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December, 2013

This week in pictures

This week in pictures

December 21st, 2013

La Academia de Ingles Activo Celebró la Navidad con la “Música a través del Tiempo”

December 19th, 2013

(foto de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ) De izquierda a derecha, Diego Escudero y Axel de la Rosa, interpretando la época de los 80, con la canción I´m Walking on Sunshine

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – De una manera muy peculiar, la academia Ingles Activo, a cargo de la directora Marcela Careveo, realizó …

Museo de Ojinaga Inaugura Sala de Arqueología

December 19th, 2013

(fotos de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ) Miguel Antonio Carreón, Presidente Municipal de Ojinaga

Por DIANA AGUIRRE AREMNDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUHAUA, MEXICO – El lunes 16 de diciembre, se realizó el tradicional corte de listón para inaugurar la primera sala parmente en el Museo Casa de la Cultura. La sala arqueológica fue patrocinada por  PACMYIC (Programa de …

Certamen de la Tercera Edad

December 19th, 2013

(foto de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)En la foto aparece, la directora del Centro para el Adulto Mayor, Dolores Hernández, junto a Andrea R. García

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – El pasado 12 de diciembre, El Centro para el Adulto Mayor en Presidio,  realizó un certamen con los trabajos manuales elaborados por las personas de …

Retired undercover Border Patrol agent discusses book at Marfa Public Library

Retired undercover Border Patrol agent discusses book at Marfa Public Library

December 19th, 2013

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Hipolito Acosta talks to the audience about his book, The Shadow Catcher.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Hipolito Acosta talked about his book, The Shadow Catcher, to a packed room Friday evening at the Marfa Public Library.

The Redford native, which he refers to as a “suburb of …

Presidio City Council to assist Farmer’s Market to promote healthy eating

Presidio City Council to assist Farmer’s Market to promote healthy eating

December 19th, 2013

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio City Council met for their final meeting of the year last Thursday to discuss plans for improving public services in 2014.

The council voted to authorize City Administrator Marco Baeza to begin plans to improve the Farmer’s Market, which will in turn promote healthy eating habits for Presidio citizens.

The …

Marfa Meds may be back in business

December 19th, 2013

By BRYON GARRISON

ALPINE, MARFA – Big Bend Regional Hospital District directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to reopen the Marfa Meds medication distribution program.

The program shuttled medications from the Alpine pharmacies to a drop-off location in Marfa.

The program was shelved when Presidio County Health Services (PCHS) announced it would open small pharmacies at its Presidio and …

Marfa Education Foundation among Permian Basin Area Foundation grant recipients

December 19th, 2013

MARFA, FORT DAVIS, MIDLAND – The Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $618,300 in grant awards to regional nonprofit organizations during a news conference held Tuesday at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum.

Among the recipients were the Marfa Education Foundation, the Fort Davis Historical Society, and McDonald Observatory

The education foundation received $7,500, which will be awarded to …

Grand Companions assessing expansion to Midland

Grand Companions assessing expansion to Midland

December 19th, 2013

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

FORT DAVIS, MIDLAND – The Grand Companions shelter is currently looking into opening its first satellite shelter in Midland following the closure of the Midland SPCA in late August.

The privately funded non-profit organization, Co-Founder Laura Langham said, has been assessing the possibility of expanding its service area over the last few years …

Presidio County hospital district directors say no to Alpine nursing home

Presidio County hospital district directors say no to Alpine nursing home

December 19th, 2013

By BRYON GARRISON

ALPINE – The two Presidio County directors on the Big Bend Regional Hospital District panel Tuesday evening voted against a service contract with Jim McDonald to lead a district effort to build a nursing home and palliative care facility in Alpine, effectively putting a stop to the initiative.

The board split along county lines, …

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