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October, 2012

Clinton politics for Gallego Thursday

Clinton politics for Gallego Thursday

October 25th, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in San Antonio for Democratic candidates today, which could be a boost for state Rep. Pete Gallego in his close race against incumbent Republican Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco.

President Bill Clinton and State Rep. Pete Gallego at a Democratic Party …

Dora Carrasco

October 25th, 2012

Dora Tarin Carrasco, 53, of Odessa and formerly of Presidio, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her residence.

Dora Carrasco

She was born January 15, 1959 in Marfa to Primo Q. Tarin and Socorro Rodriguez Tarin. She was a Presidio High School graduate class of 1978.  She was a housekeeper and a Catholic.

Dora …

Bill Cotton

October 25th, 2012

Former Jeff Davis County Commissioner Bill Cotton died October 18, 2012, in Burleson.

He was born August 1, 1931, in Beaumont. He was an employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 38 years.

He served in the 1990s and early 2000s as precinct 1 county commissioner, representing his constituents for 14 years.

He was a member of First …

Laura Hart

October 25th, 2012

Laura Franks Hart, 62, of Marfa and Del Rio, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at her home on Lake Amistad, Del Rio.

Laura Hart

She was born November 22, 1949 in San Antonio to Leonard Shelton Franks and Agnes Woller Franks. She grew up and attended school in Marfa. Laura moved to Marfa from …

Camilo Tejada

October 25th, 2012

Longtime Marfa resident Camilo Leyva Tejada, 82, passed away October 12, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa when our Lord called for him after an illness.

Camilo Tejada

He was born July 18, 1930 at Fort Leaton near Presidio to Lazaro Tejada and Rita Leyva Tejada. He was a welder and mechanic by …

Alvarado

October 25th, 2012

Josefa In The Loving Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is to be found Our Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and dear niece. Josefa “Chopo” Luna Alvarado, 61, of Odessa passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Home Hospice House Facility in Odessa.

She was born March 19, 1951 in Alpine, Texas to Miguel …

Jane Elioseff

October 25th, 2012

Jane Woodward Elioseff died on June 29, 2012 from a respiratory infection three days after her 72nd birthday.

Jane Elioseff

Jane was born in Alice, Texas on June 26, 1940, to Jack and Louie January Woodward. She spent much of her first 12 years in casts and in bed as a result of orthopedic …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

October 25th, 2012

Like water, not chocolate?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Why is it that every Mexican I know refuses to eat chocolate? My in-laws drink things I wouldn’t clean my carburetor in. They fill their piñatas with every kind of hard candy – but no chocolate! I bring out a bag of M&Ms and everyone backs away …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

October 25th, 2012

Why won’t my Mexican mom accept my gabacha girlfriend?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: As a college educated Mexican-American, I had my fair share of Chicanas in college…all of which my jefita considered putas with books. But now that I graduated, I’m going out with a gabacha for the first time. She’s nice, bilingual, tall, skinny, educated …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

October 25th, 2012

Chicken clucking at CNN en español

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: My fiancé is trying to learn Spanish so he can speak to my grandmother when we get married next month. Lately, he’s been listening to CNN en Español to get an ear for the language. A couple of days ago, he told me that, after several …

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