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Correspondence – 7/14/2011

July 14th, 2011

Editor:

Due to the lack of confidence and respect shown by Presidio County and the cities of Marfa and Presidio, the board and manager of the Presidio County Underground Water Conservation District have decided it is time to turn in their resignations, effective immediately.

This five-member board has volunteered countless hours over the past 12 years to …

Splashdown at Marfa city pool

Splashdown at Marfa city pool

July 14th, 2011

Briley Bradford, Christian Mina and Samantha Jimenez live it up in the recently reopened pool. (staff photo by FRED COVARRUBIAS, Jr.)

MARFA – It’s open! The Marfa pool is open!

Lap swim is 7-9am Tuesday through Friday and again from 7-8pm Tuesday through Thursday.

Senior swim hours are 9-10:30am Tuesday through Friday.

Open swimming is …

Vasquez remembers Casa Piedra in new memoir

Vasquez remembers Casa Piedra in new memoir

July 7th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

CASA PIEDRA – In Casa Piedra, long ago, there used to be a store and a post office and a school. There were families who danced and attended church and who drew water from Alamito Creek. There were sharecroppers and teachers and railroad workers. Now, hardly anyone rambles through the ghosttown on FM …

Presidio little leaguers ready for state tournaments

July 7th, 2011

By BENJAMIN WERMUND

PRESIDIO – Two Presidio Little League baseball teams are preparing for state tournaments later this month.

The Presidio Astros are, from left, coach Alejandro Fernandez, coach Pedro Alvarado, coach Monico Sierra, Hector Montemayor, Jovani Sanchez, David Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Nieto, coach Nelson Rodriguez, coach Jaime Bustamante; and in front, Aaron …

Stop and smell the MUD this Saturday

July 7th, 2011

By EMILY JO CURETON

MARFA – Say you could order, receive and pay for a cheeseburger in under five minutes, then instantly tell your fifty closest friends about it in 140 characters or less, all the while listening to the news without ever leaving the car.

(staff photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)

“What a …

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 …

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