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June, 2016

This week in photos

This week in photos

June 30th, 2016

Future renovations discussed at airport meeting

June 30th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Fire Coordinator Robert Poenisch, TXDOT Airport Planner Megan McLellan, County Emergency Services Coordinator Gary Mitschke, County Commissioner Loretto Vasquez and Airport Manager Chase Snodgrass discuss airport issues at last week’s informal meeting.


MARFA – Elected officials and local …

Orlando victims remembered in Marfa

June 30th, 2016


MARFA – It was an emotional Sunday evening as over 40 Marfa and area residents recognized the 49 Orlando shooting victims at a gathering on the Presidio County Courthouse lawn in Marfa.

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride month, but this year came with a tragedy as …

Artwork by military service members open to public on Thursday

June 30th, 2016

MARFA – An installation of more than 75 paintings, photographs, collages and sculpture called “Reflections of the Soul, Toward Restoration & Inner Peace” will be unveiled to the public from 1:30 to 5pm from Thursdays through Saturdays beginning June 30 at Building 98.

Area veterans will be warmly welcomed, all free of charge, to …

Marfa Live Arts hosts Benefit Picnic with performance by La Banda

June 30th, 2016

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts will host their first Benefit Picnic on Monday, July 4. The funds raised from this event will provide essential support for future programs for both the schools and the community.

The July 4th picnic theme is Caftans & Casseroles, and guests are invited to lounge by the pool at …

‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ begins this week at Theatre of the Big Bend

June 30th, 2016

ALPINE – “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical adapted from the 1975 film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” begins its four-week run at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre Friday, July 1 at 8:15 pm.

The Theatre of the Big Bend presents the hilarious musical July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24 at 8:15 …

Marfa Live Arts: Beyond the Box features sculpture, sound, performance, film, and dance by local artists

June 30th, 2016

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA – On Saturday, July 2, join Marfa Live Arts for Beyond the Box, an evening of free performances by local artists Riley O’Bryan, Jennie Lyn Hamilton, and Nalu Gruschkus and Ryann Bosetti in three acts at the Crowley Theater from 7:30-9pm.

During a cocktail hour from 7:30-8:30pm, guests are invited to …


June 30th, 2016

Chuck Cobb

Longtime Marfa Church of Christ preacher and accountant Chuck Cobb went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

A memorial service will be 2pm Friday, July 1 at the Alpine Church of Christ.

Born Charles L. Cobb on March 23, 1934 in Athens, Alabama, he was the fourth son …


June 30th, 2016

American sculptor Tony Feher, 60, died Friday, June 24, 2016 of liver cancer, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Feher was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and spent most of his young life in Corpus Christi.

As an artist, Feher was represented by Houston-based Hiram Butler Gallery and was honored with a 20-year retrospective of …


June 30th, 2016

Mark Greenwalt

Mark Kevin Greenwalt, 62, of East Freetown, Massachusetts and formerly of Marfa, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 23, 2016.

He was the companion of Maribeth Williams of Marfa.

He was born January 22, 1954 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a son of Therese Y. Greenwalt and late Lee Roy Greenwalt.

Mark worked for …

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