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Torchlight Faces Possible Bankruptcy
May 21, 2015

Torchlight Energy Resources – the company exploring for oil and natural gas in northwestern Hudspeth County – has failed...
Sag-Ashus - Swimmin’ Holes
May 21, 2015

Our faithful readers will probably recall that Ole Sag spent much of his boyhood summers swimming in the Rio Grande and various irrigation ditches. Most of the time those waters were relatively clean, and since we received annual typhoid fever shots, we always dove in without the slightest compunction.   However, looking back on it, some of our summertime swimming adventures didn’t meet the standard of clean water by any measure. Just imagine you have been riding on horseback in the blazing...
Frank Gonzales Will Leave Dell City Council
May 21, 2015

Frank Gonzales will step down from the Dell City council this month, as he will soon begin work on a contract basis for the City of Dell City. Gonzales was elected to the council in 2012 – and is one year into his second term. Retired from a career at the Texas Department of Transportation, Gonzales has worked in recent years for Hudspeth County’s precinct 3 and 4 road and bridge crew. Effective June 1, Gonzales will leave his job with the county to begin work with the city.   The...
Test Well Collapses in El Paso Water-Import Project
May 13, 2015

El Paso’s plan to import groundwater from Hudspeth County land northeast of Fort Hancock has hit a snag, after the city’s...