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May, 2011

Padre’s gospel brunch: the roof shall be raised

Padre’s gospel brunch: the roof shall be raised

May 26th, 2011

By EMILY JO CURETON

MARFA – Worship and praise aren’t usually part of the plan when someone heads to a drinking establishment at noon on a Sunday. The blood of the Lamb and bloody marys aren’t closely associated and surely a club stage is an unlikely venue for gospel music.

But this Sunday Padre’s will embrace the …

SITES students take trip to local art sites

May 26th, 2011

MARFA – Last Tuesday, the Marfa Elementary School sixth-grade class took a field trip organized by their art teacher Sam Schonzeit of the S.I.T.E.S program.

The students who had been studying a mixture of art and architecture went to various sites around town that spoke to these disciplines.

The first stop was artist Jeff Elrod’s studio. Mr. …

Fiber artist to conduct classes at Museum of Big Bend

May 26th, 2011

ALPINE – Fiber artist Anne Eckley will be teaching two fiber classes at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University.

Eckley will teach Tyvek and Stitchery during daytime classes at the museum. The Tyvek course will be held on Monday, June 13 and 20, 2-5 p.m. The Stitchery class will be held …

Presidio High School seniors graduate Saturday

Presidio High School seniors graduate Saturday

May 26th, 2011

PRESIDIO – Presidio High School graduation exercises take place at 8pm Saturday at Manuel O. Hernandez stadium. The community is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Valedictorian for the class of 2011 is Fidel H. Baeza. The son of Fidel and Raquel Baeza, Fidel earned a 3.51 grade point average. He will attend the University of Texas …

MHS class of 2011 graduates Friday

MHS class of 2011 graduates Friday

May 26th, 2011

MARFA – Sixteen Marfa High School seniors will receive diplomas at the graduation ceremony set for 7pm Friday at Martin Field.

In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held at Marfa Shorthorn Gymnasium. Guest speaker at the event is Allison Scott, an MHS graduate and former Marfa High School educator. The community is welcome to …

Ranger investigation targets use of county funds

Ranger investigation targets use of county funds

May 26th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

PRESIDIO COUNTY – A Texas Ranger investigation is exploring the use of county funds during a payroll period earlier this month.

“It involves the county clerk’s office, the treasurer’s office and my office, because I tried to improve the communication among the others,” County Judge Paul Hunt said on Tuesday. “It will get sorted …

Marfa mystery lights of a different sort viewed

Marfa mystery lights of a different sort viewed

May 26th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – Last Saturday night, a few hours after the world had been prophesied to end, David Hollander was gazing at the stars from his backyard. Except, one of them didn’t seem too star-like.

“It was nearly directly overhead,” he recalled this week. “It was white and it started to squiggle around and move …

Marfa, Presidio now have seats at water table

Marfa, Presidio now have seats at water table

May 26th, 2011

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO – The Presidio County Commissioners’ Court on Tuesday appointed nominees recommended by the cities of Marfa and Presidio to the Presidio County Underground Water Conservation District board of directors.

New members are Marfa City Administrator Jim Mustard and Carlos Nieto, long time Presidio school board president, Presidio County Appraisal District board chairman, …

Music video casting for area shoot

May 24th, 2011

Tobacco Films is seeking cast for the Brian Lopez “I Pray For Rain” Music Video. The following is a description of characters to be shot in the surrounding areas of Marfa, Texas May 28th & 29th:

5 youth, ages 5-11

2 adult males, ages 30-50

1 adult male, age 60-70

3 adult females, ages 30-50

1 adult female, …

La Legislatura redibujará los distritos en el Oeste de Texas

La Legislatura redibujará los distritos en el Oeste de Texas

May 23rd, 2011

Por ALBERTO TOMÁS HALPERN

LEJANO OESTE DE TEXAS – Se dice que la política es personal. En cuanto a los temas sociales y fiscales que afectan a los ciudadanos y a los contribuyentes de cada día, los resultados siempre son personales. Aunque haya un aumento o un descenso de impuestos, recortes presupuestarios para educación y sanidad, …

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