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Lucy and Bob Ward named to SRSU Hall of Honor

Lucy and Bob Ward named to SRSU Hall of Honor

October 13th, 2011

ALPINE – Long-time boosters Lucy and Bob Ward of Alpine will join the Sul Ross State University Athletic Hall of Honor along with football standouts Sam Sparks of San Angelo and Wayne Thorp of Mertzon, as well as two-time basketball captain John Fortenberry of Orange.

The newest inductees will be honored during ceremonies Saturday, October 29 …

Eday at the Fort

Eday at the Fort

October 13th, 2011

FORT DAVIS – Social media watchers across the country can hear reveille of Fort Davis National Historic Site, imagine themselves watering horses and going to the mess hall in real time as a 1870s-1880s soldier on the frontier in an online media event today.

“A Day at the Fort” is a joint project of the Texas …

Marfa volunteer fire department plans fire prevention week

Marfa volunteer fire department plans fire prevention week

October 13th, 2011

MARFA – The Marfa Volunteer Fire Department will host a field day at the fire station for Marfa Elementary School children today.

The fire department will participate in a fire drill at the elementary school about 9am.

After the fire drill, the elementary kids will take a bus to the fire station where there will be several …

A priest with Alpine and Brewster County roots

September 29th, 2011

By FATHER SAENZ

I am Alejandro Orlando Augustinus Saenz and I was born 20 July 1978 to Mr. and Mrs. Emeterio and Petra R. Saenz in Falfurrias, the youngest of six children. I attended La Gloria ISD in the Los Olmos ranching community north of Falfurrias and graduated from Falfurrias High School in May 1997, then …

100 years of Presidio County aviation: Marfa airport glides with the times

100 years of Presidio County aviation: Marfa airport glides with the times

September 29th, 2011

By EMILY JO CURETON

MARFA – This Saturday a celebration commemorates a century of aviation in Presidio County.

Ron Lewis remembers the better part of these hundred years, since Cal Rogders and his Wright plane, Vin Fiz, stopped in Marfa in 1911 to refuel during the first transcontinental flight.

Lewis has spent half his life up in the …

New rank, new job, new city for Lt. Lujan

New rank, new job, new city for Lt. Lujan

September 22nd, 2011

MARFA – Sgt. Lujan is Lt. Lujan now.

Robert Lujan, of the Marfa Department of Public Safety office, earned a promotion to lieutenant on September 15. The new rank brings new responsibilities and a move to El Paso within the next few weeks.

“I didn’t think I’d ever leave Marfa,” he said on Monday. “But I couldn’t …

Turkeys run afoul of some Marfa residents

Turkeys run afoul of some Marfa residents

September 22nd, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – Marfa’s resident wild turkeys may be nearing their swan song.

Last winter or early spring, a rafter of six young turkeys suddenly showed up in town: three hens and three toms who stroll around town with cocky and comic authority. They usually travel in subsets of gender, the girls with the girls …

Former first lady visits Marfa

Former first lady visits Marfa

September 22nd, 2011

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – Marfa hosted a special guest over the weekend as Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States and Texas, rolled through town to take in the sights.

Mrs. Bush was spotted having brunch with friends and Secret Service agents at Cochineal restaurant on Sunday.

Laura Bush

“It was pre-arranged,” …

Marfa records the state low Monday

September 12th, 2011

Marfa, Presidio County, Texas records the state low Monday, September 12, 2011. (Source: National Weather Service via Weather Underground dot com screen shot.

The Big Bend Ranch Longhorn Cattle Drive

August 27th, 2011

This three day event (Oct. 13-15) is an ideal opportunity to leave the modern life behind and become a West Texas longhorn wrangler.

The experience is guided and directed by Big Bend Ranch State Park wranglers, and you will be rounding up, driving, and working the park’s herd of longhorns right along with them.

So come join …

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