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January, 2012

19 arrested in Big Bend-area drug distribution operation

January 31st, 2012

ALPINE – United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit announced that 19 individuals, including ringleaders John Michael Guadarrama, age 29, of Sanderson, Texas, and Oscar Fierro, age 43, of Alpine, Texas, have been arrested in connection with a drug distribution operation in the Big Bend area, according …

The Idle American – Uncle Mort

The Idle American – Uncle Mort

January 26th, 2012

Please welcome Dr. Don Newbury to our Big Bend Blog. He’s a former Alpine resident and Sul Ross State University news and information director. Now retired after an illustrious career in Texas higher public education, he lives and writes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

By Dr. DON NEWBURY

My Uncle Mort claims to have a sixth sense …

Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

January 26th, 2012

By Texas Senator CARLOS URESTI

Pecos, meet Poteet.

Fort Stockton, let me introduce you to Charlotte and Christine.

Alpine, I just know you’re going to like Crystal City and Pearsall.

Rocksprings, say hello to Carrizo Springs.

Beginning next year, you will likely be a part of the family known as Senate District 19.

While the redistricting process is still playing out …

Rambling Boy – The secret history of Big Bend, part III

Rambling Boy – The secret history of Big Bend, part III

January 26th, 2012

By LONN TAYLOR

This is the third installment in my ongoing series about the secret history of the Big Bend and the people who have recorded it. By secret history I mean the history of the Spanish-speaking people of the region, which has been omitted from most published histories of the Big Bend. Albert Alvarez of …

Golliver – Who are you for?

Golliver – Who are you for?

January 26th, 2012

Library Talk – New history titles on the shelves

Library Talk – New history titles on the shelves

January 26th, 2012

By RENEE MICK

I’ll bet there are a lot of history buffs here in Marfa. Satisfy your need for knowledge at the library. How about these titles?  “December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World” by Craig Shirley. “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” …

Dick Decent – Arrested

Dick Decent – Arrested

January 26th, 2012

Correspondence

Correspondence

January 26th, 2012

We would like the community of Marfa to mark their calendars for the Marfa Elementary Science Fair to be held on Tuesday, January 31.

Science projects of students from the third through sixth grades will be on display in the Hibbitts Gym located behind the Marfa Elementary School.  The community is invited to view the projects …

Acosta

January 26th, 2012

Hector H. Acosta passed away on January 18, 2012 at the age of 77. He was a lifelong resident of Presidio.

Hector Acosta

Mr. Acosta was an Army veteran and was a broker with Hendrix, Miles and Hendrix until his retirement. After he retired, he and his wife Luz Elena Acosta moved to El …

Leyva

January 26th, 2012

Ivan Madrid Leyva, 30, resident of Odessa, passed away January 21, 2012 in Presidio County.

Rosary and Mass was held at the Catholic Church in Ojinaga, Mexico on January 25.

Burial followed at the Tierras Nuevas cemetery. DeValle Funeral Home of Ojinaga was in charge of arrangements.

Ivan was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 7, 1981. …

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