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Property tax installment plan available for homeowners over 65

October 23rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County homeowners over the age of 65 can pay their property tax bill in four payment installments without penalty or interest charges.

According to “Property Tax Basics” available on the Texas Comptroller’s website, if a homeowner qualifies for a homestead exception and is over 65 years old, they can …

Trial set for Waco artist accused of Prada Marfa vandalism

October 23rd, 2014

Joe Magano

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA 

FORT DAVIS – Waco Artist Joseph Magnano, A.K.A. 9271977, who gained notoriety for his alleged “appropriation” of the Prada Marfa installation on March 9, will face the jury at the Jeff Davis County courthouse on Tuesday, November 18 on two state jail felony charges of criminal mischief.

Magnano was …

UFO Border Zone Festival, Dude of the Dead kick off this weekend

October 23rd, 2014

(photos by BRAD NEWTON) EBE GEBE welcomes earthlings to Presidio.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO — The UFO Border Zone Festival is finally upon us and this year, it coincides with the Dude of the Dead music festival. Both festivals kick off Friday, October 24.

The Dude of the Dead festival, which will take place …

Marfa ISD to raise requirements for valedictorian and salutatorian

October 23rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa High School freshman eying the valedictorian or salutatorian honors might have to add more classes to their workload. Marfa ISD Board of Trustees discussed changing the requirements to determine class ranking and valedictorian and salutatorian effective 2016.

Students under the current graduation requirements under House Bill 5 must have at …

Trial of Marfa man accused of assaulting infant begins Monday

October 23rd, 2014

Christian Lara

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – The trial of Marfa man Christian Lara, accused of a first-degree felony injury to a child charge, begins Monday, October 29, with jury selection at 9am at the Presidio County courthouse in Marfa.

Evidence in the case will be presented in the following two days.

Alpine attorney Kirk …

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Arts

Trial set for Waco artist accused of Prada Marfa vandalism

October 23rd, 2014

Joe Magano

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA 

FORT DAVIS – Waco Artist Joseph Magnano, A.K.A. 9271977, who gained notoriety for his alleged “appropriation” of the Prada Marfa installation on March 9, will face the jury at the Jeff Davis County courthouse on Tuesday, November 18 on two state jail felony charges of criminal mischief.

Magnano was …

Prolific wildlife author at Front Street Books Saturday

October 16th, 2014

ALPINE – Front Street Books will host life-long naturalist and prolific author Roland H. Wauer from 6 to 8pm on Saturday, October 18 in the Reading Room.

Wauer has penned his memoirs in the book, My Wild Life: A Memoir of Adventures Within America’s National Parks. For thirty-two years, Wauer’s career took him to eight …

Chinati, Blackwell, Marfa ISD host Día de los Muertos celebration

October 16th, 2014

MARFA – Blackwell School Alliance, The Chinati Foundation, and Marfa ISD will host Día de los Muertos activities throughout the last two weeks of October, culminating in a gathering to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones with a community altar on Saturday, November 1.

Bertha Zubiate, retired educator from Presidio, will lead many of the …

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Community

Terlingua Green Scene this Saturday in Ghost Town

October 23rd, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

TERLINGUA – The sixth annual Green Scene festival – an event that promotes sustainable living through seminars, art and music – will take place in Terlingua Ghost Town this Saturday, October 25.

The all-day, family-friendly event will feature live demonstrations of sustainable living skills, as well as performance art, a live art auction, …

BBRMC Health Fair Saturday

October 16th, 2014

ALPINE – Big Bend Regional Medical Center is hosting the Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, October 18 from 9am –noon at the Alpine Civic Center.

Anyone interested in participating should fill out a registration form as soon as possible and fax or e-mail it to Mary Clare Spear at BBRMC. Fax 432-837-0330.

Those interested can also …

West Texas documentary filmmaker part of PBS water special

October 16th, 2014

FAR WEST TEXAS – Local filmmaker and Marfa International School project coordinator Chris Hillen will be part of Texas PBS collaboration about statewide water shortages.

The collaboration will produce a one-hour special, “Texas Perspective: Water” that will air on Texas PBS stations this month. The special news magazine program will air at 8pm on Saturday, October …

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Education

Marfa HS students get techie in upcoming workshops

October 23rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa High School students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, as two organizations will hosts tech workshops this week in Marfa.

David Kalina and Brandon Boyer from Austin are partnering with LabMarfa to discuss careers in video games. This morning’s presentation will share Kalina’s and Boyer’s pathway …

Marfa ISD to raise requirements for valedictorian and salutatorian

October 23rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa High School freshman eying the valedictorian or salutatorian honors might have to add more classes to their workload. Marfa ISD Board of Trustees discussed changing the requirements to determine class ranking and valedictorian and salutatorian effective 2016.

Students under the current graduation requirements under House Bill 5 must have at …

MISD looks into revamping kindergarten, 1st grade report cards

September 18th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Parents with students enrolled in kindergarten and first grade might see a new, and hopefully easier, but more in-depth way to explain their child’s progress at Marfa ISD. Superintendent Andrew Peters, Principal Mary Paul, and kindergarten teacher Sheri Eppenauer shared the idea they and the first-grade teachers have initiated to …

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FEATURES

Juarez low rider tours planned

October 16th, 2014

EL PASO, Texas, JUAREZ, Chih., Mex. – Juarez Low Rider Tours announces plans to begin Low Rider tours of the infamous Mexican border city this winter.

Model and a ride.

“This is something we have been working on for while now,” said Juarez Low Rider Tours co-owner Rene Miedo,  …

Marfa becomes a destination wedding hotspot

August 28th, 2014

Here come the brides

(photo by LESLEY BROWN)Bill Wolkoff and Courtney Davis are one of the many couples who got married in Marfa this year.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – It’s not uncommon for locals to see an influx of unfamiliar faces during the weekends. As a town held under a media microscope, it …

New Railroad Blues owner plans changes, but ‘the Blues vibe’ will stay

July 24th, 2014

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)Railroad Blues’ new owner Tim Wilson, left, with R.C. Toler

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

ALPINE – Changes are coming to the Railroad Blues, the longtime Alpine music venue, but new owner Tim Wilson of El Paso promises it will still have that same wood fire on the patio and …

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Sports

JV Horns open season with win

September 11th, 2014

MARFA, RANKIN – The Marfa Shorthorns Junior Varsity football team traveled to Rankin to open the 2014 football season on Thursday, September and started the gridiron season with a 20-6 win.

The Shorthorn offense got on track early with a 76-yard punt return from Arron Luna the first time Marfa touched the ball. The Point After …

Shorthorns undefeated with latest win over Sanderson

September 11th, 2014

(photo by FRED MARTINEZ)The Marfa Shorthorn offense was on a roll against the Sanderson Eagles Friday, taking the win 53-8.

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA – The mighty Marfa Shorthorns, newcomers to the six-man football game, dispatched the Sanderson Eagles 53-8 on Friday before hometown Martin Field fans to go 2-0 on the young 2014 …

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 …

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Obituaries

Daniel

October 23rd, 2014

Richard Daniel

Richard B. (Dick) Daniel ended his almost three-year battle with cancer, passing away on October 17, 2014.

Dick was born February 24, 1939 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Lt. W. J. Daniel and Doris C. Daniel. He spent his school years at various U.S. Army posts in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, California, and …

Abigail Aranda Salgado

October 21st, 2014

Abigail Aranda Salgado, 87, of Marfa and formerly of Presidio, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at her home in Marfa.

Abigail Aranda Salgado “Mama”

Visitation will be at 4pm Tuesday, October 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, followed by the Rosary at 7pm. The funeral Mass is 10am Wednesday, October 22 …

Bowman

October 16th, 2014

Charles Bowman

Charles Richard Bowman passed away on October 11, 2014 and went to be with his Lord and Savior.  He was born on September 8, 1931 in Marfa, Texas.   He was the only son of Lillian Elder and Charles Bowman.  He is survived by his wife, Polly Miller Bowman, daughter Rebecca …

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