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Elmore declares write-in candidacy for justice of the peace

July 24th, 2014

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 Presidio County Sheriff’s Office employee, filed her declaration of write-in candidacy with the Presidio County Judge’s office on Wednesday, July 23.

“I’m from Marfa, …

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 …

Braves advance to championship game

July 24th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Presidio Braves team members high-five the Winters Blue Jays after the 2014 Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9U state tournament. The Braves beat the Blue Jays 7 – 4 in the team’s effort to win their third straight title.

Title defense begins

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Braves …

Presidio welcomes teams, fans, families to state baseball tournament

July 24th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Brad Newton in top hat helps with the opening ceremony.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – “We wanted to give you a warm welcome,” Presidio Youth Athletic Association Director Obed Escontrias said, addressing the crowd that had gathered for the 2014 Texas Teenage Baseball Association (TTBA) 9-and-under state tournament. …

Casa Hogar co-founder Teda Neill celebrates 102nd birthday in Ojinaga

July 24th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The children of Casa Hogar in Ojinaga celebrated the 102nd birthday of Teda Neill, of one of the institution’s founders. Neill’s birthday is on Sunday, July 27, but traveled to Ojinaga a few days early to be with the children.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – With …

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Arts

25-year old super group twangs during Viva Big Bend

July 25th, 2014

Twang Twang Shockaboom

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA, ALPINE – Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom is celebrating 25 years as a band this year. During their tenure, they’ve released an album, “Me so Twangy,” in 1990, performed a show at Willie Nelson’s Picnic that included the late Man-in-Black Johnny Cash and Kris Kristopherson and many other …

Vidas Perfectas Comes to the Crowley Theater Friday, Saturday

July 18th, 2014

MARFA – El Paso Opera and Ballroom Marfa are proud to announce the Marfa premiere of Vidas Perfectas, the Spanish-language production of the avant-garde American composer Robert Ashley’s (1930-2014) groundbreaking work Perfect Lives (1983). Originally commissioned by The Kitchen in New York City and subsequently produced for the BBC as a seven-episode television opera called …

S.P.I.C. reunites on Saturday

July 18th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – S.P.I.C is back with a revival tour. Well, a one-night-only revival tour.

(staff photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)Members of S.P.I.C. from left to right: JD Garcia, David Garcia and Ryan “Pinsky” Penland.

The post punk Marfa trio formed by brothers JD and David Garcia and Penland are performing Saturday, …

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Community

Marfa 4H car wash Saturday 

July 10th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa 4H will hold a fundraising Car Wash, Saturday, July 12 at the old Federal Land Bank parking lot at 9am till whenever! Famous 4H ice cream floats will also be available!

This will be the last fundraiser for the group that will leave Monday for the “Linking Inland to the Gulf” field …

Gallego sets mobile offices for TransPecos area

July 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Pete P. Gallego (D-Alpine) announced mobile office hours in 23rd District of Texas for July. Field Representatives will be meeting with constituents to provide help with federal agencies and departments.

Wednesday, July 16

* 9am-noon, Reeves County Library, Pecos, staffer Julie Morton.

* 2-5pm, Fort Stockton Library, staffer Julie Morton.

* 10am-noon, Culberson County …

Courthouse dome currently closed for visitor safety

July 7th, 2014

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Above, inside the dome. Below, one of the views from the dome.

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)

MARFA – A popular tourist attraction in Marfa is currently closed. The dome above the third floor of the Presidio County Courthouse has been closed to the public …

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Education

MISD teachers, administrators get salary bump

July 24th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – As the 2014-2015 school year approaches, the Marfa ISD board of trustees is taking measures to meet Texas Education Agency’s standards for another year. Among those measures include the beginning of salary increases among staff and new school start and finish times.

Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters proposed a mid-point system …

Developing one of Presidio’s most precious resources: youth

July 10th, 2014

PRESIDIO – The Center for Business Education and Entrepreneurship (CBEE) has given students real life business experience.

There are currently seven interns at the center, including three college students and four high school students.  The college students are majoring in subjects ranging from marketing to promotions to journalism.  The high school students include juniors and seniors …

Presidio ISD Summer Internship Program Offers Local Students Unique Learning Experiences

June 26th, 2014

PRESIDIO – Summer is now in full swing and Presidio ISD’s T-STEM Internship Program is once again presenting local students, grades sixth through 12th, with a fun-filled learning experience. The two week program, which is now in its third year of existence, runs from June 23 through July 3 and will once again feature two …

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FEATURES

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 …

Nick Cooper is new Padre’s Marfa manager

July 24th, 2014

Nick Cooper

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Padre’s Marfa is receiving a reboot as Nick Cooper takes over managerial duties at the widely known and well-regarded venue.

Cooper, who comes to Marfa following a stint managing the High Sierra Bar & Grill in Terlingua, is bringing some fresh ideas on music, ambiance, and food.

“I …

Casa Hogar co-founder Teda Neill celebrates 102nd birthday in Ojinaga

July 24th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The children of Casa Hogar in Ojinaga celebrated the 102nd birthday of Teda Neill, of one of the institution’s founders. Neill’s birthday is on Sunday, July 27, but traveled to Ojinaga a few days early to be with the children.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – With …

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Sports

Presidio Blue Devils are Area champs

May 15th, 2014

 

(PISD photo by CARMEN RUBNER)The Presidio Blue Devil baseball team, front from left, Luis Valenzuela, Raul Salgado, Ivan Barrientos, Balam Olivas, Ricardo Ortiz, and Alberto Fernandez. Back from left, Trainer Isael Natividad, Coach Johnnie Williams, Chris Hernandez, Jesus Carrasco, Ramon Olivas, Jiovannie Escontrias, Martin Manriquez, Elias Arevalo, Alexis Amancio, Coach Cesar Barriga, and Coach …

Shorthorn student athletes represent Marfa at state track meet

Shorthorn student athletes represent Marfa at state track meet

May 15th, 2014

Kendra Saenz

MARFA, AUSTIN – Though Marfa ISD student athletes Tim Flores, Amy Hernandez, Kiarra Petterson, Yasmine Guevara, and Kendra Saenz didn’t bring home

Amy Hernandez

the gold from the state track meet in Austin on Saturday, there are still plenty of reasons for the five Shorthorns to keep their heads high …

Blue Devils are bi-district champions, head to area playoffs

Blue Devils are bi-district champions, head to area playoffs

May 8th, 2014

VAN HORN, PRESIDIO – The Presidio Blue Devils baseball team are headed to the next round of the state playoffs after defeating the Monahans Lobos for the Bi-District Championship.

Congratulations to the Presidio baseball team and good luck in the Area round in the state playoffs against the Shallowater Mustangs at 7pm Friday, May 9 and …

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Multimedia

This week in pictures

This week in pictures

July 25th, 2014

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July 11th, 2014

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June 6th, 2014

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Obituaries

Hernandez

July 24th, 2014

Consuelo Aguirre Hernandez

Former Marfa resident Consuelo Aguirre Hernandez, faithful servant of our Lord and Savior, loving wife of Jorge Brito Hernandez for 55 years, and dedicated mother went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2014 in San Antonio.

The Mass of the Resurrection will at 10am today, Thursday, July 24 at …

Hernandez

July 24th, 2014

Efren Hernandez Jr.

Efren Hernandez Jr., 57, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family.

Efren was born on December 6, 1956 in Alpine to Maria Gallegos  Hernandez and Efren Hernandez Sr.

He married Rose Mary Villanueva on June 17, 1985 in Marathon.

Efren, graduate from Alpine High School …

Hernandez

July 24th, 2014

Rufino Armando Hernandez

Presidio native Rufino Armando Hernandez, 65, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in El Paso.

Visitation will be from 6-10pm with a vigil at 7pm Friday, July 25 at Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presidio. Funeral Mass is 10am Saturday, July 26 at the church with Fr. Mike Alcuino …

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