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January, 2014

The site of this year’s Valentine’s Day in Valentine

The site of this year’s Valentine’s Day in Valentine

January 31st, 2014

Big Bend Brewery’s second annual Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14 from 4pm to 10pm in Valentine. Here are some recent photos of the Old Mercantile Building, which will be the event site featuring La Tampiquena, Doug Moreland and headliner Gary P. Nunn. More information on the event and a link to ticket sales can …

Indians thump Lady Horns

January 30th, 2014

MARFA, FORT DAVIS – The Lady Horns were defeated by the Fort Davis Indians Tuesday night by the score of 50-36, bringing Marfa’s district record to 0-3. The second round of district play begins next Friday.

Marfa defensive leaders were Marissa Garcia with 8 rebounds, Kendra Saenz with 6 steals, and Jayne Nuñez with 3 steals.

Marfa’s …

Texas Big Game Awards 2014-2015 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

January 30th, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Applications are now available for the 14th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. Over $15,000 will be awarded in college scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.

All applicants for the TBGA scholarship program must be …

Fort Davis student on A&M Dean’s List

January 30th, 2014

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance.

Among those recognized was Gerald Aufdengarten of Fort Davis, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Leadership & Development.

The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the …

Rio Grande Electric Cooperative offers scholarships through video contest

January 30th, 2014

FAR WEST TEXAS – Students ages 14-18 whose parents/legal guardians are members of Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (have an electric account in their name) have the opportunity to vie for two $1,500 scholarships being awarded in the 2014 “My Co-op Rocks” Student Video Contest.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 3.

Entry forms are available from area …

Bechtel book grants awarded to local students

January 30th, 2014

Alvarez of Fort Davis is new director

PRESIDIO, BREWSTER, JEFF DAVIS counties – The Board of Directors of the Bechtel Fund met Sunday and awarded $4,000 in book grants at $400 each to 10 Marfa, Presidio, Alpine, and Fort Davis students attending Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

Directors also elected Robert Alvarez of Fort Davis to …

Marfa Education Foundation receives $10,000 from Mitchell foundation

January 30th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa Education Foundation is building momentum!  We are very pleased to accept a generous gift of $10,000 from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

MEF will use the donation to help support the dual-credit program at Marfa High School, in which students can earn their associate’s degree from UTPB by the time they …

Complete results for 2014 Big Bend Livestock Show

Complete results for 2014 Big Bend Livestock Show

January 30th, 2014

(photo by SCOTT GARTMAN)Big Bend Livestock Show winners from Presidio are Sesar Baeza, center, with his reserve champion medium wool lamb. Sesar also won the senior showmanship buckle. His sister, Alexa Baeza, left, took the junior showmanship buckle. Holding her cousins’ showmanship buckles is Marina Sanchez, right, who competed in the poultry …

Alpine library: computer class, eBooks, expanded hours

January 30th, 2014

ALPINE – Adult computer education classes will begin February 4 at the Alpine Public Library.

This is a free 5-week session on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm.  Learn how to use a computer, surf the internet, and communicate with family and friends via email.  More advanced topics also available.  Please call the library at 432-837-2621 …

Baeza’s celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Baeza’s celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

January 30th, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Baeza

Manuel and Maria Rosa Baeza of Marfa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 23, 2013 in a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rolando Fonseca officiating.

Manuel and Maria are Marfa natives who married in 1963 at St. Mary’s and have five children, their …

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