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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 …

Meeting James Dean: Fan’s birthday in Marfa recalls her time with actor 58 years ago

Meeting James Dean: Fan’s birthday in Marfa recalls her time with actor 58 years ago

August 29th, 2013

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Jeri Russell sits at the end of the dinner table Jett’s Grill in the Hotel Paisano on Saturday. Her children, minus one, and other loved ones surround her. It’s her 75th birthday and her children came up with the idea to have her return to Marfa.

Jeri Russell …

Marfa woman killed by train early Thursday morning

August 8th, 2013

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA – A 27-year-old Marfa woman was struck and killed by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at about 12:30am Thursday.

The victim was identified as Melaney Parker Rayburn, said Presidio County Justice of the Peace Cinderela Guevara, who pronounced the woman deceased at the scene and ordered an autopsy.

Rayburn was found about 160 feet …

Playboy reveals all about installation

Playboy reveals all about installation

June 20th, 2013

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – At long last, Playboy Enterprises has come clean about a roadside installation west of Marfa that has come to be known as Playboy Marfa.

Playboy, along with its public relations firm, PR Consulting, issued a press release Wednesday afternoon explaining the project.

Raquel Pomplun, Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the …

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