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   Vol. 70 No. 11                                                                                  June 12,2003                                                                                                     50 cents




                                                                                                             C o u n ty g e ts                       r a ilr o a d              d is tr ic t o n                  tr a c k
                                                                                                               By STERRY BUTCHER                     that the South Orient rail line is         “It would be a tremendous plu^
                                                                                                              PRESIDIO COUNTY - Com­                 being slowly rehabilitated, the rail      for us,” he said. “We have all the*
                                                                                                             missioners agreed Monday that           district must get organized.              infrastructure to develop and'
                                                                                                             it ’s time to get the Presidio           “We need to form an advisory             move merchandise right here inu
                                                                                                             County rail district on track.          board and an executive board,”            Presidio County.”                  ?
                                                                                                              The county has a rail district, but    County Judge Jerry Agan told               “The trucks are going to come*
                                                                                                             the designation is pretty much in       commissioners. “And we need to            and freight by rail is going t(*i
                                                                                                             name only. The rail district has        decide where we want to go.”              come,” said Marfa City Admin»J
                                                                                                             no board as yet, nor have any            Commissioner Felipe Cordero              istrator Curtis Schrader, whqT
                                                                                                             goals been set for the work a rail      suggested turning the former              came to Monday’s meeting. “If?
                                                                                                             district is supposed to do. La          Marfa Army Airbase site into a            we can Figure out how to couk*
                                                                                                             Entrada al Pacifico, the Mexican        freight forward distribution cen­         bine these two, it would benefit!
                                                                                                             trade highway, will someday             ter, noting that it has existing, if      Presidio County as a whole. That *
                                                                                                             bring an increase o f rail and truck    aged, water and sewer lines, run­         way we could have some kind of;
                                                                                                             traffic through the county. Now         ways and streets.                         (C ontinuedonpage 6)               ]


                                                                                                             M o d e rn d a n c e
                                                                                                             p e rfo rm a n c e s
                                                                                                             to n ig h t, F rid a y
                                                                                                             in M a rfa
                                                                                                               By DAN KEANE
                                                                                                               MARFA - M arfa’s stunning
                                                                                                             sum m er sky, w orn X eroxed
                                                                                                             pages o f stick figures and the
                                                                                                             Presidio County tax roll are all
                                                                                                             inspirations For dances and per­
                                                                                                             formance pieces featured in
                                                                                                             ‘Available Space,’ a production
                                                                                                             at the Marfa Theatre this evening
                                                                                                             and Friday at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                               The event is a collaboration be­
                                                                                                             tween Marfa Theatre and Lower
                                                                                                             Left, a performance arts collec­
                                                                                                             tive based in San Diego. Perfor­
                                                                         (staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)
                                                                                                             mances will be held at the The­
                                                                                                             atre, 98 S. Austin Street, and tick­
San Antonio oilman, stockbroker and proud Texan Bill D. Rollins wore these fancy Tony Lama boots
                                                                                                             ets cost from $5 to $10. Children
to the Giant film screening at the Hotel Paisano in Marfa on Saturday night. Please see more photos
                                                                                                             under 12 are free.
on page 8 .
                                                                                                               This week’s performance is yet
                                                                                                             another example o f the strange
Windstorm damages homes in Presidio                                                                          web entangling the former lives
                                                                                                             of so many o f Marfa’s newest                                                     (staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN);
                                                                                                             residents. Lower Left director           Dancers, clockwisefrom lower left, Kelly Dalrymple, Andrew Wass
 By DAN KEANE                         storm.                             while looking for an oxygen         Nina Martin and Marfa Theatre’s          and Margaret Paek o f California and Nina Martin o f Marfa
 PRESIDIO - A windstorm                The retired Neaderhiser de­       bottle.”                            Dawn Trook danced together not           rehearse fo r the performances this evening and Friday.
whipped through southern              pended on an electric oxygen        While the storm’s wind speed       so long ago when both women
Presidio County M onday               machine to help him breathe, but   is unknown, AEP West Texas          lived in San Diego.                     Hood and visiting Lower Left               How does the unscripted piece
evening, tearing up roofs and         kept a few extra oxygen bottles                                          “We knew each other in San Di­        dancers Margaret Paek, Kelly
                                                                         Utilities Distribution Supervisor                                                                                     work? “We take disparate people
knocking out power for two hours      around the house in case o f a                                         ego, and without even talking           Dalrymple and Andrew Wass.
                                                                         Eddie Pallarez said that wind                                                                                         and put them together in a per­
in some areas o f Presidio and        power failure, officials said.                                         about it, she decided to move here       ‘Available Space’ is an impro-
                                                                         bursts leveled power lines de­                                                                                        formance, and let ‘em swing by„
until Tuesday morning in Redford.      “I have a very strong suspicion                                       and I decided to move here,”            visational combination of move­
                                                                         signed to withstand 50-mph gusts                                                                                      the skin o f their teeth,” Martin
While no injuries were reported,      that he died during the storm                                          Martin said.                            ment, speech and sound that dif­
                                                                         or greater. In Presidio and                                                                                           said. “It’s very challenging, but iti
officials believe the blackout may    Monday night,” said Presidio                                             “It was very random,” Trook           ferent configurations of the group
                                                                         Redford, 1,200 customers lost                                                                                         always turns out well.”
have indirectly caused the death      County Justice of the Peace Dan                                        said. “That’s why I think Marfa         have performed up and down the
                                                                         power at about 7:55 p.m., and                                                                                          There’s a bit more to it than sim­
o f 64-year-old Dwain Leo             Bodine, who has ordered an au­                                         is the center o f the universe.”        West Coast over the last couple
                                                                         service was restored throughout                                                                                       ply organized chaos, however.
Neaderhiser, who was found            topsy on Neaderhiser. “He had a                                          The two will share a stage again      years. Trook last participated in
                                                                         most of the area by 10:20 that                                                                                         “Nina has these ensemble think­
dead in his mobile home south of      very serious medical history. He                                       in the evening’s title piece, which     a production last summer in               ing rules, and w e’ve all studied
Redford on the morning after the      may have had a heart attack        (Continuedonpage 11)-~              also includes Terlingua’s Cynthia       Fresno, California.                       (C           n
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ontinuedo page 6)


Tornado touches                                                                                              Alpine doctor opens Presidio office
down near                                                                                                      By STERRY BUTCHER                        “If you’re sick, we’ll see you,”
                                                                                                               PRESID IO ,         ALPINE        -    Sanchez said.
Alpine                                                                                                        Presidio will have a new doctor’s         The new office has been in the
                                                                                                              office on June 16.                      works for the last several weeks,
  By DAN KEANE                                                                                                  Dr. David Sanchez is expand­          according to the doctor.
  ALPINE - The sky was a                                                                                      ing his Alpine practice by open­         “I’m glad to hear its official,”
mean mess of purple and grey                                                                                  ing a satellite office in the former    said Mayor Alcee Tavarez. “It’s
clouds, and suddenly everyone                                                                                 Presidio Rural Health Clinic build­     great. He knows the language, the
was huddled next to a radio.                                                                                  ing.                                    customs and the culture here.
  A little after 4 p.m. last Thurs­                                                                             “It will be a full service clinic,    This is nothing but good news for
day, a tornado touched down for                                                                               with prenatal care, well child care     Presidio.”
a brief but suspenseful seven                                                                                 and various physicals,” Sanchez           For years, Presidio residents re­
minutes in a ranch pasture sev­                                                                               said. “We’ll take care o f every­       lied upon a rural health clinic to
eral miles northeast of Alpine.                                                                               thing from birth to the end of life,    meet their medical needs. It
Local radio station KVLF AM-                                                                                  sprains, broken bones, you name         closed last winter, after a physi­                Dr. David Sanchez
1240 cut into its afternoon pro­                                                                              it.”                                    cian moved to town and estab­
gramming to give a live report of                                                                               Rebecca Lewis, a nurse practi­        lished a practice in the clinic build­   emergency medical personnel in
the twister’s progress, and for a                                                                             tioner, will staff the office from 8    ing. Within a few short months,          Presidio. Last month, the Presidio
brief moment folks in cafes, hard­                                                                            a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to       however, the physician didn’t            school board passed a resolution
ware stores, auto shops paused                                                                                5 p.m. Monday through Friday.           work out, and the community has          requesting Big Bend Regional
in their daily routine to listen.                                                                             The doctor will travel to Presidio      been without a clinic or a doctor        Medical Center to re-open and;
  Radio announcer Ray Hendryx                                                                                 to see patients one day each week       since late March.                        staff the Presidio rural health;
watched the storm from the                                                                                    and although appointments are             City, county and school officials      clinic. On Monday, county com-!
Texas Department o f Public                                                                                   preferred, walk-in clients are ac­      have been alarmed by the lack of         missioners did not yet know about'
 (Continuedo page 11)
             n                         Alpine resident John Ryan captured the Texas tornado on film.          cepted too.                             adequate and available non-               (Continuedonpage 2)               \
                                , Marfa. Texas. June 12. 2003

                                                                                                                                                                                                      M a r fa F la g s F ly to C e le b ra te
 A lp in e c o u n cil votes 3-2 to p ro ceed                                                                                                                                                                      F lag D a y
                                                                                 R a m ir e z in d ic t e d f o r h a u lin g 1 8
                                                                                                                                                                              The Fourth ofJuly was traditionally celebrated as America’s
 w ith sew er lin e to n e w B P station                                         illegal immigrants in moving van                                                             birthday, but the idea o f an annual day specifically celebrating
     By DAN KEANE                        has been a vocal proponent of             PECOS - United States Attor­        was jammed by a mattress.                              the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. It was June
     ALPINE - The Alpine City            the sewer line. “I’m looking for­        ney Johnny Sutton announced to­       “Many illegal immigrants are                          14th (the 108th anniversary o f the official adoption o f the Stars
   Council voted Thursday after­         ward to getting it over here and         day that Hugo Ricairdo Ramirez       taken advantage o f by traffick­                       and Stripes) as Flag Birthday or Flag Day.
   noon to award a $212,000 con­         getting people to work.”                 was indicted by a federal grand      ers who take their money and
   tract to Galvan Construction of        For those who voted against the                                              promise them a future only to                                                  tf a p p y fa th e r 's T)ay.
                                                                                 jury on four counts of transport­
   Fort Stockton to build a 1.5-mile     measure, too many questions re­          ing illegal aliens - two of those    abuse them. The U.S. Attorney’s
   sewer line to the new Border          mained.                                 counts had the added charge of        office will aggressively pursue
   Patrol station currently under         “I voted against the motion; I’m       life endangerment. On May 28 a        and prosecute those who smuggle
   construction west of town.            not against the project,” explained                                           immigrants and will hold them                                                  Dr. Jay Fielder, dentist
     The vote was 3-2, with council
   members Nancy DeWitt, Joe
                                         Councilman Avinash Rangra,
                                         who pointed out that the motion
                                                                                  federal criminal complaint was
                                                                                 filed in Alpine, where the defen­
                                                                                 dant made his initial appearance
                                                                                                                       accountable for harm done to
                                                                                                                       those illegal immigrants,” stated
                                                                                                                                                                               w                       announces the arrival of a
   Portillo, and Kachoo Valenzuela       to accept the bid was accepted                                                Johnny Sutton, U.S. Attorney for
   voting for the measure. Council       without the city first obtaining
                                                                                 to answer the charges against
                                                                                 him. The federal government has       the Western District ofTexas.                                                        new hygienist
   members Katie-Elms Lawrence           easements from private property         requested that he be held without       This case was investigated by
   and Avinash Rangra voted              owners along the proposed               bond. A detention hearing was set     the Bureau o f Immigration and
   against awarding the contract.        7,704-foot line.                        for June, 3, in Alpine.               Customs Enforcement and the                                                      J ill H a c k e tt
     The sewer line is the first          “We have had problems in the             According to the criminal com­      Texas D epartm ent o f Public
   project to be built with funds from   past with the city using private        plaint, on May 27, the defendant      Safety and is being prosecuted for                                       b e g in n in g J u ly 1 5
   a $1.35 million revenue bond for      property without getting a prop­        was the driver o f a moving truck     the government by Assistant U.S.
   infrastructure improvements ap­       erty agreement signed,” Rangra          which was stopped for speeding.       Attorney Dwight Goains.
   proved by the city council earlier    said. The city is currently fight­      Eighteen illegal immigrants, some      And indictment is a formal ac­                                  Now accepting appointments
   this year. The Border Patrol is       ing a lawsuit over an easement          o f which were children, were         cusation of criminal conduct, not
   scheduled to reimburse the city       for a water line on private prop­       found hiding in the back o f the      evidence o f guilt. A defendant is
   $200,000 o f the project’s cost       erty north o f town, and was told       truck. The rear door o f the truck    presumed innocent unless and until                                               P le a s e       c a ll
   over the next five years, without     by former Councilman Frank              could not be opened from the in­      convicted through due process of
   interest. City officials have said    Yakubanski that it had no ease­         side and the front door to the cab    law.
   that the remaining bond money         ment for an old and leaking sewer                                                                                                                        4 3 2 - 8 3 7 - 5 5 8 1
   could go towards a new water
   line and storage tank on the west
                                         line on his property. “When I ran
                                         for city council, one o f things I
                                                                                  Doctor.,
   side, which would help even out       told voters was that we are not          (continuedfrom page 1 )
   the city’s irregular water pres­      going to get in the problems we        the plans for Sanchez’s satellite     have any medical support as far
   sure.                                 have in the past.”                     office when they adopted a simi­      as a midlevel practitioner or a phy­                            115 N. 2nd St
  . Never put to a popular vote, the                                                                                  sician, the government classifies
   revenue bond has been criticized
                                           Councilwoman Katie Elms-
                                         Lawrence also felt unsatisfied
                                                                                lar resolution. A day later, County
                                                                                Judge Jerry Agan got word of          it as underserved and we can                                      in Alpine
   by some Alpine residents as an        with the answers given to those        Sanchez’s new office.                 help. Everybody’s got to support
   unnecessary addition to the city’s    who have spoken out against the          “That’s the best of all news,” he   this, because if for some reason
   debt. They argue that the sewer       project at recent council meet­        said.                                 it doesn’t work out, we’re back
   line, which engineers have said       ings.                                    Jimmy Stuart, the hospital ad­      in the same boat. The town of
   could support as many as 2,800
   new residents west of Alpine, and
                                           “A lot o f a people spoke, and
                                         made lot of sense, and I listened.
                                                                                ministrator for Big Bend Regional
                                                                                Medical Center, extended some
                                                                                                                      Presidio needs to support the doc­
                                                                                                                      tor in this endeavor.”                                     Hours of Operation
   the proposed water improve­
   ments are an example o f city
                                         That’s why I voted it down,”           assistance to the previous physi­       One o f the ways that Stuart is                                  at the
                                         Elms-Lawrence said. “There’s           cian and offered similar help to      hoping to insure the success of
   money being used to promote           too many unanswered questions.         Sanchez for his willingness to        the office is by finding someone                          Marfa Rural Health Clinic
   private development outside the       We have no signed easements. I         serve Presidio.                       to pay the $800 per month rent.
   city limits.                          do not see a signed a letter on         “It’s the same type deal,” Stuart      “He can’t do the clinic and the
     DeWitt was among those who          intent with the federal govern­        said. “We have certain guaran­        rent too,” said Stuart. “What I’ve
   had expressed concern over the        ment (to provide the Border Pa­        tees to help him out for the first    got to do is approach the tax dis­
                                                                                                                                                                                    the clinic will be closed today and Friday
   sewer line in recent weeks, and       trol station with sewer.) I very       year. Since Presidio is in a differ­  trict, approach the city ofPresidio
   along with Rangra and Elms-           uncomfortable that we can’t get        ent county and the town doesn’t
   Lawrence called for a June 3
                                                                                                                      to try to pick up the rent.”                              • Open 1-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday for the
                                         any answers on what has tran­                                                  Sanchez said that the hospital
   council workshop to hammer out        spired in the past with the Ramada                                           administrator is helping his office                            weeks of June 16 and June 23
   the details of the project. After     Limited.”
   hearing the facts presented at                                                aging sewer lines inside the city
                                                                                                                      recruit a midlevel practitioner to                           Ken Vongsavath, P.A., will be seeing
                                           Located just across the highway                                            his Alpine office, since Rebecca
   the last several council meetings,    from the site o f the new Border         limits, or perhaps some combina­    Lewis will shift her work to                                      patients these two weeks
   she decided to vote to go ahead       Patrol station, the Ramada Lim­         tion o f the two.                    Presidio later this month. He’s
   #ith the line, but with the cau­      ited motel has a $30,000 septic           Councilman Joe Portillo, also a    also talking to the hospital about
   tion that the rest o f the bond       system apparently paid for by the       member of the council that passed    supplying an x-ray to his office.                          • Tentative schedule for week of June 30
   money will be spent with greater                                              the bond, feels shoring up the
   care.
                                         City o f Alpine. Hotel owner                                                 A receptionist and at least one
                                                                                 city’s fluctuating water pressure ■ nurse will round out his staff.
                                                                                                                                                                                 8:30 to noon -1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
                                         Dave Durant is also chief o f the
    “Because this particular item on     Border Patrol’s Alpine station.         should be a top priority. “That’s      “As far as medical care, Presidio                                   and closed Friday, July 4
   the sewer was time-driven, be­          The original $246,000 proposal        going to be a benefit to the citi­   has always gotten the short end
  cause the construction had al-         for a sewer line to the new Bor­        zens too, as far as getting the      of the stick,” Sanchez said. “It’s
; ready started and last council had     der Patrol station included plans       pressure leveled out throughout
   already opened the bids, we                                                   the city,” he said. “That’s some­
                                                                                                                      been real hard on our Presidio                                                     110 E. Texas St.
                                         to bore a line under U.S. High­                                              patients to come to Alpine to be
- needed to look at this piece right     way 67/90 connecting the hotel          thing that we badly need. We need    seen. Everyone we’ve seen has
  away, and attempt to make a            to the new line. After council          to get this pressure taken care                                                                                           7 2 9 -3 3 1 0
                                                                                                                      been happy to have us start an
  decision,” DeWitt said. “The rest      members and Alpine residents            of.”                                 office in Presidio.”
: o f the project is going to bear       questioned the cost o f the plan,      , Whichever the council decides,
  much more discussion and scru­         the Ramada connection was               it will likely take no small amount
  tiny before we decide which way        eventually dropped, lowering the        ofhaggling.
  to go on it.”                          cost o f the project to $212,000.         “Everybody who turns on the
: “I’ve been pushing for it for
: awhile, even before the new
' council got on board,” said Coun­
                                          What becomes o f the rest o f the
                                         bond money has yet to be de­
                                                                                 water tap has an opinion about
                                                                                 the, water,” DeWitt said. “Sort­
                                                                                 ing through all that, and getting to
                                                                                                                                S u m m e r P a in t S a le
                                         cided. Officials say the funds
  cilman Kachoo Valenzuela, who          could be spent on more infra­           what needs to be done, is still a
  was a member o f the council that
   first passed the revenue bond and
                                         structure outside the city limits to
                                         boost water pressure or to update
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                                                                        Esparza, Rivera marry on
                                                                        May 17 in Las Vegas
                                                                         Sandra Esparza of Dallas and         las. She is employed by Wells
                                                                        Rene Rivera ofMarfa were mar­         Fargo Bank in Flower Mound.
                                                                        ried Saturday, May 17, 2003, in        The bridegroom is a 1990 gradu­
                                                                        Las Vegas, Nevada.                    ate ofMarfa High School and he
                                                                         The bride is the daughter of Mr.     received a Bachelor’s degree in
                                                                        and Mrs. James Esparza ofD al­        business administration from
                                                                        las. The groom is the son of Mr.      Northwood University in Cedar
                                                                        and Mrs. Mario Rivera ofMarfa.        Hill in 1994.
                                                                         The bride is a graduate ofBishop      The couple will be making their
                                                                        Dunne, a private school in Dal­       home in Grand Prairie.




                                                                        Brisbin earns H U D real estate
                                                                        inspector certification in D. C.
                                                                          WASHINGTON D.C. - Cookie
                                                                        Brisbin, the former executive di­
                                                                        rector of the Marfa Public Hous­
                                                                        ing Authority has been certified
                                                                        as a REAC Inspector by the
                                                                        PASS/Real Estate Assessment
                    Espy Howard and Esther DeLaO                        Center division of the U.S. De­
                                                                        partment of Housing and Urban

  DeLaO, Howard set June 21                                             Development. Certification test­
                                                                        ing was held in Washington, D.C.,
                                                                        May 12-16.                                    \
  wedding at the Gage Hotel                                               Brisbin becomes one of approxi­
                                                                        mately 300 REAC Inspectors,
                                                                                                                       g§!
                                                                                                                                                  J§
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sandra and Rene Rivera
                                                                                                                                         m m
                                                                        nationwide, certified to perform                                                              ......................... --------------------------------- ------
                                                                        Uniform Physical Condition Stan­
 Esther DeLaO of Mission and        tended Sul Ross State University    dards inspections on HUD-as-                                                                               CARD O F THANKS
formerly of Alpine and Espy         and is a First Vice President at    sisted properties, which include
Howard ofM arfa are glad to an­                                                                                                                                 During recent weeks Cathy and I have been reminded o f
                                    Lone Star National Bank in Pharr.   local Public Housing Authorities,
nounce their engagement and                                             Indian Housing and other HUD-                 Cookie Brisbin                             how much friends mean to you. Your love, prayers for
forthcoming wedding.                 The groom-elect is the son of      insured mortgaged properties in                                                         my recovery, and many expressions o f concern were so «
 The couple will be married on      Joyce Trowbridge ofFort Lauder­     the United States and its territo­                                                         encouraging during my hospital stay and recovery.
Saturday, June 21, 2003, at The     dale, Florida and Hugh Howard       ries. This year’s expected num­       agents when inspection results
                                                                                                                                                                   Thanks is a small word, but said with all our love.
Gage Hotel in Marathon.             ofMarfa. He graduated from Sul      ber of inspectable properties in      show the property is not decent,
 The bride -elect is the daughter   Ross State University and is the    estimated at 33,000.                  safe, sanitary and in good repair.
of Ramona Cano of Alpine and        owner of Espy Howard Drilling                                               Brisbin has been involved in                B ro. L lo y d a n d C ath y C on n er
                                                                         The Physical Assessment Sub­
Ted DeLaO of Midland. She at­       Company in Marfa.                   system (PASS) of the Real Es­         property management for the past            ....... — ....... .                       ........
                                                                        tate Assessment Center (REAC)         20 years, with experience in fed­
                                                                        facilitates the physical inspection   erally subsidized and conven­                       L o a n s A v a ila b le
                                                                        of all HUD-affiliated properties.     tional housing and hotels nation­ F a r m s - R a n c h e s - R u r a l H o m e s
                                                                                                              wide.
                                      Happy 19th                        HUD-assisted and insured hous­
                                                                        ing covered under the Depart­           Brisbin is the wife of former
                                                                                                                                                      L iv e s to c k a n d E q u ip m e n t
                                                                        ment UPCS regulations must be         Presidio County Judge and Marfa                                 Jimmy Chambers
                                       birthday                         inspected by individuals certified    Mayor, Jake Brisbin, who now                                       .
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  (4) The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. June 12. 2003




 L e tte r s             to      th e        e d ito r
    Editor:
    Last Saturday night was about the most exciting time I have had in
   my entire life, save for the birth of my children. The digital premiere
   of Giant at the Hotel Paisano was an event that made national
   news and showed off Marfa, and Texas, in about the best light
   possible. Best of all , the library was the beneficiary of all of this
   goodwill and wound up with a nice check towards their capital
   improvement fund drive.
    Something this big and this unique (have you ever heard of
   anything like this anywhere else?) could not have happened without
   the hard work, patience and planning of several folks. I am certain
   that I will leave someone out, because we had so much help, but
   here are a few people I need to single out for their outstanding
   contributions to the success of our event.
    Phil Hoelscher and Denny Foster from Texas Instruments DLP
   system: Showing a digital movie in a town with no movie theater
   proved to be a formidable challenge. Phil came out to Marfa a
   month before the show to scope out the Paisano courtyard, take
   measurements, and look at every possible location for a projector
   that takes up three square feet of floor space. When the truck from
   Dallas arrived with the sound system, projector and screen, Phil and
   Denny worked for nearly two days to get everything up and running,
   including a test screening late Friday night. The show would not
   have happened without them, pure and simple.
    Joe Duncan and the staff at the Hotel Paisano: When we first
   hatched this idea, I contacted Joe and asked him if we could use the
   hotel. He said yes without a moment’s hesitation. His entire staff
   worked like Trojans, setting up chairs, mounting the screen, taking
   hundreds of phone calls (thanks Delilah, Anita and Zanda), and
   going above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you to the entire
   staff for your support and sweat.
    Gilbert Montoya: Whatever the DLP crew needed, Gilbert knew
   where to get it and make it happen. He was right on the money to
   solve any problem we had. I cannot thank him enough.
    Earl Holliman and Jane Withers: I think that many of the current
   MTV crop of “stars” could take a lesson from these two
   professionals. They granted every autograph request, listened to
   every story and posed for dozens of pictures without complaint.                                                                                                             I f truth be not diffused error will be.
                                                                                  Ms. Baker referred to the “final solution.” Before they pursued
   They were gracious and hospitable to their fans.                                                                                                               I
                                                                                                                                                                 “ f religious books are not widely circulated among the masses
                                                                                 their plan to exterminate Jews and other perceived undesirables, the
    Clay and Ann Evans: They allbwed us to take the Warner Bros,                                                                                               in this country, and the people do not become religious, I do not
                                                                                 Nazis first implemented a program to exterminate the mentally and
   crew onto their property and shoot dozens of photos, then they                                                                                              know what is to become o f us as a nation. And the thought is
                                                                                 physically disabled. Seeing little opposition to their attempts to
   invited us into their home for refreshments. True West Texas                                                                                                one .to cause solemn reflection on the part o f every patriot and
                                                                                 cleanse and unburden their society certainly helped to pave the way
   hospitality at its best. The folks from Warner Bros, were very taken          to the “final solution.”                                                      Christian. I f truth be not diffused, error will be; i f God and his
' by them.                                                                                                                                                     word are not known and received, the devil and his works will
                                                                                  Christ said “as you did it not to one of the least o f these, you did it
    Brian Jamieson: If Warner Bros, had not cooperated, we would not             not to me.”                                                                  gain the ascendancy; i f the evangelical volume does not reach
 : have had a movie to load into the DLP system. They made a digital              Stefan Wanstrom                                                             every hamlet, the pages o f a corrupt and licentious literature
   copy of the original 70mm print at a cost of $16,000 and donated it            Marfa                                                                       will; if the power o f the Gospel is not fe lt throughout the length
   to the screening at no charge. The) thi,n fi;w Jane Withers and Earl                                                                                       and breadth o f tfte land,,             :and;M ^sr^^r4^rad0iom m d
   HoH'fAitf i-nfe       at ifife 'sludf<jss‘ xperse and even brought in '
                                            l                                     Editor:                                                          T '1                                    d
                                                                                                                                                             -misery, corruption and ‘ arkness                   without mitigation or
   Marcus WinsfowfJames Dean’S cou m n the last minute.                                                                                                       e n d .”                                                  ,
                                                                                  I am pro-faith,;^pro-family and pro-choice. I am not alone. Ttte
    The city of Marfa: Every newspaper story, from the New York                  majority o f Americans are pro-choice. About 40 percent are                                                                 .. .Daniel Webster
   Times to the Los Angeles Times, has said nothing but good things              religious and believe the Bible is pro-choice.                                 Certainly Daniel Webster was a religious minded person to be able
   about the folks who live here. From your Chamber of Commerce, to               What does the Bible say about abortion? Extremely little, actually.         to perceive the consequences of a Godless nation. Our nation has
   the ladies on the library board and staff, Ester Sanchez, Rena Ann            What it does say appears to be in direct contradiction to the anti­          certainly fallen deep into the devil ’s trap and corruption has
   Kelly, Gloria Applegate, Mary Belle Mitchell and Rachel Wilson,               choice stance. The anti-choice people rely mainly on three                   rampaged our entire world.
   you showed the rest of the country just what West Texas folks are             passages to prop-up their stance. The passages have nothing to do              We truly need conversion to restore a sound and a strong society.
   made of - hard working, hospitable and generous to a fault.                   with abortion.                                                                 A nation without GOD cannot withstand, for materialism,
    I am truly blessed to have had the help of so many good people.               First passage (Psalms 139: 13-16). This passage states that G-d is          secularism and relativism will deprive the minds o f young people of
r‘ The Giant screening happened because a lot o f folks wanted it to             directly involved in the creation of a fetus. G-d has created every          religious truths and moral principles leading them to loose conduct
   happen. I was just lucky enough to be the lightning rod that brought          thing from trees to bugs, insects and animals. The all-knowing G-d           and immoral livestyles.
   all that energy together.                                                     knows which will die or live. G-d does not give fetuses a special              We need to refrain, restrain and abstain from the things that
    Thank you so very, very much for all of your kindness.                       status. It is dishonest to conclude from this verse that a fetus is a        separate us from God. Let us uphold our nation under one God with
    God bless Texas!                                                             human being deserving of more protection than women. The                     liberty and justice for all by dropping the isms and holding on to the
    Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                ains.
                                                                                 passage is a beautiful poetic prose that anti-choicers have twisted
    Kirby F. Warnock                                                             and trivialized by giving it a literal, objective meaning where there is       God Bless you,
    Big Bend Quarterly                                                                                                                                          Ida Prieto
                                                                                 none.
    Dallas                                                                                                                                                      Marfa
                                                                                  2nd passage (Jer. 1: 4-5). 4. The word of the Lord came to me: 5.
                                                                                 Before I created you in the womb, I selected you; before you were
     Editor:                                                                     bom, I consecrated you.                                                      Editor:                                    .
     The 22 May issue had a letter from Liz Baker responding to a 15              Unfortunately the anti-choice people stop here. By not quoting the          Reading through all of the Big Bend Sentinels - years 1964 to 1980
   May letter by Joyce Wright. The subject was abortion and the                  entire 5th verse, the anti-choice group changes the meaning o f the         - Lee Bennett compiled documented information on the beginnings
   disabled. Allow me, the father of a disabled child, to offer a                verse, and it is no longer Biblical truth. The remainder of the verse       of the Marfa-Presidio County Museum. Last week she brought a
  'perspective.                                                                  reads: ‘I appointed you a prophet concerning the nations.’ This             bound copy of this research to the museum.
     Many leaders of our society, be they elected, selected or self-             passage cannot be construed as applying to any fetus except the              The Junior Historians at Marfa High School doggedly kept up
   appointed, like to characterize themselves and their policies as pro­         unborn Jeremiah. Again the anti-choice people are being dishonest           hopes, spent time and effort towards establishing a museum in
   life, pro-family, pro-marriage, fiscally responsible and Christian.           by pulling this verse totally out of its context.                           Marfa. Pat Ryan and the Big Bend Sentinel, with much
   Unfortunately, for too many of the disabled and their families, such           3rd. passage (Luke 1: 39-41). The passage simply records a fetus           encouragement and support from the Marfa National Bank, kept
   lofty notions are not reflected in their experience.                          kicking in the womb. John the Baptist is yet another divine fetal           these young peoples’ dreams before the public.
     True, in some places, when members of this population “are young,           prophet ordained by G-d. Since very few of us are chosen by God              As time went by, many local citizens contributed towards the goal.
   cute and cuddly”, there are programs to assist. But for some of               before birth to herald the arrival of the Messiah on earth, we              Two lots were given, two small houses were given, but a secure
   these kids, when they enter their early teens, the programs dry up.           cannot claim that this passage venerates all fetuses.                       building for housing a collection of items was not found. Items were
   There are state programs that are supposed to help but these                   The following versus actually mention abortion or miscarriage:             stored finally in the courthouse until 1980, when the Tyler house
   require application to be placed on a waiting list. To move up the list       (Jer: 14-17) (Ecclesiastes 6:3-5) (Psalms 58:3-8) (Hosea 9:11-14)           was obtained.
   takes years, sometimes because others died while they waited for              (Numbers 5:11-22). Please study and build you own belief system.             This is a very interesting account of the museum’s beginnings. A
   help. Other programs require you to be very poor. Imagine a farmer,            Thank you,                                                                 big, big thanks to Mrs. Bennett for her work, interest and generosity
   rancher or oil producer being told that before he/she could receive            Joyce Wright                                                               and to the many, many people who helped make the local museum
   any assistance, they would have to divest themselves of all property           Alpine                                                                     what it is today.
 r^ave a home, one vehicle and no more.than $2,000. Or being told                                                                                             May Quick
 "that they might receive some help if they get on a list and manage to           Editor:                                                                     President, Marfa-Presidio County Museum Board
0jSurvive five or six years while waiting.                                        My granddaughter brought me a book that was given to her from               Marfa
3rf“ The absence of day care, school or after school care can make it            the school library. She told me they were giving books away. As I
y e a r ly impossible for the parent to hold a job. What is the                  opened the book, I noticed that it was a religious book that had been        Editor:
 naltemative? Many parents accept the only option and give up their              donated by four entities: El Paisano Restaurant-Elia Hernandez;              We, the Steering Committee of the Binational Chihuahuan Desert
 nfhild to be placed in a corporate owned, for profit “home.” The                Ave Maria Gift Shop-Mrs Arrieta & Mrs. Nunez; The Marfa                     Big Bend Clean Air Alliance, represent a nonprofit volunteer
^government will often pay for this, even though it would be cheaper             National Bank and Stockton Savings Association - Mary Ann                   organization dedicated to the preservation o f air quality in our area
   for the taxpayer if these children were supported at home with their          Donaldson-Assistant Vice President.                                         on both sides o f the US - Mexico border. We are deeply
.^families.                                                                       I was very much distressed to see such an important and essential          concerned about plans to establish a rock-crushing plant (bentonite)
' "-There is the discrimination demonstrated by some and the                     book for our children be removed from the school library.                   here. We have not taken lightly the promises to the community by
   subsequent humiliation. The staring, finger pointing, whispering and          Unfortunately there was no recognition of its great value by the            US Clay of increased revenue and jobs, but there are likely to be
      lickering are more reminders that one is not accepted.                     school.                                                                     more emissions, more trucks, more particulate matter, and more
        Ie are all painfully aware o f the high rate o f divorce in our           Let me share with you what was written on the front and last page:         toxins than the company has predicted.
    general population. With greater strain and lack of support for                                 Young People o f the bible                                This part of the world has been known for its mountain vistas,
         lilies of the disabled, the divorce rate is even higher.                 In every age young people, endowed as they are with a                      including Big Bend National Park and McDonald Observatory.
   |W e live in a nation that, despite its trappings of religious and            captivating                                                                 Our natural qualities have made the area a popular attraction for
      atriotic symbols, values the wealthy and powerful over the poor             innocence and freshness, have always been regarded with                    the traveling public, and for residents with health problems. We
      id powerless. How else to explain subsidies for millionaires and           affection and                                                               cannot afford to lose these travelers and residents. The visibility
     Waiting lists for the needy. You are your wealth and your                                                                          s
                                                                                  hope fo r the future. The ageless message o f God’ Word,                   here is already being compromised from other sources.
     antribution. If you have no wealth and can’t contribute, you are            presented here in the young people o f the bible teaches us that             Therefore, we of the Clean Air Alliance wish to lodge an official
      athing, or worse, a burden on the rest. This is the reality of living in   our youth today can overcome all the problems and distractions              protest against US Clay of Birmingham, Alabama and their 'l
    Lsociety that is not merely unsupportive but is, in fact, hostile            o f our times and become people o f sound and strong character.             application for Air Quality Permit #54973-. We believe the goal
     jward the disabled.                                                          On the last page it reads:                                                 should be zero tolerance of emissions, as is the standard for many
       t should not be surprising that some parents of the disabled pray

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                                                                                                                                                             other social issues. The members of our Steering Committee
       at their children die before they do.
                                                                                                                                                              (Continued on page 5)
                                                                                                                                                                                       The Bis Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. June 12.2003 (5)




                                                                                   B ro u g h t w a tc h on th e Rio G ra n d e                                             L etters ....
   N IM B Y                                                                        W ater su p p ly f o r e c a s t f o r y e a r
                                                                                                                                                                             (Continued from page 4)

                                                                                   d o w n ; n o in cre a se in a llocation                                                 (listed below) encourage your questions and suggest attending the
     Not In My                                                                        S n ow pack, the m ajor source o f surface w ater for our region, is n o w less       ad hoc committee meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in the Rio
                                                                                                                                                                            Grande Room, Holland Hotel, in.Alpine.
                                                                                   than 1 0 % o ft h e 30-year average for this tim e o f year and the total forecast

     Backyard                                                                      r u n o ff into Elephant B utte R eservoir has been reduced from 2 0 % to just
                                                                                    1 5 % o f the long-term average w ater supply. B ecau se little additional w ater
                                                                                                                                                                             Thank you for your attention,
                                                                                                                                                                             Audrey Painter, 432. 837-3544, Alpine
                                                                                   has entered the reservoir, w ater allocations w ere not increased and rem ain             Robert Schmitt, 432.837-1782, Alpine
                                                                                   at less than one-third o f a fu ll w ater supply.                                         Joe Thompson, 800 814-0001, Fort Davis
   A free lunch                                                                      R eleases o f available w ater from R io Grande Project R eservoirs started
                                                                                   again on M ay 1 5 , 2 0 0 3 to m eet irrigation and urban w ater needs. W ith the
                                                                                                                                                                              Malcolm Tweedy, 432. 426-2457, Fort Davis
                                                                                                                                                                             Jim Walker, 432.364-2467, Alpine
                                                                                   release o f w ater storage le v e ls in early June have fallen to 1 7 .5 % o f
   fo r developers?                                                              ^ reservoir capacity.
                                                                                     S now pack in the m ountains o f northern N e w M ex ico and southern                    Editor:
                                            This is Jack McNamara.                 C olorado is the source o f m o st o f Elephant Butte R eservoir water.                    A few thoughts on the proposed U. S. Clay plant near Alpine:
                                                                                   Snow pack has decreased considerably from 3 3 % since the last report to                   The impact of the US Clay plant will be cumulative. We already
    By JA CK D. McNAMARA
                                                                                  ju st 9% o f the lon g term average w ater content for the sam e tim e o f year.          collect dirty air from other parts ofTexas and Mexico. This plant
    Alpine, oh Alpine ... What is it about this place? The turnip truck            V ery dry so il and w eather conditions w h ich further reduce the snow pack,            will add to pollution already present in our air.
 drops off refugees fleeing Houston every day. They fall to the                    plus up-stream u se o f water and storage o f water in up-stream reservoirs,              The Big Bend is the last area in the country where chemically
 ground and praise the values of small towns, community, the night                 w ill cause ru n o ff into Elephant Butte R eservoir to b e less than 15 % o fth e       sensitive and severely asthmatic folks can come to live a decent
 skies, the peaceful aura, etc. etc. The next day they get up and in               30-year average. A s a result, total w ater allocations forecast to b e available
                                                                                                                                                                            life. Adding this to the increasing numbers of retirees and others
 workman-like fashion set about creating another Houston right here.              b y year-end for urban and agricultural users have also b een reduced and
                                                                                                                                                                            moving here, it makes our clean air an irreplaceable economic
    A small number of utility and taxpaying citizens are commanded by              are n o w projected to b e o n ly 3 5 % to 4 0 % o f a full water supply.
                                                                                     A s previou sly predicted, current in flo w to Elephant Butte reservoir is
                                                                                                                                                                            asset.                                                   ■
 their elected representatives to subsidize obnoxious sprawl by                                                                                                              The plant will capture larger particulate emissions, but the twelve
                                                                                   m uch b elo w the 3 0 year average, in part, because o f the agreem ent
 private developers.                                                                                                                                                        tons of particulates emitted each year will be the smallest, most
                                                                                  b etw een N e w M ex ico and T exas to allow upstream storage in N e w M exico
    Tuesday a week ago about a dozen citizens listened and asked                   in exch an ge for relinquishm ent o f credit water in Elephant Butte reservoir           dangerous mineral particles. This bentonite dust will damage human
 questions in a “workshop” discussion called for the question of                  Jipr u se b y T exas. The allocation as o f June, w hich takes into account the           and animal lungs if ingested.
 water and sewer to the proposed Border Patrol Station a mile or so               water relinquishm ent agreem ent b etw een Texas and N e w M ex ico plus                   The plant is close to “State of the Art”, but the Exxon Valdez was
 west of town. For more than two hours our engineer, Steve Dennis                 in flow to the reservoirs and river d elivery efficien cies that occurred since           a state of the art oil tanker, the Challenger a state o f the art space
 of GSW Associates in Midland, answered questions by the council                  the last allocation w as calculated, rem ains at 3 1 .2 % o f a full w ater supply.       vehicle, and the Titanic a state of the art ocean liner. No matter
 and the citizens.                                                                "Drought Watch on the Rio Grande ” is provided by Texas A&M                               how good the mechanics of the plant it’s human nature to make
    City Manager Bill Lewis was conveniently out of town. Our Dallas             University, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center in                          mistakes; eventually someone at the plant will.
 bond counsel, who we have never seen, remained in Dallas. Our                   collaboration with the United States Bureau o f Reclamation El Paso
                                                                                                                                                                             The 25 jobs are based on 24/7/365 operation. If the facilityis run 5
  financial advisor, Bob Henderson o f San Antonio, wrote to us that he          Field Office and USDA-CSREES Rio Grande Basin Initiative. Updates o f
                                                                                 Drought Watch will be issued bi-weekly and as conditions change.                           days per week the number of jobs will probably be less than that.
  was unable to attend and advised us by letter.                                                                                                                            US Clay has never divulged pay scales, working conditions,
    The specific question before us was whether or not (and if so) to                                                                                                       benefits, or employment guarantees if the bentonite market is slow.
  whom we would award a bid for the construction o f thousands of
  feet of new sewer line from Halbert Street in Alpine into the upland
                                                                                   This month in AVIATION HISTORY                                                            We can create 25 (or more) jobs without gambling our
                                                                                                                                                                            atmospheric ecosystem by a concerted economic development
  wilds to the west.                                                               compiled by BURT COMPTON, Marfa Gliders                                                  effort aimed at attracting small, clean businesses to this area. This
    The sewer line, according to Dennis’s revised estimate, will                                                                                                            hasn’t been tried yet, to the best of my knowledge. Main Street and
  accommodate as many as 2,800 new residents o f Brewster County.                 J u n e 1 , 1 9 3 7 A m elia Earhart takes o f f at dawn from M iam i, Florida in her
                                                                                                                                                                            the Chamber of Commerce were too busy fighting for their funding
  That many connections will more than double the current number of              L ockheed 10E Electra, departing the U S m ainland eastbound on her attempt
                                                                                 to circum navigate the g lo b e near the equator. On July 2 , Earhart and
                                                                                                                                                                            last year to spend much time looking ahead.
  utility accounts now in this city of 5,726 — double sewer, double                                                                                                          Coincidence?
                                                                                 navigator Fred N oon an fail to find the tw o-m ile square H ow land Island in
  water, double cops, Hello Houston.                                                                                                                                          Peter A. Smyke
                                                                                 the P acific, and are never heard from again.
    On Thursday last, June 5, the council met again and voted 3 to 2 to           J u n e 1 5 - 1 6 , 1 9 1 9 The first non-stop trans-Atlantic airplane flight is            Alpine
  award the sewer construction contract to a Ft Stockton contractor.             accom plished by Capt. John A lco ck and Lt. Arthur B row n in a V ickers V im y
  Joining the holdover counci Imen Kachoo Valenzuela and Joe Portillo            tw in en gin e biplane. {Note: Lindbergh m ade the first solo non-stop                       Editor:
  was newly elected Ward 5 Representative Nancy DeWitt.                          crossing, bridging the continents m ainland to m ainland in M ay 1 9 2 7 , and               We now have a new Marfa Theatre board of directors led by Cory
    Council and citizens’ questions have whittled down the cost o f the          w as actually the 9 2 n d person to fly across the A tlantic.)                              Vasquez, a local young woman of remarkable intelligence and
  sewer from an estimated $246,000 to $212,000. Over the next five                J u n e 1 8 , 1 9 2 8 A m elia Earhart b ecom es the first w om an passenger across        abilities, the presence in town of Dawn Trook, trained in dance and
  years, the Border Patrol will return $200,000 to Alpine (we prefer             the A tlantic in a Fokker F-VII airplane (other w om en had crossed as                      writing and a vital resource, and an emphasis on dance in the
  the term “kickback” but we are trying to be nice). Incidentally,               passengers in Z eppelins). In 1 9 3 2 , Earhart then becam e the first w om an              theater.
: $200,000is 14.8%ofthe$1.35millionrevenuebond.                                  pilot to fly an airplane across the Atlantic, and did it so lo in her L ockheed
                                                                                                                                                                              I attended the dance performances:: on May 23 ^ d .^ 4 ,            {
                                                                                 Vega.
   ’The Nimby News immediately flashed out an email “Free Lunch?”                                                                                                            were wonderful. Two professional choreographers
                                                                                  J u n e 1 8 , 1 9 8 3 S ally R ide is the first U .S. w om an in,spa.fg, flyin g aboard
  This is not what we voted 32 days ago, we said. The following                                                                                                              separate dance performances offered a variety of technique and
                                                                                 the Shuttle Challenger.
  morning, June 6, Nancy DeWitt sent us a long statement. “You were               J u n e 2 3 , 1 9 3 8 T he C ivil A eronautics A uthority (C A A ) is created. It is       expression. Fred Darsow demonstrated through improvisation the
  not happy with my vote, and since my campaign for election to City             reorganized as the Federal A viation A gen cy (F A A ) in 1 9 5 8.                         difference between modem and flamenco, and gave us a taste of
  Council was based on providing open, honest government and good                 J u n e 2 8 , 1 9 1 1 T hom as Sopw ith m akes the first su ccessfu l “charter            his present project which infuses flamenco into modem,
  sense fiscal management, I would be happy to explain why I voted               flight”. Mr. W . A . Burpee, the “seed king”, broke h is eyeglasses and sent               accompanied by the music of Chano Dominguez, sounding a little
  as I did.”                                                                     them to a repair shop ju st before he sailed from N e w Y ork on a steam ship.             oriental and a little polytonal to me, but I’m not an expert on that.
    We immediately forwarded DeWitt’s statement to all those who                 U nable to deliver the repaired g la sses before the ship sailed, the                      Darsow’s choreographed piece “Solea Blues” was simple, slightly
  received our “Free Lunch?” blast. Over the weekend we published                shopow ner hired visitin g British aviator Sopw ith to fly out to the departing             formal, with an original structure which brought the movements to
  both pieces on our Internet Web site www.nimbynews.com along                   ship and drop the carefully wrapped package containing the glasses onto
                                                                                                                                                                            closure again and again, and taught the audience what to expect and
  with several extensive comments. Many o f those comments                       the deck. S o p w ith ’s aim is true.
                                                                                                                                                                            how to value the performance.
  complimented DeWitt for her articulation ofher position. Others,                 Make your own aviation history! Take an introductory flight in a glider                    Mary Fitzgerald’s dancers in her work “Bodysense” was earthier
  including some from old time residents and natives, approved the                at Marfa Airport. Call Burt Compton at 1-800-667-9464. Website:                           and grittier, and the constant pulling together and apart by the
   implied policy of growing Alpine to the west into county land outside          www. FL YGLIDERS. com                                                                     dancers seemed a movement from chaos to simplicity and back
  the city limits and city taxes. Some comments were merely abusive.                                                                                                        again, performed in a number of variations. All the performances
   For example, one individual vterbally assaulted your humble publisher                                                                                                    implied that in addition to the narrative and expressionistic elements
   and condemned me for failing to vote for DeWitt. (I hope I did not                                                                                                       of the dances, the movements themselves were also metaphoric of
   vote for DeWitt. I don’t live in Ward 5 and there were enough illegal                                                                                                    the way the body moves and works. And the dancers were lovely.
   votes there anyway.)                                                                                                                                                       As a special treat, Nina Martin and her son Ian performed a bit
    This debate has a long way to go. Even though DeWitt voted last                                                                                                         from El Folklorico de Marfa Teatro repertoire of Mexican dances,
   Thursday contrary to the overwhelming majority ofher fellow                                                                                                              which Martin is teaching to a group o f young dancers who were
   citizens who voted May 3, she has explained her vote and the Alpine                                                                                                      temporarily out of town.
   Avalanche and this newspaper will cover this story. The city of                                                Maivas                                                      This performance was relevant to a cultural mix o f people, and
   Alpine has more than $ 1 million in a “construction” fund derived                                                                                                        wise in the way it brought the audience, who were mostly (like me)
   from the $1.35 in bonds voted by the former Alpine City Council on                                       Happy h o ur 5 -7                                               novices at interpreting dance, into the circle, includingjust enough
   March 3.                                                                                       1/2 price beer, drink specials and                                        instruction to allow us to widen our appreciation of what we were
    “No one likes the way the money was obtained,” says DeWitt.                                        bar sandwiches                                                       seeing. And Martin’s project of developing a dance company of •
    A reader responds, “I understand that Nancy’s position is                                                                                                               children here is going to be enriching to the whole community.
   essentially ‘Aw, geez, we already borrowed the money and we can’t                        Kitchen open 5pm - 10 pm Wed-Sat                                                  It seems to me that The Marfa Theater has finally begun to work,
   give it back (more or less true, I agree) and we did make an                             Full bar and a diverse beer and wine list                                       and interact in relevant ways with our community, and that the
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   guys and (b) we might get in trouble, and (c) they DID agree to pay                                                                                                      we have a chance to actually become dance- literate by attending.
   for the sewer...’”                                                                                                                                                       Let’s hope we have more of this kind of programming, and the
     We certainly agree on that point. So how does one spend tainted                                                                                                        theater will settle down to serving the community in a constructive.
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      Cattlemen’s Capitol Concerns                                                                                                                                        Dance
      M exican Trade                                                                     Rail district..................                               •••••••••<         (continuedfrom page 1 )
   Gregg Doud, N C B A ’s C h ie f Econom ist, Eric D avis, Idaho producer and            (continuedfrom page 1 )                                                         those,” Trook said. “They give us
 N C B A President, and Dana H auck, Kansas feed lot operator and Co-Chair                                                       didn’t come through. Agan plans          a way to notice each other in the
 o fN C B A ’s U .S/M exico Cross-Border W orking Group, are in M exico this              control about how the freight                                                   space along with our own per­
                                                                                          m oves and w here it gets              to speak out against the guide­
 w eek. T he group is m eeting w ith M exican trade and agriculture o fficials                                                                                            sonal dancing or speaking or voic-
                                                                                          offloaded.”                            line that blocked the funding.
 and producer groups to further d iscu ss the on-going trade dispute. A s a                                                                                               mg.
                                                                                            Agan will try to get a rail dis­       “We applied to fund 31 septic
 result o fN A F T A , M exico has becom e the U .S .’s largest export market, on a                                                                                        And what of the production’s
 volum e basis. T hese m eetings demonstrate our keen interest in w orking                trict expert to talk with commis­      systems in Las Pampas,” he said.
                                                                                                                                 “The way that the Office o f Ru­         other muses? Trook will perform
 with the M exican cattle industry on trade issues, and resolvin g any                    sioners at an upcoming meeting.                                                 a solo work entitled ‘Sifting the
 concerns, w hich m ay threaten our trading relationship.                                   Also on Monday, commission­          ral Community Affairs (ORCA)
                                                                                                                                 weighted the applications, septic        Sky’ in homage to her favorite
                                                                                          ers approved the payment of the                                                 part of living in Far West Texas.
      Irra d ia tio n U p d a te                                                          county’s share of deposit to the       isn’t counted as first time service.                                                     Dawn Trook
                                                                                                                                 They don’t understand that a              The drawings of stick figures
                                                                                          Texas Department ofTranspor­                                                    that inspired Lower Left’s perfor­
  T he U S D A announced on M ay 2 9 the inclusion o f irradiated ground b e e f                                                 community could be located 10
 in the N ational S ch ool Lunch program. T he product w ill be available for
                                                                                          tation to jum pstart the long-                                                  mance o f‘Isolated Exchange’ are
                                                                                          awaited rehabilitation o f the         miles away from a city sewer
 sch ools to order in January 2 0 0 4 . N C B A supports the u se o f irradiation                                                system.”                                 in fact the directions o f choreog­      There’s even more works on the
 tech n ologies as one o f m any safety m easures that further im proves the              Marfa Municipal Airport’s cross-                                                rapher Remi Charlip, sketched           program that folks will just have
                                                                                          wind runway.                             The county can re-apply for the
 safety o f food products. W e support U S D A ’s plan to let each sch ool                                                                                                years ago as an experiment and          to see for themselves today and
 system decide w hether to purchase and serve irradiated b e e f products.                 The runway project has been           colonia construction grant in No­
                                                                                                                                                                          since passed hand-to-hand               Friday when the performers step
                                                                                          bandied about for some time and        vember. Public hearings precede
                                                                                                                                                                          through the dance world. This           up on stage in front of Marfa’s
      L iv e s to c k M a rk e tin g S tu d y                                             several years ago, money was put       the next ORCA grant deadline
                                                                                                                                                                          week Lower Left will bring the          famously curious audiences.
                                                                                          aside for the project in a bank        and Agan plans to be there to
                                                                                                                                                                          old pages to life as they dance to       “The stakes are always so much
  G regg D oud and N C B A ’s Director o f Legislative A ffairs Bryan Dierlam             certificate of deposit. More than      testify. “They’re punishing poor
                                                                                                                                                                          interpretations o f elegant             higher in a small town, in your
 m et with sta ff at U S D A ’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards                    $80,000 has accrued in the ac­         counties with those rules, which
                                                                                                                                                                          hieroglyphs done by both Martin         home town,” Trook said. “I think
 Adm inistration (G IP S A ) to d iscu ss the status o fG IP S A ’s L ivestock and
                                                                                          count, but the county is still about   is in conflict with their mission,”
 M eat M arketing study. The $ 4 .5 m illion study w as mandated b y C ongress                                                   he said.                                 and fellow choreographer Shelley        we get a bigger audience in
                                                                                          $5,000 shy of the $88,641 it needs                                              Senter, who sent in her own di­         Marfa for these concerts than I
 last year and w ill analyze the livestock industries across all sectors, to                                                       The county did receive a
 identify business m odels that w ill be su ccessfu l in the future and areas o f
                                                                                          as matching funds.                                                              rections on videotape.                  ever got in San Diego at the venue
                                                                                           “We’ll cover it under some­           $70,000 grant to plan for colonia
 concern/ potential w ea k n esses in our current marketing structure.
                                                                                                                                 projects, the judge reported.             And the tax roll? Just listen.         I was running there.”
                                                                                         thing,” Agan said. “I’m sure we
                                                                                                                                   “We’ll be able to do a study that
   Y oung C a ttle m e n ’s C o n fe re n c e
     More than forty young cattle industry leaders are taking the annual Y C C
                                                                                         can find it.”
                                                                                           “It’s been a long time coming,”
                                                                                         added C om m issioner Felipe
                                                                                                                                 tells us what people want,” Agan
                                                                                                                                 explained. “We know we need
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   national tour. After various stops across the country, the group is in                Cordero.                                water and septic in Las Pampas.
   W ashington D.C. N C B A sta ffh e ld an early m orning briefing on top p o licy                                              If we keep going for septic and                                                               1 1 a m -9 p m
                                                                                           The crosswinds runway is one                                                                          M         f
   issues affecting the cattle industry. W e then lead the you n g leaders to            mile long and 70 feet wide.             they keep shooting us down, we                                                                         . o n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               602-1/2 W H lla d
   m eetings, to hear one-on-one from top officia ls at the W hite H ouse, senior                                                might have to do a grant for hous­                              ^    s T U        10
                                                                                           “Right now if you land on it, you                                                       one-of-a-kind                                     Alpine
   U SD A staff, and the Department o f Interior. T h ey w alk ed the halls o f                                                  ing rehabilitation, which scores
                                                                                         do an imitation of a weedeater,                                                             “from t6 e afawU. ■ .foptofrmd,                      OL
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   Capitol Hill, m eeting with their respective M em bers o f C ongress and sta ff                                               higher.”                                                                                                           j
   to d iscuss key legislative efforts im pacting the cattle industry. In addition,
                                                                                         with weeds in your propeller,”                                                     A TG L E Y       UPUE
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                                                                                         said Agan. “This is going to make         Commissioners selected Jerry
   w e hosted our annual “C ongressional B e e f C aucus P icnic on Capitol H ill,”
                                                                                         us more viable for commercial           Carvajal of Alpine and his firm
   w hich drew hundreds o f C ongressional staffers, key m em bers o f C ongress,
   and major industry representatives. T he 2 3 -year-old Y C C program is
   designed to d evelop leadership qualities in you n g b e e f industry leaders
                                                                                         interests in the future.”
                                                                                           Dan Dunlap, who serves on the
                                                                                                                                 Grantworks to administer the
                                                                                                                                 colonia study project.
                                                                                                                                                                                   _ J jS
                                                                                                                                   In other county news, commis­
   w ho w ere nom inated by their respective state cattlem en’s associations.
   T he 2 0 0 3 conference is sponsored b y T yson Fresh M eats, Inc., John
                                                                                         volunteer airport advisory board,
                                                                                         was present at the Monday meet­          sioners:                                               Jew elrij 5 H ow
                                                                                                                                                                                                        w                                     K=finyi
 . Deere, and Conti Beef.                                                                ing and he spelled out the                • heard an update from County

      Farm Bill Im p le m e n ta tio n
                                                                                         runway’s importance to the air­         Attorney Teresa Todd on the
                                                                                                                                 voluntary cleanup that Village
                                                                                                                                                                                featuring the handcrafted work of
                                                                                         port.
    N C B A is keeping its ey e on a number o f critical issu es that need to be
                                                                                           “That runway was built in the         Farms has undertaken regarding                    Polly & Joni Thomsburg
                                                                                         1940s,” he told commissioners.          pits of tomatoes the greenhouses
  discussed in the early stages o f im plem entation o f Farm B ill conservation
  programs. Fourth-generation California rancher and N C B A m em ber N ita C.           “All that has been done since that      had put on its site north ofMarfa.                         “Yes, Polly is here! ”
                                                                                         time is it being patched. It’s been       “They’ve been very proactive
  V ail testified before a H ouse Subcom m ittee this W ednesday. N ita, w h o is
  also the E xecutive D irector o f the California Rangeland Trust, sp ok e on           the prim ary runway all this            and prompt on dealing with this,”
  b eh a lf o fN C B A and other agriculture groups. Frank Lucas (R -O K ) called        month.”                                 said Todd. “Most importantly,                           9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  the hearing to review conservation technical assistance and the                          Commissioners also heard Mon­         there will not be future disposal
  im plementation o f the Conservation T itle o f the 2 0 0 2 Farm Bill. Final rules
                                                                                          day that a $500,000 grant that the
                                                                                                                                 of tomatoes or their byproducts                        Saturday, June 14
  for the Environmental Q uality Incentives Program (EQ IP) w ere published in                                                   on their property anymore.”
                                                                                          county had hoped would pay for
  late May. and final rules for the Grasslands R eserve Program (G R P ) and the
  Conserv ation Secui ity Program (C'SP) are still pending.
                                                                                          septic systems in Las Pampas
                                                                                                                                   A water runoff issue at the                        Hotel Paisano in Marfa
                                                                                                                                 greenhouses is also being ad­
                                                                                                  .
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L a n n a n w r it e r to re a d p o e m s                                                                                                                       T h re e        m u s ic ia n s e a c h to s in g

in S p a n is h , E n g lis h a t b o o k s t o r e                                                                                                              o r ig in a l tu n e s a t F r id a y                             sh o w
  By STERRY BUTCHER                                                                                                                                                By STERRY BUTCHER                   ing up part and the getting to­
  MARFA - Poetry is meant to                                                                                                                                       MARFA - Three area singers gether part.”
be heard and Steven White has                                                                                                                                    will perform individual sets of         Kara Janel Martinez hails from
figured out a way to make that                                                                                                                                   music at a 7 p.m. show Friday at      Alpine and she’s the granddaugh­
happen.                                                                                                                                                          the Marfa Book Company. It’s a ter o f M arfa M ayor O scar
  White is fluent in Spanish and                                                                                                                                 free event and everyone is invited. Martinez. She’s a lyricist and a
Portuguese and he has an abid­                                                                                                                                     Aaron Garcia, a 2000 MHS vocalist who will perform songs
ing, keen interest in the literature                                                                                                                             graduate, is a guitar strummer that she’s written. “She writes
of Latin America. A critic, a                                                                                                                                    from a long way back. He was these amazing, sort of mellow '
translator, a university professor                                                                                                                               part of the orchestra for the Sul songs,” said fellow performer
and a poet, White has recorded                                                                                                                                   Ross State University production Lawrence Rivera.
his own poetry and translations                                                                                                                                  of “Godspell” a couple summers          Rivera is a 20-year old Marfan
he’s done of poetry he likes onto                                                                                                                                ago and he’ll be playing and sing­ who works at the bookstore.
a compact disc. Behind his voice                                                     (Chinati Foundation photo)                                                  ing acoustic, country tinged songs He’s spending the summer learn- ;
on each of the poems, there is a                                                     Chinati Foundation interns Alex Robinson and Raha Talebi.                   on Friday.                                                               .
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ing his marks on the outdoor stage *
snippet of accompanying back­                                                                                                                                      “I’ll be doing mostly originals and at Kokemot Lodge, where he’ll
ground music - Moby’s weirdly                        Steven White                                                                                                maybe a handful of Jack Jackson sing the part o f Roger in I
techno instrumentals here and                                                                                                                                     and Bob Schneider tunes,” Garcia “Grease.” In recent months, he’s •
there, traditional Irish or              world,” White said. “This is a             T w o n e w in te rn s a rrive a t C h in a ti                                said.                                played the open mike night at the '
Sephardic tunes and the Kronos           fruitful way o f looking at litera­                                                                                       After high school, Garcia left Railroad Blues in Alpine, but he’s
Quartet elsewhere.                       ture. I’m interested in restoring            MARFA - The Chinati Founda­           o f Fine Arts degree from the         Marfa for Central Texas, where a little more nervous about his
  He’ll play examples from his           the landscape by re-storying it,           tion is pleased to welcome two          University of Cincinnati.             he frequently played in coffee­ Marfa gig.
CD and talk about his work at a          putting stories back into the land­        new interns, Alex Robinson and            Raha Talebi is from Dallas and      houses in Austin and San Marcos.       “At the Blues, everyone is d o -,
7 p.m. reading Saturday at the           scape by putting in myth, taking           Raha Talebi. They will be in            lives in New York City where she      He’s been back in town for a few ing something and no one is a c -,
Marfa Book Company.                      into account indigenous mythol­            Marfa through July.                     is pursuing a degree at the Coo­      months and is making plans to put tually hearing you. At the book-■
  “Q uisiera invitar a toda la           ogy, myths of transformation,               Before coming to Marfa, Alex           per Union School of Architecture.     together an Austin band this fall.    store, it’s so quiet.”            t
comunidad porque voy a leer              plant dreams, animal dreams.”              Robinson was an assistant pro­          In Dallas and New York, she            The ideas for his original songs      For his bookstore appearance,1
algunos poem as en espanol                 White’s poetry has a great deal          fessor of fine arts at Saint Mary       taught architecture and fine arts     come to him from a variety of Rivera plans to perform songs >
tambien,” he said.                       to do with the mix of nature and           College in Leavenworth, Kansas          to high school and elementary         sources. “It all depends,” he said. he’s penned over the last year and ’
  The name o f his CD is                 humankind. He infuses the two              where she is from, and currently        school students and has worked        “I can be sitting outside looking a half.                               ’
“Transversions,” a word that turns        so that, in the end, people are           lives. Robinson is also an artist,      in construction management, car­      around and something will spark        “It’s acoustic, very melancholic
out to be important to White on           more a part of the natural order          working primarily in installation       pentry, and textile repair. Talebi    my interest. A lot o f my stuff has stuff,” he explained. “It’s mostly ;
different levels.                         instead o f living separately from        and print media, and has exhib­         will exhibit her architectural        to do with relationships, the break­ about relationships gone bad. God
  “That’s a word I liked because          nature, like slightly uncomfortable       ited her work in group and solo         drawings in a group show at Coo­                                            knows we’ve all had them.”
it is a way of turning experience         guests upon the planet.                   shows in Cincinnati, Kansas, and        per Union, which opens in Au­
into verse, transforming the ma­           He writes ofhis son’s birth in a         Kansas City. She holds a Master         gust.
terial of poetry into verse,” he          section ofhis poem “Fire that En­
explained. “Second, as a transla­         genders Fire.”                            C h in a t i o ffe rs                   o n e      m o re          c h a n c e        to     se e
tor, I’m turning from one language         As you rise to give birth
into another language. And fi­             to us, your heliotropic parents,
                                                                                    W e r t h e in                 w o r k      a t Ic e         P la n t        o n    J u n e        2 7
nally, I’m trying to create ver­           enter our eyes,
sions of a trance, dreamy state            show us the burning sign,                 MARFA - The Chinati Founda­            supported by the Texas Commis­       more information on this exhibi­
you could listen to, a combination         efface us with the beauty                tion is pleased to announce that        sion on the Arts. The Chinati        tion and other museum programs,
of music and poetry that flows             o f our own image.                       an open viewing o f Thoughts            Foundation’s collection is acces­    please call the museum office at
together like a river.”                     You came from the hurricane             Come to Mind, an exhibition by          sible by guided tour only from       432 729 4362 or em ail
  In some very old forms o f po­          o f a woman’    s                         the museum’s current artist in          Wednesday through Sunday. For        info@chinati.org.
etry, like Homeric epics, the met­         pain and flesh tom by storm.             residence Judi Werthein will be
rical rhythm of a poem was set              Twisting through a single ring          held at 7 PM on Tuesday, June
up in such a way.thatit was sort         ,,in a butterfly o f bone,                 24.                    . .. .. .
of sung or melodically droned in­          you, our philosopher’s stone,              This event, free and open to the
stead of simply read or recited.           will sing to the shores                  public, will mark the closing of                                                                                    jo in u s for the first in a
The point was to draw the listener         o f spring, firstborn,                   the exhibition. Werthein has been                                                                                   series o f cultural events
farther and farther into the poem,         keel o f blue light                      in residency since April, and                                                                                       in F ro n t S tr e e t B o o k s’
rather like the way that someone           that draws so little water,              Thoughts Come to Mind, con­                                                                                         annex building a t 201 E.
deep into a novel can block out            shipwrecked and unfamiliar               ceived to be shown in Marfa, has                                                                                    Holland Ave. in Alpine.
the noisy subway station or                with air on the island                   been installed since May.
crow ded lunchroom around                  o f your mother’s chest.                   The Ice Plant is located on East                                                                                  June 13, 7pm
them.                                      White got word that he was cho­          Oak Street, past the Marfa Pub­                                                                                                 a slide talk and
  White is going for something            sen as a Lannan writer last year,         lic Library. Chinati’s Artist in                                                                                             book signing w ith
along the same lines and it’s an         just after he returned from a trip         Residence Program is generously                                                                                        M arathon p h o to g rap h er
important gesture in a very fun­          to Brazil. Like a lot o f Lannan                                                                                                                                           Ja m e s E vans
damental way.                             w riters, he was pleasantly               Bereavement group                                                                                                      featuring his new book,
  “Poetry is a way o f learning           shocked at the unexpected offer                                                                                                                                         Big Bend Pictures
how to dream and heal,” he said.          of a month of writing and read­           to meet June 24
“It’s possible that we don’t real­        ing time in Marfa.                                                                                                                                                        C o m in g U p N ext:
ize we need it as much as we do.           “I’m not a well known poet,” he          in Alpine                                                                                                                   Ju n e 27, 7 p m
In some countries poetry is es­           said. “No one knows me and I               ALPINE - A bereavem ent
teemed more than in U.S. Poetry
is something that I’ve decided to
dedicate my life to. It will be there,
                                         had absolutely no idea I was un­
                                         der consideration by Lannan. I’ll
                                          spend the time in Marfa by read­
                                                                                    group will meet on Tuesday, June
                                                                                    24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
                                                                                     Sponsored by Rural Hospice,
                                                                                                                                       The Iris Shop                                                        A c o u s tic O p e n M ike
                                                                                                                                                                                                         an evening of m usic in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         quiet, sm oke-free settin g
I hope, when we do need it.”
  H e’s published more than a
                                          ing furiously for two weeks and
                                         writing furiously for two weeks.
                                                                                    the group is held at 604 East Ave.
                                                                                    F, Alpine, (behind the Outback
                                                                                                                                                  ititf it ic
                                                                                                                                                 cofiu <£ gfsdne1930                                    B e g in n in g J u n e 1 3 ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        F ron t S tr e e t B o o k s in A lp in e
dozen books, in English and Span­         It’s a precious thing to have this        Bar and Grill) on the last Tues­                                                                                    w ill b e o p e n e v e r y F rid ay
ish, on poets that are sometimes         time.”                                     day of every month.                                                                                                 u n til 9 p m .
not well read or well understood                                                     TTie bilingual service is free and
                                                                                                                                 215 North Highland Avenue in Marfa
                                                                                                                                                                                                        M ore in fo: ( 4 3 2 ) 8 3 7 - 3 3 6 0
outside o f their native Latin                                                      registration is not required. All are     IS
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American countries. White is also                                                   welcome, whether the death is
active in ecocriticism, a relatively                                                recent or years past. Our goal is
recent comer in academic and                                                        to provide a safe place for people
social critic circles that focuses                                                  to talk or just listen. For further
on the co-mingling of literature
and the physical environment.
                                                                                    information, please feel free to
                                                                                    call Judy at 432-371-2795 or Sara          Marfa Book Company
 “We all have an effect on the                                                      at 432-837-9952.
                                                                                                                               invites you to join us for the upcoming events:

                    M arfa Theatre Youth Program                                                                               A a ro n Garcia, Kara Janel M artinez, and Lawrence Rivera
                                                                                                                               An evening o f music
                                       free summer classes:
                                                                                                                               7 p.m. Friday June 13


                                                                                                                                       .
                                                                                                                               Steven F W h ite , Lannan Poet in Residence
                     T      h      e         M       a   g   i c        F       o      r   e    s    t
                                                                                                                               Transversions: Poetry and Music
                                a c tin g    w ith       y o u r im a g in a tio n                                             7 p.m. Saturday, June 14

                   M o n d a y s         &       W e d n e sd a y s


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 Alpine octogenarian Ruth Allbright, center, and other Giant party goers had a ball last Saturday.




                                                                                                                       Earl Holliman’s publicity photo.




                                                                                                                                                                      A promotional photo o f James Dean and Elizabeth
                                                                                                                                                                      Taylorfrom Warner Brothers.




                                                                                                                       Jane Withers ’publicity photo.

                                                               Jane Withers and Earl Holliman signed dozens o f
                                                               autographs.




  (photo courtesy SUE TEVIS CUNINGHAM)
 Granison Chaney, left, was a shoeshine and Marfa’s
 most avid sports fan. He also used to meet the train in
 Marfa, so he was well prepared for his brief role as a
 porter in Giant       '        ~




 W A R N E R BROS . P R E S E N T S



  A G eorge St k v e n s P r o d u c t io n
                                                                                                                                               Mary Ann Donaldson., left, chats with library board member Mary Belle


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                                                                   The Giant gala raised $6,000 toward the library expansion project
                                                                   and board president Rena Ann Kelly was pleased to accept the
                S T \ R II I N (i                                  donation from party organizer Kirby Warnock.
  Elizabeth T ayior     as   {Leslie BENEDICT
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     Rock H udson     as Hick B enedict
         James D ean as J et i Rink

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     Jane W ithers as Vasi i n Snythe
      C h ill W ills as U n cle Bawley
Mercedes McCambridge as Luz Benedict
     S a l Mineo as A ngel Obregon III



 D ennis H opper as Jordan Benedict 111
Judith Evelyn as M rs. H orace L ynn ion
    P aul F ix as D r. H orac e L ynn eon
 Rodney T aylor as S ir D avid K arerey
       Earl H olliman as Bon D ace
    Robert N ici4ols as P inky Snythe
    Alexander S courby as O ld Polo
     Fran B enne tt as Judy B enedict
       Charles Watts as Whi teside
          Elsa C ardenas as Juana                                    Marfa area ranchers JE White Jr., left, and Clay Evans enjoy the show.
   C arolyn C raig as L acey L ynnton                                The fictional Benedict home Reata was located on the Evans Ranch.
       M onte H ale as B ale C linch
 M ary Ann Edwards as Adarene C linch
       Sheb Wooley as G ahe T arget
  Victor Millan as Angel O iiregon 1
         M ickey S impson as S auge
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     P ilar del R ey as M rs. O bregon
        N oreen N ash as Lona Lane
                                                                                                                                                   Then and now
       N apoleon Whiting as S wazey
                                                                     staff photos by ROBERT HALPERN                                                Lucy Garcia, second from right, was a teenager when she posed with Earl
          R ay Whitley as Watts                                                                                                                    Holliman, behind her, James Dean and others in front o f the Paisano in
                                                                     Many thanks to Sue Tevis Cuningham fo r her Giant photos
           T ina M enard      as    Lupe                             last week and this week.                                                      1955.
                                                                                                                                                   Lucy and Earl meet again at the Hotel Paisano, 48 years later.
                                                                                                                                                                                   The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. June 12. 2003 (9)              ;


 Ccol stu ff U dc                                                                       County meets in Presidio                                                       S c h ra d e r sa ve s p o o l g ra n t

 Casting call to Marfa Theatre summer project                                           to select engineeringfirm                                                      fro m          b u d g e t c h o p p in g b lo c k
  M arfa Theatre is still castin g for several leads in M idsum m er N ig h t’s          By STERRY BUTCHER                      by Commissioners Danny Watts             By STERRY BUTCHER                         received a letter that announced
D ream as w e ll as supporting roles, a g es 16-50ish . First read-through,              PRESIDIO - A Midland firm              and Eloy Aranda.                        MARFA - Council members                   the cancellation of the grant, so
Sunday June 15 6 PM. T his w ill be a fun process; w e w ill be investigating           called GSW will make a presen­            “GSW wasn’t notified that to­        breezed through their b rief               he raced to Austin for a hearing
and interpreting M idsum m er N ig h t’s D ream through Marfan e y e s and              tation to do engineering work for       day was the selection,” Watts          agenda Tuesday evening, taking             on the matter before the state
v o ices. P lease call director D aw n Trook at 7 2 9 - 8 1 4 0 to schedule an
                                                                                        the county at a 6 p.m. commis­          said in explanation ofhis motion.      care of a couple routine matters           panel. He found out that Marfa’s
appointm ent and d iscu ss participation.
                                                                                        sioners’ meeting tonight at the           “In all fairness, neither was        and listening to updates on vari­          imperiled pool project was not the
 Join the Marfa Swim Team!                                                              Annex building in Presidio.             Frank,” replied County Judge           ous city issues from City Admin­           only grant in danger o f losing
                                                                                         GSW is vying to engineer               Jerry Agan. “My recommenda­            istrator Curtis Schrader.                  funding. Schrader was among
 There w ill b e a m eetin g o f interested sw im m ers and parents o n June 17th at    county projects that will pave          tion is to table it for the simple      Mayor Oscar Martinez is under             many civic leaders who as­
5:30p m at the M arfa P ool. Children ages 7 to 18 are w elcom ed . The on ly skill     bus-route roads near Franco             reason that the Office of Rural        the weather this week, so Mayor            sembled in Austin to protest
necessary to participateis to k n ow your front crawl and be com fortable in            Middle School and make repairs          Community Affairs and our le­          Pro Tem Dan Petrosky oversaw               abrupt cuts to projects that had
the deep. T am m y Foster is the co-ordinator but sh e w ill need parent                to the Cibolo Creek levee. An           gal representation says to table       the unanimous vote to appoint              been initially funded money.
voluteers. T he team w ill m eet T ues. and Thurs. 5-6:30p m at the pool. There         Alpine consulting firm headed by        it.”                                   Councilmember Gloria Rivera to               “They gave three minutes per
w ill three sw im m eets to com pete w ith fello w sw im m ers starting in July. The    Jerry Carvajal will serve as the          “It’s not often that I go against    the board of the Presidio County           speaker and there was almost
co st for the w h ole sum m er is $ 4 5 . For more information call Tam m y Foster at
                                                                                        administrative consultant for the       our legal mind, but this was posted    Appraisal District. The council            four hours o f testim ony,”
358-4006.
                                                                                        projects, but although the county       on the agenda,” said Cordero.          also approved a resolution to in­          Schrader told council members.
 Fresh herbs, vegetables at Farmer’s Market                                             will do the actual paving and the         The vote to table stood at 2-2,      clude Petrosky as the Mayor Pro            “The communities went through
                                                                                        Army Corps of Engineers will            with Cordero and Commissioner          Tem on the city’s bank accounts.           the process and followed the re­
 The H ighw ay 1 1 8 C om m unity Farmer’s Market in A lpine w ill be held this         help with the levee, the two            Carlos Armendariz, who is, inci­         In other city business, Schrader         quirements of the grant. If they
Saturday from 9 A M - 1 PM. T his w e e k ’s market features sn ow peas, parsley,       projects require some guidance          dentally, Spencer’s first cousin,      told the council that a $263,000           end up scoring enough points,
cilantro, apricots and lettuces from the H andw eaver’s Garden, g o a t’s m ilk         from an engineer.                       against the measure.                   grant to rehabilitate the pool was         they should get funded. The com­
and ch eeses, potted herbs and native plants, and chair m assage w ith Mark               Frank X. Spencer of Pecos and           Agan broke the tie in favor of       in jeopardy briefly, after a state         munities that were affected,” he
Haslett. V egetab le grow ers and artisans needed. N o vendor fee— bring your           Presidio made a pitch for the en­       tabling the selection of the engi­     review committee opted to can­             noted, “were all along the bor­
ow n table and chair. Enter the Farmer’s M arket through H andw eavers                  gineering job atthe commission­         neering firm and commissioners         cel all funding to projects that did       der.”
Garden, 7 0 4 Holland A venue, right before H ighw ay 118. Call 8 3 7 - 3 7 8 0 for     ers’ regular meeting on Monday,         set the special meeting for tonight.   not deal specifically with water,            In the end, the state committee
more information.                                                                       but GSW, which had done the pre­        Commissioners will listen to           sewer or street improvements.              voted to allow Marfa’s pool re­
                                                                                        liminary engineering work for the       GSW’s presentation, complete           Marfa had gotten word recently             hab grant after all.
 Swimming lessons start Monday!                                                         grant, was not at the meeting and       their scoring sheets and choose        that it had scored quite high on             “W e’re still in the money,”
 N ina Martin w ill be teaching sw im lesso n s again this sum m er at the M arfa       made no presentation.                   a firm at the meeting.                 the rehab project and was get­             Schrader said and the council
P ool. T he first tw o w eek sessio n ( 1 0 c la sses) starts on M onday June 16th        There was some discussion               Also on tonight’s agenda is a dis­   ting the money.                            members let out sighs of relief,
and the co st is $ 4 5 .0 0 . N in a ’s seco n d sessio n starts July 15th. There are   about hiring Spencer’s firm right       cussion with county resident             On May 30, however, Schrader             murmuring “oh, whew, good.”
cla sses for enfants ( 6 m onths to 3 years) and parents; and A dults in the            then, which was countered by a          Darlene Jamar on the ownership
evening. N in a has been teaching children to sw im and to en joy the water             suggestion from County Attorney         of certain lots in Ruidosa, talk re­
sin ce 1 9 6 8 and has d evelop ed w onderful techniques to help your child learn       Teresa Todd to table the selec­         garding a request from the City
to sw im quickly and correctly. T o register call N ina at 7 2 9 - 3 5 6 0 .            tion of a firm until GSW was also       of Presidio on a resolution that
  A fter assisting N in a last year Kareem C ervantes w ill teach a sessio n on his     given a chance to present.              recognizes the county’s colonias.
ow n starting June 3 0 . A s a beginning teacher his class is a bargain at $ 2 0 .0 0     “Nothing against Frank Spen­
for the tw o w eek sessio n m ornings only. Kareem is totally responsible for
                                                                                                                                Commissioners will also consider
                                                                                        cer,” she said, “I just want a level    a request from the Appraisal Dis­
h is sw im session and to register w ith him call 7 2 9 - 3 6 5 1 .
  Stop b y the library and p ick up a flyer for m ore information.
                                                                                        playing field.”                         tric t on how to handle its
                                                                                          A motion to table the choosing        carryover revenue.
                                                                                        of a firm was made and seconded

                                                                                                                                                                                  New Summer Hours
 M a r f a              s e le c t e d            a s      s it e      fo r        a re a       y o u t h           c lu b       o ffic e ,         s ta ff
                                                                                                                                                                                                              at
  By STERRY BUTCHER
 FAR WEST TEXAS - It looks
like Marfa will be the home base
                                             to try to provide local control over
                                             drug abuse prevention and edu­
                                             cation outreach to young people.
                                                                                        most bang for the buck,” said the
                                                                                        city administrator. “We’ll try to get
                                                                                        at least two staff people for one
                                                                                                                                coalition’s office and the youth
                                                                                                                                club would be located at the MAC
                                                                                                                                building. The club would be mod­
                                                                                                                                                                          The Pizza Foundation
for an office that addresses youth             “Unfortunately most substance            year and if we complete enough          eled after Boys and Girls Clubs
clubs and youth substance abuse              abuse or treatment has been in the         objectives in the first year, that      with after school and summertime
issues, according to City Admin­             past controlled by agencies out­           puts us in line for more funding.”      activities that entail some drug
istrator Curtis Schrader.                    side these five counties,” he ex­            The city ofMarfa and the Marfa        abuse education.
  “I’m on the Far West Texas Ru­             plained. “There’s a hodgepodge of          ISD already has a grant applica­         “We’re still waiting to hear on
ral.Coalition, which is a group of           organizations here from San An­            tion submitted for a local youth        that one,” he said. ■
five rural counties that got together        tonio or El Paso or somewhere              and if the grant is awarded, the
to better address youth substance            else and the service they can give                                                                                                                      HOURS:
issues,” Schrader explained last             us in this area is not always con­                                                                                                                11-10 - M onda y
week. “ It includes Brewster,                sistent or efficient. By establish­
                                                                                                                  A lp in e     O p tic a l                                                    11- 2 - Tuesday
Presidio, Jeff Davis, Culberson              ing this coalition, we will have lo­
and Hudspeth counties. We just
found out that we got full grant
funding for our first grant,
                                             cal support and responsibility for
                                             that. Instead of each community
                                             trying to do it, we’ll have an um­
                                                                                                           Dr. N.W. Rook                                                                   C lo se d - W e d n e sd a y
                                                                                                                                                                                         11-11 - T h u rsd a y & Friday
$115,000.”                                   brella agency that will address the
                                                                                                                      Optometrist                                                           n o o n -1 1 - S a tu rda y
  The grant money will pay for an             needs within each community.”               • Eye examinations                           • Contact lenses                                      n o on -1 0 - S u nd a y
office at the Marfa Activity Cen­
ter, from which an executive di­
                                               The coalition members include
                                             the county judges of all five rural
                                                                                                         C a ll for a p p o i n t m e n            t
                                                                                                                                                                                         • dine in o r take out
rector will coordinate the start-up
of youth clubs and activities within
                                             counties, probation officers, city
                                             officials, law enforcement per­
                                                                                                               432-837-0730
the five rural counties.                      sonnel and treatment providers.            117 W. Holland in Alpine                                                           729.3377                   U.S. 67 & 90 MARFA
  “If you look at the five rural             They’ll get the paperwork in or­
counties, you’ve got Dell City at            der, determine a job description
one end and Study Butte on the               and hopefully get a director in­
other,” Schrader said. “Marfa is             stalled in the next three months.
centrally located and had some                 “That grant funding covers our
office space to provide.”                    operating cost, travel and every­
  The idea behind the coalition is           thing so we need to try to get the


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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mallory Leitner o f Yoga Marfa and
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Edith Loya with three o f Mrs.                            with Justice o f the Peace                                                                          Grocery.
Mitchell’s students.                                      Cinderela Guevara.
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 Windstorm.
(continuedfrom page 1 )
night.                                      news out of Odessa featured Dop­
 Restoring power to Redford                 pler radar pictures o f a large
was quite a bit more difficult.             storm system sweeping through
Pallarez said 2,700 feet o f pri­           West Texas, but as usual, the                 Michaela Alvarado graduates from                                                                 Little League awards picnic
mary conductor line had fallen              weather map left Presidio a good
along Highw ay 170 east o f
Presidio, and it took linemen until
                                            inch or two below the bottom of
                                            the screen.
                                                                                          St. Rita Catholic School in Dallas                                                               is S a t u r d a y i n A l p i n e
6 a.m. Tuesday to reconnect                   With Presidio still literally below
Redford to the power grid.                  the radar of the National Weather             Pablo and Elvia Alvarado trav­                                                                   ALPINE - The Big Bend Little                be introduced for the Rookie
 “That’s a lot of wire to work at           Service, the ability of local agen­          eled to Dallas on May 30,2003 to                                                                 League will host its 9th Annual              League, Little League, Junior
three o’clock in the morning,”              cies to respond to severe weather            celebrate the 8th grade Mass of                                                                  Awards picnic this Saturday, June            League, and Senior League.
Pallarez said, adding that AEP              remains crucial. Monday’s storm              Thanksgiving and graduation of                                                                   14, at Kokemot Park in Alpine.               The District tournaments will
crews also responded to downed              was an opportunity for local offi­           their granddaughter, Michaela                                                                      All teams will bring their own             begin play in Midland and Odessa
lines in Valentine, Marathon, and           cials to see how their contingency           Alvarado, from St. Rita Catholic                                                                 picnic lunches and the presenta­             on June 27 with the Rookie
Alpine during Monday’s storm.               plans held up in a relatively minor          School.                                                                                          tion of awards will begin at 12:30.          League playing in Midland at
  Winds picked up at about 7:30             emergency.                                    Michaela was nominated and                                                                        Each player will receive a par­            Beal Park and the Little League
p.m. Monday and blew fero­                    “We’re kind o f left to our own            awarded a $1,000 leadership                                                                      ticipation trophy for the 2003 sea­          opening in Odessa at North Ector
ciously for at least half an hour           powers and devices here,” said               Scholarship by the faculty at St.                                                                son and the league champions in              County LL and Jim Parker LL
before petering out into scattered          Presidio County Emergency Man­               Rita School. She will attend high                                                                Rookie League, Little League,                fields.
and tentative sprinkles. Despite            agement Coordinator Joe Harris               school at the Ursuline Academy                                                                   and Senior League will receive                The Junior League tournament
its force, the storm was typically          on Tuesday. “Last night raised the           ofDallas for girls this fall.                                                                    championship trophies.                       starts on July 1 at M idland’s
stingy with the wet stuff. Though           priority of some of the little func­          She is the daughter ofFrank and                                                                   Awards will be made for the                Christensen Stadium.
there were reports of a little hail         tional things. The city itself               Cindy Alvarado ofDallas and for­                                                                 Bat-A-Thon and players will also              The Senior League tournament
east of Redford and flash flood­            worked fantastic, I think. It                merly of Marfa.                                                                                  receive their prizes for their fund          also starts on July 1 and will be
ing in the Ruidosa and Candelaria           worked real well. But as in any                                                                               Michaela Alvarado               raising efforts.                             played at Simon Field and
area upriver, Presidio’s share of           situation, there was some ‘Oh, we                                                                                                               The BBLL All Star teams will               Christensen Stadium.
the precipitation was mostly the            forget about that.’”
gritty kind, a mess of windblown              Chief among these revelations               E x h ib it io n                         o n          L it t le          L e a g u e
dirt and mud quite unpleasant to            was the Presidio water and sewer                                                                                                                                                                H a p p y 1 0 th
be caught outside in.                       system’s reliance on the power                o p e n s              a t B ig                 B e n d             m u s e u m
  “We got mud balls and wind,”              grid. The city’s well-pumps and                                                                                                                                                                   b ir th d a y
city Administrator Tom Nance                sewer force main have no backup               ALPINE - “Little League in the                         on the introduction ofbaseball to
said. “The wind blew horizontal,            generators, and cannot operate in            Big Bend,” an exhibition depict­                        the region by soldiers at Fort                                                             A l y s s a
without a doubt, and it hurt.”              the event of a blackout, officials           ing the history o f area Little                         Davis, as well as the contributions
  A number of roofs, carports, and          said. When power lines go down,              League baseball, will open Sat­                         o f Herbert L. Kokemot, Jr., who
porches throughout the area suf­            the city has no way to refill its            urday, June 7 at the Museum of                          built Kokemot Field and founded                                                               J u n e 17
fered extensive dam age. In                 water tank, which holds only                 the Big Bend on the Sul Ross                            the Alpine Cowboys. The exhi­
Presidio, one particularly fierce           enough water for one regular                 State University campus.                                bition is curated by Sul Ross
                                                                                                                                                 graduate students Scott Turner,                                                        We love you,
gust completely tore off the metal          day’s worth of use, officials said.           H ot dogs will be served at
roof of one couple’s home, car­                “Once you lose the water out              Saturday’s opening reception,                           Terlingua, and Joiy Vanderburg,                                                     Mom, Dad, M atthew ,
ried it down the street and                 of the tank, you don’t have pres­            from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum,                            San Antonio.                                                                        Grandma, Grandpa,                         =l
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wrapped it around a power line.             sure in town and you can’t fight             located in Lawrence Hall. The                            Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                      auntie, uncles &
At lest seven Presidio homes sus­           fires or anything,” Agan said.               exhibition will run through July 6.                     Tuesday through Saturday and 1-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cousins
tained significant wind damage.             “Fortunately we didn’t need to                “Little League in the Big Bend”                        5 p.m. Sundays. For more infor­
  “Flying metal was a main con­             fight any fires (on Monday), but             also includes historic background                       mation, call (432) 837-8143.
cern,” Nance said. “That stuff              it sure showed us a glaring flaw
will cut your head off.”
  Officials later said the storm
                                            that we have.”
                                              The judge said this week that he                                                                    Junior High                                 B ig B e n d L i t t l e L e a g u e s t a n d i n g s
proved to be a valuable test of             was looking into possible funding                                                                                                                 (ages 11-12)
the area’s emergency prepared­              from the Department of Home­                                                                          band camp                                   team                        wins
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  “It was unfortunate that this             partment o f Emergency Manage­                                                                        underway at SR                              Padres
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 happened, but it was a good ex­            ment to buy emergency genera­
 ercise,” said Presidio County              tors for the w ater and sewer                                                                          ALPINE - The Sul Ross State                Rangers                     7        6       4
 Judge Jerry Agan. “It gave us an           pumps.                                                                                               University Department o f Fine               Diamondbacks                5        7       5
 insight asto what we need to work            Meanwhile, Harris is back at                                                                       Arts and Communications Music                Yankees                     2        11 - ■- 4
 on.                                        work revising the county’s ambi­                                                                     Program will host the second an­             Astros                      2        13      1
                                                                                           • L ib ra ry reading program F re e ,                 nual Junior High Band Camp                   sponsors: West Texas National Bank Dodgers;VFW Post No. 7207
   The storm prompted quick ac­             tious emergency management
                                                                                          June 9 -June 2 6 , Tuesdays and                        June 11-14.                                  Rangers;Terlingua ghost town Padres;American Legion Post No. 79
 tion from area emergency re­               plan with the practical knowledge
                                                                                          Thursdays 10-11 and 1-2, ages 5-1 2,
 sponders, including the Presidio           gained during Monday’s storm.                                                                          The camp is for students in                Rockies; Marfa National Bank Diamondbacks; Marfa Book Co.Yankees;
                                                                                          729-4631.
 V olunteer Fire D epartm ent,                “Emergency management kind                                                                         grades 6-9. Once again, Dr. Rob­             Fort Davis State Bank Astros.
                                                                                           • M a rfa Studio o f A rts and M a rfa
 Presidio Police Department, and            o f gets out of the realm of com­             Theatre, Teen A rt & Perform ance
                                                                                                                                                 ert Tucker o f Howard Payne
 the Presidio County Sheriffs Of­           mon sense,” Harris said. “The                 W orkshop Free, June 16-August                         University will be the guest con­            B ig B e n d S e n i o r L e a g u e s t a n d i n g s
  fice, who together with employ­           emergency management book                     15, M o n d ay, W ednesday & F rid ay                  ductor, as well as Earl Tucker.              (ages 13-14)
  ees o f the Presidio Public Works         that I’ve developed is three inches           10-noon, ages 1 3 -1 8 ,7 2 9 -3 4 2 6 or              The camp will conclude with a                team                          wins      losses
  Department worked late into the           thick. You can look for 20 min­               729-4616.                                              concert Saturday, June 14 at noon            Marfa Indians                 11        2
  evening to clear the streets of de­        utes to find an emergency con­                • M a rfa Theatre youth program                       in Marshall Auditorium. The con­             A lp in e T ig ers            9         3
  bris.                                      tact number. We found ourselves              Theatre Class: T h e M ag ic Forest                    cert is free and open to the pub­            Alpine Cubs                   9         4
   On Tuesday, M ayor Alcee                 reverting to the little phone book.”          Free, June 16-A ugust 1 3 ,2 -3 :3 0                   lic.                                         Alpine Athletics              4         8
                                                                                          ages 5 -8 ,3 :3 0 -5 ages 9-1 2 ,7 2 9 -3 4 3 6 .        For more information or to en­             Terlingua Rangers             4         7
  Tavarez praised the city and                The City ofPresidio is eager to
                                                                                           • S w im classes, June 16-27 9 A M -
  county workers and AEP linemen            help its residents clean up after                                                                    roll, contact Michael Stittsworth            Alpine Astros                 0         13
                                                                                          1P M (parent & in fa n t class 6 -7 P M )
  for spending the end o f their            the storm. Residents who still                                                                       at     (432)     837-8018      or            sponsors: U.S. Border Patrol Indians; KALP Radio Tigers;Alpine Rotary Club
                                                                                           June 30-Ju ly 1 1 9 A M -1 P M , July
  weekend helping the city recover          have a pile o f fallen tree limbs in          1 5 -2 4 9 A M -1 P M , also sw im team /
                                                                                                                                                 mikes@sulross.edu                            Cubs;Alpine Rotary ClubAthletics; Big Bend Naitonal Park Rangers;
  from the storm.                            their yard are encouraged to stack           sw im m eet (a ll sum m er), call N in a                                                            Longhorn Restaurant Astros.
    “I can’t say enough about these          them in the alley or in front of             M artin, 729-3560.
  guys. They really worked their            their house for city crews to col­              • C h in ati A rt Classes Free, July 8 -                                                          B ig B e n d R o o k ie L e a g u e s t a n d i n g s
  tails off last night,” the mayor           lect.                                        August 14, Grades 5 -8 10-noon,                                                                     (ages 9-10)
  said.                                       “We plan to help people out clear           Grades 1-41:30-3:30,729-4362.                                                                       team                          wins        losses
                                                                                            • M a rfa Studio o f A rts Free, K ids                                                            * Nighthawks                  10          2
    Area residents received no offi­         out debris,” the mayor said.
  cial warning before the sudden             “We’re going to get back to nor­             A rt C lu b, July 12-A ugust 16,
                                                                                          Saturdays 10-11 ages 4 -7 ,1 -3 ages
                                                                                                                                                      Subscribe to                            * Rangers                     10          2
  gale. Monday’s late television             mal as soon as possible.”                                                                                                                        Athletics                     6           6
                                                                                          8-12,729-4616.
                                                                                            The Marfa summeryouth                                     The B ig B en d                         Colts                         5           5
                                                                                                                                                                                              Cardinals                     5           6
                                                                                           program schedule is compiled by
  Tornado                                                                                  Dawn Trook. Thanks!                                          S en tin el                           Braves                        2           8
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                                                                                                                                                                                              be a one-gam e p la y o ff fo r R ookie League cham pion at 9:3 0 a.m .
 Safety office north of Alpine on
Highway 118, and called in
                                            when those things are going on,               one of the lucky ones who got to                                  Call                              Saturday, June 14, at the K o kem o t L ittle League field .
                                            people need to know about it.”                see the cloud touch down in per­
Mother Nature ’s play-by-play on
his cell phone.
                                             No matter the size, tornados do              son.                                                              9 15                              sponsors: Desert Sports Terlingua Nighthawks, SCR Corporation
                                            have a sinister grace and power                “It was neat to watch, especially                                                                  Rangers, Alpine Police Department Athletics, SRSU Equine Center
  “When I pulled over, I noticed
that the ground looked like it was
                                            that draws us in, even through the            when it’s out there in the middle                               729-4342                                        s
                                                                                                                                                                                              Colts, Baeza’ Thirftway Fort Davis Braves, Morrison True Value
                                            words o f a radio broadcast.                  of nowhere, when it’s not hurting                      •                                            Cardinals, Village Farms Marfa Giants.
boiling or shooting rain into the           Hendryx was simply glad to be                 anything to speak of,” he said.                        *
sky out on the Claytie Williams                                                                                                                                                               all standings as o f June 9, 2003.
place,” Hendryx said this week.
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                                                                                                                                              Softball. 8 & under                      M ONDAY
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                                                                                            Softball. 12 & under                              Hits vs. Action, 6 p.m ., Alpine.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Softball. 12 & under
city limits. Hendryx laughed this       ! • • • • • • • .......................• • • • • • • Maddogs vs. Wildcats, 6 p.m.,                                                               Wildcats vs. Krushers, 6 p.m.,                                                              I
                                                                                                                                              Bulldozers vs. Deputies, 6 p.m.,
week that it might have only reg­                                                           Alpine.                                                                                    Alpine.                                                                                       I
                                        I T h e f u n e r a l h o m e s o f ! * Xtreme vs. Drillers, 6 p.m., Marfa.                           Alpine.
 istered an ‘F point 5,’ on the low                                                                                                                                                    ♦ Drillers vs. Maddogs, 8 p.m.,                 Bullet Transport                              I
 end o f the National W eather          I          th e B ig B e n d                      t Softball. 10 & under                                                                       Alpine.
                                        I           Geeslin - Alpine                     * * Indians vs. Mystics, 6 p.m., Alpine.
                                                                                                                                         ; • SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                         . Softball. 8 & under                         WEDNESDAY '                                          Services Inc.                            I
 Service’s tornado measuring                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Presidio
 scale ofF-1 through F -5 .             I          Memorial - Marfa                      | • Sliders vs. Knights, 8 p.m., Alpine.        * Tournament, Alpine.                                                                                                                       I
                                        1 Van Hofn Funeral Home % FRIDAY 14 & under                                                      • Softball. 10 & under                        • Maddogs vs. Krushers, 6 p.m..            915-229-4427; fax: 229-4107
   “I didn’t want to alarm people                                                           Softball.                                    . Sliders vs. Terlingua, 10 a.m., Alpine.     Alpine.                                   “ or all your transportation needs - international, I
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 because I knew it wasn’t headed        |        1-8 8 8 -7 6 5 - 6 5 8 1                   Outlaws vs. Bandits, 8 p.m., Marfa.                                                          Wildcats vs. Xtreme, 8 p.m., Alpine.#              local, U , C
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 for Alpine,” Hendryx said. “But        J iH H ia a iH ir a ia iB iH is iH iH iy y E a u B iiM H i                                      lia iH iB tlS IIH H H B aH iaiB IB                M iW B SW H ltK K aU iM nl?
(\2) The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa. Texas. June 12,2003


M o th e r a n d s o n w ith tie s to
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El Paso Times                                                                  m a r iju a n a           b u s t
  ANTHONY, N.M.— The Lujan
family was expecting big news                                                    By DAN KEANE
Sunday, June 1. It was the day                                                   PRESIDIO - Rogelio Sanchez
their daughter would finally sepa­                                             Brito, 23, has been indicted for
rate from her common-law hus­                                                  allegedly attempting to smuggle
band, a man she had failed to                                                  nearly 300 pounds o f marijuana
leave time and time again.                                                     through the Presidio port of en­
   But when the phone call came,                                               try on May 21. Brito, a former
they were struck with the worst                                                Marfa resident now living in
possible news. Their 48-year-old                                               Odessa, is currently being held
daughter, Socorro Lujan, and her                                                                                                                                                                          ___ J M
                                                                               without bond in the Brewster
 19-year-old son, M arcel o                                                    County Jail in Alpine and was
Gabaldon, were dead.                                                           scheduled for an arraignment
   They died from the smoke they                                                                                                                                                                                (staff photo by DAN KEANE)
                                                                               hearing Tuesday in Pecos.
inhaled while trapped inside their                                                                                     U.S. Clay has staged some mineral grinding plant equipment at the proposed site east o f Alpine.
                                                                                 According to the official com­
double-wide mobile home, which                                                 plaint, Brito drove a red Ford
investigators say was set ablaze                                               F I50 into the Presidio port at
at about 3 p.m. Sunday by the
                                                                                                                       G r in d in g p la n t o p p o n e n ts s e t le tte r w r itin g
                                                                               about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May
 Lujans’ son-in-law, Jorge Zarazua                                             27. Bureau of Customs and Bor­
 Esquivel.                                                                     der Protection inspectors ran. the
                                                                                                                       e v e n t to d a y a t B r e a d & B r e a k f a s t in A lp in e
   The victim’s mother, also named                                             truck through an x-ray system
 Socorro Lujan, and the other sur­                                             and detected an area ofhigh den­         ALPINE - Alpine and Big Bend          Empresa ofMidland would man­              cape. These small, inert particles
viving relatives of the victims at­        Socorro Lujan and her son           sity underneath the floorboard of       residents will gather today to'        age the facility’s day-to-day op­         can become lodged in the lungs
 tempted to ease their anguish                 Marcelo Gabaldon                the cab. Further inspection re­         write letters to the Texas Com­         erations. Agri-Empresa is owned          when inhaled and are later cov­
Monday as they gathered outside                                                vealed 109 tape-wrapped bundles         mission on Environmental Qual­         by W-H Energy, an international           ered with scar tissue; after pro­
 the charred shell o f the home probably linked to the couple’s                 concealed beneath the floor con­       ity (TCEQ) expressing concerns          oilfield service company based in        longed exposure the scar tissues
 along with more than 80 members marital problems, investigators                taining a total o f 177.4 pounds of    and requesting a contested case        Houston.                                  will inhibit air exchange in the
 of the Anthony community for a said.                                           marijuana.                             hearing on a proposal by U.S.            Members of the citizen’s group          lungs.
 memorial service.                       “She had told hirnhe had to move         On the day after the arrest, Cus­    Clay, Inc., to build a rock crush­      organizing tonight’s event believe        Citizens of Texas who have an
   But all they could do is try to con­ out on that Sunday,” Gojkovich          toms agents moving Brito’s truck       ing facility on U.S. Highway 90         that clean air is a fundamental          interest in the air quality and the
 sole themselves while imagining said.                                          noticed its irregular steering and     east o f Alpine. The period for         economic and social asset of the         environment in the Big Bend and
 the horrific death their loved ones     The couple had several unre­           a strange bumping in its tires. A      public comment ends on June 16,         Big Bend. In addition to drawing         Davis Mountains are encouraged
 suffered.                              ported domestic disputes and one        drug-sniffing dog named Rufus          2003.                                   tourists to the area, they argue         to write letters to the TCEQ. The
   “My mother was there in the liv­ that was reported to sheriffs of­           was brought in to inspect the ve­        The letter-writing party will be      that air quality is an important el­     TCEQ address is TCEQ, Chief
 ing room. Why couldn’t she get ficials, investigators said.                    hicle and alerted to all four of the   held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at          ement that brings retirees and oth­       Clerk; MC-105, P.O. Box 1308,
 out? W hy?” cried N eiba                In March, deputies were dis­           truck’s tires.                         Bread and Breakfast, located at        ers to live in the region. They also      Austin, TX 78711-3087. Letters
 Gabaldon, the victim’s daughter. patched to the home for a family                Inside the tires inspectors found    113 W. Holland Avenue in Alpine.       point out that the Big Bend is also       should include the air quality per­
 “... I can hear her calling me for disturbance. They found that                 steel boxes fastened to the wheel     Volunteer ‘scribes’ will be avail­     one of the few remaining areas in         mit number, no. 54973. Individu­
 help. I can hear her screaming.” Esquivel’s wife had asked him to              rims containing a total 121.2          able to. assist with composing the     the country where chemically sen­         als who are interested in obtain­
   Those sentiments were echoed move out, but that instead ofleav-              pounds of marijuana. All told, the     letters. The event’s organizers will   sitive and severely asthmatic             ing copies of a sample letter to
 by Neiba’s grandmother.                ing, “he took a bunch of pills, then     pickup had been hauling 297.6         provide stamps and envelopes.          people can find the air quality that      submit their comments or request
   “How I wish I could have saved spit them out,” Gojkovich said.                pounds of pot.                          TCEQ is currently reviewing          they need.                                a contested case hearing, or who
 her,” Socorro Lujan cried as she         Socorro Lujan said her daugh­           The complaint alleges that Brito     U.S. Clay’s application for an air       While U.S. Clay’s proposed fa­          have questions or comments can
 gazed into the blackened remains ter wanted to end the relationship             admitted knowing the marijuana        quality permit for their proposed      cility will capture the larger par­       contact Mark Haslett or Drew
 ofher daughter’s home.                 because Esquivel was a heavy             was hidden in the truck, and that     plant. U.S. Clay would only be the     ticle emissions, some of the very         Stuart at markhaslett@yahoo.com
   Socorro’s sister, Reyna Lujan of drinker and didn’t get along with            he told agents he was to receive      owner o f the plant, while Agri-       the smallest particles could es­          or drewstu@hotmail.com.
 Ojinaga, said this week that the his stepson, Marcelo Gabaldon, a               $4,000 for delivering the load to
  family has yet to see the autopsy 2002 G adsden High School                    an unknown individual in Odessa.
  results, but that they believe that graduate. But she never followed            Brito allegedly told agents he
  her sister and her nephew were through with that plan because                  had turned over the pickup truck
  already dead when Esquivel set Esquivel would threaten to com­                 to an unnamed individual outside
  the house on fire, that is why they mit suicide if they parted, Lujan          the Millenium Hold m Ojinaga on
  did not try to get out ofthebum - said.                                        the previous Satuida} morning,
  ing house.                                                                     May 24, and stayed at the hotel                                                 Y o u r F irs t
                                          “She was a such a wonderful
   Robyn Gojkovich, an investiga­ person. She was pure love, and                 until the truck was returned to him                                             A g C re d it
  tor for the Dona Ana County her son was just like her. She died                on the afternoon o f May 27.
  Sheriffs Department, said the vic­ because o f her compassion for                                                                                              lo a n o ffic e r.
  tims were inside the trailer when him (Esquivel),” Socorro Lujan
  Esquivel allegedly set fire to the said. “I was so afraid that he                                                                                              Financing for ranch, farm,
  outside of the front and side doors. would hurt her, but she didn’t think                                                                                      and recreational land has
  The flames spread from doors to he would. She told me that if any­
                                                                                                                                                                 b een our specialty since
  underneath the trailer and into the thing he would hurt himself. She
  home, filling it with smoke and didn’t listen to me.”                                                                                                          1 916. We understand th e
  rendering mother and son help­                                                                                                                                 particular com plexities of
                                          The victim, Socorro Lujan, was
  less.                                 a native of La Esmeralda, a vil­                                                                                         buying land. When it com es
    A deputy responding to the fire lage outside Ojinaga. She is sur­
                                                                                                                                                                 to land financing - w e are
  found Esquivel conscious and suf­
                                        vived by two daughters, Neiba                                                                                            experts. Com e by th e Marfa
  fering from bums on the front Gabaldon o f Anthony, N.M. and
  yard of the burning mobile home. Cristina Gabaldon of Midland; her                                                              !
                                                                                                                                                                 Credit O ffice an d g e t to
  Gojkovich said investigators are
                                        parents Gorgonio and Socorro                                                                                             know your First Ag Credit
  still looking into whether Esquivel Lujan ofMidland, five grandchil­                                                                                           loan officer.
  had intended to commit murder- dren, four sisters and two broth­
  suicide or if he had gotten burned
                                        ers.
  by accident.                            Marcelo is survived by his fa­                                                                                                           ■   #        '
    He was airlifted Sunday to a bum                                                                                                                                                                   Rowdy Brown, assistant vice president
                                        ther, Marcelo Gabaldon ofM id­
  center in Lubbock, where he died                                                                                 (El Paso Times photo by MARK LAMBIE)
                                        land, his two sisters, nieces and
  the following day after suffering                                            Gorgonio and Socorro Lujan, parents o f Socorro Lujan and the
                                        nephews, grandparents, aunts and
  bums to 98 percent ofhis body.
                                        uncles.                                grandparents o f Marcelo Gabaldon, stand outside the remains o f their                     \FlK ST
    His motive for the murders was                                             daughter’s burned doublewide mobile home.                                                                                       M arfa Credit Office
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                                                                                                                                    p a rt o f t h is         p a g e          -
 Bartholomew                            Fort Sam Houston National Cem­
                                        etery in San Antonio at 10 a.m.
  Edward E. Bartholomew, 89,
passed away Wednesday, June 4,
                                        on June 18th with the rites of the
                                        1928 Book o f Common Prayer.
                                                                                                                                    915-729-4342
2003, in a Fort Stockton nursing          Friends wishing to make memo­
center.                                 rial contributions are asked to con­
  Graveside services were held at       sider St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
3 p.m. on Tuesday, in Hillcrest         in Marfa, TX or the U.S. Cav­                          T e x a n a                H o m e s                        Presidio County Developing Co.
Cemetery with Joe Duncan offi­          alry Association at Fort Riley, KS,
ciating. Funeral services en­           which she favored often with her                ‘Building Quality Custom Homes”                                    Metal buildings - Structural Steel-Welding -
trusted to Geeslin Funeral Home.        generosity.                                                                                                                   General Construction
 He was bom on March 17,1914,                                                                                             • Pueblo
in Houston. Edward had been a            Rowell                                                                              • Territorial                                   CERTIFIED WELDER
writer o f Southwestern history
for many years. He had been a              Dr. Chester M. Rowell, Jr., 76,                                                        • Adobe                   H erm an Acosta                                  915-729-9721
                                         o f M arfa, Texas, died early                                                                                      P.O. Box 1163                                    fax: 915-729-9725
resident of JeffDavis County for
53 years.                                Thursday morning on June 6,                                                                                        M arfa, TX 79843                        email:herman_ac@y ahoo.com
                                                                                                                           9 1 5 -8 3 7 -1 8 7 7
                                         2003. He was bom December 2,                                                                                                                              ________                              6/03
  Survivors include a daughter,                                                4 /1 7 /0 3                              w ww.texanahom ebuiIders.com
Bevelyn B. Tomek ofBlanco and            1926, to Chester M. Rowell and
formerly ofMarfa; two grandchil­         Irene Gahagan-Rowell, and pre­
dren; and six great-grandchildren.       ceded in death by his two broth­                                                                                             Serving Investors Since 1887
                                         ers, Tom and Ted.
                                                                                                                                                                                Stocks • Bonds • M  utual Funds • CD  s
 Olive                                     Dr. Rowell received his B.A.
                                         from the University ofTexas, his
                                         Master of Science from Texas
                                                                                H i p -O Taxidermy                                                                                           A
                                                                                                                                                                                           IR s • Options
                                                                                                                                                                              Insurance • Annuities • Financial Planning
 Alice Louise Olive 83, of Alpine
and formerly o f Corpus Christi,         A&M University, and Angelo                Don Houser • Taxidermist • Alpine                                                       Mary A nne M oses
                                         State University. Following his                                                                                                   Certified Financial Planner ™
died Saturday May 31, 2003, at                                                                                                                                             7 0 NE Loop 4 1 0 , S an Antonio, TX i
her residence.                           retirement in 1987, he was an as­
 Graveside services were held at         sociate professor at Sul Ross
                                         State University.
                                                                               915.364.2619/2515 studio / home
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2 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at Sea­                                                915.940.3717 mobile                                                                                                          y     INVESTMENTS SINCE 1887

side Memorial Park in Corpus               Dr. Rowell was a dedicated          9 miles south o f Alpine on Texas 118,
Christi, with Rev. Charles Graff         botanist throughout his college
                                                                               then 1.8 miles east on Mile High Road
officiating. Arrangements were
by Seaside Funeral Home.
                                         years and his career. He taught
                                         biology, botany, advanced and                                                                                      PIERCE MOTORS, Marfa
 Survivors include a daughter,           regular plant taxonomy, and desert
Karen Tracy Olive Ramey o f             plants. He was in charge of labs
Alpine; two nieces Linda Elliot         at A&M, setting up camps and                  L in e a u s H o o p e r L o r e tte
and Carol Kinnot; and a nephew          taking students to Mexico to study
Danny Storch.                           the flora there.                                Certified Public Accountant
                                          Dr. Rowell was Botanical Advi­
 Myers                                  sor for the Native Plant Society          office in the Planchet-Mendias House                                     For you r b e s t tire - For your b e s t tire b u y
                                        o f Texas and also worked with                                                                                                                     9 1 5 -7 2 9 -4 3 3 6
   Frances Eleanor Fennell Myers        endangered plants of Texas. He                 303 West Dallas Street, Marfa
                                        revitalized the Angelo State plant
 departed this life suddenly and
                                        herbarium in 1972 and was the
                                                                                          By appointment, please                                                  MOONLIGHT GEMSTONES
 unexpectedly on June 8th in Co­
                                        curator of such until his retire­
 lumbia, SC just two weeks after
                                        ment. It is the eighth largest her­
                                                                                                         9 15 -7 2 9 -3 7 6 3                                     gems, minerals, fossils, custom jewelry, local agate
 a warm family celebration ofher                                                                                                                                         Rock Shop and Fine Jewelry Store
 90th birthday.                         barium in Texas. Dr. Rowell was
   She was bom in Marfa on May          also the author and co-author of
                                        several publications and botanical                                                                                      Paul G ra y b ea l                                    Lisa P ow ers
 27th, 1913, she was the second
 child o f H arold and Frances          books. He worked readily along                  E
 Fennell o f Marfa and Del Rio.
                                        with Texas Parks Wildlife Depart­                            D R . T H O M A S L. C O A T S
 Raised on the border and in
                                        ment in many different ways. His         H C B                  ■ -iv    C )n tr ir n ^ tr i^ t
                                                                                                                                                                        1001 W. San Aritpnio
                                        contributions to the state ofTexas                                                                                            '     ' 432 7294526                    v - IOf!
 Marfa, she was “Queen” of the                                                   DA 0 F
                                        will always be recognized by oth­                                       121 N. 6th St.                                         www.overland.net/~ysgwd/munlitgem.htm
 Highland Hereford Fair and Ro­
 deo in High School and attended        ers for many years to come.               A P E OT
                                           A former student of Dr. Rowell’s,                                  Alpine, T X 79831
 Incarnate Word College in San
 Antonio. During this time she met       and friend for thirty-one years,
                                         said, “I loved the man dearly. He             ED
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 and in 1932 married a young Cav­                                                                                9 1 5 -8 3 7 -2 6 4 3                               •   #
                                         was a father figure to me. Every                                                                                        * * * * * *
 alry officer, Samuel L. Myers,
 who rose to the rank of Lt. Gen.        day I am reminded ofhim because
 In the Army and was her husband         of how he helped shape my life.
                                                                                                                       W ater W ater Everyw here...
 for 55 years until his death in 1987    Doc was the most positive and
                                         giving man I have ever known.                                                    an d we can help you
'in Del Rio. His was an admirable
                                         He has influenced hundreds of                                                            find it
 career but no one admired and                                                                  S
                                                                                                ’ spefting, LLC.
 cherished him more than she.
                                         student’s lives throughout his ca­                                                                                 A I R C O N D IT I O N I N G & \
 During their over 30 years in the       reer, not only in the knowledge of                                                                                 R E F R IG E R A T IO N
                                                                                      Hydrogeological and Geophysical Services
                                         plants, but in the knowledge oflife
 Army they traveled all over the                                                                                                                           P.O. Box 1201 F ort Davis, TX 79734 #TACLB002273C
                                         and how it should be lived. May                             P.O. Box 172319
 world and raised two children,
                                         the teachings you have bestowed                       Arlington, TX 76003-2319                                   Sharon & Larry Lippe 915-426-3023 Cell 556-1436
 Samuel L. Jr., a retired Colonel
                                         upon all of us continue to grow                     email: waterprospecting@ cs.com
 living in Round Rock with his wife,
                                         for as long as the grass grows, the
                                                                                                                                                          Fax: 915-426-2149 • 501 Cemetery Rd, Fort D a v is
 Leslie, and Frances Anne, mar­                                                                                 Toll-free: 877-880-4117
                                         wind blows, and the sky’s blue.
 ried to retired Lt. Col. William
 Bartlett and living in Columbia,
                                         God bless you, Dr. Rowell.”                                                                                          A BC Pump Inc.
                                           Dr. C hester M. Rowell, Jr.
 SC. She was blest with four
                                         leaves behind a nephew, Ben                          Building                                                       W ater Well S ervice
 grandchildren, two by each child,
 and six great-grandchildren.
                                         David Rowell, and a list of friends                  Materials       FREE delivery to Marfa!                           H a rd w a re & W e ld in g
                                          that will miss him dearly.
   For the past ten years she lived                                                           Genter                                                       313 E. San Antonio St. - M A R F A
 in Columbia, with the Bartletts                                                                                                                         Master licen sed - all pump typ es • ranch & h om e*
 and, for the past year, at              Uranga                                          FOXWORTH-GALBRAITH                                              water sy s te m s • windmills/solar storage tanks/
  Kathwood Place.                                                                                                                                        troughs, pipelines • welding
   Frances will be remembered by
  many as a person who was inter­
                                          Dolores (Ramirez) Uranga, 86,
                                        ofMarfa, died Tuesday, June 10,
                                                                                           LUMBER COMPANY                                                B obby Donaldson, president
  ested in people and in helping        2003, at her residence.                              204 East Holland -A lpine, T X 79830                        Bus. 915-729-3161/888-729-3161; Res. 915-729-4125
  them. As a young wife in the Phil­      Rosary will be at 7 p.m. tonight                    915-837-3441 Fax: 915-837-7466
  ippine Islands she taught Spanish     at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in                               1-800-870-8509                                                     D an           P e t r o s k y , D .C .
  to other wives, as a mature Army      Marfa. Funeral Mass will be at
 wife she taught younger wives the      11 a.m. Friday at the church with                                                                                                           CHIROPRACTOR
 ways o f “service life” in the
 Army D aughters club, as a
                                        burial following at Merced Cem­
                                        etery, under the direction of Me­
                                                                               rm                WEBB’S AUTO SERVICE                                                   * re h a b ilita tio n * a c u p u n c tu re
 retiree’s wife, and later widow,       morial Funeral Home. Visitation                                                                                                 H e a d a c h e s , lo w b a c k p a in , n e c k p a in ,
  she was active in cultural activi­    will begin at 9 a.m. today at Me­      PERFORMANCE                                   PERFORMANCE                                s h o u ld e r a n d a rm p a in , C a rp a l tu n n e l
 ties in Del Rio.                       morial Funeral Home Chapel.
   Throughout her long life she was       She was born on March 30,                                  J                                                              s y n d r o m e , n u m b n e s s & t in g l in g , a n d s tr e s s
  a “great communicator” - send­        1917, in Barstow. She was a long
                                                                                                                                                                    D o n ’t delay call today for an appointment
  ing letters and later using the       time resident o f Marfa and a                                    i p | if| f
phone to keep up with a wide            member of St. Mary’s Catholic                                                                                                                  9 1 5 -7 2 9 -3 5 5 0
 circle of friends whom she en­         Church. She was a cook at the
                                                                                                                                                             120 N . A ustin , M a rfa                     Most insurance a ccep ted
 couraged and sympathized with          Thunderbird Restaurant and later,
 as their lives evolved. Her florist    with her now deceased son,
 and Collin Street Bakery bills tes­    Ambrosio ‘Gordo’ Ramirez at
                                        Mando’s Drive In, from where
                                                                                      GREATT/RES,                       GREATPR/CES                        SOUTHWEST TEXAS MUNICIPAL                        ALPINE
tify to her remembrance of many                                                                                                                                                                             M ARFA
birthdays and anniversaries.            she retired. She was preceded in                                                                                                                              CORP.
   She is survived by her two chil­     death by her two sons, Ambrosio             915-729-4955                                    MARFA                                                                   F O R TD A V IS
 dren, m entioned above, four           Ramirez and Adan Ramirez.
grandchildren; Samuel L. Myers            Survivors include a grand­
                                        daughter, Elizabeth and husband                                                                                      S                 S
                                                                                                                                                             “ e w ia f Me Wcf “ ettd m ea mtd, ndcaSie ecm m dm i
 III, Laura Myers Hughes, James
 Bartlett, and Robert Bartlett and      Mark Rodriguez o f Marfa; a                                  ROBERT WHITE                                                          tte r fm a l f e u   fa n w m   3 0    < $em & “
                                        grandson, M ichael and wife
 six great-grandchildren; Timothy
 and Kathleen Myers, Mason, Erin        Enica Ramirez o f Marfa; two                                 Well Service                                          ALPINE     203 N. Apple s                             9 1 5 -8 3 7 -3 4 3 7
 and K ellen B artlett, and the         great-granddaughters Michaela                                                                                      MARFA      130 E. Texas St.                           9 1 5 -7 2 9 -4 3 6 7
youngest, Jacob Evans Bartlett.         and Toni Ramirez, both ofMarfa;                              •P     u m p s      •W      in d m ills               FORT DAVIS                                            9 1 5 -4 2 6 -3 5 7 7
   A Memorial Service for family        two brothers, Jose Armendariz
 and friends w ill be held at           and Bias Armendariz, both ofBig                                  S a le s a n d S e r v ic e                                                 www.swtmg.com
 Greenlawn Funeral Home, 845            Spring; and two sisters, Helinda                                                                                                            NIGHT N U M B E R S
                                                                               Box 748                                        license #500MU»
 Leesburg Road in Columbia at 2         Rodriguez o f Levelland and
                                        Maria Armendariz ofBig Spring.         Marfa, TX 79843                                9 1 5 -7 2 9 -4 7 9 7        Alpine 9 1 5 - 8 3 7 - 3 4 3 7 8 Marfa & Fort b a v ;s 9 1 5 - 7 2 9 - 4 3 6 7       j
p.m. today with burial services at
I M lThe Big Bend Sc Hmel, Marfa..Texas. June 12. 2003


M a r f a              c it y - w id e              g a r a g e

s a l e         is        t h i s        S a t u r d a y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ►
 MARFA - The premiere event                Maps of participating homes will
for treasure hunters and junk col­        be available at the Marfa Cham­                                   PUBLIC NOTICES
lectors is upon us! The Marfa             ber of Commerce, located in the                                                                                                                                 HELPW ANTED
City-Wide Garage Sale will take           Hotel Paisano on North Highland
place from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat­          Street, June 14,from 8 - 1 0 a.m.                               U.S. D ep artm en t o fH o m elan d Security
urday throughout the neighbor­            No early birds!                                              B u reau o f C u stom s an d B ord er P rotection                    PREVEN TIO N T E C H N IC IA N N EEDED IN B IG BEND
                                                                                    N o tice is hereby g iv en pursuant to 8 C FR 2 7 4 .9 that the properties
hoods ofMarfa.                             Sellers, please pick up “Sale”                                                                                                   AREA. High school diploma or GED required. Provide
                                                                                    described b elo w w ere seized on the date sp ecified at the identified
  In the past, shoppers have found        signs at Ellen Cross’s house on                                                                                                   prevention/intervention services to youth-at-risk for developing
                                                                                    location because o f the a lleg ed u se in the com m ission o f a violation o f
antiques, machinery, clothes, col­        Friday, June 13.                          Section 2 7 4 (a ) o f the Im m igration and N ationality A ct (IN A ). The             substance abuse problems in the five county area including
lectibles, junk, computers, baby           For more information, contact            properties are subject to forfeiture ex cep t as provided in 8 CFR 2 7 4 .5 (b )        Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Fort Davis, and Presidio.
items, toys, and antique and mod­         Crawford Marginot from 6 - 9              and 18 U SC 9 8 3 . The U .S. D epartm ent ofH o m elan d Security Bureau o f           Salary $ 1488 per month.
em furniture for the pickins ’.           p.m. at 432/729-3029.                     C ustom s Border Protection is considering forfeiture o f the seized
                                                                                   properties, and sale or other disp osal ifd ecla red forfeited. A n y person
                                                                                                                                                                            For details call our job line 432-570-3424 or submit application
                                                                                    w ith an appropriate property interest in a property m ay file a petition for
                                                                                   r e lie f from forfeiture pursuant to 2 8 C FR Part 9. Petitions for relief from         to: PERM IAN BASIN COMM UNITY CENTERS, 401 R,
  ‘P a in tin g              C h u r c h e s ’ g iv e s a                           forfeiture m ust b e filed at the D epartm ent o fH om elan d Security Bureau           Illinois, Suite 400, M idland, TX 79701. E.O.E.         • 10 -ltb
                                                                                   o f C ustom s and Border Protection, M arfa Sector, 3 0 0 Madrid Street, P.O.
                                                                                   B o x I, M arfa,T X 7 9 8 4 3 , and should b e filed w ithin thirty days o f the date
  fre s h , f u n n y             lo o k      a t fa m ily            life         o f the first publication o f this advertisem ent.                                                            Sul Ross State University
                                                                                   A n y person claim ing ow nership o f a seized property m ay request a
 ALPINE - Big Bend Players is             society, now shops the thrift                                                                                                                     Grounds Maintenance Superintendent
                                                                                   judicial forfeiture proceeding b y filin g a claim pursuant to 8 CFR 2 7 4 .1 0
working again. This Friday and            stores looking for great deals.          and 18 U S C 9 8 3 . Such claim m ust b e filed at Department ofH om elan d
                                            These three characters are re­                                                                                                 P osition # 0 3 - 5 8 . $ 3 3 ,4 2 0 . R equired: H igh School graduate or equivalent
Saturday, June 13 and 14, a new                                                    Security Bureau o f C ustom s Border Protection, Marfa Sector, 3 0 0 Madrid
                                                                                                                                                                           w ith advanced training in horticulture; w ork experience w ith m anagem ent
show with great new ideas will            united over a common theme:              Street, P.O. B o x I, Marfa, T X 7 9 8 4 3 , and m ust be filed within thirty days
                                                                                                                                                                           o f at least four personnel; responsible for the m aintenance and operation
hit the stage.                            moving. Gardener and Fanny               o f the date o f the final publication o f this advertisement. The claim m ust
                                                                                                                                                                           o f a grounds m aintenance program; m inim um tw o years su ccessfu l
 Treat yourself to a fresh look at        have one week to pack their en­          b e filed on or before July 2 6 , 2 0 0 3 . T he claim m ust identify the sp ecific
                                                                                                                                                                           experience in d evelopm ent o f program s d esigned to increase the
life, growing up, and getting old         tire lives, deal with the contents       property bein g claim ed, m ust state the claim ant’s interest in the property,
                                                                                                                                                                           efficien cy o f existing facilities; design and construction o f grounds
                                          they are packing, and prepare            should include custom ary docum entary evid en ce o f the property
in this full length play by Tina                                                                                                                                           related projects related to renovations and n ew construction. Preferred:
                                          themselves for the inevitable end­       interest, and m ust b e m ade under oath, subject to penalty o f perjury.
Howe. ‘Painting Churches,’ a                                                       Dates ofPublication: June 1 2 , 1 9 & 2 6 , 2 0 0 3
                                                                                                                                                                           B .S. in B otany, B io lo g y or a related degree preferred. P lease visit the Sul
comedy, takes you on a whirl­             ing.                                                                                                                             R oss w ebsite, w w w .sulross.edu. to v ie w the entire announcem ent
                                                                                   Sim on Garza Jr.
wind tour of a family that is mov­          The play has as many levels of                                                                                                 including responsibilities. H u m a n R eso u rces D irecto r, S u l R o ss S tate
                                                                                   C h iefP atrol A gen t
ing on, both figuratively and liter­      comedy, anger, and understand­           Asset Id. 03-INS-014720:1997 Ford F-150 Supercab,
                                                                                                                                                                           U niversity, B o x C -13, A lp in e, T X 7 9 8 3 2 . ( 9 1 5 ) 8 3 7 - 8 0 5 8 . R eview o f
                                          ing as our own lives do.                                                                                                         applications w ill b egin im m ediately and continue until the p osition is
ally. The Churches have, over the                                                  VIN: 1FTDX176XVNA58222, seized 4/11/03 in Dryden, TX
                                            The show starts at 8:00 p.m. on                                                                                                filled. A pplication form is available on the Sul R oss w ebsite
years, grown apart. The daugh­                                                     Asset Id. 03-INS-014721: 1995 Ford truck,
                                                                                                                                                                           “em ploym ent” page. EEO /A A E. Sul R oss is a m em ber o fth e T exas State
ter, Mags, has grown up, left             Friday and Saturday and runs two         VIN: 1FMDU32X55UC15124, seized 4/11/03 in Dryden, TX                                    U niversity System .                                                     •               1 l-ltb
home, and started a life for her­         weekends, the 13th and 14th as           Asset Id. 03-INS-014849: $4,000 in U.S. Currency, seized 4/25/03 in
self far, far away from her par­          well as the 20th and 21st. Per­          Sierra Blanca, TX
ents.                                     formances will be held in the Al­        Asset Id. 03-INS-014850: $2,400 in U.S. Currency, seized 4/25/03 in                                 D A V IS M O U N TIA N S STEW ARDSH IP D IR E C T O R
                                          pine ISD Auditorium on Sul Ross          Sierra Blanca, TX                                                                        T he Nature C onservancy, a leading international non-profit
  Mom and Dad, however, have
                                          Ave. Ticket prices are $8 for            Assetld. 03-INS-014858: 1998 Kia-Sophia,                                                 conservation organization, seek s an individual to m anage and
been clinging tight to the good old                                                VIN.-KNAFB1211W5736891, seized 4/24/03 in Marfa, TX
                                          adults and $6 for students and se­                                                                                                im plem ent stewardship activities on its projects w ithin the D avis
days. Gardner, once a great poet,                                                  Assetld. 03-INS-0I4859:1994 Ford Explorer XLT,
                                          nior citizens. For more informa­                                                                                                  M ountains and w ill operate out o f the Fort D avis o ffice. Candidate w ill
now types other people’s poems.                                                    VIN: 1FMDU32X7RUC82737, seized 4/24/03 in Marfa, TX
                                          tion call 837-1797.                                                                                                               develop, im plem ent and lead all aspects o f stewardship including
Fanny, once a staple of Boston                                                     Asset Id. 03-INS-014861: 1991 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4,                                   eco logical restoration and m onitoring, com patible grazing, w ildlife
                                                                                   VIN:2GCEK1PK5M1106318, seized 4/27/03 in Marfa, TX                                       m anagem ent, and facilities m aintenance on T N C preserves.
                                                                                   Asset Id. 03-INS-014923: $1,000 in U.S. Currency, seized 3/10/03 in                      Qualifications: A dvan ced degree in biology, eco lo g y , natural resources
                                                                                   Sierra Blanca, TX                                                                        m anagem ent or related field and 3-5 years experience applying scientific
                             REAL ESTATE                                           U SB P -June 1 2 ,1 9 & 26                                                               k n ow ledge and theory to conservation projects. E xperience in planning
                                                                                                                                                                            and conducting prescribed bum s. A bility to w ork independently and in
 FOR SALE BY OWNER -                        HOUSE FOR SALE - 404 S.                            Public Notice                      INVITATION TO A                           variable w eather conditions, rem ote locations and often in p hysically
House and five acres in Limpia             First Street in Alpine; 2 bedrooms,   PRESIDIO COUNTY                                 PUBLIC HEARING                             dem anding circum stances. M ust p o ssess excellen t com m unication arid
Crossing, Fort Davis, easy access,         one bath, fenced-in backyard,          COMMISSIONERS’ COURT                           Big Bend Community Action                  com puter p roficien cy (M icrosoft O ffice Suite) skills. For a com plete jo b
                                                                                 SPECIAL MEETING                                Committee, Inc., will be holding            description visit our w eb site www.nature.org/careers. P lease send
three bedroom, two bath, two liv­          newly remodeled with double-
                                                                                                                                a public hearing on Wednesday,              cover letter, resum e, and three references b y June 2 0 to: T he N ature
ing areas, central heat and air, fire­     paned windows, and carpet -            THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2003
                                                                                                                                                                            Conservancy, W est T exas Program O ffice, Attn: Crawford Marginot,
place, patio, fenced yard. Der             $48,000; $5,000 down, owner will      AT 6 P.M.                                      June 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. at
                                                                                                                                                                            P.O. B ox 2 0 7 8 , Fort D avis, T X 7 9 7 3 4 or e-mail cmarginot@ tnc.org. EOE.
tached two-car garage and work­            finance. Call Robert Soza at 432-     PRESIDIO COUNTY                                200 W. San Antonio, at which
                                                                                                                                                                            The N ature C onservancy                                                     9-3tb
shop, two buildings available for          837-3931; after 6 p.m., 837-3503.     ANNEX                                          time the community services
work or office. $250,000. Shown                                         1 l-ltb   200 EAST O ’REILLY IN                         block grant performance state­                                   Vacancy Announcement Form
by      appointm ent           only.                                             PRESIDIO                                       ment and budget will be distrib­
                                            FOR SALE BY OW N ER -                                                               uted and public comments solic­
432.426.2003 or 432.426.3060.              10.38 beautiful acres in Limpia        This meeting is being held to re­                                                        Position Title:                                 Health coordinator/school nurse
 8-4tp                                                                          ceive presentations from the e n ­              ited. The proposed activities as           Location:                                       Fort Stockton ISD
                                           Crossing in Fort Davis. Trees, nice.                                                 described in the performance
                                                                                g in e e r in g firm(s) that have ap­                                                      Salary:                                         Commensurate with experience
                                          tviews, good well, easy access,                                                       statement and budget are in ac­
' FOR SALE BY OWNER - in                                                        plied for the Texas Community                                                              Length of work year:                            187 days
                                           partially fenced - $83,000. 915-                                                     cordance with the Community
 Fort Davis, historic adobe 3 bed­                                              D evelopm ent Program Year                                                                 Position Summary:                               Implement comprehensive program
 room one bath home on two lots            426-2069.                        tfb
                                                                                                                                Services Block Grant Act.
                                                                                2003/2004 Street Improvements                                                                                                              of health services for each
 with hardwood floors, and back­                                                and Levee Repair Project. After                                     bbcac 6/12/03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           campus. Provide health services to
 yard hot tub, excellent location.            L IV IN G S T O N                 completion of scoring sheets, the                                                                                                          students and staff. Promote health
 Call      915.426.3853         or                                              Commissioners’ Court will select                          SERVICES                                                                         education and preventative health
 915.556.7573 mobile.         3-tfb          R E A L E ST A T E                 an engineering firm for this                                                                                                               practices for students and staff
                                            www.marfarealestate.com             project.                      pc6-12-03          Professional painting, for                Position requirements: '
                                                valda@ apex2000.net                                                              information please call 915-940-          Education/Certification/License: Must have a valid Texas license to
                                                                                                                                 5342.
                                                                                    SPECIAL NOTICE                                                                                                          practice as a Registered Nurse
                                                  9 1 5 -7 2 9 -4 3 0 6                                                          10-2tb                                    Special Knowledge/Skills:        Knowledge of health appraisal to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            identify student health defects
                                                                                        SPECIAL NOTICE                           House cleaning-very afford­
                         MOBILE HOMES                                                                                                                                      Duties/Responsibilities:         Provides temporary and
                                                                                    Several FRANK GER VASI oil                   able, conscientious, dependable                                            emergency care for sickand injured
                                                                                   paintings for sale. Call                      and honest. Resume available                                               students and staff
  A -l Homes MIDLAND
                                                                                   915.366.8426.         9-8tp                   upon request. Please call 915-
                                            Abandoned doublewide 4 BR 2                                                                                                                                     Perform screening procedures as
                                           bath. 432-363-0881                                                                    940-5342. 10-2tb                                                           required by Texas Department of
   Only $500 down!!! Must see
 this great deal. $300/mo., 6.75 %,         Cheap, real cheap! 3 BR 2 bath
                                                                                        Tom’s                                             RANCHES                                                           Health, Texas Education Agency,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and district policy
  15 yrs. W. A. C. Call Sid. 915-
 563-9000.
                                           432-363-8963                               Appliances                                         FOR LEASE                                                          Serves as liaison between school,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            physician, parents and community
                                                                                     selling Amana & Frigidaire                   Once in a lifetime opportu­
            • • • • • • • • •               Casa movil “doble wide” barata.                                                                                                                                 to obtain maximum health care for
                                                                                     appliances - new & used                     nity to have year-round use of
 2000 Model 16x76. $17,000. Call           Llame al 432-368-4109                                                                 one of the most beautiful ranches                                          the child
 Mrs. Hearn. 915-563-9005.                                                            120 N. Highland Avenue                                                                                                Enforces school policies concerning
                                                                                                                                 in Texas. Surrounded by huge
                                            16x80 3 BR 2 bath only                            in Marfa                           ranches in the Sierra Vieja Moun­                                          immunizations to reduce cases of
  Abandoned - Huge 4 bedroom               $13,950,432-363-0884                          915-729-3091                            tains southwest ofMarfa. Three                                             communicable diseases
 double wide. Call Mr. Riley. 432-                                                                                               miles of fast-moving Rio Grande.                                           maintain up-to-date cumulative
 563-9006.                                  5 bedroom 3 bath 28x80. Just                                                         This 3,300-acre ranch has every                                            health records of all students
                                           $29,900,432-368-4109
                                                                                            FOR SALE                                                                                                        Develop and coordinate campus
                                                                                                                                 kind of wildlife, including exotics.
  Close Out Special! 2002 Model                                                                                                  $27,000/year lease, airstrip                                               health program at assigned campus
 Doublewide. Reduced $10,000.               “Doublewide” de 5 recamaras,            FOR SALE - 1993 Ford Con­                    nearby. 512-327-5753. 9-4tfc>             Application Procedures:          Send applications to:
 Call Mr. Hatch. 915-563-9007 or           pagos bajos. Llame al 432-363-          version camper van, 88,000 miles                                                                                         Fort Stockton ISD
 1-800-755-9133.                           0882               10-ltb AlOD          -$14,500,432-729-4256. 1 l-ltb                                                                                           Manny Espino
             • • • • • • • • •                                                                                                        HELPW ANTED                                                           101W. Division
                                                                                     FOR SALE - 2002 KLR650 on/
  Six 3-bedroom 2-bath homes,                                                      off road motorcycle good condi­                                                                                          Fort Stockton, TX 79735
 under $20,000.915-563-9008 or                                                                                                    Fort D avis In d e p e n d e n t         Application deadline:            Friday, June 27
                                                                                   tion. Only 2,300 miles asking                 School District is now accept­
 1-800-755-9133.                                                                   price $4,000 OBO. Call Nathan                                                           FSISD - June 12 & 19
                        9/21-ltb                                                                                                 ing applications for the following
                                                                                   at 432-294-0362.          10-2tp              positions: 1) Athletic Director/                                                                       ACCEPTING
                                                                                                                                                                           ‘ HELP WANTED - The Marfa
                                                                                    BEAGLES FOR SALE: Bl/                        Football Coach with Social Stud­                                                                     APPLICATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                            Nutrition Center has a part time
                                                                                   wh/tan. Both AKC and non-reg-                 ies and/or English teaching field                                                              Marfa ISD is accepting applica­
  T h e B ig B e n d S e n tin e l                                                                                                                                          opening for an assistant cook/
                                                                                   istered. Shots incl. $100 and $140.           2) Head Boys B asketball                                                                     tions for a temporaiy grounds and
                                                                                                                                                                            dishwasher. Hours are from 8
                                                                                   432-837-2705,294-0650. l l-ltb                Coach with Social Studies and /                                                              facilities maintenance assistant.
  Robert Louis Halpern                   Editor * Publisher                                                                                                                 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday.
                                                                                                                                 or English teaching fields 3) All                                                            Applications are available at
  Rosario Salgado Halpem                 Chief Financial Officer                                                                                                            Applications may be picked up at
                                                                                    FOR SALE - one 40x50 long                    level Band Director.                                                                         MISD Administration Building,
  Teresa Salgado Juarez                  Production • Operations                                                                                                            the center between the hours of
                                         Senior Reporter
                                                                                   metal building, 14ft. high; one                4) Dirks Anderson Elemen­                                                                   401 N. Gonzales St., and will be
  Sterry Butcher                                                                                                                                                            8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more infor­
                                         Reporter                                  12x12 roll up one 3070 door -                                                                                                              accepted until position is filled.
  Dan Keane                                                                                                                      tary K-6 Special Education                 mation, call Corina Lara at 729-
  Alberto Tomas Halpem                   Photography & distribution                $7,995. Contact Presidio County               teacher with appropriate certifi­                                                            EOE
                                                                                                                                                                            4703. The City of Marfa is an
                                                                                   Developing Co. 432-940-4123 o r,              cation. 5) High Frontier School                                                                MISD-June 12
                                                                                                                                                                            Equal Opportunity Employer.
  office: 1 10N . Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas                                    432-729-9721.              9-4tb
                                                                                                                                 M ath/Science/English/Span­                                                      10-2tb
  address: Drawer P, Marfa, TX 79843
                                                                                    FOR SALE - 45' storage van -                 ish/Technology w ith special                                                                                  PETS
  telephone: 43 2 .729.4342 • 4601 fax
  e-mail: editor@lafronteraink.com                                                 $3,500. Can be seen at Marfa                  Education, with 11-month con­              Nurses Unlimited Inc., needs at­
                                                                                   Feed & Supply or call 432-729-                tract. Applications may be ob­            tendants to assist with personal                    JeffDavis County Humane So­
  The Big Bend Sentinel (ISSN 1076-1004 USPS 055-800) is published weekly,         4686.                    10-6tb               tained at the Superintendent’s            care, meal prep, and light house­                  ciety has Sam, a 1 1/2 year'bld
  every Thursday, 51 times a year by La Frontera Publications Inc., Drawer P,                                                    Office, P.O. Box 1339, Fort               keeping in Fort Davis and Alpine
                                                                                    FOR SALE - Like new 2002                                                                                                                  hound cross male. Sam is well-
  Marfa, TX 79843. Annual subscription rates are $ 30 in Presidio, Brewster &                                                    Davis, Texas 79734 or by calling          areas also! Part time basis. Please
                                                                                   Honda Shadow Ace motorcycle;                                                                                                               mannered and loving, ready to go
  Jeff Davis counties, Texas, and $35 elsewhere in Texas and the United States.                                                  (432) 426-4440 ext. 301. Appli­           call 1-800-330-4496 M-F; 8A-5P
                                                                                   low mileage, good condition. As­                                                                                                           home to his new family. Call 432-
  Special rates apply abroad. Periodicals class postage paid at Marfa, T exas.                                                   cations will be accepted until the        E.O.E.                        i i-2tb
  79843. Postmaster: Send address changes to Drawer P, Marfa, TX 79843.            sume payments plus $300. Call                                                                                                              426-3086 or 426-3385.       1l-ltb.
                                                                                                                                 positions are filled.
                                                                                   Mark, 729.3537 after 4 p.m.                    FDISD - June 12

				
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