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Presidio, Marfa, Alpine: early voting begins Monday

Presidio, Marfa, Alpine: early voting begins Monday

April 23rd, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

FAR WEST TEXAS – Early voting for the May 9 general election to determine city council and school board members start Monday, April 27.

Early voting for Marfa City Council will take place from 8am to 12pm and 1 to 5pm at Marfa City Hall.

In Marfa, Peter Stanley, Tom Schmidt and incumbent Josie …

Shorthorn Band performs National Anthem at Chihuahuas game

April 17th, 2015

The Marfa Shorthorn Marching Band performs the National Anthem Thursday evening to start the Chihuahuas’ final game of their homestand against Reno at Southwest University Park. Daniel Hernandez is the band director. (photos by and courtesy of MARK LAMBIE, El Paso Times)

The Marfa Shorthorn Band, under the direction of Daniel Hernandez, opened …

“Poor Farm Fire” is considered controlled

March 30th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FORT DAVIS – A wildfire that has been burning in the mountains between Fort Davis and Marfa since yesterday afternoon has reached 700 acres in size.

The “Poor Farm Fire,” as it has been called due to its location to the Poor Farm Ranch, is actively burning on the northwest ridge of the …

Celebrating Latvian literature in Marfa

March 19th, 2015

Janis Pleiksans, aka Rainis

MARFA – Dozens of Latvians will arrive in Marfa the weekend of March 27-29 for “Rainis in the Desert.” The event is one of many around the world to celebrate the 150th birthday of the great Latvian writer and politician, Janis Pleiksans, known to all simply as “Rainis” (pronounced …

United Artists gallery presents Nick Farhi Saturday

March 12th, 2015

MARFA – United Artlists Ltd. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the iconic ‘Wine Paintings’ by New York based artist Nick Farhi (born 1987, New York, NY).

The gallery will hold a reception for the artist Saturday, March 14 from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Lumberyard.

The exhibition will be on view through April 18, 2015.

Crosswalk art installation to come to Marfa

March 12th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The city of Marfa will have a new art installation in town, at least temporarily. Artist Mery Godigna Collet of Venezuela presented the idea of an artistic crosswalk at the intersection of Austin and El Paso streets, near the Crowley Theater.

Public art by artist Mery Godigna Collet …

El Cosmico announces amazing concert line-up

El Cosmico announces amazing concert line-up

July 10th, 2014

EL COSMICO’S TRANS-PECOS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & LOVE ANNOUNCES LINEUP & WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE

JOHN DOE, OLD 97S, BILL CALLAHAN, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, DEER TICK, ROBERT ELLIS, BEN KWELLER, ELIZABETH COOK, TIFT MERRITT, HEARTLESS BASTARDS, AND GIRL IN A COMA

SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2014 IN MARFA, TEXAS

MARFA –  The 2014 Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love is proud to …

Former Marfan Molybden connects with her past through music

March 6th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Before musician and Austin resident Tess Seipp’s embarked on her first tour, she was asked during an interview what was one of her biggest fears. She said she was afraid of being afraid.

Molybden is Tess Seipp

“Then I found out my mom and my grandpa were coming (to …

Padre’s Marfa is for sale

Padre’s Marfa is for sale

September 26th, 2013

MARFA – Someone could have the “amazing opportunity to own a piece of Marfa history,” as Padre’s Marfa is now on the real estate market.

The music venue/bar/restaurant is currently listed for $895,000 by Carla Gerlich with Capital City Sotheby’s Realty in Austin.

The listing states that the authentic adobe, built about 1900, is “one of Marfa’s …

Marfa, Presidio ISD, MIS enrollment up as school begins

Marfa, Presidio ISD, MIS enrollment up as school begins

August 29th, 2013

FAR WEST TEXAS – First class day student attendance numbers in area public schools are down for the most part from last year’s figures, but Marfa and Presidio schools appear to buck the trend.

Joel Nuñez, the Presidio ISD security office director and the Presidio County Sheriff’s office chief deputy, conducts an emergency …

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