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December, 2012

Terlingua pea-off is new year’s day

December 31st, 2012

TERLINGUA – The 23rd annual Black-eyed Pea Off is at 2pm Tuesday, January 1, on the Terlingua Ghost Town porch.

Black eyed peas are a new year's day good luck food in the Southwest.

Turn-in time for pea cooks is 2pm, with a $5 entry fee.

Two rules: Have fun and no beans! Entrants may cook …

First day hikes at area state parks Tuesday

December 31st, 2012

FAR WEST TEXAS – With New Year’s Day just around the corner, people everywhere are zeroing in on their new year’s resolutions for 2013. Some will vow to add more exercise into their routines, and others will promise not to stay indoors as much. Start the new year off on the right foot by tackling both …

MSA invites local artists to show work in response to Connecticut tragedy

December 20th, 2012

MARFA – Beginning Friday, December 21, Marfa Studio of Arts will open its gallery space to all area artists who would like to express themselves in reaction to the tragedy in Connecticut. Artworks can take any form: visual, text, sound, photography, or video.

The gallery will be open each afternoon and evening from 2-7pm through January …

Cowboy rides across continents for social awareness

Cowboy rides across continents for social awareness

December 20th, 2012

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – It doesn’t take one well-versed in geography to know that Canada and Brazil are fairly far from each other. The distance hasn’t stopped journalist and cowboy Filipe Leite, along with his three horses, America, Bruiser, and Frenchie from making their way from one country to the other without the aid …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

December 20th, 2012

Trees kindle remembrances of past Christmases

By LONN TAYLOR

For most of us older folks, Christmas is not only a joyful season but a time for remembering past Christmases. Most of my Christmas memories are associated with Christmas trees. My family was not the type who trudged through the snow on Christmas Eve with axes to cut …

Bealls plans Presidio store, Melrose to expand in new location

December 20th, 2012

By JEFF MATHEIS

PRESIDIO – Bealls will open a department store in Presidio next year, while the Melrose fashion store in Presidio will build a new and larger store, company officials said this week.

“Presidio shoppers deserve a hometown store that delivers great fashion brands at great prices. Bealls is that store,” said Michael Glazer, president and …

Library talk

Library talk

December 20th, 2012

“SEASON’S READINGS” FROM THE MARFA PUBLIC LIBRARY!

By RENEE MICK

The Marfa Public Library would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

Hurry in for your holiday reading as we will be closed Saturday, December 22nd through Wednesday, December 26th.  In addition, we’ll be closed Saturday, December 29th and Tuesday, January 1st.

We hope everybody’s wishes come …

Golliver – good gun

Golliver – good gun

December 20th, 2012

Joe Cashiola ushers in end of world with art exhibition at Binder Gallery Friday

December 20th, 2012

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

“The world has already ended in some way through the irreversible nature of our actions,” said Joe Cashiola, whose art exhibit, Core Sample, will be open with a reception at 9pm tomorrow, Friday, December 21, which is incidentally the end of the Mayan calendar.

The exhibition will be at Eugene Binder’s gallery on …

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