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Second annual gun show is Saturday, Sunday

August 30th, 2012

MARFA – The second annual Marfa Gun Show returns this Marfa Lights Festival weekend after a highly successful event last year.

This year’s show will take place on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at the USO Building located at 302 S. Highland Ave.

The scene at last year's gun show.

Firearms, ammunition, …

A retrospective on family and parents

August 23rd, 2012

By Anastacio S. Milán

The father’s departing words to his grown children before he died were, “take good care of your mother and don’t leave her alone.”  The days that followed before the final farewell were going to be very difficult times for the family.  When the oldest of the children arrived home, he shared his …

Meet the new acting postmaster in Marfa

Meet the new acting postmaster in Marfa

August 9th, 2012

By MICHELLE SALGADO MUÑOZ

MARFA – The new, lively acting Marfa postmaster Roxanna Malik has her work cut out for her, who is staffing the office mainly on her own throughout the day.

Before getting the offer to work as the acting postmaster, she work in Alpine as a carrier. She had assisted former Marfa postmaster Tiburcio …

Presidio girl donates to Locks of Love

Presidio girl donates to Locks of Love

August 9th, 2012

By MICHELLE SALGADO MUÑOZ

PRESIDIO – Nine-year-old Crystal Barriga donated 13 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love organization this past week.

Crystal Barriga’s long hair before she had it cut.

Crystal found out about the Locks of Love organization when she was just eight years old when her mother, Ethel Barriga, showed …

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 …

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