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Elmore seeks JP office as write-in candidate

October 30th, 2014

Shanna Elmore

As many of you may already know, my name is Shanna Elmore and I am proud to be a write-in candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. I have spent most of my 31 years in Marfa, and have come to know the town and its citizens well. I am …

Beebe seeks JP post as Democratic candidate

October 30th, 2014

David Beebe

I am David Beebe and I am asking for your vote for Presidio County Justice of the Peace, Pct 1. I am blessed to have had strong support from the community in the Primary Election this past March and I need your vote again in the General Election November 4th. I …

Presidio County meeting leaves much undecided

October 30th, 2014

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners’ Court Meeting took up much of the day as several items on the meeting’s 18-point agenda were tabled for later consideration, including a motion to table any action regarding staffing and authority of the Office of Budget and Management.

The Commissioners’ Court spent much of the day …

District eyes changes to serve more patients

October 30th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – There are changes aplenty at the Big Bend Regional Hospital District as the board takes over indigent care and expands services to the more needy populations in Presidio and Brewster counties.

Tuesday evening, the board agreed to change eligibility guidelines to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level to widen the district’s …

Brewster County tax rollback election set

October 30th, 2014

By KVLF-AM 1240 and KALP-FM 92.7

ALPINE – Meeting this week, the Brewster County Commissioners Court set December 6th as the date for the tax rollback election, which was called for in a petition submitted to commissioners court earlier this month.

Prior to scheduling the election, Judge Kathy Killingsworth stated that of the 1,015 signatures submitted on the …

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Arts

Día de los Muertos and community dinner at Chinati Foundation Arena this Sunday

October 30th, 2014

MARFA – Everyone’s invited to celebrate Día de los Muertos at a free, community-wide gathering this Sunday, November 2 at The Chinati Foundation Arena.

This is a bilingual event for family and friends in poignant tribute to those who are no longer with us. The public is invited to bring photos, memorabilia and other offerings to …

Dude of the Dead brings bigger crowd, more Presidio bands and locals

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)The young Presidio Filmex drummer rocks steady to the band’s eclectic cover songs that ranged from R.E.M. to Tejano standards. The band is composed of Presidio and Ojinaga residents and members of the Presidio ISD community of Filipino educators.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – “It was fan-[expletive]-tastic,” said Charlie Angell, …

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 …

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Community

Two Terlingua chili cookoffs this weekend

October 30th, 2014

TERLINGUA – This weekend will be caliente with two chili cook-offs in Terlingua. The 48th Annual Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cook-off starts today and runs until Saturday, November 1. And there’s the 48th Annual Terlingua International Chili Championship, another chili cook-off sponsored by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI).

The original …

Terlingua to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

October 30th, 2014

TERLINGUA – The Annual Day of the Dead Celebration will be held in the Terlingua Cemetery on Sunday evening, November 2. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the lighting of candles on all of the graves in the historic cemetery.  Candles will be provided, but please bring your own lighters. Potluck dishes are …

Marfa Maid Dairy, the ‘dairy on the prarie,’ in award-winning documentary

October 30th, 2014

Allan McClane and Malinda Beeman

Kickstarter campaign to expand operations

By GEOFF MINO

MARFA – The artisan goat-cheese makers of Marfa Maid Dairy have, in the last five years, become a living example of the trope of finding manna in the desert.

Starting from wildly different backgrounds, co-owners Malinda Beeman and Allan McClane established the farm …

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Education

Marfa High School students learn graphic design at ‘Brand U’

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Anissa Lujan, at the computer, shows off the mood board she made during the workshop. Superintendant Andrew Peters, right, designers Juliana Goodman, third from right, and Josh Distler, fourth from right, look on.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Graphic designer Juliana Goodman was impressed on Monday. It was …

Marfa High School juniors design video games

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa High School students attend a video game workshop.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Austin indie game collective Juegos Rancheros hosted a video game workshop on Saturday, October 25, at LabMarfa, an education space.

Before the students were allowed to play, David Kalina and Brandon Boyer first discussed …

Children’s author runs cross country to promote literacy, stops in Marfa

October 30th, 2014

Dennis Yang

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – A children’s author stopped in Marfa earlier this week during his “Great Reading Run” along the country’s borders. Californian Dennis Yang, also known as Papa Didos, began his second cross-country run to promote literacy on August 23 at the Santa Monica Pier. On Monday and Tuesday, …

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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

Football Horns get district win over Bearkats

October 30th, 2014

MARFA – “A great win for the program, school, and community” is how Marfa ISD athletic director and Shorthorn head football coach Jeff Jones described Marfa’s 50-46 district win over the Garden City Bearkats on Friday.

It’s just year three of Marfa’s foray into six-man football, and to go 1-0 in district play in a four-team …

Garden City downs Marfa junior high, JV football teams

October 30th, 2014

GARDEN CITY, MARFA – The Marfa junior high and JV football teams traveled to Garden City last Thursday to take on the Bearkats, and both Marfa teams lost.

In the junior high game, Garden City jumped on the scoreboard first and never let up.

“We didn’t play well on defense and could not move the ball on …

Lady Horns clinch playoff berth

October 30th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa Lady Shorthorns varsity volleyball team clinched a playoff spot Tuesday evening in an exciting 4-set match-up with Buena Vista High School.

Needing a victory in order to avoid a tie with Balmorhea in the district standings, the Marfa squad called upon their hometown fans to rattle their opponent, and the Marfa faithful …

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Multimedia

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Obituaries

Baeza

October 30th, 2014

Andres “Andy” Martinez Baeza passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Odessa, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was 70.

Mr. Baeza was born on July 26, 1944 in Alpine, Texas to his parents, Andres Baeza and Teresa Camacho. Mr. Baeza answered the call to serve his county and enlisted in the United States Army …

Gendova

October 30th, 2014

Jordana Gendova, 95, fondly known as Baba Dana, passed peacefully at her Jeff Davis County home on October 20, 2014.

She was born January 16, 1919 in the village of Golyam Chardak, Bulgaria.

She was an avid and expert gardener, cook, spinner, knitter, and weaver.

Survivors include her daughter, Ganka Kostadinova of Jeff Davis County; a granddaughter, Victoria …

Hernandez

October 30th, 2014

Services are pending for Salvador Hernandez of Presidio who passed away at an Odessa hospital on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

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