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August, 2011

Kinky kerfuffle: support for Perry’s presidential bid flavors play production

Kinky kerfuffle: support for Perry’s presidential bid flavors play production

August 30th, 2011


MARFA – So what will people glimpse of the real Kinky Friedman when three actors all playing him take the stage this Saturday at the Crowley Theater?

An idealistic Peace Corps volunteer? A salty country singer with a cigar perpetually staining his lips? An elderly gentleman who treats stray dogs better …

The Big Bend Ranch Longhorn Cattle Drive

August 27th, 2011

This three day event (Oct. 13-15) is an ideal opportunity to leave the modern life behind and become a West Texas longhorn wrangler.

The experience is guided and directed by Big Bend Ranch State Park wranglers, and you will be rounding up, driving, and working the park’s herd of longhorns right along with them.

So come join …

Choice river tract to be added to Big Bend Ranch State Park

August 27th, 2011

AUSTIN, FAR WEST TEXAS — Texas’ largest state park, Big Bend Ranch State Park near Presidio, may soon be expanding by 520 acres along the Rio Grande.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has given the go-ahead for TPWD to take the necessary steps to purchase roughly 520 acres in Presidio County …

Slideshow: Marfa vs Permian

Slideshow: Marfa vs Permian

August 26th, 2011

The Marfa Shorthorn football team opened their season with a victory against the Permian Panthers’ JV team on Thursday. The Shorthorns won 31-27.

Horse trader arrested in Marfa

August 25th, 2011


PRESIDIO COUNTY – A Waco man who sells horses to be slaughtered in Mexico was arrested in Marfa last week for charges related to theft of livestock, authorities said.

Trenton Saulters, 26, was arrested at 3:27pm Tuesday by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office. He was at the county’s pens where 25 unclaimed horses are …

Mojo comes to town today for Horns’ season opener

August 25th, 2011


MARFA – The Marfa Shorthorns varsity football team opens their 2011 season, hosting the JV Permian Panthers of Odessa in an atypical Thursday game. Start time is 7pm at Martin Field. That’s right, there’ll be no Friday Night Lights for Mojo and their alleged magic.

“They will bring close to 50 kids to play …

KRTS adds two new shows

August 25th, 2011

MARFA – KRTS Marfa Public Radio (93.5 FM) is now bringing two new shows to Far West Texas airwaves, American Public Media’s Marketplace and American Routes.

Marketplace will air each weekday evening at 6pm. The program is sponsored in part by the Marfa National Bank.

Marketplace presents news on business, economics, and money for the rest of …


August 25th, 2011

Roger Carley

Roger Peter Carly, 73, of Marfa, a beloved husband and father, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011, in Dallas at UT Southwestern St. Paul Hospital after an extended battle with congestive heart failure.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm Saturday, August 27, at the First Christian Church in Marfa.

Roger …

Far West Texas artists beam up to Odessa

August 25th, 2011

ODESSA – This Friday Marfan art from the plateau debuts at the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa. “Contact with the Outer Space of Far West Texas,” features 15 Marfa-area artists from August 27 thru September 25. Gretchen Lee Coles curated the exhibition.

The opening reception will be from …

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