Posts Tagged letters to the editor
June 22nd, 2017
The following is a letter Fort Davis ISD Superintendent Graydon Hicks penned recently to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick regarding the decline of state funding to public schools, and the impact of those diminishing funds in Fort Davis, in particular. We reproduce it here with his permission.
Dear Governor Greg Abbott …
June 15th, 2017
Presidio and Marfa communities,
I want to thank the Presidio community for allowing me to serve as a health care provider in Presidio for over four years. It is with a heavy heart that I will no longer be serving the Presidio community. I will still be with PCHS, but beginning July 1, I will begin …
May 18th, 2017
I had a conversation today with a friend of mine in front of the Post Office. Imagine that. We talked about government and we distressed about the future. Imagine that. And I went on to say that we were either going down the tube or we were going to have to take a stand.
But then …
April 27th, 2017
Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and greet for Ann Marie Nafzinger last week. It was great to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. It’s always fun to visit and get to know our neighbors.
And, as much fun as it is to spend time getting to know a candidate, the really …
April 20th, 2017
I would like to express my thanks to everyone who participated in Candidate Night at the USO on Tuesday. I’m glad so many neighbors (120!) came out to learn about the candidates and the issues that face our community and school.
Thanks to Robert Halpern and Trey Gerfers for asking me to help organize, and for …
April 13th, 2017
An enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers celebrated the re-dedication of Alpine’s Amtrak train station on the morning of April 4.
In attendance at the community “meet and greet” were Amtrak officials, Joy Smith, Chicago-based Long Distance Services, and Alexandra Curtis-McVay, District Stations Manager; representatives of the Texas National Association of Railroad Passengers; Alpine city officials, including our …
April 6th, 2017
I was both amused and appalled by the front-page story in last week’s Sentinel about the Border Patrol’s treatment of six of my friends at the inspection point south of Marfa on February 25, resulting in the overnight confinement of Lena Hill in the Presidio County jail.
Amused, because the chances are very slim that Border Patrol agents …
March 16th, 2017
Much silly about in our town on this break for spring.
Styling and picture taking and crossing the walk and taking up the space like I’ve never seen.
Sold Out, No Vacancy, No Room in the Inn.
Puts me in mind a bit of when we came to town those many or so years ago. But, no matter, …
March 9th, 2017
Your community is very fortunate in having an exceptional hospital in the Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine.
Three weeks ago, while my husband and I were planning to spend a long weekend in Marfa, the very afternoon we arrived I was taken by ambulance from the St. George Hotel to the hospital in Alpine. …
February 23rd, 2017
For the past several years Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol/drug-free party exclusively for graduating seniors, has been organized traditionally by parents/guardians of Marfa High School seniors, with participation and support from the surrounding community. Our goal is to provide an evening of fun and safety on graduation night. The event is always a huge success. …