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October, 2013

Former Mexican businessman injured by narcos pedals to Marfa in awareness campaign

Former Mexican businessman injured by narcos pedals to Marfa in awareness campaign

October 31st, 2013

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Carlos Gutierrez arrives at El Cosmico.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Carlos Gutierrez and his small crew of six people arrived in Marfa on a rainy Wednesday evening and will stay in town until Friday morning as part of his “Pedaling for Justice” campaign.

Gutierrez, who lost his …

Lydia Alvarado

October 31st, 2013

Lydia M. Alvarado, 75 years young of Marfa, passed away on October 23, 2013 at her residence in Odessa, Texas.

Visitation and Rosary were held on October 28, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa. The funeral service was held at St. Mary’s on October 29 with Father Rolando Fonseca officiating.

Lydia will be laid …

Teeby Forchheimer

October 31st, 2013

Longtime Alpine civic and business leader Sylvia Golenternek  “Teeby” Forchheimer passed away peacefully at her home in Alpine the evening of Tuesday, October 29, 2013. She was 95.

Teeby Forchheimer

Graveside services will be at 11am Friday, November 1, in Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine.

Teeby was born in Tyler, Texas, on February 16, 1918, …

Ala Jo Parrott

October 31st, 2013

Ala Jo Parrott, 87, a long time resident of Marfa passed away on Friday, October 27, 2013 at the Hospice House in Odessa.

Ala Jo Parrott

Ala Jo was born on February 16, 1926 to Roy Ross and Georgia Noba Oliver in Haskell County, Texas.

She was a graduate of O’Brien High School and received …

LA film director to participate in weekend film challenge in Marfa

LA film director to participate in weekend film challenge in Marfa

October 31st, 2013

(Photo courtesy of Chris Perkel)

by SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa is the backdrop for another film this weekend. Film director Chris Perkel is coming to Marfa from Los Angeles to participate in the National Film Challenge, where filmmakers have three days to produce a short film.

Perkel directed the documentary, “The …

Work begins on new city hall

Work begins on new city hall

October 31st, 2013

By ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

PRESIDIO – Converting the former First Presidio Bank building into the new Presidio City Hall has commenced.

The city acquired the building earlier this year from the bank holding company, and First Presidio Bank built a brand new bank building last year.

City employees have begun the demolition phase of the project, City Administrator …

Early voting ends Friday, election day is Tuesday

October 31st, 2013

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Early voting ends on Friday, and general election day is Tuesday, November 5 in a Texas Constitution amendment election.

In Presidio County, registered voters in Precincts 1 and 7 will vote at the Central Fire Station, 110 E. Lincoln Street in Marfa.

Voters in Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 …

Williams appointed south Brewster County commissioner

Williams appointed south Brewster County commissioner

October 31st, 2013

BREWSTER COUNTY – Brewster County Judge Val Clark Beard has announced that she has appointed long-time South County resident Tom Williams to fill the vacancy for Commissioner, Precinct 2, following the resignation of Kathy Killingsworth last week.

Under Texas Law, when there is a vacancy in the office of County Commissioner, the County Judge fills that …

Fort Davis ISD seeks property tax increase in Tuesday election

October 31st, 2013

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – The Fort Davis Independent School District will ask Jeff Davis County residents to increase the school’s property tax rate by 13 cents in a Tuesday election.

It’s called at Tax Ratification Election (TRE), and voters will decide whether to raise the current Maintenance and Operation (M&O) property tax rate to …

2014 primary election filing begins next week

October 31st, 2013

FAR WEST TEXAS – Along with the statewide 2014 mid-term elections on the horizon, county offices will be up for grabs next year.

County Commissioners Precincts 2 and 4 seats, currently held by Eloy Aranda and Buddy Knight in Presidio County, Tom Willams, who was appointed by Judge Val Beard following the resignation of Kathy Killingsworth …

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