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March, 2015

“Poor Farm Fire” is considered controlled

March 30th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FORT DAVIS – A wildfire that has been burning in the mountains between Fort Davis and Marfa since yesterday afternoon has reached 700 acres in size.

The “Poor Farm Fire,” as it has been called due to its location to the Poor Farm Ranch, is actively burning on the northwest ridge of the …

SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015

March 26th, 2015

Murder suspect turns himself in

Murder suspect turns himself in

March 26th, 2015

FORT DAVIS – The 18-year-old Jeff Davis County resident wanted in connection with killing his father turned himself in to Virginia state authorities Wednesday night, according to the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Harlin Pierce is suspected of killing his father, Anton Pierce, on Thursday, March 19 at their Davis Mountains Resort home. Anton Pierce suffered …

‘Sweeney Todd’ opens on Sul Ross stage Saturday

March 26th, 2015

“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” makes its Sul Ross State University theatre debut Saturday, March 28. Performances of the award-winning musical thriller, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, will be given on Saturday-Monday, March 28-30 and Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4 in Marshall Auditorium. Performance times are 8:15 p.m. nightly, with …

Tyrrel Hughes Dorris

March 26th, 2015

Tyrrel Anne Hughes Dorris, 66, of Balmorhea passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Marfa on August 5, 1948 to Edwin and Mary Lou Hughes, and was the granddaughter of Tyrrel and Edna Smith, who ranched in Presidio and Jeff Davis …

Jimmy Gallego

March 26th, 2015

Jimmy Perez “El Caballo Blanco” Gallego, 78, of Alpine passed away Friday, March 20, 2015.

Viewing will be at 6pm Friday, March 27 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine. The Rosary will be recited at 7pm at the church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am Saturday, March 28 at the church with …

Diana Llanez

March 26th, 2015

Diana Garcia Llanez, 52, of Alpine passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 in Alpine while surrounded by her loving family.

Diana Llanez

A Memorial Mass will be at 10am Saturday, April 11 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine. The Rosary was recited the evening of Friday, March 20 at the church.

Diana …

the money man

the money man

March 26th, 2015

The whys of investing

By TOM JACOBS

Why do we have to invest? Not – newsflash! – to get rich quick or gamble. Job #1 is to preserve the purchasing power of money against the stealthy evil of inflation. When the cost of living increases, we say we have inflation. If inflation is 3 percent a year, …

ranching

ranching

March 26th, 2015

Cattle health should remain top priority for ranchers

 By TOM HAYNIE

As the State of Texas continues dealing with violence and other critical issues along the Texas-Mexico border, the threat of an animal disease and parasite outbreak continues to grow. Cattle are constantly being transported into Texas, and the lack of proper border security creates health inspection …

Spring is here! Here come the bluebonnets.

March 26th, 2015

(photo by JUANITA HILLIN) Beautiful bluebonnets have taken over the front yard at Juanita Hillin’s home in Presidio. The Lupensis texensis are a variety that is unique to the Big Bend. They grow between two and four feet high, like larkspur or gladiolas.

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