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November, 2013

More customers getting back on the grid; pole crew arrives in Marfa

More customers getting back on the grid; pole crew arrives in Marfa

November 29th, 2013

FAR WEST TEXAS – AEP Texas crews made significant progress on Thanksgiving Day in reducing the number of remaining outages in Far West Texas in the aftermath of the last weekend’s ice storm, according to an AEP news release.

A truckload of power poles arrived in Marfa Friday. (staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)

As …

First Presidio County candidates file for office

November 27th, 2013

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Three Presidio County incumbent elected officials are the first to toss their sombreros into the ring for re-election in the March 2014 Democratic Party primary election.

County Judge Paul Hunt will seek a second four-year term, and in south county, precinct 2 JP Juanita Urias Bishop and precinct 2 Commissioner Eloy Aranda, both …

Marfa chamber sets Black Friday shopping event

November 27th, 2013

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Black Friday Market in the ballroom of the Hotel Paisano on Friday, November 29.

Local craftspeople, artisans, businesses and community organizations are needed to fill the room with holiday cheer!

Tables are available for $20 and $10. Set up on Friday morning. Market ends at 5pm.

To secure …

St. Joseph’s arts & crafts fair Saturday

November 27th, 2013

FORT DAVIS – Saturday, November 30 is the date of the 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall in Fort Davis.  This year’s fair promises to be one of the biggest yet as there will be numerous returning and several new artisans.

Beginning at 9:00 am …

Marfa ISD seeks to become an Early College High School

Marfa ISD seeks to become an Early College High School

November 27th, 2013

Fiscal audit is unqualified with no findings

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees have given their blessing to Superintendent Andrew Peters to submit an application to Texas Education Agency (TEA) to designate Marfa ISD as an Early College High School.

Peters presented the program at the November 18 board meeting that would allow …

Thanksgiving meal at St. Paul’s

November 27th, 2013

MARFA – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites members of the community and visitors to its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:30-2:30pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, in the parish hall of the church.

Turkey, ham lamb, beef, and enough vegetables for vegetarians, all the trimmings, salads, and desserts will be served. There is no charge although donations …

Rio Grande Electric will work through holiday

November 27th, 2013

FAR WEST TEXAS – There will be no Thanksgiving holiday for electric linemen at Rio Grande Electric Co-op. They will all be working because of the severe ice storm, which has taken a steep toll on the electric cooperative with the largest service territory in the contiguous United States. The distribution system in RGEC’s West …

Roni Horn in town for reading Friday

Roni Horn in town for reading Friday

November 27th, 2013

MARFA- Artist Roni Horn will present her monologue, Saying Water, at the Crowley Theatre on Friday evening, November 29 AT 8PM as part of the Chinati Presents series.

Artist Roni Horn (photo by Mary Ellen Mark)

The event, free to all, is organized in collaboration with the Marfa Book Company, where Horn’s photographic series, …

Two persons injured in accidental gunfire incident at Sierra Blanca checkpoint

November 27th, 2013

UPDATE: the man has been identified as Kevin Bailey, 30, no address available but has a Texas driver’s license, and the women is 28-year-old Fabiola Rich, no address available but holds an Arizona driver’s license.

SIERRA BLANCA – Two persons were injured at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint Wednesday morning when a man’s handgun accidently discharged, according …

Fort Davis has planned power outage today for more repairs

November 27th, 2013

FORT DAVIS – There will be a planned outage from 2-4pm today, Wednesday, November 27 so AEP can repair a few remaining issues from the damage done to the electrical grid during the cold and ice storm, said Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robert Alvarez.

They apologize for the inconvenience but it has been …

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