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August, 2015

Girls XC team takes fourth at meet

August 27th, 2015

PRESIDIO – The Lady Presidio Blue Devils varsity cross-country team took fourth place at the Pecos meet last week.

In addition, Katelyn Valenzuela was third-fastest runner with a time of 13:32. Alejandra Proaño was 18th with 14:29.43, while Omega Galindo was 23rd place at 14:53.

Alexa Dominguez was 26th with a time of 15:15, …

Presidio XC team hits the ground running with a first place

August 27th, 2015

PRESIDIO – The Presidio High School varsity boys cross-country team is off to a great start this season: they came in first place at the first race of the season.

The Presidio Blue Devils ranked first out of a total of nine teams at the Pecos Invitational XC meet last Friday.

Junior Jessie Ortiz …

El Observatorio McDonald en Fort Davis ayuda a descubrir Tierra 2.0

August 27th, 2015

FORT DAVIS — Los astrónomos de la Universidad de Texas en Austin, que están trabajando con la misión Kepler de la NASA, han ayudado a descubrir el prixmer planeta con tamaño parecido al de la Tierra alrededor de una estrella parecida al sol en la “zona habitable,” el margen de distancias donde el agua …

El distrito escolar hace recortes al presupuesto del 2015-2016 para prepararse para la pérdida de la ayuda estatal

August 27th, 2015


PRESIDIO – ¿Cómo se hace un balance presupuestario que está a punto de perder alrededor del 12 por ciento de sus ingresos totales? Eso es lo que la junta escolar del ISD de Presidio está intentando averiguar. La Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR, o ayuda estatal adicional para …

Register to Participate in “Made in Marfa” by September 1

August 27th, 2015

MARFA – Made in Marfa is a showcase of diverse, creative talent presented by the residents and businesses of Marfa and organized and promoted by the Chinati Foundation during Chinati Weekend. The second annual city-wide event takes place this year on Friday, October 9 during Chinati Weekend and features food, art, craft, music, and …

Blackwell School oral history project begins today

August 27th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa’s revitalization is not just about the rising costs of gentrification and publicity generated by contemporary art and design. It is also about preserving history and creating pride in the hispanic community which plays a crucial role in the town’s uniqueness.

Marfa Repetición! is a community event  starting today, August 27 through …

Hospital district to host health fair September 2

August 27th, 2015

PRESIDIO – Big Bend Regional Hospital District is hosting a health fair called “Pillars of Integrative Health” from 4 to 7pm, Wednesday, September 2, at the Presidio Activity Center.

Local clinics, Presidio County Health Services and Big Bend Regional Medical Center, will be checking blood pressure and blood sugar for free. Robert Rice, from …


August 27th, 2015

Stanley McMillen Elliot

Stanley McMillen Elliot, born March 11, 1923, in Buena Vista, passed away on August 11 at age 92. Parents were Edith Blaine and Chester H. Elliott.

He served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After the war he returned to Marfa area.

He …


August 27th, 2015

Gilberto G. Ramirez

Gilberto G. Ramirez, 95, of Marathon, passed away at Big Bend Regional Medical Center on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Rosary service was held Tuesday, August 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, August 26 and burial …

Exhibit of work by Mexican ceramicist opens Friday at Hotel Paisano gallery

August 27th, 2015

Cipriano Bueno

MARFA – The Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano will host an opening reception for a new exhibit on Friday, August 28 featuring ceramic sculpture by Ojinaga native and master ceramist Cipriano Bueno.

The artist’s reception for his exhibit, “CIHUACOATL,” is from 6-8pm, and the public is warmly invited.

Bueno …

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