Sheriff: off-duty deputies guarding pipeline are independent « Big Bend Now
Here's an article from last week's Sentinel where Sheriff Dominguez states that his private security firm does not handle pipeline security.
In a conversation I had last week with the Texas Rangers office, it was acknowledged, as it is by everyone I have spoken to in the past six months who would have knowledge of this, including multiple employees of Big Bend Security, that Big Bend Security does the security for the pipeline in Presidio County.
The Sheriff lies about that in this article and then obfuscates the relationship of independent contractor deputies to his company by alluding to them working directly for ETP or Pumpco on contract.
Of course this behavior is not illegal. My experience with the Sheriff is that ethics mean nothing.