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July, 2014

Motion to reduce bond denied in Alpine homicide case

Motion to reduce bond denied in Alpine homicide case

July 31st, 2014

Crime elements revealed

Update: This is an updated news story that replaces one originally published on July 31.

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

ALPINE – A dramatic bond hearing in Alpine district court last Thursday ended with tears and sobs from family members of a deceased Alpine man and the family of his alleged killer after 394th State Judicial …

Marfa ISD is gearing up for the new school year

Marfa ISD is gearing up for the new school year

July 31st, 2014

 Shorthorn band practice begins Monday

Daniel Hernandez, the new band director at Marfa High School, announces that the first marching band practice will be Monday, August 4 beginning at 6 pm.

Meet at the band hall. Bring your instrument and wear comfortable clothes.

Mr. Hernandez will have a schedule and additional information for each student. This is for …

Fort Davis library hosts authors Lonn Taylor, Marcia Daudistel, Bill Wright on Saturday, August 7

July 31st, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Don’t Miss It! Another great program in the series, “Meet the Authors” is planned for Thursday, August 7 at 7pm in the Jeff Davis County Library.

This year there will be a special trio of authors who highlight people from the Big Bend.

Enjoy the amusing stories of Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright who …

Viva Big Bend 2014

Viva Big Bend 2014

July 31st, 2014

Obamacare sign-up sessions set for Marfa, Alpine, Terlingua next week

July 31st, 2014

FAR WEST TEXAS – Project Amistad has scheduled informative sessions to help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace and prepare for the start of the Fall Open Enrollment Period will be held in West Texas at the following locations:

· Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Marfa Public Library, 115 E. Oak, 10am-1:30pm.

· Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Alpine Public Library, …

Former Marfa man dies in vehicle accident

July 31st, 2014

GAINES COUNTY – An Andrews man formerly of Marfa was killed last week in a single-vehicle accident in Gaines County, 11 miles south of Seminole.

Michael Sanchez Ohl, 26, was pronounced deceased on the morning of Friday, July 25 by Dr. Paul Schebid of Brownfield Regional Medical Center.

According to the Department of Public Safety accident report, …

Marfa citywide garage sale Saturday

July 31st, 2014

MARFA – The annual citywide garage sale is Saturday.

The event is co-sponsored by the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, established 1912, and the Marfa Rotary Club International, established in 1923 in Marfa.

Maps that were ordered can be picked up today and Saturday at the chamber office in the Hotel Paisano.

Information: Mona Garcia, 432-386-8212 or 432-729-3826.

125th Bloys Campmeeting begins Saturday

July 31st, 2014

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – For the 125th year – and counting – several thousand folks from all over the world will gather for Bloys Campmeeting in Jeff Davis County starting this Saturday night.

Dr. William Bloys led the first meeting beginning on Oct. 10, 1890, at the suggestion of Mrs. John (Exa Gay) Means as Bloys …

Chinati hosts Watch Day Saturday

July 31st, 2014

MARFA – In celebration of Chinati’s inclusion on the 2014 World Monuments Watch list, and as part of its ongoing Chinati Presents series, the museum will host a Watch Day on Saturday, August 2.

Chinati’s nomination to the World Monuments Watch list recognizes the museum as an architectural and cultural site of significance and raises awareness …

the road to excellence

the road to excellence

July 31st, 2014

Marfa ISD tax rates and property values

 By ANDREW PETERS

Two weeks ago I provided information regarding increased property values and how they impact setting the tax rate. I received several inquiries and am providing you with answers to your questions as well as brief commentaries.

1. If the 2014 appraised tax base is doubled would we expect …

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