to three miles and finish back at Amigo for a free drink.
Participants are encouraged to bring their strollers or kids’ bikes. It’s open to all ages and abilities.
For more information, phone 837-4012.

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