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Farmstand Marfa opens Saturday for 11th season

March 16th, 2017

Farmstand Marfa

MARFA – Farmstand Marfa will open its 11th season in 2017 on Saturday, March 18 in the Saint George Annex, across from the Hotel Saint George on El Paso Street between Highland and Dean streets.

It’s a big neighborhood get-together of the community and visitors eager to sample the unique offerings of the Big …

Save the date: bridging La Frontera for National Poetry Month

March 16th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Come and join us as we celebrate National Library Month on Thursday, April 6 and welcome visiting author Sasha Pimentel of El Paso.

Starting at 6:30pm, there will be light refreshments at the Jeff Davis County Library followed by a book signing of the poet’s work, “Insides She Swallowed,” published in 2010.

Pimentel will lead …

Davis Mountains Preserve sets field tour and volunteer days

March 16th, 2017

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – The Nature Conservancy has recently completed an ambitious tree-thinning project at the Davis Mountains Preserve. The thinning work focused on canyons and riparian areas where the trees were most vulnerable to drought, insect outbreaks, and wildfire.

Join the Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy to hike through the project area and …

Second ‘Heart of Alpine’ business open house set for Saturday

Second ‘Heart of Alpine’ business open house set for Saturday

March 16th, 2017

Alpine Downtown Association

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – After a successful “Heart of Alpine” downtown business open house last month, many businesses said they wanted to do it again, perhaps monthly.

A second iteration, “Heart of Alpine Spring Celebration,” will be Saturday, March 18, marking the end of Spring Break for most area schools.

Art galleries, restaurants and …

Native plant seed gathering workshop March 23

March 16th, 2017

ALPINE – The Big Bend chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas presents a Seed Collection Workshop on Thursday, March 23 from 7-9PM in room 201 of the Warnock Science Building on the Sul Ross Campus.

Michael Eason will offer a hands-on and power point exploration of seeds – how to learn to identify, harvest, …

4H offers free spring break day camps in Marfa next week

March 9th, 2017

MARFA – This spring break, Presidio County AgriLife Extension and 4H will offer free day camps for 4H members and friends in Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties, ages kindergarten to 18.

Camps will be held at the Presidio County Fairgrounds in Marfa on Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 16.

These programs will offer kids an …

Annual cactus sale at CDRI

March 9th, 2017

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Dozens of Queen Victoria agave, golden barrel, claret cup, soaptree yucca, ocotillo, and others have arrived over the past month, and all signs point to the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and Nature Center’s (CDRI) annual Cactus Sale is ready to take place. Gardener, Leslie Spicer, has been busy repotting the plants …

Monthly bird-watching hikes at CDRI

March 9th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center is celebrating spring with its twice-monthly bird-watching walks.

Ralph Reed, volunteer birder who now makes Alpine his home wants to encourage all birders, and those who are interested in learning more about birding, to come for a bird walk.

The hikes are scheduled for March 11 and 25, and …

Sheriff recognizes deputies for their work

March 2nd, 2017

Presidio County Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez, left, is presented his award by Sheriff Danny Dominguez. Deputy Mitch Garcia, right photo, with his award.

 

PRESIDIO – Presidio County Sheriff Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez and Deputy Mitch Garcia were presented with awards during a Sheriff’s Department sponsored luncheon on February 23 at the Presidio Activity Center.

Sheriff Danny …

Alpine library friends meeting and Hump Day Lunch

March 2nd, 2017

ALPINE – The Friends of the Alpine Public Library invite folks to their noon Tuesday, March 7 board meeting in which they discuss ways in which the Friends might help the library fulfill its mission of connecting our diverse community with information resources to promote reading and lifelong learning. Everyone is welcome.

One of the cool events is …

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