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Davis Mountains Preserve open to the public this weekend

July 13th, 2017

FORT DAVIS –The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve will be open to the public for hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, picnics, photography, birding, stargazing and other outdoor activities on July 14-16, 2017.  Hours for the Open Weekend are from 8am Friday to 4pm Sunday.  The event is free and open to the public; donations are …

Paisano Baptist Encampment to hold 101st meeting July 23-28

July 13th, 2017

By Kelly Herzog

PAISANO BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT, July 5, 2016 – For over 100 years, Paisano Baptist Encampment has been deeply rooted in holy ground as the cowboy camp meeting brings together families, friends, and churches for worship, fellowship, and a refreshing break from the world’s hectic activity. Come join old and new timers for the 101st …

City of Marfa to Hold Seminar Regarding Hotel Occupancy Taxes on July 10, 2017.

July 6th, 2017

The City of Marfa will hold an educational workshop regarding municipal hotel occupancy taxes on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm at The City of Marfa Visitor Center (USO Building), 302 South Highland Ave. The seminar will be facilitated by Justin Bragiel, General Counsel for Texas Hotel & Lodging Association. The seminar is open …

The Coolest 4th raffle has 36 winners

July 6th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – A total 29 tri-county businesses generously donated gift certificates for the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County’s Annual Drawing at the Coolest 4th celebration in Fort Davis. There were 36 very lucky winners.

The business and drawing winners are:

Big Bend Coffee Roasters: Rosyln Hervery; Blue Water Natural Foods: Bob Rice; Buns & Roses: …

‘Save Amtrak’ letter writing event is Monday

July 6th, 2017

ALPINE —Many of you rallied recently to show your support for AMTRAK. Thank you from the Alpine Big Bend ‘Save Amtrak’ team.

Now, it’s time to act again!

The White House 2018 AMTRAK proposed budget threatens to cut all passenger long-distance rail service in Texas and 22 other States, closing 220 railroad stations, including Alpine.

Please come to a letter-writing campaign to Texas lawmakers to …

Man charged with graffiti pleads guilty

June 29th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — Odessa resident Mark Anthony Skeen pled guilty to a Class B misdemeanor graffiti charge in Jeff Davis County Court on Wednesday, June 21.

In accordance with the plea agreement worked out between County Attorney Todd and Skeen’s attorney John Armstrong, Skeen was sentenced by Judge Jeannette Duer to 90 days in jail probated …

July 4 festivities: Dances, parade, fun run, food, horses in Fort Davis; bellydancers, car show, music, fireworks and more in Alpine

June 29th, 2017

FORT DAVIS, ALPINE – Enjoy the state’s “coolest” Fourth of July celebration in Fort Davis, this Friday through Tuesday.

Events kick off at 1pm Friday with vendors and tasty food venues on the courthouse lawn. At 5pm, get ready for the “Cowboy Hypnotist Show,” and then shine your boots for a grand dance at 8pm featuring …

Life in service: Sister Margie’s dedication to rural West Texas

Life in service: Sister Margie’s dedication to rural West Texas

June 29th, 2017

(photo by and courtesy of JOHNNY CALDERONE)Marfa Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger, right, presented Sister Margie Silguero with a bouquet of flowers and a copy of the proclamation commemorating June 25, 2017 as Sister Margie Silguero Day in Marfa in honor of Sister Margie’s 21 years of service to the area as a faith leader. …

Cheerleader raffle ticket sales end today

June 29th, 2017

MARFA — Sales for the Marfa ISD cheerleaders’ Fourth of July raffle end today, June 29.

Prizes include:

The Well – 60 min massage

Jett’s Grill – $50 gift certificate

Stellina – $50 gift certificate

Frama – $50 gift card

Porter’s – $50 gift card

The Get Go – $30 gift card x 2

Boyz 2 Men and Hombres – $25 gift certificate

Mando’s – …

Blackwell School receives Tillapaugh Public History Fund grant

Blackwell School receives Tillapaugh Public History Fund grant

June 29th, 2017

(Blackwell School Alliance photo)The Blackwell School, in its early days.

MARFA – The Blackwell School Alliance has received a $10,000 grant from Tillapaugh Public History Fund, a fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation, to partially fund the development of a historic structure report for our adobe schoolhouse, in accordance with Texas Historic Preservation Guidelines.

The Blackwell …

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