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Terlingua woman sentenced to maximum sentence in social security fraud case

Terlingua woman sentenced to maximum sentence in social security fraud case

October 21st, 2014

PECOS, TERLINGUA – United States District Judge Robert A. Junell sentenced a 49-year old Terlinga woman to the statutory maximum of ten years in federal prison on Friday, October 17, for stealing over $245,000 in Social Security benefits paid to her deceased father announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney.

Judith Maria Broughton

In addition …

Las votaciones anticipadas comienzan el lunes

October 16th, 2014

Por SARAH M. VASQUEZ

LEJANO OESTE DE TEXAS – Las votaciones anticipadas comienzan el lunes, 20 de octubre, para las elecciones generales del 4 de noviembre que determinarán el nuevo gobernador de Texas entre la demócrata Wendy Davis y el republicano Greg Abbot, así como otros funcionarios públicos en los Condados de Presidio, Jeff Davis y …

Ojinaga mayor gives first state of city address

October 16th, 2014

Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ 

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Miguel Antonio Carreon Rohana, who has been the mayor of Ojinaga for one year, presented his first government report in Cabildo on October 8 to his fellow aldermen. Subsequently, the notes were made public on the 9th at the Luz …

Chihuahua governor announces Ojinaga bilingual nursing school

October 16th, 2014

Chihuahua Governor César Duarte Jaquez

OJINAGA, Chih., Mex. – Chihuahua Governor César Duarte Jaquez came to the border last week and announced a bilingual nursing school for Ojinaga.

“Neglect, abandonment and migration as the only options will come to an end, because with events we will change history and we will give our people …

Presidio firefighters unofficially resign

October 16th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – At last week’s fire department meeting, firefighters from the Presidio Volunteer Fire Department unofficially offered their notice to resign.

The volunteers – which included Oscar Moreno, Miguel Gonzalez and Armando Moreno – notified Mayor John Ferguson that they would step down in a month. The resignations stem from concerns about low …

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Arts

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 …

Ozomatli to celebrate 20 years as a band

October 16th, 2014

(photo by LESLEY BROWN)Asdrubal Sierra and Raul Pacheco

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – Music veterans Ozomatli graced the Zilker Tent Stage on Friday, October 3 at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin. The six-piece band from Los Angeles motivated the crowd that crammed underneath the tent to dance while they …

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Community

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 …

BJ Gallego benefit Saturday

October 2nd, 2014

ALPINE – An asado plate dinner to benefit Alpine social worker and political activist BJ Gallego is 5pm Saturday, October 4 at Magoo’s restaurant in Alpine.

Enjoy asado, rice, beans, salad, dessert and a drink for a $10 donation, which will help BJ with his medical expenses.

Entertainment will be provided. Please bring your own chair, and …

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Education

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 …

Marfa ISD approves lower property tax rate for 2014

September 18th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees voted for a $1.24 per $100 valuation property tax rate for 2014. The new tax rate determined at the September 15 board meeting is broken down to $1.04 for Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and 20 cents for Interest and Sinking (I&S), or the debt service.

Under …

4H kicks off year with sign up Saturday

September 11th, 2014

MARFA – Come by the courthouse from 10am to 1pm Saturday to sign up for this year’s amazing 4H program!

What’s happening in 4H this year?

How about this: dog obedience and agility, photography, horse judging and horse bowl, sewing, meat goats, outdoor education, swine, poultry, shooting sports, professional speaking, foods and nutrition, fashion storyboard, art, and …

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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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Multimedia

This week in photos

This week in photos

September 22nd, 2014

This week in pictures

This week in pictures

August 22nd, 2014

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Obituaries

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 …

Dominguez

October 16th, 2014

Elsa Dominguez

Elsa I. Dominguez, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, educator, and friend passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014.

She was born September 19, 1957 in Marfa to the late Ruperto “RC” and the late Corina Ceniceros. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Marfa High School.

After graduating from Sul Ross State University with …

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