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July, 2017

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke holds Thursday fundraiser at El Cosmico, Alpine appearance is Friday

July 31st, 2017

MARFA – U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate challenging current Republican Senator Ted Cruz, will be holding a fundraising event at 6pm Thursday at El Cosmico.

At 7pm, O’Rourke will hold a meet-and-greet for VIP ticketholders (tickets may be purchased at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-624873348786028544) in an Army tent.

The event will be open …

guest editorial

July 31st, 2017

(photos by and courtesy of Ruben Ramirez/El Paso Times)Alexsandra Annello at the City of El Paso swearing-in ceremony.

Thank you all with all our heart

By MARIA del ROSARIO HALPERN

and ROBERT HALPERN

Tuesday morning we attended the swearing-in for our daughter in law, Alexsandra “Alex” Annello, as a member of the El Paso City Council. It was …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 27th, 2017

La Reunion, a Fourier utopian settlement, bites the dust

By LONN TAYLOR

The French economic philosopher Charles Fourier. (image courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Last week a Dallas friend wrote to chastise me for not mentioning La Reunion, the French socialist utopian community founded just west of Dallas in 1855, in my July 13 column on …

golliver – henry ii

golliver – henry ii

July 27th, 2017

the money man

the money man

July 27th, 2017

The Blue Apron blues

By TOM JACOBS

Who was the worst hurt by the Amazon-Whole Foods merger announcement? Anyone in the subscription meal delivery business, that’s who. Especially Blue Apron. The mega-merger “cost” Blue Apron about $1.9 billion in market value. That’s super ultra slim fast.

The food and meal delivery industry is expanding faster than goat heads …

correspondence

correspondence

July 27th, 2017

Editor:

Last week was a wonderful whirlwind at the Blackwell School, and our hearts are full of gratitude for everyone who participated and moved us closer to our goal of restoring this important piece of Marfa history. The cause of the whirlwind was the site visit of Professor Bill Dupont and 12 graduate students from UT …

Meet Dr. John Sherrill, Marfa High School’s new principal

Meet Dr. John Sherrill, Marfa High School’s new principal

July 27th, 2017

(Marfa ISD photo)Dr. John Sherrill

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — “In education you get to leave a legacy, and I’m just excited about getting involved with the community, helping the kids as much as I can, and setting forth the opportunity for them to be successful tomorrow,” says Dr. John Sherrill, Marfa ISD’s new principal.

When the …

Update: Police chief, settlement offer with county/sheriff’s office on the table at city meeting

July 27th, 2017

 

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

This story has been updated to include the list of candidates for the City of Marfa Chief of Police position.

MARFA –Marfa City Council members are set to meet at 6pm this evening at the Casner Room at City Hall, with expectations to announce the hiring of the city’s new police chief.

The council …

FBI investigation into Hernandez and Nieto continues

July 27th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The investigation into the alleged public corruption by Lorenzo Hernandez and Carlos Nieto is apparently continuing.

According to sources, an FBI presence in the cities of Marfa and Presidio has been noted in the weeks following the FBI sting, in which Nieto and Hernandez allegedly accepted bribes to promote an …

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