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Aguero is Marfa ISD superintendent finalist

Aguero is Marfa ISD superintendent finalist

May 19th, 2017

Superintendent Oscar Aguero and School Board President Katie Price Fowlks.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — School board members selected interim Superintendent Oscar Aguero as the lone finalist in Marfa ISD’s superintendent search. The board voted 6-1 at a special meeting held Friday, May 19.

Following an executive session, board President Katie Price Fowlkes re-established the open session …

Marfa track athletes place 4th, 5th at state championship

Marfa track athletes place 4th, 5th at state championship

May 18th, 2017

(Photo by TRAVIS HARSCH)Aaron Luna

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa High School student athlete juniors Arron Luna and Jose Gallegos-Lopez placed fourth and fifth in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run, respectively, at the state UIL track finals last weekend in Austin.

Both Luna and Gallegos-Lopez posted their quickest race times of the year.

“This was …

Truck total loss in Friday’s fire

Truck total loss in Friday’s fire

May 18th, 2017

(Sheriff’s Office photo) A truck caught fire on the side of Highway 67 between Marfa and Cibolo Creek Ranch on Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire.

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A vehicle fire Friday afternoon resulted in no injuries but a total loss when a truck caught fire on the side of Highway …

Arrest warrants issued in multiple hit-and-run 

Arrest warrants issued in multiple hit-and-run 

May 18th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)A car belonging to Anthony Garcia was struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday afternoon. The impact of the crash sent Garcia’s car over the curb and into a wall at the Arcon Inn.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A trail of wreckage was left along North Austin Street on Sunday …

Fratricide trial under way in Alpine; defense claims self defense

Fratricide trial under way in Alpine; defense claims self defense

May 18th, 2017

John Walker

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – John Finley Walker was being interviewed by Alpine Police Capt. Darrell Losoya two years ago when he learned his brother was dead.

A video of the interrogation was played in Walker’s murder trial this week in 394th District Court. The fight occurred shortly after midnight on April 10, 2015.

Prosecutor 83rd …

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in Antelope Hills

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in  Antelope Hills

May 18th, 2017

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

MARFA — Marfa Live Arts will host Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin on Friday-Sunday, May 26-28, 2017 over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend in Marfa. The program will present four free events through a series of performances, films, talks, and workshops focusing on the influence of choreographer and artist Anna Halprin.

Over …

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

May 18th, 2017

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA — Nalu Gruschkus will make her debut as a playwright and director of It’s There For You at the Crowley Theater this Saturday May 20th at 7:30 PM.  (Doors at 7:00 PM).

Nalu has grown up in Marfa. She has always been drawn to the theater, as a small child and up into …

El Paso educator with Marfa ties honored for teaching excellence

El Paso educator with Marfa ties honored for teaching excellence

May 18th, 2017

Michelle Uranga Williams

EL PASO, MARFA – Michelle Uranga Williams was honored as a top ten teacher of the year finalist for her achievements as a teacher/librarian at Travis Elementary School in El Paso.

She is the daughter of Armando Uranga, president of the Ex-Marfa Shorthorns Group of El Paso and Friends.

Williams selection was based on …

Family ties at Blackwell School

Family ties at Blackwell School

May 18th, 2017

From left, Blackwell School Alliance President Gretel Enck visits with Sonja Holt and Sheila Gresham in front of a photo of their great-uncle Jesse Blackwell.

MARFA — The Blackwell School recently hosted special visitors with family ties to the school. On Saturday, May 6, two great-nieces of Jesse Blackwell made the trip to Marfa: Sonja …

Nuñez

Nuñez

May 18th, 2017

Edwardo Nuñez

Edwardo M. Nuñez, 101, a longtime resident of Marfa, passed away in Marfa on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

The Rosary and the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial begin at 10am Saturday, May 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa. Burial will be in Merced Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Nunez was born in …

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