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Fort Polk’s Terri Espinoza strives for sergeant rank

Fort Polk’s Terri Espinoza strives for sergeant rank

February 9th, 2012

FORT POLK, Louisana  – 2012 seems to have picked up right where 2011 left off for the Fort Polk soldier and former Marfa resident Maria Teresa Espinoza.

Competing against a fellow soldier for the coveted title of Brigade Soldier of the Quarter for the 162d Infantry Brigade, Espinoza, a human resources specialist in the 6th Battalion, …

First Baptist Church gets new pastor Jay Fuselier

First Baptist Church gets new pastor Jay Fuselier

February 9th, 2012

MARFA – The First Baptist Church in Marfa welcomes new pastor Jay Fuselier.

Fuselier, a native of Southwest Louisiana, is no stranger to this neck of the woods. He and his wife, Jackie, bought property in Jeff Davis County in 1992 and moved to the area in 1999. The Fuseliers have made their home on that …

Father, daughter are Alpine chamber award winners

January 26th, 2012

ALPINE – An Alpine father and daughter were honored by the Alpine Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet Saturday night.

Longtime businessman Bob Ward received the Paul Forchheimer Business Professional of the Year honor, and his daughter, Dona Ward, received the Ambassador of the Year honor.

Bob Ward, along with his wife, Lucy, own and operate …

Marfa chamber celebrates 100 years on Sunday

January 26th, 2012

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 100 years of service and invites all residents to join in on the celebration from 5-7pm Sunday at Building 98 in Fort D.A. Russell.

Chamber directors will unveil a new membership structure to the community.

Cake and cocktails will be served at the event.

For more information, contact Kaki …

Desert Dirt Fest comes to Big Bend Ranch park

January 12th, 2012

SOUTH PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest mountain bike gathering is February 16-18 in the Terlingua-Lajitas area. The International Mountain Biking Association’s internationally acclaimed and designated 54-mile Epic Ride in Big Bend Ranch State Park will be the festival’s featured route on Feb. 18.

The Dirt Fest offers three days of riding opportunities for …

Travel guide to talk about Copper Canyon

January 5th, 2012

ALPINE – “Copper Canyon: How Dangerous Is It?” is the topic of a talk by travel guide Dave Hensleigh at 7pm Saturday at Front Street Books in Alpine.

Hensleigh will have photos of his travels in Northern Chihuahua, including his solo walk through the city of Juarez. Travel authority Jim Glendinning of Alpine, who also frequents …

Brewster County Livestock Show

January 5th, 2012

ALPINE – The 2012 Big Bend Livestock Show is set for Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14 at the Alpine High School ag barn.

4-H and FFA students from Brewster and Jeff Davis counties will exhibit their prize lambs, pigs, goats, and steers during the two-day event. Weigh-in and classification is Thursday, January 12.

A full …

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 …

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