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Welsh family sells Marfa, Van Horn supermarkets to Porter family

Welsh family sells Marfa, Van Horn supermarkets to Porter family

March 19th, 2015

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA, VAN HORN, ANDREWS – The Welsh family has sold their last two supermarkets in Marfa and Van Horn to the Porter family of Andrews.

Pueblo Markets, as the stores have operated the last 15 years, will conclude business on Friday and open Saturday as Porter’s.

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

“With our stores becoming …

Murphy Street Raspa Co. has new management

Murphy Street Raspa Co. has new management

November 1st, 2012

ALPINE – After closing briefly in September, the beloved Murphy Street Raspa Company has re-opened and is once again serving shaved ice, ice cream, coffee, and Mexican folk art to Alpine and the surrounding areas.

The Raspa, which was started in 2008 by Cristina and Vic Noriega, has been the anchor of the revitalization of Alpine’s …

Truck stop planned for Presidio

March 29th, 2012

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO – Local entrepreneur Ismael Lara is planning on expanding his convenience store and fuel services.

Lara, who owns the DY convenience store in downtown Presidio, has begun work on a new truck stop and convenience store located on US Highway 67.

The new business, which will be located near La Pasadita Restaurant, will …

TransPecos banks sell Sierra Blanca branch

February 2nd, 2012

By MARK GLOVER

SIERRA BLANCA – The Sierra Blanca branch of TransPecos Banks changed hands last week with a sale to the Pecos County State Bank in Fort Stockton.

“It’s a good fit for everybody; fits their strategy, fits ours,” said Ron Reed, Chief Executive Officer of TransPecos Banks.

TransPecos Banks is a member of the San Antonio-based …

Alpine nursing home successor sought

January 19th, 2012

By MARK GLOVER

ALPINE – A 3-1 vote by the Alpine City Council empowered city attorney Rod Ponton to seek possible successors for Alpine Valley Care Center (AVCC), the defunct nursing home on Loop Road.

The agenda item at Tuesday’s night meeting, brought forward by Precinct Five representative Diana Asgeirsson, also included a contingency for forming …

Bridge expansion top project in la frontera

Bridge expansion top project in la frontera

January 19th, 2012

By ROBERT HALPERN

CIUDAD CHIHUAHUA, Mex. – The international vehicle bridge expansion between Ojinaga and Presidio is a top priority for economic developers in the state of Chihuahua this year, a member of the group said this week.

Retired U.S. Customs Service officer and Realtor Bob Wright of Marfa took part in the annual meeting of Consejo …

Marfa, Alpine gas company “divorce” almost complete

January 19th, 2012

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA, ALPINE – The past year was fraught with spotlight divorces. First, J Lo and Marc Anthony, followed by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, then Ashton and Demi, and now, Marfa and Alpine.

At a Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation (SWTMG) meeting held Monday in Marfa, gas board members, who include city officials …

Metal recycler setting up shop in Alpine

Metal recycler setting up shop in Alpine

January 19th, 2012

By MARK GLOVER

ALPINE – Junk cars, old gates, stoves, and batteries might find new use if Crown Recycling Company receives Federal Aviation Administration approval to set up shop across Highway 118 from the Alpine Casparis Municipal Airport.

“Naturally, I want to make sure we’re compliant before we get rolling,” said Crown Recycling owner and President Suan …

Council sends clinic zoning issue to P&Z

January 12th, 2012

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – City Council members Tuesday night agreed to have the Planning and Zoning Board look into a rezoning issue for the Presidio County Health Services (PCHS) proposed clinic expansion.

PCHS, which operates the Marfa Community Clinic, has been trying to rezone a city block they own to support a new medical and …

Alpine nursing home closing in 30 days

Alpine nursing home closing in 30 days

January 12th, 2012

By MARK GLOVER

ALPINE – The Alpine Valley Care Center is closing its doors next month, terminating care for 29 elderly patients and ending work for 40 employees.

“It’s breaking our company,” said Robert Wilson, chairman of the board and president of Mission Baptist Foundation of America, a non-profit corporation that owns the Alpine nursing home and …

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