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Viva Big Bend 2015

Viva Big Bend 2015

July 30th, 2015

To see more photos from the Doug Sahm tribute on the first night of Viva Big Bend 2015, click here.

Ex-sheriff wants life sentence reduced to 30 years

Ex-sheriff wants life sentence reduced to 30 years

July 30th, 2015

Rick Thompson, former Presidio County sheriff

 

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA – Former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson is serving a life sentence in federal prison for smuggling more than a ton of cocaine into Texas from Mexico, and now he has asked the court to reduce his sentence to 30 years.

In a motion filed …

AHS class of ’75 to reunion Labor Day weekend

July 30th, 2015

ALPINE – The Alpine High School Class of 1975 will celebrate their 40th class reunion over Labor Day Weekend, September 4–7.

The Reunion Planning Committee will meet on Friday, July 31 at 6pm at Nina Foley’s home. Anyone from the Class of ‘75 is welcome to help with the planning.

For additional reunion information …

Shorthorn mini cheer camp begins Monday

July 30th, 2015

MARFA – The Shorthorn cheerleaders are gearing up for another sports season with their annual mini cheer camp beginning Monday.

Registration begins at 5pm, and the cheer learning runs to 7:30pm, all at the Marfa Shorthorn Gym. The camp continues through Thursday, August 6.

Camp fee is $20 for first child, $15 for a …

City of Alpine presents the Shooting Alpine 2015 Photo Contest

July 30th, 2015

ALPINE – Break out those cameras! The City of Alpine is pleased to present the Shooting Alpine 2015 Photo Contest through September 30, 2015.

Far West Texas residents and visitors are invited to participate and submit their photographs of Alpine, Texas. Local community members from the area are strongly encouraged to enter for …

Chinati Foundation presents Unset on Saturday

July 30th, 2015

Composer, musician Andrew May.(photo by MICHELLE HURT)

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host the premiere of Unset, a site-specific sound work created by composer Andrew May, on Saturday, August 1 at 8pm.

The piece will be performed outdoors among Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete, inviting listeners to …

Cinemarfa’s Japanese Cinema series continues Tuesday

July 30th, 2015

A still from the Japanese film, The Taste of Tea, 2004.

MARFA – As part of its monthly screenings of Japanese Cinema, Cinemarfa will present The Taste of Tea directed by Katsuhito Ishii, Tuesday August 4, 8pm, at the Lumberyard, across from the Get Go market, on the corner of Dean and …

the money man

the money man

July 30th, 2015

Dividends good and bad

By TOM JACOBS

It’s nice to be paid money — a dividend — to own a stock, but not all dividends are created equal. Some are safer than others. When a company cuts a dividend, the stock usually plummets. Not good.

Think of dividend yield as an interest rate. The …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 30th, 2015

Shirley Villar

Pancit and lumpia, Filipino cuisine right here in Marfa

By LONN TAYLOR

When I was growing up in the Philippines my mother would take me shopping with her in downtown Manila nearly every Saturday. We would visit the Escolta, Manila’s main shopping street, and we would always stop at a …

To read or not to read; it’s not really a question

To read or not to read; it’s not really a question

July 30th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

I will never forget the first time I finished reading The Giver. I lay on my bed, the finished book resting heavily on my chest, and I watched the ceiling fan in my bedroom make its measured rotations as my mind reeled with its first existential questions. I was eight …

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