June 23rd, 2011
Marfa’s Guillermo “Willie” Hernandez” was recognized by the U.S. Forest Service for his outstanding duties in battling the Rock House Fire. Hernandez operated bulldozers, supporting forest service firefighters in suppressing the flames that burned much of Jeff Davis County. Hernandez was granted the “Cherokee Hotshots Certificate of Appreciation” by the forest service.
June 13th, 2011
In a video posted on West Texas and San Antonio Congressman Francisco Canseco’s youtube channel, the congressman speaks on Fox New’s Power Play program about cross-border violence and border security. Canseco recently filed legislation that would create a federal definition of the term “cross-border violence.” Below is the Fox News interview with Canseco.
June 2nd, 2011
Photos of the 2011 Presidio High School and Marfa High School graduation ceremonies.
May 26th, 2011
The Echocentrics, a nine piece band from Austin, performed at Padre’s Wednesday, May 25. This was the band’s first performance in Marfa. The band was accompanied by noted singers Argentinian Natalia Calvier and Brazilian Tita Lima.
May 20th, 2011
The Echocentrics, a nine piece Austin band, will play Padre’s Wednesday, May 25. The band will be performing in Marfa for the first time. They will be accompanied by noted singers Argentinian Natalia Calvier and Brazilian Tita Lima. Listen to one of their songs below.
May 19th, 2011
Shafter Mine Superintendent Steven Lambert was awarded a mine safety award from the state of Nevada. Lambert, who has spent over 30 years in the mining industry, has focused most of his efforts towards mine rescue and safety oversight. This remarkable award for a lifetime of service in mine safety is the first ever given …
May 9th, 2011
The above slideshow illustrates what is being called the Gage Holland Fire. The fire began Sunday afternoon west of Alpine and prompted evacuations for certain areas of Alpine.
May 5th, 2011