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Mexican authorities hand DPS Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender to Presidio port officers

March 15th, 2018

Daniel Carrillo(Texas Department of Public Safety photo)

PRESDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry last week took custody of a fugitive listed on Texas DPS 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, according to a CBP news release. The man was processed by …

Life happens, hospital district chairwoman says of staff resignations

March 15th, 2018


ALPINE – After a lot of discussion at its previous meeting over what should be required of a replacement for Big Bend Regional Hospital District Executive Director Quinton Sledge, the district Chair Lisa Taylor said this week a new district manager will be hired at the March 27 meeting in Alpine.

Sledge resigned effective …

City okays contract negotiations with interim administrator

March 15th, 2018


Terry Brechtel

MARFA – City of Marfa Interim Administrator Terry Brechtel may be losing the interim part of her job title.

Marfa City Council members Tuesday indicated they would enter into contract negotiations with Brechtel to take over the position in a permanent fashion during an employee review at the city’s first April …

Nieto files motion to see children in Presidio

March 15th, 2018


PRESIDIO – The former Presidio public servant accused in an FBI bribery and corruption sting has filed a petition in federal court to modify the terms of his release to see his children over spring break, according to court records.

Carlos Nieto, who faces a May trial for allegedly accepting a bribe to …

City structure reimagined, javelina problem addressed

City structure reimagined, javelina problem addressed

March 15th, 2018

(staff photos by ROBERT LOUIS HALPERN)A family of javelinas meander at a Sal Si Puedes yard.


MARFA – Interim City Administrator Terry Brechtel continued her reports on city departments at Tuesday evening’s Marfa City Council meeting, with a focus this time on the city’s departmental infrastructure, including the public works department, the …




Judd Foundation launches public program featuring visiting scholars

March 15th, 2018

MARFA – Judd Foundation is pleased to announce a new public program in partnership with Marfa Book Co. The series is an opportunity for scholars conducting research in the Judd Foundation Archives to present informal talks on new research while working in Marfa.

The presentations will explore and engage scholarship for the larger topics of which …

El Paso film fest accepting Local Flavor entries

March 15th, 2018

EL PASO – The 11th El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival is now accepting submissions for Local Flavor, the region’s largest showcase of locally made and connected films.

The non-competitive film series, sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, features short and feature-length films of various types, including fiction, documentary, animated, experimental and music video.

There …

Presidio Arts Festival 2018 calls for artists

March 8th, 2018

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Arts Festival is inviting local artists, student artists, professional and amateur alike, dance groups, musicians, performers and cultural organizations to participate in the 11th annual Presidio Arts Festival.

This event will be an annual celebration that will be held this year on April 6-7.

Artists, musicians, performers, arts organizations and the community are …




El Paso human rights group sets Marfa, Presidio workshops

March 15th, 2018

MARFA, PRESIDIO – The Border Network for Human Rights has scheduled two Presidio County workshops, one in Presidio and another in Marfa later this month.

From 9am-noon on Saturday, March 31, the network will present, a Know Your Rights presentation and community listening session at the Blackwell School, 501 South Abbot Street, Marfa.

Contact Robert Heyman, 915-801-7440, …

International Women’s Foundation sets International Water Day events

March 15th, 2018

MARFA – On Thursday, March 22, International Water Day will be collaboratively observed by Marfa institutions the Dixon Water Foundation, The International Woman’s Foundation, Marfa Open, and the Soil Survey Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA.

The Dixon Water Foundation Mimms Ranch house at the north end of North Austin Street will …

Drawing Desert Treasures: Spring Break kids workshop

March 8th, 2018

MARFA – The Marfa Studio of Arts (MSA) is offering a Spring Break art making workshop on Tuesday, March 13 from 10am to 12 noon at the Marfa Studio of Arts Gallery, 106 East San Antonio next to the Marfa Radio Station.

This workshop is open to local kids and visitors (open to all ages) to …




McEntire to cap successful career as Presidio ISD superintendent

March 8th, 2018


Dennis McEntire

PRESIDIO – Superintendent Dennis McEntire has officially announced his retirement. After 11 years, he leaves behind a long list of accomplishments and a thriving school district. With plans to retire this December, the search has already begun for his successor.

McEntire started working for Presidio ISD in the year 2000 as an …

Big Bend Ag Day to be held March 29

March 1st, 2018


MARFA/ALPINE/SANDERSON/FORT DAVIS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio and Terrell Counties will host a Big Bend Ag Day beginning at 10am March 29 in Alpine.

Reba Griggs, Presidio County AgriLife Extension agent, said the event will be at Everett E Turner Range Animal Science Center at Sul Ross …

4-H offers spring break day camps

March 1st, 2018

PRESIDIO COUNTY – This spring break, Presidio County AgriLife Extension and 4-H will offer day camps for 4-H members and friends in kindergarten to 8th grade. These programs will offer kids an enriching, learning experience to help them understand projects that Texas 4-H has to offer, cultivate friendships and belonging. Through a mix of educational …




PHS graduate is all-star rugby player

February 22nd, 2018

Alyssa Tavarez Corralez flies by defenders, showing off her natural rugby skills.


PRESIDIO – Presidio High School doesn’t have a rugby team, but one of its former athletes is making great strides in the sport after graduation. Twenty-three-year-old Alyssa Corralez, daughter of councilman Alcee Tavarez and retired educator Justina Tavarez, has been selected …

Sul Ross BRI collaborates with TPWD, Tech, A&M-Kingsville on mule deer study

February 22nd, 2018


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BRI researcher Jacob Lampman (left), Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Laura Warner with captured mule deer. (Photo by Thomas Janke)

ALPINE – Graduate researchers from Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) are assisting with a five-year, collaborative mule deer study with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and two other state universities.

Researchers …

Heart of the Arts most successful yet

February 15th, 2018

p(hoto by JIM STREET)Jim Glendinning with Pilar Pedersen, left, and Gwynne Jamieson toasted a new bench with Glendinning’s name in Alpine’s Railroad Park Saturday. The bench was dedicated to the “Footloose Scot” during the Alpine Downtown Association Heart of the Arts promotion. Glendinning has visited more than 136 countries around the world, written many …




Lady Shorthorn softball is 4-4 in early season

March 8th, 2018

MARFA – Marfa softball has competed in the Monahans and Seminole tournaments and picked up 4 wins and 4 losses in the 8-game process.

With wins over Stanton, Pecos, Midland Christian, and Jim Ned, the Lady Shorthorns have looked more aggressive and confident in the batter’s box with a homerun already in the books by Georgina …

Shorthorn track team hits stride early

March 8th, 2018

MARFA – The Shorthorn track team is hitting its stride early in the season with impressive finishes in various running and fielding events.

Arron Luna continues to own the 200m run, 400m event, and recently the 100m run with first place finishes at Fort Stockton and Sanderson, according to head boys coach Josh Kelly.

The senior all-around …

Golf tournament to benefit band’s trip to Disneyland

March 8th, 2018

MARFA – A golf tournament in March benefits the Marfa Shorthorn band’s trip to Disneyland this summer.

A 10am shotgun start on Saturday, March 10 at the Marfa Golf Course inaugurates the three-person scramble.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places. Additional prizes will be raffled at the tournament’s end.

Breakfast burritos and hamburgers will …




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March 15th, 2018

Robert C. “Bob” Johnson, 89, of Marfa, died March 9, 2018.

He was born August 27, 1928 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

After working 31 years for General Motors in New Jersey, he retired and moved to Marfa in 1979.

He was past chief of the Marfa Volunteer Fire Department, where he retired in 2011 after 32 years.

He was a …

Morales Pacheco

March 15th, 2018

Keli Jo Morales Pacheco

Keli Jo Morales Pacheco, 38, of Marfa, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Alpine.

Keli was born in Alpine on October 21, 1979 to Adan and Irma Morales.

She is survived by her mother, Irma Segura Morales; her daughter, Rebecca Dominguez; her son, Jared Fuentez; two brothers, Ari and Corey Luna; and …


March 1st, 2018

Soccorro Armendariz

Mamacita, Mom, Mamá, our beloved Mother went to be with the Lord Jesus on Friday, February 9, 2018 at her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado surrounded by her family.

Socorro Tavarez Armendariz was born June 27, 1922 to Crisantos and Luz Tavarez in Marfa. For her education, her mother enrolled her at St. Mary’s …



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