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EPA proposes action to improve visibility in Big Bend National Park

EPA proposes action to improve visibility in Big Bend National Park

November 26th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

TEXAS – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday proposed actions to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to cut air pollution and increase visibility in national parks and wilderness areas in Texas and Oklahoma, specifically including Big Bend National Park.

The proposed actions, if adopted and implemented, would require 15 units at eight …

Mule deer season opens Friday

November 26th, 2014

AUSTIN – The TransPecos mule deer season opens at sunrise on Friday and runs through sundown Sunday, December 14.

Wildlife officials are reminding mule deer hunters and landowners in Far West Texas about the testing protocols required in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Plan. The plan includes mandatory check …

University courses canceled in Ojinaga as students stage protest for 43 missing student teachers

University courses canceled in Ojinaga as students stage protest for 43 missing student teachers

November 26th, 2014

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Ojinaga college students protest in support of the 43 missing students in southern Mexico.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – All university extension classes of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) were canceled in Ojinaga last week to show discontent that exists in Mexico of the government’s handling …

Tarahumara children give thanks for school renovations

Tarahumara children give thanks for school renovations

November 26th, 2014

Last month I was able to visit the Tarahumara school in Bacabureachi, Chihuahua.  I was there on a Sunday with three mules and a helper, giving the children turns to ride around the school grounds where they live.  With no adult prompting, several of the girls wrote me letters, complete with drawings, and stuffed them …

Marfa ISD hires new curriculum director

November 26th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Oscar N. Aguero is Marfa ISD’s new curriculum director. The board of trustees unanimously voted to hire Aguero on a probationary period at Monday’s special meeting.

Aguero comes from Odessa where he is a sixth-grade teacher. He has 10 years experience in education, four years in the classroom and six years …

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Arts

Chinati presents Johnston Marklee architects on Friday

Chinati presents Johnston Marklee architects on Friday

November 26th, 2014

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee

MARFA – Architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will give a talk about their work at the Crowley Theater on Friday, November 28 at 8pm in downtown Marfa.

The talk is part of the Chinati Presents series and is free to the public. Reservations are not required. The event …

Enjoy the sunset at Chinati on Friday

November 26th, 2014

MARFA – The public is invited to an evening viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete from 5-6pm Friday, November 28 at the Chinati Foundation.

The event is free for museum members and area residents. General admission is $10.

Information: information@chinati.org or 432 729 4362.

Writing workshop Monday

November 26th, 2014

ALPINE – The Texas Mountain Trail Writers are holding the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Wrap-Up Party on Monday, December 1, from 7-9pm at the Alpine Public Library.

The event will celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo, “debrief” about participants’ experiences, door prizes, refreshments, and a prize drawing for NaNoWriMo “winners”.

This is a FREE event open to …

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Community

Celebrate Thanksgiving with dinner at Big Bend Ranch State Park

November 26th, 2014

BIG BEND – Big Bend Ranch State Park is pleased to invite you to our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sauceda headquarters. Bring your friends and family, and join us for a wonderful holiday meal catered by Angell Expeditions and Marfa Table.

Only in Far West Texas can you get away from it all and give …

St. Paul’s to host Thanksgiving Day meal after service

November 26th, 2014

MARFA – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites members of the community and visitors to its annual Thanksgiving dinner from 12:30-2:30pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, in the parish hall of the church.

Turkey, Tofurkey, ham, enough vegetables for vegetarians, all the trimmings, and desserts will be served. There is no charge but donations are welcome.

Thanksgiving Day …

Presidio Community Christmas tree lighting and parade Friday, December 5

November 26th, 2014

PRESIDIO – The annual lighting of the community Christmas tree hosted by the City of Presidio will be held on Friday, December 5.

A 6pm parade kicks off the fifth annual Presidio Christmas tree lighting celebration at the Presidio Y.

The event is scheduled for Friday, December 5 and begins with a lights parade beginning at the …

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Education

Presidio ISD earbook holiday sale through December

November 26th, 2014

PRESIDIO – The 2014-2015 yearbook staff is having a holiday sale. Those who wish to can purchas a year book at a reduced price of $45. The sale will take place for the remainder of November and all of December, after which the price will increase. The yearbook staff is also offering a package deal …

Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

November 26th, 2014

Elbert Bassham of Marfa speaks at the Cyber Security symposium.

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s CSI – Computer Science Initiative – addressed cyber-security during a Nov. 13 symposium at the Gallego Center.

The symposium, which featured experts from Washington, D.C. and California, addressed the “Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education” designation …

Book grants now available to Sul Ross students from Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio counties

November 26th, 2014

BREWSTER, JEFF DAVIS, PRESIDIO counties – The George Bechtel Fund now is taking applications for its book grants for the spring 2015 semester at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

The Book Grant program provides money to qualified Sul Ross students to help them purchase textbooks.

Completed applications must be received by noon Friday, January 16, 2015.

Certain …

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FEATURES

Daniel Hernandez, a man of many talents

Daniel Hernandez, a man of many talents

November 26th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – In a town of 2,000 people, it’s known in Marfa that many residents wear many hats. Daniel Hernandez is no exception.

The long-time Marfa resident works with constituents for state Senator Jose Rodriguez during weekday mornings and teaches broadcasting and band in the afternoons. His family owns and runs Memo’s Café …

Sister Luz celebrates 50th anniversary of consecrated life

November 13th, 2014

 

(photo by RICHARD WILLIAMS)Sister Luz in a moment of contemplation.

“I shall dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” – Psalm 27.

By ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

MARFA – Sister Luz Doñez celebrated 50 years of religious life with a thanksgiving Mass on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at St. Mary’s …

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,  …

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Sports

2014 District 5-1A All District Team includes herd of Horns

2014 District 5-1A All District Team includes herd of Horns

November 26th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Coach Jeff Jones coaches the Marfa HS Shorthorns during the playoff game against Water Valley earlier this month. Jones was named All-District Coach of the Year.

Marfa’s Jones is coach of year

MARFA – A herd of Marfa Shorthorns varsity football team members were awarded with all-district honors, and …

Big Bend Special Olympics Team brings home bowling awards

Big Bend Special Olympics Team brings home bowling awards

November 26th, 2014

Big Bend Special Olympics Team from left, Crystal Young, coach, Hannah Wilbourn, Unified Athlete, Elijah Bailey, Rebecca Page, Thomas Hillery and Tony Bienhauer, coach

EL PASO – Another great competition for the Big Bend Special Olympics Team! The team traveled to El Paso for the El Paso Regional Fall Festival to compete in …

Lady Horn Hollins is volleyball player of year

November 26th, 2014

MARFA – Marfa Lady Shorthorn senior Raven Hollins is the 2014 District 2-2A volleyball player of the year.

Lady Horn Priscilla Serrano was named to the first team all district.

Marissa Garcia was named to the second team all district.

Lady Shorthorns named as honorable mention are Alejandra Hernandez, junior; Shelby Martinez, sophomore; and Kendra Saenz, sophomore.

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Obituaries

Dirks

November 26th, 2014

Longtime Fort Davis educator and active community member Barbara Dirks from 1959 until she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005, passed away last week in Plymouth, Minnesota.

For the past two and a half years, she lived with her sister, Betty Jo Phillips, in Plymouth. She died on Nov. 10, 2014.

She will be remembered by …

Brown

November 20th, 2014

Bill Brown

Dr. William Hugh Brown Jr. DVM passed peacefully away in the Vitas Inpatient Hospice Unit in San Antonio on November 7, 2014, just 11 days prior to his 82nd birthday.

A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, November 22 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marfa. A reception will follow …

Cook

November 20th, 2014

James Cook, 66, of Alpine, died peacefully on November 17, 2014 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

James was born in Pecos on February 10, 1948. Upon James’ graduation from Pecos High School, his family moved to Hurst, Texas, where his dad took a job with Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth. There, James met Roxine where …

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