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Presidio County Livestock Show is January 21

January 5th, 2012

MARFA – Lambs, goats, swine, poultry, and arts and crafts will be exhibited at the Presidio County Livestock Show on Saturday, January 21.

The event will be held at the Presidio County Fairgrounds agriculture barn east of town.

The show is set for 9am to 1pm, followed by a pre-sale barbecue at 6pm. The sale and auction …

Sign up for the chamber holiday decoration contest

December 15th, 2011

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Holiday Decoration Contest from now until December 24.

Let your holiday spirit shine with thousands of twinkle lights, a blow-up Santa and eight tiny plastic reindeer. If you think you have the best holiday decorations in town, you should enter the Chamber contest by calling, emailing, …

Rt. Rev. Lamb to celebrate Holy Eucharist at St. James Alpine at Christmas

December 15th, 2011

ALPINE – The Rt. Rev. Jerry Lamb, retired bishop of Northern California, will celebrate the Holy Eucharist at St. James Episcopal Church, Alpine on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. and on Christmas Day at 11am.

Bishop Lamb, a native of Denver, has served the Episcopal Church as bishop coadjutor and diocesan bishop of Northern California from …

Presbyterian choir presents holiday cantata

December 15th, 2011

ALPINE – The First Presbyterian Church of Alpine choir presents Pepper Choplin’s cantata, “Night of the Father’s Love: the Awe and Mystery of God with Us,” at 4pm Sunday, December 18.

The choir is directed by Ellen Boyd, and the Rev. Jobeth McLeod will read Scripture.

The cantata captures the mystery, awe, and the palpable excitement of …

Be part of a live nativity Dec. 18-20

December 15th, 2011

ALPINE – The 22nd Annual Live Nativity will take place on December 18, 19 and 20 at the stable area between Kokernot Lodge and the Outdoor Theater in Alpine.

Performances will begin each evening at 7pm. Sponsored by the Sul Ross State University Baptist Student Ministries and Michael›s Mountain Ministry, the Live Nativity is looking for …

Joee Barnes Memorial Scholarship benefit Saturday

December 8th, 2011

TERLINGUA – The Joee Barnes Memorial Scholarship benefit begins at 10am Saturday with horseshoe and cribbage tournaments at the Ghostown.

Then feast on a spread of Russian boar, deer, beef, chicken, beans, and potato salad from 1-4pm.

It’s a $10 donation per person. Bring a side dish to add to the banquet. Also a cake auction and …

Marfa chamber hosts Santa, Christmas tree lighting reception

December 8th, 2011

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce community Christmas three lighting reception will be at 6 pm today on the lawn of the Presidio County Courthouse.

It’s time again to gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, says chamber executive Kaki Aufdengarten-Scott. Make the lighting of Marfa’s community tree part of your holiday tradition …

‘Lost Colony’ gallery talk Tues., Dec. 6

November 29th, 2011


The Museum of the Big Bend will host a gallery talk on its current exhibit, “The Lost Colony: Texas Regionalist Paintings” on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. in the Museum Library.

The community is invited to attend an evening discussion led by Art Colony expert and …

Occupy Alpine event is Saturday

November 29th, 2011

ALPINE – Why did thousands of people occupy a park in New York and parks in cities across the country? What were tens of thousands doing recently perched atop bridges all over the country? What is Occupy Wall Street and what does it mean for you?

Whether you’re a small business owner, a community banker, a …

Hair today, gone tomorrow for Marfa cancer survivor

Hair today, gone tomorrow for Marfa cancer survivor

October 13th, 2011

MARFA, UVALDE – When eight-year-old Morgan Dreyer of Uvalde and formerly of Marfa had 10 inches of her hair cut last week at Rita’s Beauty Salon, it was no ordinary haircut. Dreyer was shorn by beautician Leti Cruz in order to donate it to Locks of Love, and she did it to fulfill …

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