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December, 2014

St. James offers Christmas service for the grieving

December 17th, 2014

At 7 p.m., Monday, December 22, St. James Episcopal Church in Alpine will offer a service of Holy Communion for those for whom the Christmas season’s noise and activity may be a burden.

“Many people in grief or inner darkness find the cheer of the holidays difficult to bear,” said St. James priest The Rev. …

Merton Mondays are back at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

December 17th, 2014

MARFA – Merton Mondays are back at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

For four Mondays — at least — Dave and Dot Mainz will lead a meditation program using the book “Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton.”

Merton Mondays begin at 6:30 p.m. and will involve Scripture, writings of Thomas Merton and a short meditation session. Refreshments will …

Dollar General donates $40,000 to Presidio ISD elementary school

December 17th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Dollar General surprised Presidio Elementary School with a donation of $40,000 to promote reading and literacy programs within the school.

Presidio ISD elementary students and faculty assembled in the school library last Thursday morning to meet with representatives from the bargain retail chain, who read stories to the attentive youths.

Following a …

Dollar General dona $40,000 a la escuela primaria de Presidio

December 17th, 2014

(foto de SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Niños de la escuela elemental con representantes de la tienda Dollar General despues de recibir una donacion para fomentar los porgramas de lectura y de alfabetización.

Por SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Dollar General sorprendió a la Escuela Primaria de Presidio con una donación de 40,000$ para fomentar los programas …

Terlingua musician’s new recording includes full band

December 17th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

TERLINGUA – It had been five years since Terlingua-via-Austin-via-Bismark, North Dakota singer/songwriter Jim Keaveny released a record when Out Of Time, his fifth record of original material, was released in October.

(album cover art by JENNIFER BOOMER)

Since recording the 2009 album Music Man, Keaveny had moved to the far reaches …

Take a hike on New Year’s day

December 17th, 2014

PRESIDIO – Come out New Year’s Day and take a hike at Fort Leaton State Historic Site.

Park staffers will be conducting a guided First Day Hike on its History Trail.

Cost of the hike is included in the entrance fee, which is $5 for adults and free for children and Texas State Park Pass holders.

Please meet …

Photo book features iconic Texas images

December 17th, 2014

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University Press has just published, “On the Road with Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas,” with text and photographs by J. Griffis Smith and an introduction by E. Dan Klepper of Marathon.

In a short line of Texas Highways distinguished photo editors, Smith has been described by a …

Elected officials set January oath-of-office ceremonies

December 17th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Newly elected and re-elected officials for Presidio and Jeff Davis counties will be sworn into their new offices at the beginning of the new year.

The Presidio County officials’ swearing-in ceremony is 10:30am Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa.

Those taking office this year will …

MAID in Marfa – Production of short film continues this week

December 17th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – In playwright/screenwriter Erik Ehn’s script for the short film MAID, the city of Marfa not serves as the film’s location, but also the setting for his retelling of the story of Saint Joan of Arc, using the saint’s death and destiny as a metaphor for illegal immigration.

“Marfa is just a …

Alpine-born rodeo roper breaks national finals rodeo record

December 17th, 2014

Dakota Kirchenshlager and Turtle Powell

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE, LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Alpine native and team roping header champion Turtle Powell once again wowed the crowd at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this past week, where he and roping partner Dakota Kirchenshlager broke the NFR 2nd round record …

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