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Obamacare sign-up sessions set for Marfa, Alpine, Terlingua next week

July 31st, 2014

FAR WEST TEXAS – Project Amistad has scheduled informative sessions to help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace and prepare for the start of the Fall Open Enrollment Period will be held in West Texas at the following locations:

· Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Marfa Public Library, 115 E. Oak, 10am-1:30pm.

· Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Alpine Public Library, …

Former Marfa man dies in vehicle accident

July 31st, 2014

GAINES COUNTY – An Andrews man formerly of Marfa was killed last week in a single-vehicle accident in Gaines County, 11 miles south of Seminole.

Michael Sanchez Ohl, 26, was pronounced deceased on the morning of Friday, July 25 by Dr. Paul Schebid of Brownfield Regional Medical Center.

According to the Department of Public Safety accident report, …

Damaged Village Farms’ Marfa greenhouse reopens

July 31st, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Two years after a hailstorm destroyed 80 acres of a Village Farms greenhouse in Marfa and the ensuing battle with the company’s insurance providers, the doors to a newly constructed 60-acre greenhouse at the site is now open and producing at full capacity.

Though still 20 acres shy of its original …

City of Alpine reconsiders ordinance limiting public comment

July 31st, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

ALPINE – The city of Alpine is going back to the drawing board on a proposed ordinance that would have strictly limited public comments at city meetings.

At its Tuesday, July 15 regular meeting, council approved by a 3-2 vote the first reading of an ordinance amending council meeting rules of procedure.

Under the proposed …

Hospital district sets workshop, meeting Friday in Marfa

July 31st, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – The Big Bend Regional Hospital District (BBRHD) will meet for a public workshop beginning at 9am Friday at the Hotel Paisano ballroom followed by a special called meeting at 3:30pm.

According to BBRHD Executive Director Maria O’Bryant, the workshop is intended to bring current board directors up-to-date on the dealings and …

Presidio hits a homerun hosting state baseball tournament

July 31st, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Braves may have walked away with the 2014 Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state tournament with the championship trophy (their second straight title) after defeating the Eastland Lions 8-3 in the final, but the city of Presidio itself also wound up a winner, too.

“[The tournament] did …

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

July 31st, 2014

State ChampsThe Presidio Braves are the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions, second year in a row.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Braves are back-to-back Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions after defeating the Eastland Lions 8 – 3 at last week’s tournament held in …

McGlothlin resigns from MISD

July 28th, 2014

Dr. Ross McGlothlin

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Dr. Ross McGlothlin, the former campus-wide principal and current Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Marfa ISD, has resigned.

In a Sunday, July 27 letter to the Marfa ISD board of trustees, McGlothlin states that he has accepted a job offer to serve as the …

Elmore declares write-in candidacy for north county JP seat

Elmore declares write-in candidacy for north county JP seat

July 24th, 2014

Shanna Elmore

By  ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Shanna Elmore will challenge Democratic candidate David Beebe for the Presidio County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 seat in the November 4 general election.

Elmore, a longtime Marfa resident and current Presidio County Sheriff’s Office employee, filed her declaration of write-in candidacy with the Presidio County …

OJ officials discuss child migration issue

July 24th, 2014

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE)From left to right, Mexican General Jaime González, Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Antonio Carreón, and Mexican Consul Sergio Salinas at the meeting this week.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ 

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – The various institutions that support returning migrants met at the city to address the phenomenon of border-crossing minors, the majority …

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