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Four Marfa girls donate to Locks of Love

Four Marfa girls donate to Locks of Love

August 9th, 2012

By MICHELLE SALGADO MUÑOZ

MARFA – Tais M. Chanez, 10, Ummi G. Chanez, 7, Lais M. Salcido, 8, and Liani M. Salcido, 6, made a trip to an Ojinaga beauty salon on Monday to cut their hair to donate to the Locks of Love organization.

BEFORE, from left, Ummi and Tais Chanez.

Elizabeth Gutierrez, …

McDonald Observatory lawman is UT-system officer of month

McDonald Observatory lawman is UT-system officer of month

August 9th, 2012

McDONALD OBSERVATORY – Joseph Michael Pasqua, the safety coordinator and police officer at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, has been named officer of the month of August by the UT system.

He has worked at McDonald since June 2006. He is also the operations chief of the Emergency Response Team and a member of the …

BB Regional Medical Center unveils new ICU unit Monday

August 2nd, 2012

ALPINE – Big Bend Regional Medical Center will unveil its new two-bed Intensive Care Unit from 10-11am Monday. The public is invited to take a tour and meet the staff, including new Emergency and ICU Director James Cobb, RN.

The ICU is under the medical direction of Dr. Melinda Banister, General Surgeon. Dr. Banister is no …

Mike Perry medical fund established

August 2nd, 2012

ALPINE – Mike Perry, the former editor of the Alpine Avalanche and the publisher of the popular blog, The Alpine Daily Planet, requires a heart and kidney transplant.

Mike and Cindy will have to remain in Dallas awaiting donor organs. His medical bills and the cost to relocate are putting a severe financial strain on them.

Both …

Teda Neill, Casa Hogar founder, celebrates her 100th birthday in Ojinaga last Friday

Teda Neill, Casa Hogar founder, celebrates her 100th birthday in Ojinaga last Friday

August 2nd, 2012

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDÁRIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – An emotional celebration was held Friday at the Casa Hogar orphanage in Ojinaga in honor of Teda Neill, a founder of the shelter for needy children. More than 100 people attended the worthy tribute to Neill, who was celebrated not only for her 100 years of life, but …

Marfa couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

Marfa couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

August 2nd, 2012

MARFA – Eliseo and Josie Martinez of Marfa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at two celebrations, one in San Antonio and one in Marfa.

Josie and Eliseo Martinez with their children from left, Ronnie, Debra, and right, Randy Martinez.

The couple was married on July 29, 1962 at St. Mary’s …

Marfa Lights Festival is August 31-September 2

August 2nd, 2012

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the annual Marfa Lights Festival on Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 2.

Activities will take place around the historic Presidio County Courthouse.

The festival will begin at 5pm on Friday when food and craft vendors open their booths for business. The fun continues Saturday …

Marfa postmaster retires

Marfa postmaster retires

August 2nd, 2012

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – Longtime PM, that’s postmaster not prime minister, Tiburcio “Bucho” Garcia has retired after almost three decades of work with the United States Postal Service.

Garcia, a 1974 Alpine High School graduate, joined the postal service in 1985 after receiving a degree in business administration from Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

Former Alpine resident Marie Hillger Cantwell celebrates 100 years

Former Alpine resident Marie Hillger Cantwell celebrates 100 years

July 26th, 2012

ALPINE, PORT TOWNSEND, Washington – Marie Hill Hillger Cantwell celebrated her 100th birthday on July 21, 2012 in Port Townsend, Washington amid family and friends as well as many well-wishing cards and letters from friends near and far.

Marie’s son, Tye, and his wife Connie convened a grand celebration on Thursday afternoon and evening for more …

Teda Neill 100th birthday celebration, Friday and Saturday

Teda Neill 100th birthday celebration, Friday and Saturday

July 26th, 2012

FORT DAVIS, OJINAGA, Chih., Mex. – The family of Teda Neill will host a come-and-go reception in honor of her 100th birthday from 1-3pm Saturday at her former home, the Trueheart-Neill house in west Fort Davis.

Teda Neill works on a dollhouse.

The Trueheart-Neill house not only was Neill’s home but also her dollhouse …

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