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Rocket scientists – really – enlighten Marfa students

Rocket scientists – really – enlighten Marfa students

November 12th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, engineers Brent Justice, Eddie Seyffert and Patrick McManamen speak to Marfa ISD students about the reusable rocket they are creating at Blue Origin in Van Horn.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Raising a filled red balloon in the air, Blue Origin engineer Patrick McManamen …

A veteran on a veteran’s memorial mission

A veteran on a veteran’s memorial mission

November 5th, 2015

Jose Alvarado stands with the Presidio County veterans memorial.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Monuments are placed around West Texas to recognize local veterans who sacrificed their lives for this country. Jose Maria Alvarado of Fort Worth is the man behind these marble memorials. Has donated five monuments in …

Feds apologize for agent’s discriminatory Halloween sign

Feds apologize for agent’s discriminatory Halloween sign

November 2nd, 2015

A discriminatory sign was posted outside the residence of a Presidio CBP employee on Halloween.


By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Presidio residents responded in outrage to a discriminatory sign that was posted outside the home of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee over the Halloween weekend.

The sign, printed in the …

Family Crisis Center sends outreach to remote Candelaria

Family Crisis Center sends outreach to remote Candelaria

October 29th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)A Candelaria woman with her grandchild listened to a Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend advocate give a presentation on bullying. Advocates from the center made the trip to Candelaria to engage the community in a group-building arts and craft exercise, and to donate clothes and …

Domestic violence without borders

Domestic violence without borders

October 22nd, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)A young girl holds a candle in support of victims of domestic violence at last Wednesday’s candlelight vigil, which was held at Daly Park in Presidio and hosted by the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and …

When there’s nowhere else to turn

When there’s nowhere else to turn

October 15th, 2015

(staff photo by BARBARA RICHERSON)Sul Ross State University students and Alpine community members attended Tuesday’s candlelight vigil, held in honor of “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and hosted by The Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend. The group met at the SRSU library and proceeded to the courthouse, where a number of …

With controversy behind them, Irwin project under way

With controversy behind them, Irwin project under way

October 8th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)Construction is currently underway for the Robert Irwin project.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Chinati Director Jenny Moore anticipates Robert Irwin’s art installation will open to the public around this time next year, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Chinati Foundation open house.

Like water for chilies

Like water for chilies

October 1st, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Jose Fuentes, a contractor with Peter’s Irrigation, scrapes dirt off a large drill bit, that is used to drill into the ground. The company was exploring for viable water sources on behalf of Biad Chili Company, which hopes to develop a chili processing plant in the area …

Case study: the Hotel Saint George

Case study: the Hotel Saint George

September 24th, 2015

(images courtesy Hotel Saint George)The architect’s rendering of the new hotel, and the first floor when the building was acquired by Tim Crowley.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

MARFA – Vladimir Nabokov loved hotels. So much so, in fact, that he spent the last 15 years of his life residing in the posh …

Hotel Saint George project team to address Design Marfa symposium Saturday

Hotel Saint George project team to address Design Marfa symposium Saturday

September 17th, 2015

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Developer Tim Crowley, right, shows a photograher and visitor the Hotel Saint George annex.

MARFA – At this weekend’s Design Marfa symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the team behind the Hotel Saint George project.

The symposium spans Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September …

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