January 7 Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

As the former constable, I would like to take the opportunity to speak with the people of South Presidio County. First I just want to say thank you all very much. As we enter the new year, I will no longer be your constable. It has been such an honor and my privilege to have served as such. Most of you know that I had intended to move forward and continue, but with the little surprises in life, my family and I decided that it was time to retire. One of those surprises was my beautiful granddaughter Amberly, of which I am very proud and feel so blessed.

As for the last election, as you know I had already entered but was unable to withdraw due to election guidelines. I did not wish to resign but to finish the promise I had made to complete my term on January 1, 2021. I felt the best action at that time was no action, to just continue working, doing my job and wait it out. So that is what I did. I cannot express how much I enjoyed serving as your constable. It was a major highlight of my almost 40-year career. I thank my wonderful wife and daughter for putting up with me working holidays and various shifts in these eight years. The decision to retire was the right one for us. Finally I say to all, myself included: respect our new constable and all our law enforcement as you should. Those willing to sacrifice, to serve, deserve that consideration. To our new constable, as a true public servant, the burden is with you to earn that respect and to make us all proud of our community, our constable and all our public servants. Good luck to you, and may God bless us all in the new year and beyond.

Esteban “Steve” Coker



Dear Editor,

I have had the honor and privilege of knowing Alex Leos for the past 50 years. It was nice to see that he was recognized for his dedication to Marfa. In 1983, he formed a small coalition of classmates he referred to as “CAHOOTS.”  As a member of his inner circle, I always knew he would be there for me.

At a young age, Alex was taught a strict work ethic by his father. He worked full-time through high school, college and while attending the police academy at Sul Ross State University. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he married his high school sweetheart and accepted a full-time position with the federal government. I am not surprised he was able to juggle being a husband, father and government agent while giving back to his community at the same time. I hope the day he decides to retire he takes up golf, because I know that he will not be able to stay home watching television.

Those who grew up with him will agree with me when I say Alex Leos is a great man.


Frank P. Jimenez