Posts Tagged letters to the editor
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. …
February 16th, 2017
It takes a village to host a TML meeting.
The mayor, city administrator, and council members of the City of Marfa would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming generosity of the sponsors who donated to the Texas Municipal League’s quarterly meeting that we hosted early this month.
The door prizes where sought after and …
February 2nd, 2017
It has been a great honor to serve Marfa as a councilmember for the past two years. My personal and professional obligations have grown considerably in recent months and as a result I have decided not to run for re-election. I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the City’s officers and employees. I’ve gained a …
January 26th, 2017
For the past 21 years, the people of the Big Bend have spectacularly participated in the annual Relay For Life and made it an outstanding success.
Unfortunately, it has become apparent that the event cannot be held in 2017.
The event requires the dedicated action of everyday people who are willing to give of their time and …