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Congressman comes to Alpine next week to address pipeline issues

May 21st, 2015

FAR WEST TEXAS – Far West Texas-area Congressman Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, plans to be in Alpine next week to address issues regarding the Trans Pecos Pipeline, according to a news release from Brewster County Republican Party chair Monica McBride.

Will Hurd

The meeting is set for 9am Wednesday, May 27 at the Vic …

Charges mount for Beard in pipe yard incident

May 21st, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Rancher Tom Beard, a Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District board member and co-chairman of the Far West Texas Regional Water Planning Group, was charged with a Class 3 felony in connection with an alleged assault of a peace officer. The charge stems from an incident that occurred last week, during …

Presidio County Health Services expands to Alpine

May 21st, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Presidio County Health Services Inc. is expanding its affordable healthcare services to Brewster County and changing its name, thanks to a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The non-profit organization – hereafter known as Family Health Services of West Texas – which currently provides Presidio and …

State park to remove Contrabando movie set

May 21st, 2015

The Contrabando movie set, located in Big Bend Ranch State Park, is slated to be removed for safety reasons. Pictured here is the church structure that was previously removed. (Big Bend Ranch State Park photo)

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – It was the site of the Brooks & Dunn …

Presidio council gets ready for summer

May 21st, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – At last week’s meeting, the city council prepared for the long summer ahead.

Among these plans was the council’s discussion of Presidio’s July 4th celebration, which will take place in Daly Park that Saturday. The council budgeted $6,500 for bands, sound and other incidentals associated with the event, which will come …

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Arts

Teacher/artist Ramon Deanda starts “Community Mural” project in Presidio

May 7th, 2015

(fotos de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Yubia Bonilla, left, with the PISD Migrant Progam and elementary students working on the Community Mural.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – The project entitled “Community Mural,” comes from the renowned artist and art teacher Ramon Deanda.

Through this project he is fulfilling one of his biggest dreams …

Celebrate the work of Steve Holzer at CineMarfa

May 7th, 2015

Steve Holzer

MARFA – Experimental art films by the late Steve Holzer will screen during CineMarfa.

Beginning at 3pm Sunday at the Crowley Theater, are Holzer’s “See The World,” 2011; “Machine Deva,” 2012; “All You Need to Know About Supervision,” 2013; and the premiere of “Heaven is All Goodbyes,” 2013.

There’s a …

Shorthorns Through the Lens at CineMarfa

May 7th, 2015

(photo by DAVID FENSTER)A student edits her film during the Marfa Live Arts filmmaking workshop.

MARFA – Produced by Marfa Live Arts, in association with the Marfa Education Foundation, filmmakers David Fenster and Cory Van Dyke taught a six-day filmmaking workshop to seventh- and eighth-grade students in April. Students were instructed on …

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Community

Memorial Day observance is Monday in Marfa

May 21st, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Those who lost their lives serving the United States of America will be remembered and honored on Memorial Day at the USO Building in Marfa on Monday. Everyone is invited to attend the event that starts at 9:30am with coffee and doughnuts.

Amista Lone Salcido

This year’s guest speaker …

Forum on pipeline is Wednesday in Marfa

May 21st, 2015

MARFA – The Marfa chapter of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance invites all to attend a Presidio County public forum regarding the proposed Trans Pecos Pipeline.

If you have questions, concerns, or opinions regarding this issue, please join us at 6pm Wednesday, May 27 at the Marfa Book Co., 213 South Dean Street.

The forum will include …

Presidio aquatic center opens Friday

May 21st, 2015

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Aquatic Center will open this Friday. The pool will be open only weekends until June 5, after which it will resume its normal hours of operation, Tuesday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost of admission has been reduced to $2 per entrant, this year. On Tuesdays, the entry fee …

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Education

MHS inducts new NHS members

May 21st, 2015

The newly inducted National Honor Society members: sitting from left Coby Seegers, Crystal Cataño, Kevin Pippen, Zulemma Sanchez, Pricila Serrano, Rebecca Ontiveros, Brizelda Mendoza, Maria Quezada and Maria Fabela. Back row from left, Arron Luna, Caitlin Du Plooy, Adrianna Pineda, Dillon Orr, Edwin Baca, Julio Baeza, Casey Walker, Amber Olvera, Diego Chacon. …

TEA says Marfa ISD may be a ‘rich’ district

May 21st, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Graduation is just around the corner, which is good news, but the 2015-2016 school year is already looking glum.

Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters shared a letter with the Marfa school board that states the 2014 property values determined by the state and the projected number of students will …

300-plus attend Presidio ISD adult education commencement

May 21st, 2015

The Presidio ISD Adult Service Center 2015 graduates and director, Samuel Carrasco, center. (staff photo by Diana Aguirre Armendariz)

PRESIDIO – The 14 annual Presidio ISD Adult Service Center commencement was held on May 14, and with 45 students receiving certificates of completion or participation, this was one of the largest adult education …

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FEATURES

The swirl of music, film, interactive – and lots of coffee – at SXSW

March 26th, 2015

Sarah @ SXSW with Red Bull and coffee in hand.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – I’m back in Marfa after living it up at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. For the past nine days, I’ve waited in line to attend movie premieres, watched some amazing performances, listened to professionals talk …

Last of the Webb brothers closes shop in Marfa

March 26th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Brit Webb at work in his shop where he loved to visit with his customers and they with him.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Britain “Brit” Webb sat in the Big Bend Sentinel office this week to pay for the last advertisement for his service …

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

March 5th, 2015

(photo by RICHARD C. MILLER)James Dean taking a break on location on the set of the film Giant with Robert Marquez, left, and Joe Vasquez from Marfa. Summer 1955. This specific location is most probably Valentine.

Children of Giant documentary has Marfa premiere on Saturday

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa residents will …

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Sports

Jeff Davis County student athletes are state champs

May 21st, 2015

(photo by and courtesy of LEE POOL)Valentine High School student Lantham Garnsey won first place in high jump during UIL Class 1A Track and Field State Championship last weekend in Austin. Garnsey also broke the state record.

(photo by and courtesy of LEE POOL)Lantham Garnsey competes in the high jump during …

Marfa student athletes at the state track & field meet in Austin

May 21st, 2015

Raven Hollins placed fourth in the 100-meter dash. (photos by TRAVIS HARSCH)

Eduardo Amaro placed sixth in the 400-meter dash.

Presidio student athletes at the state track & field meet in Austin

May 21st, 2015

Taylor Galliete placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run. (photos by TRAVIS HARSCH)

Jesse Ortiz placed ninth in the 3,200-meter race.

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Multimedia

Cinco de Mayo 2015

Cinco de Mayo 2015

May 7th, 2015

Texas Trash-Off 2015

Texas Trash-Off 2015

April 16th, 2015

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Obituaries

Patricio ‘Pat’ Cobos

May 21st, 2015

Patricio Aranda “Pat” Cobos Sr., 76, of Fort Stockton and formerly of Alpine, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Fort Stockton.

Patricio ‘Pat’ Cobos

He was born May 21, 1938 in Alpine where he was a noted cook for many years.

Survivors include five sons, Billy M. Cobos, Jose M. Cobos, and Jerry Luis …

Barbara Elam

May 21st, 2015

Barbara Joyce Blailock Elam, 74, died Wednesday, May 13, at a medical center in Abilene, Texas.

Barbara Elam

Born in Sweetwater on July 29, 1940, Joyce was the daughter of Nola Beatrice (Knight) and Robert Edgar Blailock. She married James Herbert Elam on November 21, 1959 in Cisco. She was a homemaker and a …

Clarence Silva

May 21st, 2015

Clarence Albert Silva, 57, was called by the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Dallas.

Clarence Silva

He was born April 6, 1958.

Survivors include five sisters, Nellie Ojeda, Mary Schafer, Joanne Saucedo, Barbara Grimaldo, and Eva Sosa, all of the Dallas area, a brother, Robert E. Silva of Marfa; and many nieces and …

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