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Election Tuesday for Fort Davis ISD proposed tax increase

August 28th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – Voting for a Fort Davis ISD Tax Ratification Election will be from 7am to 7pm Tuesday, September 2, at the district’s administration building, across the street from the high school.

The public school district seeks to raise the school’s property tax from $1.04 per $100 valuation to $1.17 per $100 …

2015 Presidio County budget discussions begin

August 28th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez, far right, reacts at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday, urging for “reasonable cuts” to the county’s budget.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – Presidio County Commissioners began discussions on the fiscal year 2015 budget at Tuesday’s meeting in Presidio.

Though the proposed budget is scheduled …

Courthouse issues aplenty at county meeting

August 28th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Texas Department of Public Safety’s office in the Presidio County Courthouse proved contentious as the Presidio County Commissioners’ Court tackled multiple issues regarding courthouse’s facilities.

The DPS office, which currently occupies space on the 2nd floor, will soon be moved to an as-yet-decided location, which will more than likely be …

Marfa ISD adopts first balanced budget in six years

Marfa ISD adopts first balanced budget in six years

August 28th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa High School senior David Acosta paints his name on the street in front of the high school building on Sunday, part of a Marfa ISD tradition for incoming seniors. Marfa ISD reported that they welcomed a total 347 students on Monday, the first day of the …

Flint indicted for Glenn Felts’ death

August 21st, 2014

(photo via Facebook)Tony Flint

BREWSTER COUNTY – Tony Flint has been indicted for the death of La Kiva Bar owner Glenn Felts, according to the Brewster County’s Facebook page. Felts’ body was discovered on February 4, Tuesday morning, in front of the bar in Terlingua. It appeared he suffered from a blunt trauma.

The Brewster …

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Arts

Kay Burnett book signing, talk on Friday

August 21st, 2014

Kay Taylor Burnett

ALPINE – Join Front Street Books in Alpine from 6-8pm Friday, August 22 for a reception and book signing featuring former Alpine resident and community leader Kay Taylor Burnett.

After a social beginning at 6pm, Kay will present a talk on her new mystery novel, “Ginger Quill.”

Set along the Rio Grande …

Photographer Alex Marks opens exhibition Friday

August 21st, 2014

Alex Marks

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – It has been four years since SYZYGY, Marfa-based photographer Alex Marks’ first exhibition at the Marfa Book Company, and now he’s back at the gallery beginning Friday at 6pm with Aether – a continuation of his photographic experimentations involving the light of a full moon, livestock, …

Ann Marie Nafziger’s ‘Field Notes’ coming to Marfa Contemporary

August 21st, 2014

Ann Marie Nafziger

MARFA – Marfa Contemporary will celebrate the opening of the Field Notes exhibition by Ann Marie Nafziger from 5-7pm on Sunday, August 24, at 100 East San Antonio Street in Marfa.

The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain open through October 3, 2014.

“We are thrilled …

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Community

Marfa Lights Festival starts Friday; Sunny Ozuna is concert headliner

August 28th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)AEP workers hang the Marfa Lights Festival banner in downtown Marfa last week. The weekend-long festival kicks off Friday.

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 28th annual Marfa Lights Festival on Labor Day Weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Sunny …

Update on Mexican School Project

August 21st, 2014

Mark Gregory (back row second from left) and Gilbert Valenzuela (third from right) meet with Tarahumara school officials and teachers.

By Pilar Pedersen

The first thing I wish to express is my immense gratitude for your response to my request to help Tarahumara children at a remote school in Chihuahua.

In addition to offers of …

Marfa citywide garage sale Saturday

July 31st, 2014

MARFA – The annual citywide garage sale is Saturday.

The event is co-sponsored by the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, established 1912, and the Marfa Rotary Club International, established in 1923 in Marfa.

Maps that were ordered can be picked up today and Saturday at the chamber office in the Hotel Paisano.

Information: Mona Garcia, 432-386-8212 or 432-729-3826.

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Education

Election Tuesday for Fort Davis ISD proposed tax increase

August 28th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – Voting for a Fort Davis ISD Tax Ratification Election will be from 7am to 7pm Tuesday, September 2, at the district’s administration building, across the street from the high school.

The public school district seeks to raise the school’s property tax from $1.04 per $100 valuation to $1.17 per $100 …

Fort Davis students return to school Monday

August 21st, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FORT DAVIS – The 2014-2105 school year starts Monday, August 25 at Fort Davis ISD.

The first bell rings at 7:45am at the Fort Davis High/Junior High School and at 7:50am at the Dirks-Anderson Elementary School.

Interim Superintendent Graydon Hicks said he expects this year’s enrollment to be very close to the last year’s …

Presidio ISD superintendent sees opportunity to grow in new school year

August 21st, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – Despite what the heat index says, summer is over as all Presidio Independent School District campuses begin the 2014-2015 school year at 9am on Monday.

Though there has been some staff turnover from last year, PISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire sees the changes as a positive aspect in the district’s goal of …

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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 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 …

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

Presidio Braves are back-to-back state champs

July 31st, 2014

State ChampsThe Presidio Braves are the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions, second year in a row.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Braves are back-to-back Texas Teenage Baseball Association 9 and under state champions after defeating the Eastland Lions 8 – 3 at last week’s tournament held in …

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 …

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Multimedia

This week in pictures

This week in pictures

August 22nd, 2014

Viva Big Bend 2014

Viva Big Bend 2014

July 31st, 2014

This week in pictures

This week in pictures

July 25th, 2014

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Obituaries

Eva Cortez

August 21st, 2014

Lifelong Marfa resident Eva Peña Cortez, 89, left this earth and family to be with the Lord on August 14, 2014 after a long illness.

Eva Cortez

She was born December 9, 1924 in Marfa to Marcos Peña Sr. and Paulita Salinas Peña.

Eva lived all her life in Marfa and was always in service …

Hugh Howard

August 21st, 2014

Hugh Espy Howard entered into eternal rest, the morning of August 19, 2014.

Hugh Espy Howard

He was born on March 1, 1934, in El Paso, Texas to the late Gay Howard and Ruth Espy Howard. His parents were life-long residents of the Marfa community. He was the grandson to the late George A. …

Don Sugarek

August 21st, 2014

                Funeral services were held Monday (Aug. 18) for Don Sugarek, Beeville, president of the Sul Ross State University Alumni Association.

Don Sugarek

                Sugarek, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 14 in a single-vehicle accident on I-10 near  Seguin. Services were held at First Baptist …

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