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December 12th, 2013
By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
MARFA – Marfa was abuzz Tuesday in anticipation of the Marfa City Council meeting, which included a discussion-only item regarding the possibility of a 300-foot buffer zone from a church or school and businesses “selling alcohol and other types of business (sic).”
The agenda drew interest on a Marfalist post, drawing a response …
December 5th, 2013
By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
SOUTH PRESIDIO COUNTY – Though it has been over two weeks since the winter storm blew through the region, blanketing some areas in as much as three inches of ice, some residents of south Presidio County are still in the dark.
November 29th, 2013
FAR WEST TEXAS – AEP Texas crews made significant progress on Thanksgiving Day in reducing the number of remaining outages in Far West Texas in the aftermath of the last weekend’s ice storm, according to an AEP news release.
November 27th, 2013
FAR WEST TEXAS – AEP Texas crews made significant progress on Tuesday in efforts to restore electric service to areas of Far West Texas hit by last weekend’s ice storm, according to an AEP news release.
Crews are now focusing on pockets of outages in very remote areas where rough terrain makes their efforts very treacherous. …
August 9th, 2012
By BARBARA RICHERSON
ALPINE – Big Bend Regional Medical Center opened its new two-bed Intensive Care Unit Monday with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Alpine Ambassadors and refreshments provided by the dietary staff. The wing was crowded with well wishers and hospital staff.
James Cobb, Emergency Room and ICU director, was introduced by hospital CEO Mike …
August 2nd, 2012
MARFA, POTH – A seven-year veteran superintendent has been named the lone finalist for Marfa ISD superintendent.
Andrew W. Peters the past year was superintendent at Poth and from 2005 to 2011 was Louise ISD superintendent.
Meeting in special session Thursday, the Marfa school board voted 4-0 to name Peters the lone finalist. While trustees Mark Cash, …
July 26th, 2012
By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
FAR WEST TEXAS – Texas voters, Republicans and Democrats alike, have been through a whirlwind election cycle, and we’re still in the party primary season.
Early voting will continue through Friday in the primary runoff elections, while election day is Tuesday.
Don’t hold your breath just yet. As soon as the primaries are over, …
July 19th, 2012
By ROBERT HALPERN
PRESIDIO – A real science project designed by three Presidio High School class of 2012 graduates blasts off to the International Space Station in September.
The project, “The Effect of Microgravity on the Growth and pH of Lactobacilli Acidophilus,” by PHS Class of 2012 graduates Alvaro Ali Romero, Illiana Fernandez, and Rafael Sanchez first …
July 5th, 2012
By MICHELLE SALGADO MUÑOZ
PRESIDIO – Filmmaker Alberto Garcia moved to Presidio three years ago where he currently works on two projects to be filmed in the area, including a documentary whose genesis comes from childhood experiences.
Garcia, who moved with his family illegally to Hobbs, New Mexico from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico when he was …
June 28th, 2012
By RICHARD MARK GLOVER
MARATHON – The Marathon Independent School District recovery might be one of the best stories in Texas education today. A signature away from annihilation three years ago, Marathon ISD went from $50,000 in the bank and an “unacceptable” Texas Education Agency rating to “acceptable” and more than $1 million in the bank …