News

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a membership drive from 5-7pm today, Thursday, April 25, at Planet Marfa.

There will be finger food and drinks.

ALPINE – The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will conduct its annual mountain flying training from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport.

ALPINE, LOCKHART - Testimony begins Tuesday, April 29, in the trial of Robert Fabian, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Sul Ross student Zuzu Verk.

Sports & Education

MARFA – The Marfa Lady Shorthorns varsity softball team may have finished third in district this year, but they have toughed out the season and play for the bi-district title today.

MARFA – Marfa golfers Samantha Jimenez and Christian Ontiveros fared well at the thunder and lightning and rain-shortened regional golf tournament on Tuesday in San Angelo.

Opinions

Dear editor and neighbors, My plea to the community would be to become autonomous in the way of feeding ourselves.

Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, condemned the attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday:

AUSTIN - The Texas House gave broad preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow industrial hemp — a move lauded as a win for the state’s farmers.

Obituaries

Anita C. Bustamante, a woman who once added colors to our pale skies, joined our Almighty Father on April 15, 2019, after a brief illness.

Polly Carly, formerly of Marfa, passed from this life to the next on January 18, 2019.

Longtime Alpine and Fort Davis resident Sammie Jo Burleson Lane, 86, graduated to Heaven in San Angelo, Texas on April 11, 2019.

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