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Justice Scalia dies from natural causes, Presidio County official rules

February 13th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN) A guy stands guard outside the Cibolo Creek Ranch, not allowing anyone to enter the premieres.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

PRESIDIO COUNTY – U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on an outing at an upscale ranch getaway near Shafter, died of natural …

Big Bend National Park wildfire contained

February 11th, 2016

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – A wildland fire in Big Bend National Park that ignited Monday, February 1 was contained the evening of Saturday, February 6, park officials said.

The fire burned an estimated 1,792 acres, no park structures were damaged, and no one was injured.

Heavy winds caused a power line to fall, …

County approves water well for Presidio airport

February 11th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Presidio County Commissioners approved the first steps to drill a water well at the Presidio-Lely International Airport. The motion to call for bids before the drilling occurs was approved at the February 9 meeting.

Airports Manager Chase Snodgrass proposed the idea as the 1,500-gallon water tank …

Early voting for primary election starts Monday

February 11th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS –Early voting for the March 1 primary election starts Tuesday, February 16, and ends on February 26. Presidio County registered voters can vote from 8am to 12pm and from 1 to 5pm at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa and at the food bank building next to …

County lectured on compliance

February 11th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – “But we’ve always done it this way” may not be the template for the policies at Presidio County anymore. Commissioners are adopting some new policies and are ensuring existing ones are being followed, but sometimes the employees need a little reminder.

County Attorney John Fowlkes and County …

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Arts

Honey shadow puppet performance and dinner at the Lumberyard

February 11th, 2016

Honey shadow puppet

MARFA – The Lumberyard presents a night of shadow puppetry and food on Wednesday February 17. “The Story of the Skeleton Bee” will be performed by Rae Red at 7:30pm in the Adobe Room and is open to the public.

The honey themed feast will start at 6 pm. It is …

Late Terlingua musician honored with four-day festival

February 11th, 2016

Slim Richey

TERLINGUA – Although “the most dangerous guitar player in Texas,” Slim Richey, passed on to the great unknown last year, his memory lives on as The Boathouse in Terlingua kicks off Slim Fest oNe, a four-day festival including music, food, and fun.

The festival, which is dedicated in memory of the world-famous …

Alyce Santoro exhibition opens Friday at Binder

February 11th, 2016

MARFA – An art exhibition by Alyce Santoro opens from 6-9pm Friday at Eugene Binder, located at 215 N. Highland Avenue.

Her work addresses a myriad of concepts in a variety of mediums. In the current climate of what might be referred to as post-deconstructivist, Ms. Santoro’s thinking and creative process go against the …

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Community

Jerry Jeff Walker headlines Big Bend Brewing bash

February 11th, 2016

Jerry Jeff Walker and band

VALENTINE – Big Bend Brewing Company’s annual celebration, Valentine’s Day in Valentine, Texas, will be held on Sunday, February 14 at the old Mercantile building in Valentine. Held the same day every year, 2016’s party will be the Sunday of President’s Day weekend.

“As Far West Texas’s only production …

Flute and piano featured February 5 at St. James

February 4th, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Thompson

ALPINE – At 6PM on February 5 at St. James Episcopal Church in Alpine a concert of chamber music for flute and piano will be presented by Mary Elizabeth Thompson, flute, and Karrin Ford, piano. The program includes duet pieces by Bach, Schumann and French flautist and composer Francois Borne as …

Shrove Tuesday Cajun dinner at St. Paul’s Marfa

February 4th, 2016

MARFA – It’s that time of year again. Join us for the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church annual Shrove Tuesday dinner.

Don’t know what that means? No problem. It’s a final hurrah before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday and the start of Easter worship season.

Parishioners will gather to enjoy a Gumbo dinner, and …

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Education

PHS Band Members advance to State

February 11th, 2016

PRESIDIO – Members of the Presidio High School Band competed in the annual UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday, February 6 at Walker Junior High School in Monahans, TX. Forty entries from Presidio advanced to the next level, UIL Solo & Ensemble State Competition to be held in Austin this May.  To do this, …

Marfa Junior High Robohorns advance to next competition

February 11th, 2016

The Junior Robohorns.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa Junior High’s robotics team advanced to the next level of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) after competing in the League Championship on January 30 at the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP).

While The Robohorns’ FTC Team #10302 finished last in the competition, …

Marfa High School Robohorns’ season starts

January 21st, 2016

(photo courtesy ROB CROWLEY)Six Marfa High School students went to El Paso Saturday for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2016 Kickoff.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Marfa High School Robohorns are back for another year of participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Six Marfa High School students and Robotics teacher Rob …

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FEATURES

A visit to Oxford, home of oldest university in English speaking world

December 10th, 2015

(photos by and courtesy of JIM GLENDINNING)Jim Glendinning (left) at the Fishmonger’s in a covered market in Oxford.

By JIM GLENDINNING

First settled in Saxon times, Oxford gets its name from Oxenforde, since this is where cattle could cross the Thames, which widens here as it flows through the town.

The centre …

Wandering the streets of Kolkata

December 1st, 2015

(photos by JIM GLENDINNING)Travelers in Kolkata, India deboard one of many busses that crowd the city’s streets.

By JIM GLENDINNING

Kolkata, India’s second largest city and formerly the capital of British India, today has a reputation in the rest of India as a place for no-hopers and failures. A major reason for …

FullyMaxxed drops second album

December 1st, 2015

(photo by and courtesy of Alfonso Anaya)Max Ferguson – aka FullyMaxxxed – performs in Presidio.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – “This album is the funkiest material I have made yet,” said Presidio’s own Max Ferguson – aka “FullyMaxxed” – who released his second album “Funk in Yo Trunk” earlier this month.

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Sports

Lady Devils win one, lose one as season nears its end

February 4th, 2016

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Lady Devils varsity team remains seated at second place as District play wanes in the final weeks of the season, as a Friday win against the Crane Lady Golden Cranes was cancelled out by Wednesday’s loss against Kermit.

The Lady Devils bested the Lady Golden Cranes at Friday’s game with …

Serrano 15th, Aguilar 50th at state XC meet

November 12th, 2015

(MARFA ISD photo)Josue Aguliar and Kendra Serrano with their coach Leighton Conway at the State Cross Country meet in Round Rock last week.

MARFA, ROUND ROCK – The Shorthorn Nation was represented well in Round Rock this past Saturday.

In conditions that resembled a “no man’s land” of mud and sludge, Marfa …

Lady Horns take area title, fall to Indians in quarterfinals

November 12th, 2015

(photo courtesy of FELIPE FIERRO)Lady Horns in action against Fort Davis Monday.

MARFA, SEMINOLE, FORT DAVIS, ALPINE – The Marfa Nation Lady Shorthorns varsity volleyball team took the 2015 area title by surprising and defeating a strong and expected-to-win Paducah team last week, then lost to the Lady Fort Davis Indians Nation …

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Multimedia

Two weeks in photos

Two weeks in photos

October 22nd, 2015

Photos featured in the Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International for the week of October 15 and 22.

Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love 2015

Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Front page photo by TY MUENCH

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015

September 10th, 2015

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Obituaries

Adcock

February 11th, 2016

Viola R. Adcock, 84, of Casa Piedra passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Mrs. Adcock was born in Casa Piedra on August 11, 1931 to William Edward and Louisa Polanco Russell. She was a Marfa High School graduate and a hair stylist.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Lee …

Van Horn Advocate publisher passes away

February 11th, 2016

Robert Morales

Robert C. Morales, the editor, publisher and owner of the Van Horn Advocate newspaper, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas after a lengthy illness.

Robert was a native of Van Horn and graduated from Van Horn High School in 1976.  He attended college in San Angelo before …

Rojo

February 4th, 2016

Anita Rojo

Anita D. Rojo, 89, of Alpine entered into eternal life on Friday, January 29, 2016.

She was born Sunday, July 25, 1926 in Alpine to Natividad and Maria Diaz Rojo. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and music. Anita was a life-long resident of Alpine.

She was a member of …

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