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Correspondence 7-7-2011

July 7th, 2011

Editor:

We’re back in Marfa for our usual July-August stay.

The paper continues to sparkle. Congratulations on the awards.

Kenny Beanland

Marfa

Editor:

I’ve never heard the $3 million dollar figure that Jim Fitzgerald is throwing around, but it’s common knowledge that Melvin Davis took Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation (SWTMG) from being over a million dollars in debt to having …

Kids exhibit artwork at Chinati

July 7th, 2011

MARFA – Everyone is invited to an exhibition of student artwork and a free ice cream social from 6:30-8pm Saturday at the Chinati Foundation’s Arena.

Tayah Anderson sketches with Chinatir art instructor Allyson Feeney in the former artillery sheds housing Donald Judd's 100 works in mill aluminum.

Sixty students from pre-school through grade …

Big Bend & Texas Mountain Travel Guide hot off the press for 2011-2012

Big Bend & Texas Mountain Travel Guide hot off the press for 2011-2012

June 30th, 2011

FAR WEST TEXAS – Back in 1984 a group of generous and dedicated volunteers started a travel guide promoting Far West Texas to tourists. As the guide grew, the demands of production did, as well.

The latest issue of the BB&TM travel guide is out now

After more than 15 years, the volunteers …

Correspondence, 6-30-11

June 30th, 2011

Editor:

Tax breaks for the wealthy only create jobs in places like China and Korea. When the Bush tax breaks were introduced, major corporations used to money to outsource jobs to countries where they could avoid paying decent wages.   Unemployment, which had been low during the Clinton administration, rapidly began to rise to their current heights. …

Far West Texas Independence Day celebrations

June 30th, 2011

By ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN
PRESIDIO – The City of Presidio invites the public to an Independence Day celebration beginning at 1pm Sunday at Daly Park.
The event promises fun things to do for the entire family with music, food, and a fireworks display.
In addition, the city is hosting a brisket cook-off. Persons interested in participating in the …

Marfa businesswoman still going strong at 91

Marfa businesswoman still going strong at 91

June 23rd, 2011

By ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

MARFA – For the past 32 years Mary Arrieta has been busy with her store, the Ave Maria Gift Shop. What sets Mary apart from other business owners is her age. At 91 she goes to her shop Monday through Saturday, opens, cleans, works on displays, helps customers, gift wraps does it …

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