ALPINE, PRESIDIO, PRESIDIO COUNTY – Brewster County Commissioners last week accepted $1.3 million from Big Bend National Park in a federal program called Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT.

MARFA - Marfa Public Radio was recognized by the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) with three awards at its annual conference in June of this year, according to a radio station news

FAR WEST TEXAS - Early voting is underway for former state Sen. Carlos Uresti’s District 19 vacant seat, starting Monday, July 16 and running through Friday, July 27.

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MARFA - The 2018 Marfa cheerleaders Mini-Cheer Camp will be from Monday-Wednesday, July 30-August 1 from 5-7pm at Hibbitts Gym.

Robert RJ Myers, a sixth-grader from Eagle Lake, Texas is headed to Des Moines, Iowa and to College Station, Texas to compete at the AAU Junior Olympics and Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF)

(photo by REBA GRIGGS)

MARFA — More than 2,100 youth from across the state, attended Texas 4-H Roundup June 11-14, 2018, in Bryan-College Station.


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WASHINGTON – There was an unmistakable somberness Tuesday morning at what should have been a joyful event.

PRESIDIO, ALPIINE – More than 200 years ago, the only lights at night in the Big Bend region were campfires and stars (and possibly the not-yet-Marfa lights, depending on which local expert you ask


Alberto Spencer Armendariz passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home in Presidio.  

Hersha Rhee Dodson, 79, of Van Horn, passed away July 11, 2018 in Van Horn.

Services are pending for George Roman, of Marfa, an Air Force veteran. He passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Austin. A full obituary will be published next week.