2002-08-22 The Big Bend Sentinel

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2002-08-22 The Big Bend Sentinel
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B e ll, p a g e
c o u n t y p e r f o r m e r L a in e
lig h t s fe s t c o n c e r t, p a g e
b e g in n in g
to d a y , p a g e
M ID L A N D ,
P R E S D IO
C O U N T Y - T e s tim o n y began
th is w eek in the tria l o f fiv e sus­
pected narcotraficantes accused
o f sm ug gling m ore than 62 tons
o f m arijuana and ru n n in g an ille ­
g al d ru g cartel in O jin a g a and
C hihuahua C ity , M e x ic o , fro m
1996 to th e ir arrest in the fa ll o f
2000.
F ra n c is c o
‘ K ik o ’
R io s
B a ld e rra m a a nd A r m a n d o
‘ M a n d o ’ G arcia Q u iro z, tw o o f
the trio k n o w n as Los Tres de la
Sierra, also are accused o f order­
in g the m urders o f three m en in
south Presidio C ounty, according
to the indictm ent. The tria l is tak­
ing place in M id la n d federal court
w ith U .S. D is tric t Judge R oyal
Furgeson presiding.
R u b e n V a ld e z C arrasco , the
th ird m an o f the so-called “ Three
o f the M o u n ta in ” drug syndicate,
pleaded g u ilty to continuing crim i­
nal enterprise on October 2,2001,
and awaits sentencing.
B a lde rra m a and Q u iro z w ere
arrested in Sydney, A u s tra lia -•
h aving attended the 2000 Sum­
m er O ly m p ic Games - as they
boa rd ed an a irp la n e to re tu rn
them to M e x ic o . Carrasco was
arrested in H aw a ii w hen the com ­
m ercial a irlin e r he was on made
(Continued on page II)
Statepicks upportion
of school bond issue
STERRY BUTCHER
M A R F A - L o ca l taxpayers w ill
see a b it o f a break in th e ir school
d is tric t bond taxes, Superinten­
d e n t G a ry H a m ilto n has a n ­
nounced.
The break comes in the fo rm o f
a state program called the In fra ­
stru ctu re F a c ilitie s A llo tm e n t
(IF A ), w h ic h is m eant to assist
schools that take on b ig renova­
tio n projects w ith bond m oney.
School d istricts m ust pass a bond
to be e lig ib le to a pply fo r an IF A ,
though m an y schools that a pply
do n o t get the assistance. M a rfa
IS D taxpayers voted to shoulder
a $5 m illio n bond in 2000, and
w o rk on the extensive renovation
and im provem ents to the d is tric t
are w e ll underw ay.
“ W e ’ re th rille d to get the IF A ,”
H am ilton said this week; “ W e ap­
p lied fo r it last year and d id n ’t get
it. W hen w e g o t it th is year, we
d id n ’ t expect it.”
The issue o f the bond, the IF A
and the w a y taxes are structured
is a lit t le c o m p lic a te d . Som e
m onths ago, M a rfa school board
m embers sold $3 m illio n o f the
total $5 m illio n bond and began
construction. W hen that in itia l $3
m illio n gets spent d ow n on the
p ro je c t and w hen the d is tric t’ s
fin an cia l advisors g iv e the w ord,
the d istrict w ill sell the rem aining
(Continued on page 10)
(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)
M arfa students gathered in front o f the renovated high school building Monday as the 2002-2003
school year began. The ‘welcome back’ sign was courtesy o f the MHS cheerleaders.
W ith R e d f o r d S c h o o l c lo s e d , s t u d e n t n u m b e r s
d o w n a t M I S D , u p a t P r e s id io a n d A l p i n e
By STERRY BUTCHER
F A R W E ST T E X A S - M onday
was the firs t day o f school around
the area and m ost o f the B ig Bend
saw an increase in student e n ro ll­
m ent o ver last year.
In M a rfa , 458 students started
the school year, dow n fro m the
482 w ho began the firs t w eek o f
Witnesses said that at 11:30 a.m.
on Sunday, N ovem ber 25, Sm ith
was sh ow ing frien ds around the
resort and w anted to introduce
them to C la y H enry. D ue to blue
laws, he was unable to b uy a beer
before noon, so he asked some
m en w ho w ere d rin k in g near the
tra d in g p o s t f o r one o f th e ir
beers. The m an w h o rep orte dly
gave S m ith the beer was Jim Bob
H argrove. S m ith fed the beer to
the goat and le ft w ith h is party.
(Continued onpage 11)
a r e fu e lin g s to p en ro u te to
M exico.
W h ile a w a itin g e x tra d itio n to
Texas, B alderram a and Q u iro z
e scap ed fr o m an A u s tr a lia n
p rison in September 2001. They
w e re re c a p tu re d a b o u t th re e
weeks later and were extradited
$67.000
A m o n g the witnesses called on
the fir s t day o f th e tr ia l w ere
Steve S m ith, o w n e r and devel­
oper o fL a jita s , and fo u r em ploy­
ees o f the resort. A lso called were
A lp in e v e te r in a ria n D r. R a y .
A lle n , B rew ster C ou nty S h e riff
R onnie D odson, deputy M a rtin
W ile y , Constable R ichard H ill,
and John F itzP a trick, w h o owns
a condo in L ajitas.
T estim o ny centered on the es­
tablishm ent o f evidence: a kn ife ,
testicles that a lle g e d ly once be­
longed to C la y H en ry and photos
o f the crim e scene.
S om e o f th e e v id e n c e w as
traced to the condo ow ned b y
F itz P a tric k . H a rg ro ve and an­
o th e r f r ie n d w e re g u e sts o f
F itzP a trick in L ajitas the w eek­
end o f the crim e.
E vid e n tly H argrove thought the
brand o f beer he was d rin k in g
was too good to waste on a goat
and, a ccording to a w itness, said
at dinner that evening, “ That goat
o ug ht to be castrated.”
The n ext m o rn in g , w hen it was
discovered that the anim al had
a ctua lly been emasculated, law
enforcem ent o ffic ia ls found C lay
H e n ry ’ s testicles in a D um pster
near the condo. T estim ony estab­
lished that maids w ho cleaned the
condo owned b y John F itzP atrick
found them in the refrigerator and
had th ro w n them away. A k n ife
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By SAM RICHARDSON
BREW STER C O U N TY - It’s
a m is tria l in the case o f a V a l
V erde C o u n ty m an accused o f
castrating a b ee r-lo vin g goat that
doubles as the m ayo r o f Lajitas.
Ju ry selection was com pleted
M onday and testim ony in the tria l
o f J im B o b H a rg ro v e , w h o is
charged w ith cru e lty to an a ni­
m al, began Tuesday in 394th D is ­
tric t C o u rt in A lp in e . H e was a l­
leg ed to h ave ca stra te d C la y
H enry I I I on the n ig h t o fN o v e m ber 25 o r the early m ornin g hours
o fN o v e m b e r 2 6 ,2 0 0 1 .
T he v ic tim was n o t in atten­
dance e ither day o f the tria l.
The em asculated g o a t’ s sto ry
has caught international press at­
te n tio n in the last fe w w eeks,
s h o w in g up in the N e w Y o rk
Tim es, p ro v o k in g phone calls to
the S e n tin e l fr o m the B r itis h
B r o a d c a s tin g C o m p a n y and
grabbing headlines in newspapers
a ll o ver the state.
P ro s e c u tin g the case fo r the
state was 83rd D is tric t A tto rn e y
F ra n k
B ro w n .
M a r t in
U nderw oo d o f C om stock repre­
sented H argrove.
m a t r ic u la t e
Federal trial begins in case of accused OJ narcos
By ROBERT HALPERN
Hung jury in
Clay Henry I I I
castration case
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s tu d e n ts
August 22, 2002
Vol. 69 No. 22
news
notes
S u l R o ss
school in 2001. The drop in stu­
dent numbers has m uch to do w ith
the loss o f 22 R edford students,
whose school closed this summer.
Those 22 students have disbursed
to other learning institutio ns, so
M a rfa ’ s to ta l e n ro llm e n t subse­
q uently to o k a tum ble.
A t every school, the num ber o f
c h ild re n re g iste re d fo r classes
fluctuates o ver the course o f a fu ll
school year, b u t tends to stabilize
a g o o d deal a fte r L a b o r D a y .
M a rfa schools had 486 registered
students w hen the school year
ended in M ay.
Presidio IS D ’ s c lim b in g e nroll-
(Continued on page 10)
S e t t l e m e n t lik e ly in W a r d vs. H a m ilto n la w s u it
By STERRY BUTCHER
M A R F A - A legal dispute file d
against M a rfa IS D S uperinten­
dent G a ry H a m ilto n b y A th le tic
D irector/H ead F ootball Coach Pat
W a rd m ay be headed fo r resolu­
tion.
“ I ’ve been ta lkin g to the d is tric t’s
representatives,” T o n y Conners,
W a rd ’ s attorney, said Wednesday.
“ I t appears th a t the dispute w ill
be w o rk e d o u t a t n e x t w e e k ’ s
board m eeting. W e ’re in the p ro ­
cess o f fin a liz in g the settlem ent.”
W a rd file d a p e titio n fo r a tem ­
porary inju nctio n and a permanent
in ju n c tio n in the 394th D is tric t
C o u rt last week.
T he basic c o m p la in t o f the case
d e a ls w it h re c e n t changes to
W a rd ’ s w o rk load, nam ely, that a
teaching com ponent was added to
his jo b description earlier this sum-
(Continued on page 9)
(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)
M arfa Gun, K nife and Trade Show organizer Calvin Hooker holds
an AR-1S semi-automatic rifle with a sniper scope.
B o r d e r r e s id e n ts b r a in s to r m c r o s s in g s o lu tio n s
M a r f a ’s f i r s t g u n , k n i f e &
By DAN KEANE
tr a d e s h o w o p e n s S a tu r d a y
By DAN KEANE
M A R F A - C a lv in H o o ke r is a
gun collector, and in the six years
he’ s live d in M a rfa he has logged
m ore than a fe w m ile s on W est
Texas highw ays d riv in g back and
fo rth to gun shows in the b ig c it­
ies.
“ I get up e arly in the m o rn in g
and go to E l Paso o r Odessa fo r
the gun shows,” he says. “ I t ’ s a
lo n g d rive, b u t I see a lo t people
fro m M a rfa at those shows.”
H ooker has bum ped into enough
o f his neighbors at the b ig c ity
(Continued on page 2)
SO UTH
BREW STER
C O U N T Y - A large c ro w d o f
residents fro m both sides o f the
R io Grande fille d the Study Butte
C om m un ity Center last Thursday
n ig h t to discuss the d isrup tio n in
th e ir d a ily liv e s caused by, the
c lo s in g o f b o rd e r crossings at
Lajitas and other points along the
B ig Bend. A num ber o f govern­
m ent o ffic ia ls w ere on hand to
hear th e ir concerns and continue
the search fo r a via b le solution to
the problem .
W h ile n o t crea ting any q u ic k
fixes, the gathering presented a
va lu a b le o p p o rtu n ity fo r fo lk s
frustrated w ith the closed cross­
ings to sim p ly vent. “ I th in k it was
ca tha rtic,” K erns said. “ People
ju s t needed to say w h a t th e y
needed to say in a p u b lic fo ru m .”
O ffic ia ls representing U .S. Cus­
tom s, the o ffic e s o f state Sen.
F rank M a d ia and state Rep. Pete
G allego, B ig Bend N ational Park,
and the M e xica n state o f C hihua­
hua a tte n d e d th e fo ru m . T h e
L a jita s resort sent a delegation to
the m eeting, as d id Paso Lajitas^
San C arlos, and other v illa g e s on
the M e xica n side o f the b ord e r;
D e m o cra tic candidate fo r U .S.
R ep re se n ta tive H e n ry C u e lla r
(Continued on page 11)
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(2) The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. August 22. 2002
Pros and cons ofLajitas’ sewage
plan debated at public meeting
B y S A M R IC H A R D S O N
L A J IT A S - A p u b lic m eeting
regarding an app lica tion file d b y
Lajitas U tility Co. Inc. to dispose
w astew ater w as conducted b y
th e T e xa s N a tu r a l R e so u rce
C om m issio n (T N R C C ) T h u rs­
day, A u g . 15, in the L a jita s Pa­
vilion.' The m eeting, attended b y
about 20 people, a llo w e d p u b lic
com m ent in , firs t, an in fo rm a l
question and answer period, then,
second, in a fo rm a l c o m m e n t
session.
The new p e rm it w o u ld a llo w
L a jita s to c o n tin u e to use its
wastewater as it has in the past.
U n d e r th e p re v io u s o w n e r,
w a s te w a te r w as processed in
series o f m etal tanks kn o w n as
the “ green m onster,” then depos­
ited in a sm all lake in the m id dle
o f the g o lf course, then pum ped
o n to the fa irw a y s and greens.
W astew ater was never dum ped
in to the R io Grande.
W h a t L a jita s is d o in g , n o w ,
pending the new perm it, is drain­
in g e fflu e n t in to n ew s e ttlin g
tanks, then d ra w in g it dow n to a
fo ur-acre w etlands in the g o lf
course w here it w o rks its w a y
through cattails fo r a w eek, then
passes th ro u g h a c h lo rin a tio n
tank before it is piped in to a lake
fro m w h ic h it is accessed to ir r i­
gate the g o lf course. T he waste­
w ater is n o t dum ped in to the R io
Grande.
I f the new p e rm it is granted,
wastewater w o u ld continue to be
treated in th is w ay, then L a jita s ’
w o u ld a p p ly fo r another p e rm it
to irrig a te the course fro m the
lake. Even though the w ater is
n ot intended to w in d up in the
riv e r, it m ust be p ro ven clean
enough n o t to damage the riv e r
o r its w ild life in any event, due to
T N R C C regulations.
The a p p lica tio n requests per­
mission to recycle 90,000 gallons
o f e fflu e n t a d a y , th e sam e
am ount the previous o w n er was
perm itted fo r. T ha t w o u ld be a
m a x im u m a m o u n t, generated
o n ly a once o r tw ic e a year when
the resort is fu ll, fo r example dur­
ing the Chihuahuan Desert C hal­
le n g e b ik e ra c e , s a id M a r k
R o e tze l, p ro je c t e n g in e e r fo r
Lajitas U tility Company. The av­
erage am ount o f despoiled liq u id
processed m ost days o f the year
w o u ld be fa r b e lo w that.
Roetzel said that this summer,
the am ount o f waste generated
has been so lo w that the resort
has had to pum p fresh w ater into
the w etlands to keep it flo w in g .
H e also said the fo u r acre w e t­
lands is over-designed and is ac­
tu a lly tw ic e as b ig as w h a t’ s
needed to process 90,000 gallons.
One concern raised b y oppo­
nents in attendance at the m eet­
ing is that the wetlands is in the
100-year flo o d p lain. W hen the
R io Grande comes up - “ 50 feet
as it d id in 1978,” according to
park ranger T om A le x - there is
w o rry about w ha t e fflu e n t and
chem ical m ig h t w in d up down
rive r. T his co uld, am ong other
things, say c ritic s , threaten the
B ig Bend Gambusia, an endan­
gered species o ffis h that lives in
the wetlands in R io Grande V i l ­
lage on the east side o f the na­
tio na l park.
D u rin g the second part o f the
meeting, fo rm a l requests that the
p e rm it be denied were made by
V id a l D avila, c h ie f o f science and
re so u rce m a n a g e m e n t a t B ig
Bend N a tio n a l Park, B e tty A le x ,
a ranger in the park, w ho also
presented several letters contest­
ing the plan, Catherine Crum pton,
a seasonal w o rk e r in the park,
and Jan Forte, ow ner o fB ig Bend
R iv e r Tours. T hey raised ques­
tions about the flood plain, disposal
o f sludge, soil conditions and pos­
sible runoff, and contamination by
chemicals.
John G illen o fT N R C C w ho con­
d u c te d th e m e e tin g s a id he
thought it w ent w e ll. “ T his group
asked good questions, stayed fo ­
cused, there was little anim osity,”
he s a id .;
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T N R C C n ow has three m onths
to re vie w its fin d in g s and decide
w hether o r n ot to grant the per­
m it.
Customs inspectors make sizeable
cocaine, marijuana busts in El Paso
E L PASO, T E X A S - U .S . Cus­
tom s Service inspectors at the E l
Paso p o rt o f e n try seized 114
pounds o f cocaine e a rly Tuesday
e ven in g. T he drugs w ere c o n ­
cealed in a ve h icle being d riven
b y a 1 7 -y e a r-o ld y o u th fr o m
Juarez, M e x ic o . T he estim ated
street value o f the seized cocaine
co u ld be as h ig h as $5,1 30,000.
T he seizure w as made a t the
B rid g e o f the A m e ricas w hen a
2002 C h e vro le t p ic k u p a rrive d
fro m M e x ic o . A U .S . Custom s
S e rv ic e in s p e c to r p e rfo rm in g
le v e l one a le rt status a n ti-te rro r­
ism inspections at the p rim a ry in ­
spection b oo th detected a dense
area in the rear w a ll o f the bed
o f the p icku p. T he inspector also
n o tic e d that the d riv e r became
in cre a sin g ly nervous as the in ­
spection progressed.
C u s to m s d ru g s n if f in g d o g
“ A s tra ” searched the ve hicle and
alerted to the fro n t w a ll o f the bed
o f the tru ck. C ustom s inspectors
rem oved 47 co ca in e -fille d pack­
ages fro m the hid de n com part­
m ent. The ju v e n ile d riv e r o f the
v e h ic le was detained and turned
o v e r to th e E l P aso C o u n ty
S h e r iff’s D ep artm en t fo r pro s­
ecution.
T he seizure was the second sig­
n ific a n t drug bust made by Cus­
tom s inspectors in E l Paso on
Tuesday. E a rlie r in the day, C us­
tom s inspectors at the Ysleta p ort
o f e ntry seized 1,103 pounds o f
m arijuana. T he drugs w ere con­
cealed in a false fro n t w a ll o f a
tra cto r-tra ile r th a t a rrive d fro m
M e x ic o . The V A C IS gamma-ray
inspection system co n firm e d the
presence o f co ntrab a nd in the
em pty trailer. Customs inspectors
re m o ve d 141 m a riju a n a -fille d
b u n d le s fr o m the tra ile r. T he
d riv e r o f the r ig was in te rv ie w e d
and released. The investigation is
co ntin uing . T he estim ated street
value o f the seized m arijuana is
$1,103,000.
These latest seizures continue
the tren d o f record setting drug
seizure a c tiv ity fo r U .S. Customs
Service o ffic e rs in the E l Paso
area. D u rin g the firs t 10 m onths
o f fisca l year 2002, area Customs
o ffic e r s have seized 304,101
pounds o f ille g a l drugs compared
to 2 49 ,68 7 p ounds d u rin g the
same p e rio d a year earlier. M u c h
o f the seizure a c tiv ity can be at­
trib u te d to in te n s ifie d level one
alert status anti-terrorism inspec­
tio n s U .S. Custom s Service in­
spectors are conducting at area
ports o f entry.
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First Lady of Texas Anita Perry, who is the wife of Gov. Rick Perry, was
greeted at last Thursday’s engagement in Marfa by Gilbert Montoya, who
works at the Hotel Paisano and serves as a volunteerfirefighter. Her visit
was hosted by the Big Bend chapter of the Texas Federation of Republi­
can Women.
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13iq Bend 2002
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(Continuedfrom page 1)
events over the years that he fig ­
ured he m ig h t as w e ll b rin g the
a c tio n hom e to the B ig Bend.
H e ’ s been pla nn ing fo r m onths
now , and th is weekend is proud
to open the doors on the firs tever M a rfa G un, K n ife and Trade
Show at the A m V e ts B u ild in g on
South H ighland Avenue.
The fa ir w ill be open 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturday, A ugust 24 and
10 a.m. to 5 p.m . on Sunday, A u ­
gust 25. A d m issio n is $3 a per­
son and children 12 and under are
free. Besides firearm s, vendors
selling a va rie ty o f arts and crafts
w ill be featured. Those w is h in g
to sell th eir wares m ay rent a table
fo r $15 a day, w h ic h H o o k e r
points out is considerably less than
the $40 o r so b ig c ity shows u s u -;
a lly charge fo r the same privilege. {
“ I th ou gh t it w o u ld g ive the lo ­
cals a chance to show th e ir s tu ff
at a v e ry in e x p e n s iv e p ric e ,”
H o o k e r says. “ I ’ m n o t o u t to
make any m oney on this. I ju s t
w ant to get it g o in g .”
Just because i t ’ s a sm all-tow n
show does n ot mean H o o ke r is
any less p re occu pie d w ith the
safety o f his patrons, the secu­
rity o f th e ir pro pe rty, o r the laws
that govern the sale o f firearm s.
“ Y o u ’ve got to do yo ur dead-level
best to m ake sure i t ’ s a safe en­
vironm ent,” H ooker says. “ I w ant
everythin g to be safe, and I w an t
everything to be legal.”
Absolutely no loose am m unition
o r loaded weapons w i ll be a l­
lowed in the b uilding , and patrons
w ill be th o ro u g h ly checked fo r
e ith e r u p o n e n try to the fa ir.
Someone w ill be on hand 24 hours
per day to keep eye on item s le ft
in the b u ild in g , and H oo ker w ill
pro vid e a c e ll phone fo r dealers
to run the required background
checks on th e ir customers.
W h ile th ey’ re pretty com m on in
the b ig cities, gun shows appear
less often d ow n here in' the B ig
Bend. B y m ost fo lk s ’ count, i t ’ s
been a couple years since the last
one, and this weekend w ill m ark
the firs t ever in M arfa.
“ A s fa r as I kn ow , I rather doubt
that h is to ric a lly there has been a
gun show per se in M a rfa ,” says
local gunsm ith and 25-year M arfa
"Balloon Bash
resident R oger C a rly, w ho will
have a table at the show. “ T his is
a new venture.”
H ooker hails o rig in a lly fro m the
sm all East Texas to w n o f N e w ­
ton, b ut live d in A u s tin fo r years
before seeking a return to sm all­
to w n life w ith a m ove to M a rfa
in 1997. He hopes the show w ill
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The B is Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. August 22. 2002 (3)
N o o n e takes offer o f 152-mile bus ride
Church group, MISD agree on
lease for Redford School building
By STERRY BU TC H ER
M A R F A , R E D F O R D - The
M a rfa IS D fo rm a lly became a
landlord M on da y as school board
m em bers signed a lease w ith a
c h u rc h g ro u p th a t w i l l ru n a
sch o o l in the fo rm e r R e d fo rd
School building.
“ T his is a boilerplate, standard
lease a gree m e nt th a t p ro te c ts
everyone’ s interest,” said Steve
Spurgin, w ho acts as the attorney
and spokesm an fo r the school
called L a E s c u e la de la
Esperanza. R oy Cragg M inistries,
w h ic h operates the F aith A liv e
C o w b o y C hurch in M a rfa , w ill
oversee the parochial school.
For a $ 10 annual lease paym ent,
the church group w ill be respon­
sible fo r the regular upkeep o f the
older, fiv e -ro o m b u ild in g . “ The
maintenance w ill be significant, as
you all k n o w ,” Spurgin said.
The lease deal sprang from a July
school board m eeting in w h ic h
trustees closed the beleaguered
school due to a lack o f s u ffic ie n t
s ta ff and lo w standardized test
scores. C ragg and S p u rg in ap­
proached the d is tric t sh o rtly after
the closure to propose starting the
parochial school. C hurch group
m e m b e rs h a v e stre sse d th a t
scholarships and donations are
available fo r fa m ilies w ho cannot
a ffo rd the school’ s $30 per m onth
tuition.
L a E s c u e la is in te n d e d f o r
R ed fo rd students in p a rtic u la r,
th o u g h Spurgin said M on da y that
the church group had fielded calls
fro m interested fa m ilie s in other
com m unities. “ W e ’ ll have to see
what the enrollm ent is like, b ut this
is p rim a rily fo r the ch ild re n o f
R edford,” the attorney said.
R edford students have a choice
between the church school and
a tte n d in g sch oo l in M a rfa , 76
m ile s a'?/ay. O n M o n d a y , the
opening day o f school in M arfa ,
the d is tric t sent a van loaded w ith
snacks and d rin ks fo r a 6 a.m.
p icku p o f any R edford students
w ho wanted to attend school in
M arfa. N o one showed up, though
a notice was tacked to the door
o f the school stating how to get in
touch w ith the d is tric t o ffic e in
case someone wants to start com ­
ing to M a rfa schools.
M a rfa teachers have a lre a d y
cleared o ut m uch o f the d is tric t’ s
m aterials, equipm ent and books
fro m the school b u ild in g . R egis­
tratio n fo r students w is h in g to at­
tend L a Escuela is September 3
and classes w ill begin soon after
registration day. T he Texas E du­
cation Agency, w ho visits schools
lik e R edford that are ranked as
L o w P e rform in g, called the dis­
tric t o ffic e last w eek to schedule
th e ir trip and were inform e d such
a v is it was unnecessary, since the
school was closed.
N o d is t r ic t e m p lo y e e s in
R edford chose to pursue jo b s at
the M a rfa campus.
“ I hated fo r it to come to th is,”
H am ilton said at the meeting. “ I t ’ s
a sad situation. I w ish the school
the v e ry best.”
“ I th in k everyone is v e ry ex­
c ite d ,” S p u rg in responded. “ I
think good things are going to hap­
pen.”
In other d is tric t news M onday,
school board members listened to
first-d a y-o f-sch o o l presentations
b y Elem entary and J u n io r H ig h
P rincipal Joe Baker, H ig h School
Principal C herri Franklin and A th ­
le t ic D ire c to r /H e a d F o o tb a ll
Coach Pat W ard.
“ The firs t day o f school w e n t so
w e ll, it was amazing,” B aker said.
“ N e x t year, w ith o u r renovations
that are planned, m ay be d iffe r­
ent, b u t today was fantastic.”
The h ig h school is in the m id st
o f extensive renovations.
“ W e h a d s tu d e n ts , w e h ad
teachers and w e had desks, b ut
no b e lls o r lo c k e rs ,” rep o rte d
F ra n klin . “ I t w en t w e ll, though.
The lockers are on back order and
the bells w ill be in h o p e fu lly next
week. W e ’ ll get the problems w ith
the a ir co n d itio n in g fix e d and the
bathrooms have tem porary sinks.
W e can h o ld classes,” she said
firm ly . “ Instruction is going on.”
S tud en t athletes and coaches
are a djusting to the presence o f
c o n stru ctio n at the fie ld ho use ,
w h ic h is in the process o f being
expanded to tw ic e its size.
“ The fa c ility w ill be extrem ely
large,” W ard to ld the group. A
new w e ig h t room , new showers
and bathroom s, a storage area,
and an im proved train in g area are
a ll in the w orks.
Ward; also stated that there was
a b ig tu rn o u t o f athletes fo r fa ll
sports and that tw o -a -d ay prac­
tices have gone w e ll.
“ O u r coaches and o u r k id s have
w orked real hard,” he said.
T h irty -o n e seventh and eighth
graders came o u t fo r fo o tb a ll,
w h ile 43 h ig h school boys have
showed u p fo r p ig s k in practice.
V o lle y b a ll brought out 25 ju n io r
high and 25 hig h school girls, w ho
are p ra cticin g in the city-ow ne d
M A C b u ild in g because o f cam ­
pus renovations. “ I ’m proud o f
the v o lle y b a ll g irls ,” W ard said.
“ I t ’ s bee n a m a jo r iric o n v e -
M a iv a s
wm
We are proud to welcome guest chef
Lou L am bert, of
in Austin,
who will create a special menu on
Saturday, August 24.
Lam
bert’s
(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)
M arfa Mayor Oscar Martinez was among thefolks who donated blood
during last week’s drive at the Casner Room.
Make your reservations early!
“ The education o f children is the
future,99Galindo tells Sul Ross grads
B y N a n c y B la n to n
S u l R o s s S ta te U n i v e r s i t y
N ew s W r it e r
A L P IN E - M a rta E. G a lin d o ,
Texas State Teacher o f the Y ear,
to ld Sul Ross State U n iv e rs ity
graduates that as teachers, they
h o ld the k e y to the fu tu re in th e ir
hands.
Speaking at summ er commence­
m e n t exercise s in the Pete P.
G allego C enter Saturday (A u g .
10). G a lin d o , h e rs e lf a Sul Ross
graduate, em phasized the im p o r­
tance o f the fo rm a tiv e years in a
c h ild ’ s education.
“ D o n o t be a fra id o f the chal­
lenges in teaching. A ll o f us m o ld
the fu tu re ,” G a lin d o to ld her au­
dience, w h ich included 177 gradu­
ates fro m the A lp in e campus and
R io G rande C ollege. “ Take tim e
to th in k about w here d id I come
fro m and where am I going - w ith
the d ip lo m a th a t y o u w i ll h o ld in
yo u r hand in a couple o f m inutes.”
G a lin do , w h o has received tw o
degrees fr o m S ul Ross, spoke
about the e xciting experiences she
has had as Texas State Teacher
o f the Year, the h ig h lig h t o f w hich
was personally m eeting President,
B ush at a W ash in gton reception
g iv e n in h o n o r o f a ll 50 state
aw ard w in n e rs . She teaches at
C havira E le m e ntary in D e l R io
Texas, w here she specializes in
d e v e lo p in g re a d in g s k ills and
w o rk in g w ith c h ild re n w h o have
nience.”
The A D praised the w ay that the
student athletes have handled the
noise and changes the construc­
tio n p ro je c t has caused. “ T h is
m ay be the best attitude I ’ve ever
seen here,” he said.
d iscip lin a ry d iffic u ltie s . She re -it­
erated th a t m an y c h ild re n w ith
d is c ip lin e d iffic u ltie s have been
to ld “ n o ” to o often, and as teach­
ers, she urged graduates to be
p o s itiv e in th e ir approach and at­
titudes w ith students.
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Opinions
Write us @ Drawer P, Marfa, Texas 79843 - E-mail us at [email protected]
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E ditor
& s ta ff o f the B ig B end Sentinel:
We w a n t to express our gratitude fo r the m an y pleasantries w e
have received fro m the “ 70 years” a rtic le in the A u g u s t 1 issue o f
th is newspaper.
A s o f A u g u st 12 w e are s till re ce ivin g telephone calls, cards,
flowers, vis its and h elp fro m frien ds and neighbors fro m near and
far.
W hen w e resided in M a rfa , 1947 to 1963, w e enjoyed and appreci­
ated the influ en ce o u r five ch ild re n had from the good people in
Marfa, also the advantages o f the churches, schools, sports, stores,
newspapers, am ong other things.
We get along n ic e ly in M a rfa now. So m an y o ffe rs o f help and
frien dsh ip. Need to be careful o f w o rd usage some tim es. L ik e
when we w ere e n jo yin g and ch attin g w ith a n ice helpe r w ho asked,
“How lo n g have y o u been m arried?” A n sw e r: “ 90 years.” Steve
backs up, le t o u t a w hoop. “ 90 years?? T h a t’ s o u r age!”
Your good a rtic le about C haney aroused Steve’ s m e m o ry in regard
to the m any years o f the donated lab or he gave to the cem etery.
When Steve unearthed the fo u r m etal studded m arkers o f fo u r
graves he q u ic k ly contacted Nolan K e lle y and Johnnie B u nton . W ith
th e ir assistance and approval and Jane Stovers donation, he man­
aged fo u r carved headstones one each as fo llo w s : fo r G ranison
Chaney, 1893-1972, “ L o y a l C itiz e n ;” C lara L . Cadm an, February 22,
1899 - 1-14-50; George L iv in g s to n , 1901-1974 “ Paisano H otel
ch e f;” S olom on D re w , “ C o w b o y” 1889-1948.
Guess yo u k n o w some m ore history.
F ra n c e s a n d S teve H e a c o c k
A u s tin , M a r fa
Editor:
A s C ou nty A tto rn e y , I m ust address the le tte r to the e d ito r w ritte n
b y Presidio C ity A d m in is tra to r T o m N ance last w eek. M r. Nance
states: “ Because o n ly three m em bers o f the C ity C o u n c il attended
the hearing, a quorum o fth e P residio C ity C o u n c il was n o t present
at the p u b lic hearing.” In m y o pin io n , th is statem ent is le g a lly
incorrect.
Texas L o ca l G overnm ent Code §22.039 states: “ A m a jo rity o f the
num ber o fa ld e rm e n . ..fo r the m u n ic ip a lity constitutes a q u o ru m .”
T he c ity o fP re s id io is a T yp e A General L a w m u n ic ip a lity , w h ic h
b y statute is com prised o f fiv e alderm en (o r c o u n c il m em bers, as w e
c a ll them ) and one m ayor. A m a jo rity o f the fiv e c o u n c il m em bers is
three, n o t fo u r as M r. Nance claim s. T he a u th o rity M r. N ance cites
fo r h is four-person q uorum is irre le van t, as no special m ee ting o f the
P residio C ity C o u n cil was posted o r ca lle d fo r th a t evening.
T he in te n t o fth e Texas Open M ee ting s A c t is to ensure that
decisions made b y governm ental bodies are done in p u b lic in a
p ro p e rly posted m eeting. In the fu tu re , i f a q uorum o f the P residio
C ity C o u n cil (o r any other gove rn ing b o d y) w ishes to attend a
m eeting o f another governm ent o r organization, th is m ay be le g a lly
accom plished b y s im p ly p ostin g 72-hour notice in accordance w ith '
the Texas Open M eetings A c t.
:
Sincerely,
T e re sa T o d d
P re s id io C o u n ty A tto r n e y
Editor:
A response to R am on M o ra le s ’ le tte r o f last week:
M r. M orales:
T h a n k you fo r a ckn o w le d g in g I was in a b it o f tro u b le last w eek
w ith m y suggestions fo r so lvin g the M id -E a s t crisis. Perhaps w hat
was n ot noticed was the fact that the w o rld was “ in a b it o f tro u b le ”
too.
O f course I m ust agree that Palestinian suicide bom bers are a
h o rro r and need to be stopped, and that a nation has every rig h t to
defend its e lf against such assaults. O n the o the r hand w ha t nation
should accept peaceably the occupation o f its o w n te rrito rie s, the
destruction o fh o m e s and its o w n peoples b y its neighbor, o r the
deliberate past b u ild in g o f new residences and homes on th e ir lands
fo r the v e ry settlem ent o f those people w ith in th e ir o w n borders.
A n d , o f course, on the o the r side o f the p ictu re , w h y should Israel
have a nyth in g bad to say about o u r o w n U S A w h o supplies them
w ith a ll the weapons and m aterials to continue th e ir a ctivitie s.
E n uf, M r. M orales. O b v io u s ly it is a tw o -side d argum ent and e ithe r
side can prove its p o in t. I do n ot w ish to, do that, and k n o w in g y o u r
past ve ry substantial in vo lve m e n t in issues, n o r do I believe y o u w is h
to either. I th in k th is is an issue that demands interna tion al decision.
I also th in k i t is one that requires that the U S A , the unquestioned
G reat P ow er o f the w o rld , steps in and, th ro ug h its pow er, demands
a settlem ent.
As I see it, M r. M orales, the w o rld is teetering on the edge o f
another re lig io u s-cu ltu ra l c o n flic t. W e, the one and o n ly tru ly G reat
Pow er, has been blessed w ith the o p p o rtu n ity to prevent that. Please
let us n ot th ro w aw ay that o p p o rtu n ity and p riv ile g e on the grounds
o f a h ig h ly controversial p o litic a l/m ilita ry squabble.
I rest m y case w ith b o th w a rm th and good w ill.
M a lc o lm T w e e d y
F o r t D a v is
Editor:
K udos to M r. W a rre n D odson. C u rre n tly it is against the federal
la w to ta lk about the B ib le , m ention G o d ’ s name, the Ten
C om m andm ents, to p ra y in the p u b lic. B u t it is O K to force students
in a u n iv e rs ity to discus the K oran. I t is O K in C a lifo rn ia to
encourage (m ore than lik e ly fo rce ) m id d le school students to w ear
M u s lim robes, c a ll them selves b y Isla m ic names, pray»to A lla h , a
n o n -C h ristia n god. U p to now , the C hristia n co m m u n ity has kept
s ile n t about the double standard and so has the law . I t is m y b e lie f
that it is another step to ban C h ris tia n ity in this, o u r country.
N o t to m e n tio n the T e rro ris m In fo rm a tio n and P revention System
(O peration T IP S ) T ha t is, fo r A m e rica n (volunteers) to spy on
A m e rican s (no p ro filin g ) and then m ake contact w ith T IP S to report
“ suspicious acts.” T h is includes postal w orkers, u tility w orkers,
anyone that has access to p rivate p roperty. Same th in g as the K G B ,
Stasi, the o ld Gestapo and such organizations used b y dictatorships.
I f one makes such a report, no need to be tru th fu l, they co lle c t the
in fo rm a tio n (data), to h o ld i t fo r la te r use. Im agine, one o f 24
citizens (snoopers) p articip a ting , then what?
A l l th is to start in 10 cities. A s to w hen and w h ic h ones, w e ’ ll
k n o w w hen i t starts.
T o L a Escuela de la Esperanza, in R edford, I w ish yo u and the
students success. Stand ta ll.
“ Pray fo r the peace o f Jerusalem.”
R a m o n M o ra le s
El Paso
Editor:
I agree w ith M a lc o lm Tw eedy. Send in the paratroopers o r M arine s
to m ain ta in o r fo rce A ra fa t and h is people and Israel to com e to
some k in d o f peace betw een the tw o , b u t yo u hav§ to rem em ber ,the
U n ite d States c o u ld n o t h e lp b u t to show fa v o ritis m to w a rd Israel as
i t alw ays has w hen d ea lin g w ith other countries.
I f o u r governm ent w o u ld stay o u t o f others’ a ffa irs and n o t show
fa v o ritis m , w e w o u ld n o t be hated as m uch as w e are in the w o rld .
M ayb e 9-11 w o u ld never have happened i f the U .S .A had treated
countries m ore equal. I also agree w ith R am on M orale s th a t Israel
has successfully defended i t s e lf in the past against the A rabs, b u t
n o t w ith o u t th e help o fth e U .S . and European countries.
H ,..
W a r re n D od son
M a r fa
Lajitas Resort has applied to the Texas Resource Conservation
Commission fo r a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons a
day o f treated wastewater. The following letter is in response to
that permit application, the editor
C h ie f C le rk
Texas N atural Resource C onservation C om m ission
A ustin
Re: A p p lic a tio n fo r T P D E S P erm it N o. 14282-001,
Lajitas U tility C om pany
T o W h o m It M a y C oncern:
T h is letter is to p ro vid e fo rm a l com m ents on the above referenced
application.
B ig Bend N atio na l Park is located adjacent to and dow nstream o f
the proposed operations. F o r the reasons set o u t in o u r previous
fo rm a l com m ents o f September 18,2001 [attached], w ater q u a lity in
the R io Grande as it flo w s th rough B ig Bend N a tio n a l Park w ill be
adversely affected b y the proposed discharge. Such effects w ill
adversely a ffe ct aquatic habitat, recreational uses and p u b lic health,
as th is segment is designated fo r h ig h q u a lity aquatic habitat, contact
recreation and p u b lic w ater supply.
A fte r re v ie w in g the D ra ft Proposed P erm it and Statement o f
Basis/Technical S um m ary w e have fu rth e r concerns that w e have
explained below :
• The T N R C C Statement o f Basis/Technical Sum m ary, dated
January 20, 2002 states that the L ajitas W astew ater Treatm ent
F a c ility
. .has n o t been constructed.” H ow ever, construction o f
th is fa c ility was w e ll underw ay at that tim e, g iv in g the im pression
that the system had been approved p rio r to rece ivin g a perm it.
• W e have fu rth e r concerns about the effects o f a flo o d event on
the proposed fa c ility and subsequent dow nstream p o llu tio n that
co uld result, such as 1) B ig Bend N atio na l Park harbors the B ig
Bend G am busia. a fe d e ra lly listed endangered species found
now here else in the w o rld . Located in a pond in the flo o d p la in , th is
fis h w o u ld be vulnerable to p olluta nts that m ig h t be washed
dow nstream in a flo o d event; 2) W e understand that the perm ittee
intends to deal w ith p o llu tio n co n tro l b y increasing c h lo rin a tio n o f the
wetlands should a flo o d event threaten to wash the contents in to the
rive r. W e feel that th is m ethod is unacceptable. W e are concerned
that it w ill be d iffic u lt to ensure that th is w ill happen due to the
u n p re d ic ta b ility o f flash flo od s and lack o f flash flo o d w arnin g
systems in th is area. Further, this m ethod w o u ld n ot ensure
d is in fe c tio n ; 3 ) The p rim a ry se ttling tanks are vulnerable to
“ flo a tin g ” i f flo o d waters w ere to reach them.
• F in a lly , w e are confused about w hether th is p e rm it applies to
the disposal o f sludge, w h ic h was m entioned in the p e rm it
app lica tion , b u t was n o t m entioned in the subsequent “ N o tic e o f
A p p lic a tio n and P re lim in a ry D ecision” o r in the “ N otice o f P ublic
M ee ting .” H ow ever, “ Sludge P rovisions” are included in the D ra ft
Perm it. W e are concerned n ot o n ly w ith w in d -b o rn e sludge dust
reaching the R io Grande, asin dica ted in o u r previous letter, b u t also
w ith w ater-borne sludge and b y-products reaching the R io Grande
d u rin g heavy rains and flash flo o d in g events. H eavy m etals and
other to x in s co u ld reach the R io Grande in e ither o f these tw o w ays
o r through leaching.
W e hope the T N R C C E xecutive D ire c to r w ill adequately address
these and a ll o the r relevant and m aterial issues raised d u rin g the
fo rm a l com m ent perio d in h is w ritte n response. I f not, w e intend to
request a contested case hearing. D ue to its statutory and
a dm in istrative re s p o n s ib ility to operate and protect a ll resources
w ith in its boundaries, B ig Bend N atio na l Park q u a lifie s as an
affected person under Texas law and TNRCC regulations.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Frank J. Deckert, Superintendent
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Editor
This is a public service announcement, of sorts, directed to those
people who live near Mexico.
Contrary to this last blood drives’ advertisement that “blood donor
requirements are simple,” the process is not so straight-forward. (I
was the fifth rejected in a row for my interviewing RN.)
The,proeess, oyer time, has become mm4 m tedious interviews
and paperwork, resulting in rejection ofhealthy donors on little solid
scientific basis with no opportunity for appeal. In short, the
government’s got its hand all over the system. ,
But I drift.... Here’s the public service part: If you’ve been to the
Copper Canyon area of Mexico (basically past Cuauhtemoc which
is one hour past Chihuahua City). Whether or not you’ve descended
into the canyons (like to visit the old morning towns ofBatopilas or
Urique), don’t bother to show up at the next blood drive. Or the next
couple ofblood drives. You’ll be disqualified for a year for having
set foot in an area with potential for malaria, whether or not you
ever seen a mosquito.
This information, which the donor team, for some reason, is
forbidden to pre-publicize, might just save you’re an hour and a half
waste. And a poke in the finger.
Sincerely,
Steve Seegers, M.D.
Marfa
B irth s/
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Adolfo Aguilar, boy, bom August 8 , 2002 to Sylvia Fores and Jose
Aguilar ofMarfa; 7 lbs, 1 oz., 19 in.
D’Angelo Rene Gonzales, boy, bom August 7, 2002 to Catherine
and Billy Gonzales of Alpine; 5 lbs, 7 oz., 18 Vz in.
Britney Anahy Carrasco, girl, bom August 9 , 2002 to Daisy
Madrid and Luis Carrasco ofPresidio; 6 lbs., 11 oz., 20 in.
Jorey Spencer, girl, bom August 9 , 2002 to Carla and Christopher
Spencer of Alpine; 6 lbs, 9 oz., 20 in.
Alvin Corralez Galindo, boy, bom August 14,2002, to Alvaro
and Sobeyda Corralez ofPresidio; 7 lb. 4oz. 19 lA in.
Veronica Isabel Guerrero, girl, bom August 14,2002, to Jaime
and Rebecca Guerrero of Alpine; 7 lb. 8 oz. 18 in.
Zane Davis Shoemaker, boy, bom August 16, 2002, to James and
Jenni Shoemaker of Alpine; 8 lb. 1 oz. 20 in.
Clarissa Joy Guevara, girl, bom August 16,2002, to Richard and
Cindy Guevara ofMarfa; 6 lb. 15 oz. 19 'A in.
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. / d o u g h n u t w ith D u n c a n
“I f they hadjust taken My Word, . . ”
B y th e R ev. D u n c a n P a ris h
A s the sto ry goes, a m an b ro ug ht a ve ry lim p dog in to the
ve terina ry c lin ic . A s he la y the dog on the table, the d octo r p ulled
o u t his stethoscope, p la cin g the receptor on the d o g ’ s chest. A fte r a
m om ent o r tw o , the ve t shook his head sadly and said, “ I ’ m sorry,
b u t y o u r dog has passed aw ay.”
“ W hat?” screamed the man. “ H o w can yo u tell? Y o u haven’t
done any testing on h im o r anything. I w an t another o p in io n !”
W ith that, the ve t turned and le ft the room . In a fe w m om ents, he
returned w ith a Labrador R etriever. The R etriever w hen rig h t to
w o rk , ch ecking the p oo r dead dog o u t th o ro u g h ly. A fte r a
considerable am ount o f s n iffin g , the R etriever sadly shook his head
and said “ B a rk.”
The veterinarian then to o k the Labrador o ut and returned in a fe w
m om ents w ith a cat, w ho also checked o u t the p o o r dog on the
table. A s had h is predecessors, the cat sadly shook h is head and
said, “ M e o w .” H e then ju m p e d o f f the table and ran o ut o f the
room.
The veterinarian handed the m an a b ill fo r $600. The d o g ’ s ow ner
w en t postal. “ $600! Just to te ll me m y dog is dead? T his is
outrageous!” The ve t shook his head sadly and explained. “ I f you
had ju s t taken m y w o rd fo r it, i t w o u ld have been $50, b u t w ith the
Lab w o rk and the cat scan,. . .”
“ I f yo u had ju s t taken m y w o rd fo r it.” I can im agine G od saying
that to us, and in fa ct in at least one o f Jesus’ stories it is said. W e ll,
sort of.
Lazarus the beggar la y in the doorw ay o f the hom e o f a ric h man.
T h is m an’ s name has tra d itio n a lly been D ives, L a tin fo r “ ric h .”
Each day w e can see D ives, clothed in the finest, som ewhat p ud gy
fro m soft, opulent liv in g , g o in g in and o ut through that doorw ay, and
there la y Lazarus.
Each day w e can see D ives d in in g on g ourm et meals w h ile
Lazarus la y in his d oo rw a y lo n g in g fo r som ething, ju s t a scrap, fro m
D iv e s ’ table.
Each day w e can see D ives g iv in g such scraps to the dogs o r the
servants. W e can also see the to w n dogs, h un gry themselves,
lic k in g the sores on Lazarus’ body, he being too w eak and
emaciated to fend them o ff.
Each day w e can see a ll th is because it is a ll in the story.
Each day.
Then Lazarus dies and goes to the nice place, g ettin g a place rig h t
next to Father Abraham . Soon afterw ards, D ives dies and goes to
the n o t nice place. W h y? D id he ever k ic k Lazarus? N o . D id he
ever have Lazarus rem oved fro m h is doorw ay? N o . D id he ever
cuss Lazarus, o r ta lk to h im in a degrading w ay, o r sp it on h im ? N o.
T ru th is, he never noticed Lazarus at a ll, and that w as h is sin. He
was so w rapped up in h im s e lf and his w e a lth y liv in g that he had no
in k lin g that Lazarus even existed, even though he v irtu a lly stepped
o ve r h im each day.
.
H e never noticed h h n u n tilh e saw -him w ith Abraham ; “ Father Abraham , send Lazarus to d ip h is fin g e r in w ater that even a drop
m ig h t cool m y scorched tongue.” H e never noticed h im u n til he
needed Lazarus to serve h im .
“ C an’ t be done, son. T he g u lf between us cannot be crossed.”
“ Then send h im to m y brothers so they m ig h t hear and k n o w the
great cost o f ig n o rin g the tru th .”
“ T he y have M oses and the prophets. T he y have already been to ld ,
they have already heard. I f they had ju s t taken M y W o rd fo r i t . . . ”
Rev. Duncan Parish is a retired minister o f the Christian
Church (Disciples o f Christ) and is currently an "ordained
table waiter" in the Fort Davis Drug Store.
T h e
e n v ir o n m e n ta l fr o n t
Big Bend air pollution
By FR AN SAGE
T he p ro b le m w ith a ir p o llu tio n in the B ig Bend is that there is no
sim ple so lu tion , e specially one that o u r actions alone w o u ld
elim inate. W e d o n ’ t cause it; w e ju s t get it fro m other sources.
W e have been w a itin g some years n o w fo r the studies to end and
action to w ard stopping the p o llu tio n to begin. W e have the
scientists researching, n ext m ust come the p o litic a l action.
B R A V O S tu d y U p d a te
F ro m Ju ly th ro u g h O ctober 1999 fie ld w o rk was done, g ettin g the
data, w h ich , w hen analyzed, w ill demonstrate s c ie n tific a lly w here
the p o llu tio n is co m ing from . P re lim in a ry results indicate p o llu tin g
sources in M e x ic o , Texas and the Southeast U n ite d States. The
usual explanation fo r the study is that w e co uld n ot act w ith
ce rta inty u n til w e co uld m ore cle a rly understand the sources. The
B R A V O (B ig Bend R egional A erosol and V is ib ility O bservation)
Study results have been postponed a n um ber o f tim es. The o rig in a l
scheduled co m p le tio n date was m id 2001. B u t it has been delayed
m any tim es. W e were last to ld in A p r il 2002 that the com plete
report w o u ld be ready in September 2002. W e ll, w o u ld yo u believe,
i t w ill n o t be ready then?
I e-m ailed J im Y a rbrou gh o f the R egion 6 o ffic e o f the E P A
(E n viron m en tal P rotection A g en cy) in D allas ve ry recently asking
i f the S tudy was m eeting its co m pletion date. He said it has been
delayed. “ The em issions processing p art o f the p ro je ct found
num erous errors in the em issions and in the g rid system fo r o ur
m o d e lin g runs. W e w ere forced to spend a pp ro xim a tely 2-3 m ore
m onths on that task than o rig in a lly scheduled. H ow ever, there was
no other o p tio n ; w e had to be as sure as w e co uld be that the
emissions in v e n to ry was accurate o r otherw ise o u r a ir m o d e lin g
results w o u ld have little m eaning.” F rustrating as that in fo rm a tio n
is I rem ind m y s e lf that i f the scie n tific study is to have any e ffe ct
on p o llu tio n reduction in the B ig Bend, the study m ust n o t be
vulnerable to attacks upon its re lia b ility . S o ----- W hen w ill it be
ready?
The results w ill be g ive n to the T echnical C om m ittee, w ho w ill be
prepared to discuss them “ versus other data analysis results at o u r
n e x t data analysis m ee ting in D enver September 19-20.” The
tracer in fo rm a tio n w ill be released in early September. Then
comes the c ru cia l and d iffic u lt crunch period: g ettin g participants
to agree on w ha t the data means. Y a rbrou gh says that there w ill
then be w e e k ly conference calls and p ro ba bly m ore face-to-face
m eetings to ham m er o u t a set o f consensus results.
The d ra ft rep ort is b eing w ritte n some n ow . Y a rbrou gh says they
hope to have the d ra ft rep ort com pleted b y D ecem ber 2002, then
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B y th e R ev. P H I L L I P M c C R A W , P a s to r
F ir s t B a p tis t C h u rc h A lp in e
C la rice Selman O gle was eighteen years o ld and had ju s t earned a
teaching ce rtifica te w hen she accepted a teaching jo b in a little
school e ig h ty -fiv e m ile s fro m now here in 1927. She needed a jo b
and a rem ote school e ig h ty fiv e m ile s south o fM a ra th o n , Texas,
needed a teacher. A fe w years later, she m et a loca l man, R ay O gle,
they m arried and began a fa m ily . F o r n early tw o decades they
w orked d iffe re n t ranches in the rough, C hihuahuan desert country.
M a k in g a liv in g fo r a fa m ily in the B ig Bend was d iffic u lt and g ot
even harder a fte r W o rld W a r II. R ay began to lo o k beyond South
Texas fo r a place w here he m ig h t be able to better the life o fh is
fam ily.
He b ou gh t a fa rm south o f D em ing, N e w M e x ic o in 1947. L ife and
m a kin g a liv in g was even harder there. In add itio n to the fa rm , R ay
w o u ld w o rk an occasional “ odd jo b ” to p ic k up cash fo r fa m ily
needs. A fte r one o f those jo b s , w hen the cash was desperately
needed, the fa m ily he was w o rk in g fo r le ft to w n fo rg e ttin g to pay
Ray. Shoes w ere the m ost desperate need, and there was no cash.
Pat’ s (th e ir son) o n ly p a ir o f shoes were “ little m ore than laces and
soles,” C larice says. H e was g o in g to school in sub-freezing
w eather in those embarrassing and inadequate shoes.
One n ig h t, R ay and C larice stayed up late try in g to th in k o f a w a y
to come ups w ith some cash, b u t neither o f them co uld come up
w ith an idea. R ay w e n t to bed w ith , “ D o n ’ t w o rry , w e w ill do
som ething.” B u t, those w ords w ere no c o m fo rt or peace to a
w o rry in g , caring m other.
“ L iv in g on the edge” ( o f p o ve rty, that is) was n oth in g new to
Clarice. H e r m other was w id o w e d w hen C larice was one year old.
Later, she m arried a w id o w e d B aptist Preacher w ho had e ig ht k id s
and added in her fo u r to the m ix . C larice says that “ there’ s o n ly one
w ho is poorer than a w id o w w ith fo u r sm all ch ild re n . . . and th a t’ s a
B a ptist preacher w ith a large fa m ily , try in g to liv e on his salary.”
“ I c o u ld n ’ t go to bed,” C larice remembered about that desperate
nig ht. “ A fte r s ittin g a b it, I fe ll to m y knees, tru ly at the end o f m y
rope o r hope . . . to le t go and le t God. I confessed m y utter
helplessness, then asked G od to take over.” She w e n t to bed and
slept soundly.
The n ext day she w e n t in to D em ing. She confesses she d id n ’t
k n o w w h y she w ent— m aybe ju s t fo r some sort o f break. She had
o n ly tw e n ty cents and used m ost o f those fin a n cia l resources to b u y
a paper. T h a t n ig h t as shetreacHbe paper,-she read about a b ig * ,!program started b y the U .S . D epartm ent o f A g ric u ltu re to eradicate
h o o f and m ou th disease am ong the cattle in M e x ic o to keep it fro m
spreading in to the U n ite d States. A s she read she c o u ld n ’ t believe
her eyes. The governm ent was seeking to hire Spanish speaking
m en w ho w ere a g ric u ltu ra lly inclined.
R ay headed o f f to A lbuq ue rq u e to a pp ly and was h ired on the spot
w ith a fabulous salary and an o ffe r that the fa m ily co uld fo llo w and
m o v in g expenses w o u ld a ll be paid. In M e x ic o , the fa m ily liv e d lik e
ric h people— indeed a rags to riches story in a m atter o f w ee ks-a
v ic to ry o ve r tough tim es and d iffic u lt circumstances.
T o o often, w e lo o k fo r G od to answer our prayers w ith a check in
the m a il o r a s p iritu a l handout. T oo often, w e are nearsighted w hen
it comes to reco gn izin g m iracles fro m God. G od is m ore lik e ly to
answer prayer w ith an o p p o rtu n ity to w o rk o r to discover a new
spiritual journey.
The Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. For we don’t even know
what we should pray fo r, nor how we should pray, but the Spirit
intercedes fo r us with groans that cannot be expressed in words.
(Rom ans 8: 26, paraphrased)
(Clarice Ogle now lives in Alpine, Texas.)
circu late it fo r com m ent and peer re vie w and produce a fin a l
sh o rtly thereafter. So the tim e lin e provides co m pletion fo u r m onths
later than the earlie r pro je ctio n. M aybe, i f th is tim e lin e holds, it w ill
be available w hen the next Texas leg isla tive session get underw ay.
W e w ill see.
Y a rbrou gh concludes b y saying “ There is alw ays a huge tendency
on the p art o f academic experts to w an t to do “ perfect” w o rk . In
m y o p in io n , there is no such t h in g .. . . W e cannot w a it fo r an
exhaustive analysis. I t is essential that w e com plete a fin a l report
w ith in the n ext fe w m onths that nonetheless captures the accurate
essence o f the fie ld w o rk — the p ro p o rtio n a l im pacts o f various
source regions and sources types to the haze at B ig Bend. So,
th a t’ s w h a t I ’ m com m itte d to .”
W ith p u b lic a tio n w ill come the toughest w o rk: Seeing w hat
rem ains to be done about Texas polluters, and w o rk in g to m ake that
happen, seeing i f p o llu tio n co m ing fro m other parts o f the U n ite d
States w ill be addressed b y an a dm in istratio n that is m arching in the
opposite d ire c tio n w hen it comes to cleaning up the air, and fin a lly ,
neg otia ting w ith M e x ic o on the M exican sources. I t sounds
o v e rw h e lm in g and m ay be. B u t w e m ust w o rk o ut a strategy that
uses the B R A V O Study results to reduce the p o llu tio n . That takes
me back to advice I had several years ago fro m a contact in D allas
p o litic s . “ Y o u m ust convince those in charge that yo u w ill never,
never, never ever go aw ay.” W e have o u r w o rk cut out. C leaning
o u r precious B ig Bend a ir is w o rth the w ork.
Rio Grande CoG
Homeland Defense
Jack McNamara
By JACK D. McNAMARA
The R io Grande C o u n cil o f G overnm ents (C oG ) m et in solemn
conclave last F rid a y at Sul Ross. M o re than 20 county judges,
com m issioners, peace justice s, m ayors and o ther local o ffic ia ls ,
m o s tly elected, sat in a se m icircle w h ile another group o f applicants
presented th e ir various projects fo r co lle ctive approval. M o s t o f
these approvals come in the fo rm o f votes to fo rw a rd requests fo r
p u b lic m oney to various agencies up the line.
The last ite m was a presentation b y Jake B ris b in , fo rm e r Presidio
C ou nty ju d g e w h o is n o w the executive d irector o f the CoG . B ris b in
sought em ergency approval o f a local governm ent resolution to be
forw arded to Texas G o verno r R ic k P e rry’ s o ffic e by A ugust 31
concerning hom eland security. A s B ris b in explained the issue, the
fo rth c o m in g federal creation o f a D epartm ent o f H om eland
S ecurity w ill inclu de a chain o f a u th o rity fro m the new departm ent
to the g ove rn or and then d ire c tly to the tw o dozen councils o f
governm ent in Texas.
T h is is the sort o f m in d n um bin g bureaucratic tin k e rin g w ith w h ic h
Am ericans are so fa m ilia r. W e are n ow alm ost e xactly one year
fro m the te rro rist attack o f 9/11 and out here on the last fro n tie r we
are about to receive instructions.
O f course, some agencies have already been instructed. The
shutdow n o f the num erous custom ary fo o t crossings at Lajitas,
R edford, etc. is the result o f instructions p re v io u s ly sent to the
B o rd e r P atrol, U .S. Custom s, and other agencies. Those actions,
how ever, w ere piecem eal and not a p art o f the grand design w h ich
is envisioned b y the D epartm ent o f H om eland S ecurity when it is
fin a lly created. F o r one th in g , there w ill no longer be a Border
Patrol as part o fth e Im m ig ra tio n and N a tu ra liza tio n Service (IN S )
as part o f the D epartm ent o f Justice — the B o rde r Patrol w ill be
the fro n tlin e troops o fh o m e la n d security.
I f anyone is s till awake, please hear us whfen w e say this w ill be o f
co m p e llin g interest. F o r one th in g , there w ill be a lo t o f m oney. A n d
the m oney w ill come v ia the g overnor to the C oG and presum ably
thence d ire c tly to those loca l governm ent o ffic ia ls s ittin g in a
se m icircle on a h ot A u g u s t afternoon in A lp in e .
M o n e y is pow er, and the prospect o f local o ffic ia ls exercising the
k ind s o f pow ers that w ere p re v io u s ly the p ro vin ce o f the F B I o r the
U .S. A rm y o r the D ru g E nforcem ent A g en cy o r the B order Patrol
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o f it o r n ot rem ains to be seen. W hen tBe event is s u ffic ie n tly
ala rm ing — a tra in w reck, a chem ical s p ill, an infectious outbieak
o f disease o r the w e ird re v o lt b y the R epublic o fT e x a s (R O T )
adherents — a loose concatenation o f a u th o rity congeals. W hat is
n o w proposed is that under the threat o f terrorism it is tim e to get
organized — fro m the W h ite House to our house.
W e absolutely guarantee o u r readers that some very odd
characters are g o in g to show up. The prospect o f m oney is enough
to tu rn the heads o f m any otherw ise norm al neighbors. B u t p ow er
o ve r one’ s neighbors is an even stronger m otivator.
Take a lo o k at the c ity o f A lp in e . The C oG looked at A lp in e last
F rid a y as B rew ster C ou nty Judge V a l C la rk Beard and B risb in
reported to o u r assembled neighbors on the effects o f the c ity ’ s
a rb itra ry and capricious a n n ih ila tio n o f the area’ s recycling
program . A lp in e passed the program to D uncan Disposal after nine
years o f solem n resolutions, grants and m oney. B u t the o n ly A lp in e
o ffic ia l at the C oG m eeting was M a y o r Clouse, and she rem ained
silen t w hen B ris b in in v ite d her comments.
W ith the p o licie s established b y the C oG , B ris b in w ill at least
coordinate and p o ssib ly d irect the hom eland security program to be
established b y the Congress and the President. Local governm ents
m ay have a vo ice in the p olicie s u sua lly developed and im plem ented
b y o u r federal agencies. Those feds w ill neither disappear n o r lose
th e ir a uth ority. B u t the idea is that there w ill be better coordination,
p a rtic u la rly better use o f local assets and know ledge. O r so they
say.
The d ire cto r o f th is e ffo rt w ill be a veteran o f the 3rd M arine
D iv is io n ’ s “ S parrow haw k” force. In 1968, B ris b in was one o f a
squad o f M arines dispatched to Cam L o , ju s t b elow the Vietnam ese
D e m ilita riz e d Zone. O n the n ig h t o f 1 -2 February, he and tw o
dozen M arines, sailors and soldiers were overrun by thousands o f
N o rth Vietnam ese on th e ir w a y to attack (and be defeated) at
D on g Ha. W ith the help o f a lo t o fU .S . a rtille ry , the sm all group
held Cam L o the fo llo w in g m orning. Lance C orporal B risbin ,
how ever, was b a d ly w ounded and evacuated (see
w w w .n im b y n e w s .c o m , A rch ive s, M e m o ria l D ay 1999).
W e are sure B ris b in learned the value o f cooperation and
coordination that night.
(Jack D. M cNam ara is the Alpine publisher o f The Nimby News since 1988,
now online a t http://www.nimbynews.com. H is opinions are his own and he
encourages yo u r comments a t [email protected] nim bynews.com and 915.837.5619.)
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We extend our thanks and gratitude to all
our family and friends who attended my
baby shower, and for the lovely gifts and
cards we received.
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£6 iT h e Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. August 22. 2002
‘Missing Prints’ of Charles Bell
to open at Front Street on Friday
Midland author Patrick Dearen
to sign his work in Alpine Friday
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By JE A N H A R D Y
AT PIN E -A rtis t, m usician, parent,
teacher and dream er Charles B e ll
is w e ll k n o w n around the B ig
Bend area as a dedicated and pro­
lif ic creator o f fin e a rtw o rks in a
m y ria d o f m edia.
B e ll w ill e x h ib it a stunning c o l­
le ctio n o f n ew pieces F rid a y at
the G a lle ry at F ro n t Street Books.
Beginning at 7 p.m. and title d “ the
M issin g Prints,” the show w ill run
through m id -O cto b e r and h ig h ­
lig h ts several w o rks e m p lo yin g
P olaroid transfer p rin ts produced
at h is g a lle ry in M aratho n fro m
1998-2000.
T h e p rin ts are w o rk e d in to
larger creations o f handmade pa­
per and diverse elements. O ther
w o rks that have been in progress
fo r some tim e b ut have never been
seen w ill also hang in the show.
Paperm aking is a B e ll signature,
b ut d on ’t expect these to lo o k lik e
som ething yo u p u t in a notebook.
“ The papers I m ake range fro m
ve ry th ic k and coarse to th in and
fin e textures,” B e ll says, w h o o f­
fers paperm aking demonstrations
and w orkshops.
C ha rlie B e ll has earned h is l i v ­
in g fo r the past 20 years as a se lfem ployed artist, m ost o f th is tim e
rig h t here in A lp in e . Besides p ro ­
d u c in g h is o w n w o rk , he has
taught classes at Sul Ross and
m any other places; he cu rre n tly
teaches p riv a te and g ro u p a rt
c la s s e s , p a in ts c o m m e r c ia l
signage (F ro n t Street B o o k s ’ is
o ne a m o n g m a n y ), tr a v e ls
th ro u g h o u t the state fo r Texas
C om m ission on the A rts residen­
cies, curates others’ shows, and
plays g u ita r w ith The Burners, a
p o p u la r b a n d a ro u n d to w n .
Few m ay be aware th a t B e ll has
collections in the L ib ra ry o f C on­
gress, the N a tio n a l M use um o f
A m erican H is to ry in W ashington,
D C , the D a rd H u n te r Paper M u ­
seum in A tla n ta , G A , and others
in M a ryla n d and M innesota. M u ­
seums in A u s tin , C olum bus, and
A rlin g to n also hang his w o rk , and
he has been the s u b je c t o f an
A B C T e le v is io n n e w s s to ry .
C ha rlie rece ntly m oved in to spa­
cious new quarters at 103 N . 6th
St., in th e O ld H o lla n d H o te l
B u ild in g (a t N ,6 th & W . H o lla n d
A ve .), a space that opens o ut rear­
w ard in to the co urtyard o f The
B is tro at the H o lla n d H otel. H e is
b u sily readying the studio and gal­
le ry fo r a grand opening later this
fall.
T h e o p e n in g w i l l have as a
theme “ something com b in ing m y
interests in art and m usic,” B e ll
said.
H e hopes the co urtyard w i ll be
open fo r the event and that the
Burners w ill be on hand to liv e n
things up.
C ha rlie live s in A lp in e w ith his
w ife , Susan B e ll, a nurse. T he y
have tw o ch ild re n, Jesse, 23, and
A lyssa, 18.
By JE A N H A R D Y
A L P IN E - C on trary to p op ular
notion, not m any book authors can
a c tu a lly say th e y earn a liv in g
fro m th e ir w o rk . In fact, i f yo u
lo o k in jo b and career directories,
y o u ’ l l fin d that w ritin g books, w ith
fe w exceptions, is one o f the lo w ­
est p a y in g fie ld s ‘one can aspire
to.
So i t ’ s q uite rem arkable that au­
th o r P a tric k Dearen, 51, o f M i d ­
land, has been earning a c o m fo rt­
able liv in g fo r at least tw enty years
K o rd e r. In one w a y o r another,
the presentations are v ig n e tte s
fro m b ig c ity life that set up a ju x ­
taposition o f the urban lifestyle and
m in d-se t in contrast to o u r sm all
to w n , ru ra l life s ty le in B ig Bend.
T h e co m e d y p ro d u c tio n is a
w orkshop piece p e rform ed w ith ­
o u t the burden o r b e n e fit o f a d i­
rector. A ll o f the sketches are a
result o f ensemble interaction be­
tw een the actors in v o lv e d in our
e ffo rt to develop character stud­
ies and b lo c k in g techniques.
O u r usual suspects and some
D earen m akes h is hom e in M id ­
land w ith his w ife , M a ry , life s ty le
-editor o fth e M id la n d R eporterTelegram , and th e ir 12-year-old
Son, W esley.
Museum of the Big Bend plans
Sept. 11 Day of Remembrance
A L P IN E - The M useum o f the
B ig B end a t S ul Ross State U n i­
ve rsity and the C ity o f A lp in e w ill
u n ite to C e le b ra te A m e ric a ’ s
Freedom s in a D a y o f Rem em ­
brance W ednesday, Sept. 11 at
n oo n in K o k e m o t Park.
A noon p a trio tic observance is
scheduled at K o k e m o t P ark (a l­
ternate site, Pete P. G allego Cen­
ter) to honor A lp in e ’ s emergency
service personnel, in c lu d in g la w
e n fo rc e m e n t o f f ic e r s
and
fire fig h te rs . T he M use um o f the
B ig B end has jo in e d w ith the fed­
eral In s titu te o fM u s e u m and L i ­
b ra ry Services ( IM L S ) and the
A m e ric a n A sso cia tio n o f M use ­
um s ( A A M ) to celebrate basic
Alpine artist and musician Charles Bell.
freedom s, in c lu d in g : freedom to
w o rs h ip , free do m to assemble,
free do m to express ideas, free­
d om to create, freedom to inquire
and freedom fro m fear.
T entative a c tiv itie s w ill include
p a trio tic instru m e ntal and vocal
m usic fro m the A lp in e C om m u ­
n ity B and, a m o m e n t o f silence
h o n o rin g the v ic tim s o f the Sept.
11, 2001 attack, re c o g n itio n o f
e m e rg e n cy s e rv ic e p e rso n n e l,
re m a rks b y State Rep. Pete P.
G a lle g o a n d M a y o r M ic k e y
Clouse.
P articipants are encouraged to
b rin g a p ic n ic lunch.
F o r m ore in fo rm a tio n , contact
M use um o f the B ig Bend, (915)
837-8143.
Big Bend Players hold auditions for ‘Ferdinand’
South Brewster troupe stages three performances
SO UTH
BREW STER
C O U N T Y — L a st M in u te , L o w
Budget Productions, T e rlin g u a ’ s
ow n theater company, w ill present
a workshop collection o f sketches
and short plays on A u g u st 3 0 ,3 1 ,
and September 1.
The venue w ill be the “ B e h in d
the Store” c h ili c o o k o ff p a v ilio n
oh F M 170 betw een S tudy B u tte
and Terlingua.
The p ro gram w ill inclu de a se­
ries o f short sketches b y D a v id
M a m e t and tw o one-act p la ys b y
R a n d y N o o jin a n d H o w a rd
d oing little except w ritin g books books about W est Texas h is to ry
and fo lk lo re , as w e ll as novels fo r
c h ild re n and adults.
D earen w ill greet the p u b lic and
autograph h is books fro m 7 to 9
p.m . F rid a y at F ro n t Street Books
in A lp in e .
new faces w ill appear, in c lu d in g
Jim B u rr, Je nnifer B a ile y , G uy
Eastman, N o la LaFayette, Steve
Brennecke, John H argis, C atfish
C a lla w a y, M in d y H a m le tt, and
M ik e B rid g e r-B e ll.
L ast M in u te , L o w B u dg e t P ro­
ductions is pleased to in v ite you
to share an evening o f theater in
T erling ua . C urta in tim e w ill be
8:30 p .m. a ll three days; a ll tic k ­
ets $5.00. F o r m ore in fo rm a tio n
and reservations c a ll C a tfis h at
915-371-2202 o r Sarah B o u rb o n
at915-371~2202.
A L P IN E - B ig B end Players is
ready to k ic k o f f season n um ber
15 in O ctober w ith a dram atiza­
tio n o f the c h ild re n ’ s cla s s ic ,
‘ Ferdinand the B u ll,’ b y M u n ro
L e a f.
A uditions fo r children o f a ll ages,
w ill be held this co m ing M onday-
and Tuesday, A u g u s t 26 and 27
at 6 :30 p .m . a t the B re a d and
B reakfast Cafe, 112 W . H o lla n d
in A lpine.
R on K r u t is d ire c tin g th is show
and the cast w ill be an e x c itin g
b le n d iijf-M a ria c h is ^ fo lk lo r ic o
darrcersandaetors w h o w ill p o r­
tra y the various characters and
anim als in the story.
Perform ance dates are O ctober
1 1 ,1 2 ,1 8 and 19,2002.
In fo rm a tio n : R o n K r u t, 8379424 o r 837-2482.
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tfauy presents solo performance of
“ W e s t b y S o u th w e s t" a r t e x h ib itio n
6Carte Postale’ at Marfa Theatre
By KRISTIN BONKEMEYER
MARFA - On August 16 and 17,
The Marfa Theater presented the
premier o f‘Carte Postale. *a solo per­
formance by le thi diem thuy.
thuy was in Marfa last summer as a
Lannan writer in residence and was
brought back to Marfa this summer
by The Marfa Theater. Peter Simpson
joined thuy as her stage manager,
technician and lighting designer.
thuy attended Hampshire College
in Massachusetts where she stud­
ied post colonial literature. She has
been a writer all of her life and has
performed for the past 12 years. She
has recently finished a group of sto­
ries, fiction, but based on her life, to
be published in the spring.
le thi diem thuy was bom in Viet­
nam in 1972, during America’s war
there. She came to the United States
with her father in 1978. Her mother
and sister arrived two years later.
Her personal story is one of sepa­
ration from both family and culture,
but also of what happens when a
skilled poet and performer decides
that she has an important story to
tell.
thuy is a poet, an artist, a dancer
and an actress. This story is told
through movement and text and
light. The set is simply a sheet, hang­
ing, that represents a wall of time and
of consciousness. Lighting shapes
the figure of thuy and changes the
set from solid to transparent and back
to solid.
‘Carte Postale’ is a very short piece,
considering the sweep of its content.
It is about: The history of the French
colonization ofVietnam. The contra­
dictions of colonization. The at­
tempts of a colonizing force to ap­
propriate, diminish and make benign
the body and culture of the colo­
nized. Vietnamese defiance. And an
artist insisting on owning her history,
her culture and her image.
It is about taking back identity, and
making art in the process., ,;
,
It is personal and political, general
and particular, history and fiction.
It is Political Theater - radiant with
skill and power.
It is a story of destruction, resis­
tance and survival told with no an­
ger.
thuy has performed a world - a cul­
tural, political and personal history.
The history she is telling seems to
enter her body lightly and is told to
us as though a character has pos­
sessed her. It is performed with the
quality of a dream. She then wakes,
looks at us directly and gives us a
pertinent piece of information, some
background regarding an image, a
brief description of traditional Viet­
namese theater, a piece of history.
We are swept up in this dream with
her and then gently awakened with a
shift in tone. Her choreography is not
only graceful and fluid, but also en­
grossing and unique. There is a ge­
nius in thuy’s economy of gesture
and how clearly these gestures evoke
the world ofher story.
The piece is organized around the
images of three postcards, front and
back, that are projected as slides.
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These are the ‘Carte Postale’ that
date from 1904-06, during the French
colonization of Vietnam and they
each introduce a series of vignettes,
thuy assumes the role of characters
from these postcards, both the Viet­
namese who are depicted and the
French who are writing the letters.
Interwoven are vignettes in silhou­
ette that are autobiographical and tell
of the death ofher mother.
She introduces us to her story with
a walk along a switchback path and
gives us a deceptively simple out­
line sketch of the performance. This
is told to us as a poem and with the
first line we understand that we must
pay close attention. She speaks dis­
tinctly but softly:
“There will be a front and a back to
this story”
Each line of this opening poem is
le thi diem thuy
significant to the meaning of the
piece and refers to important re­
peated images. And she captures
brought powerfully forth with thuy’s
We watch as thuy re-enacts pain­
and holds our attention with beauti­
gesture o f a young girl, arms
ful scenes of her mother’s physical
fully choreographed movement.
stretched out, “screaming,” a depic­
and mental deterioration, as she
After her introductory walk along
tion of a famous photo of a young
the imaginary path.
“loses language” and eventually
Vietnamese girl, burned by napalm,
dies.
She stands by the chair and tells
“running down the middle of a dirt
But thuy and Vietnam are reborn in
us about Alexander de Rhodes, who,
road singing - or screaming.”
this death and the cycle is complete.
we leam, was a French Jesuit priest
Five times during the piece, thuy
The final image of the piece is
who brought the Roman alphabet to
steps behind the “wall” and per­
thuy’s own silhouette in front of the
Vietnam and thus, through language,
forms as a silhouette. This she tells
“wall.” It is a potent and startling
brought Catholicism and the French.
us is a dark place of memory that
moment as we are brought back to
She sits, and Alexander de Rhodes
she is entering, another layer of
the present, the artist, the poet, the
comes forth to tell us his impressions
dream.
young Vietnamese woman who has
of Vietnam in 1651, and about his
The Silhouette tells about the death
told us this story, with grace and
plans to bring Christianity to Viet­
ofher mother, thuy’s body becomes
poetry.
nam.
her mothers bodv
The first postcard is of a group of
young Vietnamese women who have
been hired to be chess pieces to be
“played” by a pair of French broth­
ers. They are paid “to not seem to
see or remember anything that was
happening”. But thuy has created a
C ra fts
scenario where the girls figure out
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how “to steal glances, to see with­
Mexico, on your quest for the best
out being seen.” And the “chess
Mexican food
pieces” eventually win the game and
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French to feel like Europe, to pro­
vide a false sense that Vietnam had
been Europeanized.
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The third is of 3 young women by
the sea. thuy plays the part of the
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youngest of the three, defiant when
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a Frenchman comes to take their pic­
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ture and insisting on taking a look
through the camera herself. She un­
Slide Show &Talk
derstands that distance from the
subject is also what is photographed
by Jim Glendinning
and that the photo is not real.
The final ‘Carte Postale’ is ofa Viet­
7:30 p.m., Monday, August 26 at
namese Theatre Troupe. The Direc­
300 E. Lincoln St., Marfa
tor ofthe Troupe comes forward and
refreshments
tells us that the struggle between
please
call
Elizabeth
McBride 729-4134 to confirm
China and France that is being
waged on Vietnamese land, will be
won by France but that “One day
France will be descendent and some
S U M M E R C L O T H IN G
other power will approach, bringing
fire and the sword.” A reference to
our own recent war in Vietnam, again,
a war between the US and China and
the catastrophe most directly affect­
ing thuy’s life. This reference is
M u s e u m
7 - N o v e m b e r
o f th e B ig B e n d in
A L P IN E - “ W e s t b y S o u th ­
w e s t,” w e s te rn p a in tin g s and
sculpture fro m The M useum o f
the Southwest c o lle c tio n o f M id ­
land, w ill be on exhibitio n Sept. 7N o v . 3 at the M useum o f the B ig
Bend on the Sul Ross State U n i­
v e rs ity campus.
“ W est b y Southwest” focuses on
w orks o f the tw e n tie th century,
w ith rare p aintings fro m the Taos
Society o f A rtists and historic and
co n te m p o ra ry Santa Fe artists.
T he heart o f the M use um o f the
S o uthw est’ s c o lle c tio n is co m ­
posed o f im ages th a t e m b o d y
southw estern sym bo ls, subject
m atter and coloration. The A lp in e
show ing is p a rt o f a 1 2 -c ity na­
tio n a l to u r o ver a three-year pe­
rio d , developed and m anaged b y
S m ith K ra m e r F in e A r t Services,
an e x h ib itio n to u r developm ent
com pany in Kansas C ity , M o .
The core o f the c o lle c tio n came
to the M useum o f the Southwest
f r o m F re d T . a nd N o v a d e a n
Hogan. The Hogan C ollection be­
gan as a g en uine ly personal ap­
p re c ia tio n o f art. T he c o lle c tio n
focused on the Taos S ociety o f
A rtis ts and
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A lp in e
includes paintings b y Kenneth M .
Adam s, Oscar E. Bem inghaus, E.
L . B lum enschein, Eanger Irv in g
Couse, W illia m H erbe rt “ B u c k ”
D unton, Ernest M a rtin Hennings,
W illia m V ic to r Higgins, B ert Geer
P h illip s , Joseph H en ry Sharp and
W a lte r U fe r. T he Taos S ociety,
a group o f m en fro m the east w ho
fo r various reasons traveled west
and stayed to p a in t the landscape
and p e o p le th e y e nco un te re d,
fo rm e d in 1915 to advocate the
a rtis tic d is c o v e ry o f the south­
w est.
M useum o f the Southwest’ s c o l­
lection contains a s tylistica lly var­
ied, broad representation o f h is­
to ric and contem porary Santa Fe
artists inclu ding w orks b y Randall
D a ve y, W illia m P. H enderson,
C la rk H u lin g s , Peter H u rd , W il­
son H urley, W illa rd Nash, N icholai
F e c h in , B e ttin a S teinke , Gene
K lo s s and D o u g H yde. The v a ri­
ety o f approach w ith in this group
o f second-generation painters o f
N e w M e x ic o has a c o m m o n
thread that restates the images o f
the region u tilizing the land, people,
and sym bols o f N e w M e x ic o .
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(8) The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. August 22.2002
•S h e lle y La in e and D a vid L e e G a rz a
W a te r s c r e e n in g
s e tf o r tr i- c o u n ty
F A R W E S T T E X A S - The
; C hihuahuan D esert R C & D A rea
1in cooperation w ith Texas C oop; erative E xtension, B ig B end and
: H ig h la n d S o il and W ater Conser:v a tio n D is tric ts and T he N a tio n a l
Resources C onservation Service
w ill be co nd uctin g w ater screen­
in g in A lp in e , M a rfa , Ft. D avis,
and P re sid io on A u g u s t 26-28,
2002. The screening event is de­
signed to help rural residents learn
about practices that im p ro ve w a ­
te r q u a lity fo r hom e and a g ric u l­
tu ra l use.
W a te r samples w ill be screened
fo r n itra te, to ta l salts, and bacte­
ria . The cost o f the screening is
$4.00 per sample to co ver m ate­
ria ls and supplies.
W a te r samples bags and instru c­
tio n s can be o b ta in e d betw een
8:00 am -5:00 p m at the fo llo w in g
loca tion s on M o n d a y, A u g u st 26,
2002 w here yo u w ill p ic k up the
sample bag and instructions:
Texas C ooperative Extension
B rew ster C ou nty Courthouse, A l­
pine
O ld Presidio C ounty Jail,
M a rfa
Presidio C ou nty A nnex,
Presidio
J e ff D a vis C o u n ty L ib ra ry ,
Ft. D avis
Tuesday, A u g u st 27, 2002, c o l­
le c t the w ater sample ( i f possible
c o lle c t the w ater sam ple in the
m orning) and return the sample fo r
screening where yo u picked up the
c o m m u n itie s
Talented singers lined up for festival concert
bags.
Please return the samples before
1:00 p.m. O n Wednesday, A ugust
28 ,2 0 0 2 , results w ill be available
at the short program scheduled at
the A lp in e C om m unity Center, 402
E. A v e G. at 6:30 P M . O therw ise
c a ll to m ake a rran ge m en ts to
have y o u r samples p icke d up or
mailed.
F o r a d d itio n a l in fo rm a tio n con­
tact: C hihuahuan D esert R C & D
(915) 837-8247, N R C S O ffic e s
(915) 837-5864 Ex. 3 A lp in e , or
(915) 729-4532 E x 3 in M a rfa ,
Texas
C o o p e ra tiv e E x te n s io n (9 1 5 )
837-6207 in A lp in e , o r (915) 7274746 in M a rfa .
M A R F A - S h e lle y L a in e , a
yo un g, u p -a n d -c o m in g c o u n try
and w estern p e rfo rm e r w ill open
the 16th annual M a rfa L ig hts Fes­
tiv a l co n c e rt set fo r S a tu rd ay,
A u g u s t 31.
Tejano star D a v id Lee Garza y
Los M usicales is the concert head­
liner.
This year’s festival is Friday, Sat­
urday and Sunday, A u gu st 30,31
and September 1. C om e ro c k the
lig h ts w ith S h e lle y L a in e and
D a v id Lee G arza y L o s M u s i­
cales.
T ic k e t prices fo r the concert are
$15 in advance and $20 at the
gate. A v o id the p ain and strain o f
long lines and tra ffic j ams and b uy
Travel guide to speak about Mexican tours
M A R F A - Jim G lendinning, the
A lp in e guidebook author, lo ca l
guide and lecturer, re ce n tly an­
nounced the fa ll program o f three
d iffe r e n t tr ip s across the Rio
Grande.
H e w ill present detailed itin e r­
aries o f these trip s, show slides
o f the h ig h lig h ts and answ er any
questions a t a T ra v e l T a lk on
M o n d a y A u g u st 26, at 7:30 p.m .
at E lizab e th M c B rid e ’ s house at
300 E. L in c o ln in M a rfa .
The firs t itin e ra ry is to Maderas
del Carmen, the nature reserve
ju s t across the R io Grande fro m
B ig B end N a tio n a l P ark. T h is
m ountain w ilderness area, ris in g
to 9.000 feet, has already been
visited b y quite a fe w local fo lks,
and is s till open to v is ito rs w ho
approach v ia the o ffic ia l border
crossing at D e l R io .
M a ra th o n f ir e
G le n d in n in g w ill com m ent on
the on-going e ffo rt to a llo w some
sort o f cross-border tra ffic at the
u n o ffic ia l b o rd e r crossings such
as B oquillas.
The second itinerary is the w e llk n o w n C op pe r C an yon tr ip , a
six-d ay itin e ra ry w h ic h is p ro v ­
in g popular. The fir s t tr ip sched­
uled fo r O ctober 13 is n o w fu ll,
b u t a second tr ip starting O cto ­
ber 20 is planned. The h ig h lig h ts
o f th is trip are the n ew train , the
e xcep tion al a ccom m o da tion at
Creel and E l Fuerte and o f course
the m ajestic Sierra M ad re scen­
ery, traversed b y 37 bridges and
87 tunnels.
The th ird itin e ra ry is a new one
- a 6-day v is it to the cu ltural trea­
sures o f N o rth e rn C hihuahua.
The destination is the excavated
rem ains o f the Paquime settle­
m ent, whose advanced life s ty le
over 700 years ago continues to
im press visitors; The rem ains o f
7-story b u ild in g s , ( w ith p lu m b ­
in g !) are v is ib le today, adjacent
to a state-of-the-art m useum .
N ea rb y is the v illa g e o f Mata
Ortiz w here alm ost every fa m ­
ily is engaged in p ro d u cin g ex­
quisite pottery w ith intricate pat­
terns, based on the o rig in a l de­
signs fro m centuries past. Shed­
d in g some lig h t on the achieve­
m en t o f P aquim e c u ltu re , and
lin k in g i t to s im ila r ancient c u l­
tures in present-day A riz o n a and
in southern M e x ic o , is scholar/
w rite r/a rtis t E lizab e th M c B rid e
w ho has g ra cio u sly a llo w e d her
house to be a v a ila b le fo r the
meeting.
The evening is free, b u t please
c a ll 7 29 -4 1 3 4 so. th a f re fF '
■ m ents m ay be organized.
d e p a r t m e n t s ig n s o n f o r n e w p r o g r a m
M A R A T H O N - M aratho n V o l­
unteer Fire Departm ent has jo in e d
m any other ru ra l fire departments
as the b e n e ficia ry o f cost-sharing
aid fro m a fe d e ra lly fire p ro tec­
tio n program .
The departm ent obtained $5,000
in cost-sharing aid tow ard the pur­
chase o f a slip -o n p u m p in g u n it
through the V o lu n te e r F ire Assis­
tance Program .
Cost-sharing aid to w ard the p u r­
chase o f trucks and w ild land per­
sonal equipm ent is also available
through the program , w h ich is ad­
m in istere d b y the Texas Forest
Service, the state forest resource
and ru ra l fire fig h tin g agency.
F ire organizations also m ay be
able to o b ta in fre e tru c k s and
othe r fire fig h tin g apparatus such
Agave
N a tu ra l
^
Food s
S;
Quality natural
foods & products
as pumps, tanks and portable gen­
erators th rough the Texas Forest
S ervice v ia the Federal Excess
Personal P ro p e rty (FE PP ) p ro ­
gram. U nd er the FEPP program ,
equipm ent acquired th rough the
m ilita ry is transferred to q u a lify ­
ing fire departm ent at no cost.
V o lu n te e r fire departm ent also
can obtain several other kin d s o f
aid fro m the state rural fire fig h tin g
a n d fo r e s t re s o u rc e a g e n c y .
T h ro u g h the F ire Safe program ,
d e p a rtm e n ts
ca n
o b ta in
fire fig h tin g clo th in g , hand tools
and w ater han dling accessories at
discount prices. A self-insurance,
vehicle lia b ility insurance pool ad­
m in istere d b y the Texas Forest
Service o ffe rs lia b ility coverage
$200 per ve h icle per year, am bu­
lances excluded. Passage o f leg­
islation m inim izing liability to indus­
tria l com panies that donate used
firefig htin g equipm ent through the
H e lp in g Hands p ro gram fo r v o l­
unteer fire d ep artm en t use has
made a d d itio n a l free equipm ent
available. R egional fire coordina­
tors located th ro ug h ou t the state
train volunteer firefig hte rs in w ild
land fire fig h tin g techniques and
assist fire departm ents w ith ob­
ta in in g equipm ent and cost-shar­
ing aid.
Detailed inform ation on volunteer
fire departm ent aid program s is
available fro m the Texas Forest
Service regional coordinators and
fro m the agency’ s ru ra l fire de­
fense section at P.O. B o x 310,
L u fk in , T X 75902-0310, phone
936-639-8130.
The Hotel Paisano
Weddings, Parties, Retreats....or just drop by
for a cup of coffee
Back-to-school
celebration!
10% Off
w ith th is c o u p o n
(good through end of August)
• N ow open until 7 p.m.
on Thursdays & Fridays
H ig h w a y 1 1 8 S o u t h a t
H S t r e e t in A lp in e
915.837. F O O D (3663)
a / a
In the Gallery
’’The Missing Prints”
New Work in Mixed Media
by Alpine Artist
Charles Bell
&
Book Signing Featuring
Regional Historian
Patrick Dearen
Friday, starting at 7 p.m.
FRONT STREET BOOKS
121 E. Holland Ave. at N. 4th, Alpine
“ T h e
C
o n e
h r is t ia n s
G
y o u r ticke ts in advance. B u y in g
in advance is easy - ju s t com e b y
the M a rfa C ham ber o ffic e at 207
N o rth H ig h la n d Avenue in M a rfa
o r c a ll th e c h a m b e r o ffic e at
915.729.4942 o r 800.650.9696 to
reserve ticke ts w ith V is a o r M as­
ter Card.
Shelley Laine is currently on to ur
th ro ug h ou t w est Texas and has
ju s t released her second cd en­
title d “ B a ck to A u s tin .” The c d ’ s
single “ T ha t G ir l D oesn’ t L iv e
Here A n y m o re ” reached n um ber
28 on the C o u n try and W estern
Charts. See S h e lle y’ s w ebsite at
w w w .S he lleyL ain e.co m .
Shelley grew up in D allas, where
her m usical o rig in s w ere in f lu ­
w
a y
o d
w
to
b e c o m
a n ts
u s
t o
e
enced b y the sing ing and m usic
o f church. T h ro u g h o u t h e r life,Shelley has been influ en ced b y a
va riety o f m usic, in c lu d in g classi­
cal,jazz, country, gospel, blues and
ro c k and ro ll.
The schedule o f events fo r the
M a rfa L ig h ts weekend is ta kin g
shape. T here’ s s till tim e fo r those
interested in p a rtic ip a tin g in the
parades o r reg istering fo r a ven­
d o r b oo th to get in touch w ith the
M a rfa C ham ber o ffic e .
V o lu n te e r h elp is needed in ev­
ery elem ent o f the weekend fes­
tiv itie s . Please c a ll o r come b y
the Chamber o ffic e and o ffe r yo u r
h e lp to m ake th is c o m m u n ity
event the ve ry best M a rfa L ig h ts
Festival.
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The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. August 22.2002
Fall semester classes
begin today at Sul Ross
A L P IN E - F a ll semester reg is­
tra tio n w ill be held A u g . 20-21 at
Sul Ross State U niversity, w ith ta ll
semester classes beginning today.
R eg istra tio n w ill be held fro m 9
a.m.-4 p.m. T uesday-Wednesday,
A u g . 2 0 -2 1 , at the U n iv e rs ity
Center.
Residence h a lls open Sunday,
A u g . 18, and n ew student o rie n ­
tation, w ith the them e “ O n T ra ck
to Success,” w ill be held A u g. 1921.
W e e ke n d fo rm a t re g is tra tio n
w ill be h e ld Saturday, A u g . 2 4 ,9
a.m .-noon at the U n iv e rs ity C en­
ter.
F irs t class sessions fo r a ll w eek­
end fo rm a t classes w i ll be held
starting at 1 p .m .(W eekend F o r­
m at I); 1:30 p.m . (W eekend F o r­
m a t I I ) ; and 2 p .m . (W e eke nd
F orm at III ) . A m andatory m eet­
in g is also scheduled fo r a ll stu­
dents e n ro lle d in E D 7311 and
7313 (in M A B , R oo m 302); and
E D 7 3 1 6 A and 7 3 1 6 B (A C R ,
R oom 204) at 2 :30 p.m . O rie n ta ­
tio n fo r new weekend fo rm a t stu­
dents w ill be held at 2:30 p.m . in
the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine
A rts B u ild in g .
Class schedules are a vailable at
the O ffic e o f A d m is s io n s and
Records, B A B , R oo m 202, and
have also been distributed through
newspapers in A lp in e , F ort Davis,
M a rfa , P residio, F o rt Stockton,
M onahans, Pecos and V a n H orn.
Classes, late re g is tra tio n and
schedule changes begin Thursday,
A u g . 22. The annual n ew student
convocation w ill be held at 10:15
a.m. Tuesday, A ug. 27 in M arshall
A uditorium .
F rid a y, A u g . 30 is the last day
fo r schedule changes and late reg­
istratio n. M on da y, Sept. 9 is the
12th class day and o ffic ia l re p o rt­
in g date. F rid a y , Sept. 13, is the
last day fo r students e nrolled in
education b lo c k courses to drop
a course and receive a “ W .” Sept.
13 is also the deadline fo r n o tifi­
cation o f observed h o ly days fro m
students to fa culty.
Tuesday, O ct. 8 m arks m id -se ­
m ester, and F rid a y, N o v . 1 is the
last day to w ith d ra w fro m the u n i­
v e rsity o r to drop classes w ith a
grade o f “ W .” D rops m ust be p ro ­
cessed and received b y the O f­
fic e o f A d m issio ns and Records
b y 4 p.m .
W ednesday, D ec. 4 m arks the
fin a l class day. F inal examinations
w ill be held Dec. 6-12, and fa ll
com m encem ent w ill be h eld Sat­
urday, Dec. 14.
F o r m ore in fo rm a tio n , contact
O f f ic e o f A d m is s io n s a nd
Records, (915) 837-8050.
S e ttle m e n t
(continuedfrom page 1)
m er. In the p e titio n , the A D con­
tends feat altho ug h H a m ilto n has
the a u th o rity to assign and reas­
sign personnel, th is a d d itio n to
W a rd ’ s duties violates his “ rig hts
under Texas la w and h is 20022003 w ritte n contract.”
The n e w teaching duties co uld
mean an a d d itio n o f as m u ch as
h a l f a d a y ’ s w o r k to W a r d ’ s
schedule, the p e titio n states.
The legal docum ent goes on to
lis t a num ber o fle g a l cases to sup­
p o rt the c la im and states that the
issue has caused W a rd sleepless­
ness, elevated b lo o d pressure and
other d iffic u ltie s .
The athletic d ire cto r seeks a per­
m anent in ju n c tio n th a t p ro h ib its
H a m ilto n fro m ta kin g a ction that
w o u ld prevent W a rd ’ s “ r ig h t to
p e rfo rm duties as an A th le tic D i­
rector/H ead F o o tb a ll Coach, in ­
cluding any action assigning Plain­
t i f f to teach classes.”
W a rd lik e w is e seeks an aw ard
o f attorneys’ fees and co urt costs.
The a thle tic d ire c to r’ s attorney
m a in ta in e d th a t W a rd had ap­
p ro a c h e d H a m ilto n a b o u t th e
teaching issue in June, then file d
a grievance w ith the d istrict. “ W e
.then advised M r. H a m ilto n the
w eek before w e file d the s u it and
in fo rm e d h im that they needed to
take a ctio n , th a t th e y c o u ld n ’ t
w a it fo r school to start before tak­
ing action,” Conners said.
The grievance process set up b y
the d is tric t, a ccording to the p e ti­
tio n, co uld n o t adequately handle
the issue. “ The d istrict’ s grievance
process is c o n tro lle d b y the same
in d iv id u a l w h o is responsible fo r
the actions herein,” it reads in part.
“ A c c o rd in g ly , the grievance p ro ­
cess is in s u ffic ie n t to p ro te c t
(W a rd ’ s) rig h ts and constitutes
s tric tly a m echanism fo r delay and
continued viola tion o f (his) rights.”
S c h o o l b o a rd m e m b e rs and
H a m ilto n addressed the case on
M on da y, in a tw o -h o u r executive
session that included a phone ca ll
to the d is tric t’ s attorneys.
“ The d is tric t is p a yin g its a tto r­
neys to handle th is since I ’ m be­
ing sued in m y o ffic ia l capacity as
superintendent,” H a m ilto n said.
W a rd w as n o t a p a r t o f th e
closed session M o n d a y . B o a rd
m em bers to o k n o a ction on the
agenda ite m w hen they returned
to the open p o rtio n o f the m eet­
ing.
W a rd cam e to M a r fa IS D in
1998 to re v ita liz e the d is tric t’ s
sports program s. H e is p a rticu ­
la r ly w e ll kn o w n fo r the fa ct that
he engineered w in n in g fo o tb a ll
seasons a fte r the Shorthorns had
suffered a p e rio d o f decline.
A certain degree o f controversy,
h o w e v e r, has d o g g e d W a r d ’ s
years at M a rfa . In the past, he has
file d a grievance against a fe llo w
M IS D fac u lty m em ber and he has
been the subject o f tw o grievances
d u rin g h is tenure in M arfa .
S till in litig a tio n is a M a rc h 2000
suit that the a thle tic d ire c to r file d
against a group o f people w h o re­
p o rte d ly used aliases to w rite un­
desirable th ing s about W a rd on a
h ig h school fo o tb a ll In te rn e t site.
R o y Ferguson is W a rd 's a tto r­
ney in the Internet m atter. “ W e in
settlement negotiations rig h t now ,”
he said. “ W e ’ ve id e n tifie d the
people in v o lv e d and i f w e can’ t
settle, w e ’ l l go to tr ia l.”
B o th parties in the current d is­
pute seem open to se ttling th e ir
differences.
“ I am sure w e can reach an
agreem ent,” H a m ilto n said th is
week. “ H e proposed a co m p ro ­
m ise and w e countered.”
Conners feels so co n fid e n t that
an agreement is in the w o rks that
he has postponed a hearing in the
m atter set fo r F rid a y m o rn in g at
the B re w ster C ou nty courthouse.
“ W h a t w e have n o w is p re tty
close to the o rig in a l o ffe r,” the
attorney said. “ I t ’ s a true com pro­
m ise, and b y th a t I m ean th a t
there has been com prom ise fro m
both sides. H op efully the issue w ill
be la id to rest w ith a settlem ent
and M r. W ard, the superintendent
and the d is tric t can w o rk to w ard
the best interest in the co m m u ­
n ity.”
Young Marfan is national
semifinalist in scientist challenge
(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)
Marfa elementary andjunior high students on theirjirst day of school
Presidio County Junior Livestock show
meeting fo r parents, children is today
M A R F A - There w ill be a m eet­
in g fo r any parents and ch ild re n
interested in p a rtic ip a tin g in the
2002 Presidio C ounty Junior L iv e ­
stock Show.
The m eeting w ill be held at 6:30
p.m . today at the V o c a tio n a l A g ­
ric u ltu re b u ild in g on the M a rfa
H ig h School campus.
T h e s to c k s h o w o ffic e r s and
members w ill he m aking plans fo r
the co un ty show th is year.
A lso, 4 -H enrollm ent w ill be con­
ducted and any y o u th that are in ­
terested in sh ow ing liv e s to c k at
th is ye a r’ s county show w ill need
to be present.
A l l interested are encouraged to
attend, and fo r m ore in fo rm a tio n ,
p le a s e c o n ta c t Jam es S tee n,
Presidio C ounty Extension A gent
at 915-729-4746.
M T V ’ s ‘ Real World’ cast
member to speak at Sul Ross today
A L P IN E - A m e m b e r o f
M T V ’s “ Real W o rld ” w ill discuss
c o n flic t resolution matters and his
personal experiences on the show
d u rin g an A u g . 22 appearance at
Sul Ross State U n iv e rs ity .
The p rogram , p art o f the “ Keep
I t R eal” tour, w ill beg in at 7:30
p.m . to n ig h t in M a rs h a ll A u d ito ­
riu m . A d m is s io n is free fo r Sul
Ross students w ith current ID , and
$1.50 to the general p u b lic .
S irc e h is tim e on the s h o w /th is
cast m em ber has spoken a ll over
the nation, has been on tw o Road
Rules/Real W o rld Challenges, and
has endeavored in to a successful
m usical career. H e w ill discuss
c o n flic t re s o lu tio n m atters, h is
personal experiences b o th on the
show and after, and w ill in v o lv e
the a udience in an in te ra c tiv e
question and answ er session.
“ R eal W o rld ” has been b rin g in g
view e rs in to the liv e s o f seven
strangers liv in g in a household to ­
gether fo r o ve r a decade. D if ­
ferent season locations have in ­
cluded H a w a ii, N e w Y o rk , B os­
ton, Seattle, C hicago, as w e ll as
L o n d o n . C ast m em be rs have
ranged in age fro m 18 to 25 and
have com e fro m a ll w alks o f life
such as student, a rtis t, cartoon
anim ator, and m usician. Since
th e ir tim e on the show, m any cast
m em bers have toured the coun­
tr y speaking about th e ir e xpe ri­
ences as p a rt o f th e “ K e e p I t
R eal” tour.
F o r m ore in fo rm a tio n , contact
P ro g ra m C o u n c il, (9 1 5 ) 8 3 7 8424.
M A R F A - M a rfa H ig h School
freshm an B ra nd on James Jack­
son has been nam ed a se m ifin a list in the 2002 D is c o v e ry C han­
nel Young Scientist Challenge fo r
his project on a rtificia l intelligence
e n title d “ C an a nyo ne b u ild a
m atchbox com puter?”
E a rlie r th is m on th, D is c o v e ry
C h a n n e l ju d g e s
in c lu d e d
J a c k s o n ’ s p ro je c t a m o ng 400
s e m ifin a lis ts selected fro m the
m ore than 1,700 entries they re­
ceived fro m state and re g io n a l
science fa irs around the country.
J a ckso n ’ s p ro je c t has a lre a d y
w on a firs t place in the com puter
science d iv is io n o f the Texas
State Science F a ir and a Best o f
S h o w a t the B ra z o s R e g io n a l
V a lle y Fair.
D u rin g h is e ig h th grade year,
Jackson sim u la te d a co m p ute r
chess program b y assem bling a
chessboard o u t o f m atchboxes
th a t each c o n ta in e d a v a ry in g
am o un t o f d iffe r e n tly c o lo re d
beads. H e then p la ye d a series
o f games w ith the board as an
opponent, re w a rd in g each o f its
successful ra n d o m ly generated
moves b y changing the num ber
o f beads in c e rta in boxes. The
to ta l n u m b e r o f each c o lo r o f
beads in each m atchbox w o u ld
then g u id e the b o a rd ’ s fu tu re
Brandon Jackson
moves, teaching the board to p la y
better and better chess d u rin g the
course o f each game.
The D iscove ry C hannel w ill an­
nounce 40 fin alists on September
18. I f Jackson is selected, he w ill
be flo w n to W ashington, D .C . to
compete fo r m ore than $100,000
in scholarship m oney and the title
o f “ A m e ric a ’s Top Y oung Scien­
tis t o f the Year.”
Jackson and h is parents R ic h ­
ard and A im ee and little bro the r
N ate m oved to M a rfa o ve r the
su m m e r fro m th e E ast Texas
to w n o f Lovelady. R icha rd Jack­
son was recently hired as a coach ’
at M a rfa H ig h School.
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In tern a tio n a ls p la y f o r le a g u e title S u n d a y in M a rfa
M ARFA
The
A lp in e
Internationals w ill face o f f against
the L o v in g Falcons in a doubleheader fo r the league cham pion­
ship beginning 1 p.m . th is Sunday
a fte rn o o n a t V iz c a in o P a rk in
M a rfa . I f the I ’s sweep the after­
noon, they can retu rn O ld T im e rs’
league trophy to A lp in e fo r the first
tim e in ten years.
Fans fro m across the B ig B end
are encouraged to com e on o u t
and y e ll fo r the Interna tionals, w ho
are w ra p p in g up a great season.
H ow ever, a ll the sum m er’s w in s
w o n ’t mean a th in g on Sunday.
“ T h is is the last w ee k o f the sea­
son, and i t ’ s d o o r d ie ,” sa id
In te r n a tio n a ls m a n a g e r R a u l
G arcia. “ I t ’s fo r a ll the m arbles.
W in b o th gam es and w in th e
league, o r lose one and get Sec­
ond place.
“ The Falcons are tough. T he y’ ve
been league champions fo r the last
nin e years in ro w ,” G arcia con­
tin u e d . “ T he c u p ’s n o t been in
A lp in e fo r ten years, and w e w an t
to b rin g i t b ack.”
G arcia thanked a ll the I ’s fans
w h o have com e o u t to see the
team th is year w h ile i t played its
hom e games in M a rfa d u rin g the
ren ova tion o f K o k e rn o t F ie ld in
A lp in e .
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Monday, September 2,2002
11 am to 4 pm
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»$2 m illion.
•» So far,7about $2.1 m illio n is le ft
•in phase one o f the bond m oney
!and the d o lla rs that have been
;spent on the pro je ct seem to have
gone a long w ay. R ig h t n ow , tax­
payers p ay 26 cents per $100
valuation on the bond debt. Once
•the second rou nd o f m on ey is
‘needed and the rem aining $2 m il­
l io n o f the bond is sold, the tax
?rate w ill go up to a to ta l o f 40
?cents per $ 100 valuation,
j M a rfa IS D has been awarded
“an IF A on the firs t phase o f the
bond, w h ich means that the d is­
tric t w ill receive the equivalent o f
$67,001 per year in IF A m oney
fo r the life o f the in itia l $3 m illio n
debt, w hich is about 30 years. The
m oney can’ t be applied d ire c tly
to the debt, b u t rather is intended
Jo take some o f the burden o f f
^taxpayers. “ It w ill lo w e r the bond
la x b y ten cents,” H a m ilto n ex­
pla ine d. In e ffect, the 26 cents
th a t taxpayers pay on the current
Outstanding bond debt w ill drop
t o 16 c e n ts , a nd th a t w o n ’ t
change fo r the life o f the bond.
W hen the d is tric t s h ifts in to
phase tw o and the ta xp a ye rs’
debt w ill increase by the b o n d ’ s
rem aining $2 m illio n , H a m ilto n
'w ill seek an IF A to help p ro vid e
■relief fo r that m oney, too.
; “ W e w o n ’ t sell round tw o u n til
!we ru n o u t o f ro u n d o n e ’ s
m on ey,” he said W ednesday. “ I
can’ t p re d ict w hen that w ill hap­
pen, though.”
H ere’ s w here th ing s get a b it
confusing. The announcement o f
the ten-cent break in the current
bond tax comes alm ost concur­
re n tly w ith H a m ilto n ’ s recom ­
mendation M onday to raise m ain­
tenance and o p e ra tio n ta x b y
three pennies. C u rre n tly M IS D
taxpayers pay $1.35 per $100
v a lu a tio n to co ve r the m ainte ­
nance and operation o f the d is­
tric t. A d d to that the 26 cents per
$ 100 valuation that taxpayers pay
fo r the current bond debt and the
total tax am ount property owners
pay rig h t n ow comes to $1.61.
E very other year, the state o f­
fers to m atch a raise in m ainte­
nance and operations taxes, o f­
fe rin g tw o p e n n ie s fo r e v e ry
penny that a d is tric t raises taxes.
T h is is one o f those years, and
H a m ilto n p o in te d o u t th a t the
maintenance and operation taxes
have not been raised since 2000.
“ I t ’ s better to go up in small steps
rather than w a it several years and
go up b y a lo t,” he said.
Since the IF A has come through
fo r the d istrict, the recom m enda­
tio n o f a th re e -c e n t ta x ra te
doesn’t pose the im m ediate b lo w
that it w o u ld n o rm a lly . H e re ’ s
how : the IF A w ill cut the bond tax
fro m 26 cents to 16 cents fo r the
life o f the b on d. A th re e-ce nt
raise in the m aintenance and op­
eration rate w o u ld b rin g that fig ­
ure to $1.38. I f board members
pass the tax h ike later this m onth,
Refreshmentsserved
the n e w to ta l ta x rate w i l l be
$1.54.
The com bination o f lF A and tax
h ik e w o u ld a c tu a lly p ro v id e a
seven-cent decrease in taxes fo r
the tim e b e in g , fro m $1.61 to
$1.54.
“ The taxpayers w o u ld be getting
re lie f,” H a m ilto n said.
The IF A should be integrated in
tim e fo r O ctober, w hen the d is­
tric t m ails o u t its tax notices.
The 2002-2003 budget and the
proposed increase in maintenance
and operations tax w ere a b ig part
o f the discussion M onday.
The bum p up from $1.35 to $1.38
in m aintenance and operation tax
seems ve ry lik e ly and indeed the
d is tric t’ s business o ffic e prepared
the proposed budget using the hy­
pothetical tax rate. Business M a n ­
a g e r L in d a G u tie r r e z w e n t
through her budget proposals w ith
sch o o l b o a rd m e m b e rs a t th e
m ee ting . “ W e ’ ve been able to
decrease th e b u d g e t b y a b o u t
$ 142,000 fro m last year,” she re­
ported. “ Some o f that is based on
p a y ro ll because some teachers
w ith a lo t o f tenure resigned o r
re tire d and w e re re p la c e d b y
new er teachers.”
A ls o , tw o o f the positions that
were vacated b y teachers at the
end o f the school year w ere le ft
u n fille d . T he re is lik e w is e no
m oney budgeted fo r the R edford
S ch o o l th is y e a r, since b o a rd
members voted to close the fa c il­
ity in July.
B ig tic k e t item s on the budget
w ish list include a $30,000 districtw id e phone system, $ 10,000 fo r
a dependable used p ic k u p and
salary increases w o rth $31,000
fo r fo lks w ho w o rk as custodians,
grounds crew , secretaries, cafete­
ria staff, central o ffic e s ta ff and
aides. Included in the w is h lis t is
a p p ro xim a te ly $30,000 to help
w ith the upkeep o f the a dm inis­
tra tio n b u ild in g , as w e ll as a
$30,000 new passenger van.
“ I d on ’ t feel lik e this is asking a
lo t,” H a m ilto n to ld the board.
“ L in d a G utierrez is the o n ly per­
son I kn o w w h o can squeeze a
dim e o ut o f a n ic k e l.”
G utierrez explained that she pre­
pares the budget w ith purpose­
fu lly lo w and conservative projec­
tions fo r such things as the amount
o f a v e ra g e d a ily a tte n d a n c e
m oney the state gives the d is tric t
Big Bend Regional Medical Center
Notice to Alpine Rural Health Clinic Patients
In a J u ly 18,2002, article in The
B ig Bend Sentinel, it was reported
th a t M a rc o A . Baeza resigned
as a d e p u ty s h e r if f fr o m the
Presidio C ounty S h e riffs O ffice.
H e d id not. H e was dism issed b y
the P re s id io C o u n ty S h e r iffs
O ff ic e . B a e z a w as a d e p u ty
s h e riff in P residio w hen he was
charged w ith a c rim in a l m isde­
m eanor in connection w ith a do­
m estic incid en t. The charge was
su b s e q u e n tly d ro p p e d . Baeza
la te r w o rk e d as M a rfa P o lic e
D epartm ent reserve o ffic e r, and
he n o w is c h ie f o f the n ew c ity
o f P residio P olice D epartm ent.
The Sentinel regrets the error.
As of September 3rd (tentatively), Dr. Mary Parish’s office will be taking
over the remainder of the contract for Sul Ross student health care in lieu of
the Alpine Rural Health Clinic closure. The Nurse Practitioners from the
Alpine Rural Health Clinic will also be relocating to Dr. Parish’s location.
According to Texas Department ofHealth requirements we are informing the
public that any patient charts currently housed at the ARHC will be available
from 8AM-3PM, Monday through Friday until August 30th, for patients
wishing to transfer their records to a local Family Practitioner. Any charts
not requested for transfer will be stored by Big Bend Regional Medical
Center:
E n r o llm e n t
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Dr. Parish’s office is located across from the University at 910 E. Lockhart
Ave. You may reach her office at 837-1541. If you have any further
questions you may contact the ARHC at 837-7447 or BBRMC at 837-3447.
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m e n t c lim b e d som e m o re .tf^s
year. The d is tric t has experienced
a ju m p in total enrollm ent fo r each
o f the last several years. A lto ­
g e th e r, 1,335 c h ild re n sta rted
classes on M o n d a y , w h ile last
year’ s firs t day began w ith 1,307
students. Just lik e last year, h o w ­
ever, the a dm inistration expected
dozens o f students to register in
the co m ing days.
“ There were p ro b a b ly 50 o r 60
w ho signed up on the second day
o f school,” said Senaida B arriga,
a staffer in the superintendent’ s
o ffic e .
Presidio’ s Blue D evils numbered
1,507 students at the end o f the
2001-2002 school year.
In F ort D avis, a total o f 253 c h il­
dren tie d th e ir n e w shoes and
headed fo r school th is w eek, a
boost fro m the 245 students w ho
started last year. The F o rt D avis
d is tric t also contains the students
at the H ig h F ro n tier, w h ic h n um ­
bered 72 students this week.
Sixty-seven Pirates signed up fo r
the fir s t d a y at th e V a le n tin e
School, w h ic h was a d ip fro m the
75 w ho began school last year.
T his ye ar’ s starting e nrollm e nt is
a sligh t rise, however, fro m the 62
students w h o ended the school
year in M ay.
A lp in e ’ s enrollm ent edged up this
year, posting 1,136 students on the
firs t day o f school. T hat fig u re is
an increase o f 24 students above
the 2001 starting day enrollm ent.
A lp in e IS D ended the school
year in M a y w ith 1,132 students.
BBRMC-Aug 8,15,22,29
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are at risk fo r diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. But, you can change your ways b y join in g “ W alk
Big Bend” , a new physical activity program sponsored by Tri-County Diabetes Awareness and Education
Program.
“ W alk Big Bend” is a new program being modeled after the successful “ W alk E l Paso” program. A ll you
have to do is w alk 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Studies show that one o f the best ways to motivate
yourself is to w alk w ith friends or w ith a group o f people. Knowing that people are expecting you to walk
w ith them w ill give you the extra push you need to get out and walk. It is recommended to have a walking
partner or group, but it is not required as some people enjoy walking by themselves. Some o f the program
benefits include the follow ing:
• Walk Big Bend information folder and monthly activity log card to
keep track of your physical activity
• Confidential monthly weight and body fat analysis
• Free blood sugar and cholesterol screenings periodically
• Health information and tips
• Prizes for ongoing participation
• People who are walking on a regular basis are encouraged to join the
program to receive continued support and motivation.
• Feel better, look better, and live longer.
Thirty minutes a day, 3 times a week is all a person needs to reduce the risk o f
developing diabetes. This amount o f physical activity can also reduce the risk o f heart
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anxiety or depression.
o r the am ount o f m oney the d is­
tric t can expect fro m the recov­
ery o f d elinq ue nt taxes. B y ap­
p ro ach ing the budget in such a
m anner, she aim s to b u ild in a
sm all cushion.
“ W e pro ba bly w o n ’ t spend all o f
o u r budget,” G utierrez said. “ W e
w ill in salaries, b u t w e pro ba bly
w o n ’ t spend a ll o f the rest o f it.”
School board members to o k no
a ction on the budget o r the tax
rate, b u t w ill re v is it and possibly
adopt the budget and tax rate at a
p u b lic m eeting set fo r A u gu st 28.
Walk Big Bend!
A Program of Pmidio County’s
Tri-County Diabetes Awareness and Education Program
ftm d m ^ p ro v id e d t y
P ejp& r& zuim ' o f T h z % s
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and Q u iro z d id n ’ t m ake opening
rem arks.
H u rle y rem inded the ju r y that
most, i f not all, o f the prosecution’s
witnesses are co nvicte d o r sus­
pected crim in a ls w ho “ have ev­
e ryth ing to gain, and m ore o r less
n oth ing to lose.”
H e said th e y are te s tify in g as
p art o f plea agreements designed
to shorten th e ir prison sentences.
C harlotte H arris, o f the federal
p ub lic defender’ s o ffic e in A lp in e ,
is d efe nd ing Chapa. She is the
w ife o f 83rd D is tric t A tto rn e y
Frank B ro w n o f A lp in e .
She stated that Chapa was in a
m otorcycle accident when he was
15 years o ld , w h ic h caused per­
m anent b rain damage. Because o f
this, he is one to take people and
id e a s a t fa ce v a lu e . “ H e has
trouble understanding the under­
ly in g m eanings people o r w ords
m ay have.”
She said her c lie n t “ is the per­
fe ct patsy,” someone on w ho m
blam e can be th ro w n because he
cannot defend h im s e lf pro pe rly.
A th ird defense opening statement
was delivered b y M id la n d A tto r­
ney N o v e rt M orales, w ho is rep­
re s e n tin g G o n z a le z . H e a ls o
pointed out that the governm ent’ s
w itnesses sh o u ld be e valuated
carefully.
One witness was called Tuesday.
O m ar U ria s C a rrillo , 32, said he
had been a p art o f B alderram a’ s
drug sm uggling organization since
1996, w hen his cousin Iva n in tro ­
d u c e d h im to B a ld e rra m a .
“ I grew up ve ry poor. W hen I saw
the m oney and the respect some
people give you in this w ay o flife ,
it was too hard to say no,” C a rrillo
said.
C a r r illo d e s c rib e d th e m a n y
m ethods Balderram a’ s organiza­
tio n m oved an estimated 62 tons
o f m arijuana fro m M e xico into the
U n ite d States. Som e o f these
methods included hiding marijuana
b ricks in h o llo w e d stacks o f p ly ■w o o d and in ta r b a rre ls
ui
, He -also described: ^ Iji.e r r ^ fia .and Q u iro z as leaders o f th is o r­
ganization. He adm itted to d riv ­
ing trucks w ith m arijuana across
the M e x ic a n b o rd e r on several
occasions, and also to transport­
ing m oney fro m the U n ite d States
back to Balderram a in M e xico .
Furgeson said the tria l could take
up to fo u r weeks to com plete.
to Texas in M a y o f th is year.
In O jinaga, Balderram a rep ort­
edly owns H otel Canon de Peguis
and the M ille n n iu m disco bar.
A ls o o n t r i a l are M a r c e lo
M anuel B ernal, L ucian o Chapa
and Pasqual Gonzalez Jimenez,
su b o rd in a te s fo r B a ld e rra m a ,
Q u iro z and Carrasco.
L o s T re s are ch a rg e d in the
deaths o f Israel ‘ S h o rty’ Ocon,
and R ig o b e rto ‘ R ig o ’ L o e ra C a rrillo , b o th o f P re sid io, and
Gerardo U rq u id i Pando o f C a li­
fo r n ia . L o e ra w a s a fo r m e r
Presidio C o u n ty deputy sh e riff.
O con was m o r ta lly w o u nd ed
outside his Presidio home on Sep­
tem ber 3, 1997, and died a fe w
days la te r. L o e ra and U rq u id i
w ere fo u n d shot to death in a
p icku p parked b y the R io Grande
a t th e P o lv o c ro s s in g n e a r
R edford on M a y 14,1998.
A cco rd in g to the indictm ent, the
trio is alleged to have ordered the
hits after suspecting Ocon, Loera
and U rq u id i o f ste a lin g 1,500
pounds o f the ca rte l’ s m arijuana.
When testim ony began Tuesday,
both prosecutors and defense at­
to rn ey to ld ju ro rs to be w a ry o f
some o f the witnesses.
U.S. A tto rn e y M a rk R oom berg
said the prosecution w o u ld prove
th a t
B a ld e rra m a ,
Q u ir o z ,
G o n z a le z , C ha pa and B e rn a l
were all intim ately invo lved in in ­
ternational drug sm uggling, extor­
tio n , k id n a p p in g , m u rd e r and
m oney laundering.
H e to id the ju r y th a t the e v i­
dence they w ill hear d u rin g the
c o m in g w eeks w i ll la rg e ly be
given by witnesses w ith question­
able backgrounds.
“ T h is is a case about lu s t fo r
m oney; about lu s t fo r p o w e r,”
R oom berg said in his opening re­
marks. These witnesses he was
speaking o f were v ic tim s o f this
lust, he explained.
R oom berg also to ld the ju r y that
m uch o f the evidence they w ill
hear is c irc u m s ta n tia l/- ;: 1
•He Said % b ig jw e c¥ ' b f
p rosecution’ s circu m stan tial e v i­
d e n c e is B a ld e r r a m a ’ s and
Q u iro z ’ s attempted escape fro m
an A u stralian p rison w h ile a w a it­
in g e x tra d itio n to th e U n ite d
States. “ T his proves th e ir k n o w l­
edge o f th e ir g u ilt.”
Defense attorneys D an H u rle y
and David Guinn, both ofLubbock,
are representing Balderram a.
A tto rn e y s representing B ernal
(The Odessa American con­
tributed to this report.)
also sent a team to the gathering.
Those attending the m eeting re­
ported that a large num ber o f the
questions o r concerns raised b y
the audience w ere directed at the
Im m ig ra tio n and N atu ra liza tio n
Service o r the M a rfa B o rd e r Pa­
tro l Sector.
A c c o rd in g to m eeting o rganiz­
ers, how ever, n either sent a rep­
resentative to attend, a ltho ug h
b oth agencies w ere in v ite d to the
meeting.
“ W e declined, the reason being
that there is n o th in g w e can do to
change cu rren t la w ,” explained
M a r fa S e c to r B o r d e r P a tr o l
s p o k e s m a n P a b lo C a b a lle ro .
“ O u r jo b is ju s t to enforce the law.
O u r jo b is n o t to m ake p o lic y ,
change p o lic y o r re c o m m e n d
p o lic y . Based on that, o u r c h ie f
made that decision” n ot to attend
the m eeting.
A fte r p la c in g m any phone calls
to a va rie ty o f o ffic ia ls in W ash­
ing to n , D .C ., m eeting organizers
have d e te rm in e d th a t the n e x t
step w ill to get b oth the IN S and
the Texas G o v e rn o r’ s O ffic e in ­
v o lv e d in the issue. Tapes o f the
m eeting have been sent to both
o ffic e s , alo ng w ith copies o f a
p e titio n to reopen the border that
n ow carries nearly 1,000 signa­
tures.
The m eeting was also a chance
fo r o ffic ia ls and residents a like to
toss o u t suggestions w h ic h m ig h t
a llo w travel to continue across the
B ig B e n d ’ s s tre tc h o f b o rd e r.
Some hope one such alternative
m ig h t be p a rtic u la rly appropriate
fo r the now -shuttered crossings
at B o q u illa s and Santa Elena in
B ig Bend N a tio n a l Park.
W a te rton -G la cier International
Peace Park, the w o rld ’ s firs t b i­
natio na l preserve, straddles the
border between M ontana and the
Canadian p rovince o f A lberta. A t
the ce nte r o f the p a rk is Lake
W aterton, a b o d y o f w ater w ith
shores in b o th Canada and the
U.S. that 37,000 tourists crossed
on a fe rry each year.
delayed r^ g o n s e tp secu-
W aterton w ere halted in J u ly o f
this year. A fte r a tw o -w e e k hia­
tus,how ever, park rangers on the
M o n ta n a side w ere tra in e d b y
Custom s to receive declarations
fro m U.S. citizens returning fro m
Canada. W h ile Canadians and
citizens o f other nationalities can­
n ot cross the lake in to M ontana,
U.S. C itizens are once again free
to cross back and fo rth at w ill.
the d ra ft o f agreement to a llo w
U.S. park rangers to adm it to u r­
ists o f other n atio na litie s is n ow
being considered in W ashington,
D .C ., according to B ig Bend N a­
tio na l Park Superintendent Frank
D ecke rt.
D eckert said that his park and
U.S. Custom s once had a m em o­
randum o f understanding a llo w ­
in g p ro p e rly trained p ark rangers
to take o ffic ia l customs declara­
tions fro m U .S. citizens return­
ing to the U.S. though B o q u illa s
and Santa Elena. H ow ever, the
tra in in g was never com pleted,
and the term s o f the agreement
are c u rre n tly being re -w ritte n in
lig h t o f a new concern fo r height­
ened national security, D eckert
said.
The superintendent hopes that
the Lake W aterton crossing m ight
serve as an example fo r Boquillas
and Santa E le n a , ju s t as th e
W a te rto n -G la c ie r In te rn a tio n a l
Peace Park is the m odel to w h ic h
a proposed binational Chihuahuan
Desert preserve strives to em u­
late.
“ I w o u ld hope that there co uld
be as consistent a p o lic y as pos­
sible, as fa r as each border is con­
cerned,” D eckert said.
H ow ever, the large size and re­
moteness o f B ig Bend N atio na l
Park w o u ld m ake ta k in g decla­
rations fro m each and every c iti­
zen crossing into the U.S. through
the park. H ow ever, w ith proper
tra in in g , p ark rangers co uld “ be
the eyes and ears” fo r Custom s
b y s im p ly “ being aware o f w hat
C ustom s w o u ld lik e us to lo o k
fo r,” D eckert said.
H o w e v e r, the C a n a d ia n and
M e x ic a n borders are separated
b y thousands o f m ile s and a host
o f c u ltu ra l and econom ic d iffe r­
ence, and rules that w o rk in the
n o rth m a y o r m a y n o t f i t the
southwestern fro n tie r.
“ C e rta in ly there’ s a m uch d if­
ferent threat on the southern b o r­
der than on the northern border,”
said Roger M aier, spokesman fo r
the U .S. C ustom s’ E l Paso d iv i­
sion.
There are m any questions yet
to be puzzled over, b u t the free
exchange o f o pinio ns and ideas
at T hursday’ s m eeting le ft area
residents fe e lin g a little less b u r­
dened, despite the lack o f im m e­
diate solutions fo r the crossings.
“ I thought i t was real p o s itiv e ,”
K erns said. “ A lth o u g h some o f
the w orkers I ’ ve talked to were
disappointed that th e ir problem
d id n ’ t get fix e d Thursday n ig h t.”
C la y H e n ry ,
(Continuedfrom page 1)
was also found in the Dum pster.
A fte r the testicles were a d m it­
ted in to evidence, c h ille d fro m
being in an ice chest, they were
passed fro m ju r o r to ju r o r in a
plastic bag, at least to those w ho
. wanted to handle them.
A t the end o f the firs t d ay’ s pro­
ceedings, the defense asked fo r
a directed verdict on the grounds
, that the k n ife presented as e v i­
d e n ce w as n o t a “ d e a d ly
w eapon.” The defense also ar­
gued that castration was an ex­
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ception to the cru e lty to anim al
statues, and that it w asn’t proven
that C lay H enry was a dom esti­
cated anim al.
D is tric t Judge Kenneth D eH art
denied the request fo r a directed
ve rd ict W ednesday m bm ing .
The prosecution rested sh ortly
after the ju d g e ’ s announcement,
as d id the defense. The ju r y be­
gan d e lib e ra tin g the case at
lunchtim e and apparently dead­
locked.
D eH art declared a m is tria l at
about 6:15 p.m. W ednesday.
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601 N. H ighland Ave. - very nice 2,200 sq. ft. home on comer lot near
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Three duplexes in Buena Vista addition newly constructed complex in
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(12) The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas. August 22. 2002
O b it u a r ie s
B U S IN E S S a n d S E R V IC E G U I D E
C a ll us to d a y to f in d o u t h o w y o u can be a p a rt o f
M artinez
E rn e sto M a rtin e z S r., 79, o f
Stanton, the father o fP re s id io In ­
dependent School D is tric t Super­
inten de nt Ernesto M a rtin e z Jr.,
died F riday, A ug. 16,2002, in the
Stanton hospital.
A v ig il service w as h e ld at 7
p.m . Sunday at St. Joseph C atho­
lic C hu rch in Stanton. A funeral
service was at 10:30 a.m. M o n ­
day at the church w ith the Rev.
George T hiram angalum o ffic ia t­
in g . B u r ia l w as in St. Joseph
C a th o lic Cemetery.
H e was b o m N ovem ber 7,1922,
in B r o w n s v ille a nd m a r rie d
M e lid a Rosa on M a y 15,1950, in
Rom a. She preceded h im in death
on June 6 ,1 9 9 7 .
H e was a m em ber o f St. Joseph
C atho lic C hurch. He enjoyed life
and loved spending tim e w ith his
fam ily.
S u rv iv o rs in c lu d e fo u r sons,
Ernesto M a rtin e z Jr. o fP re s id io ,
A m u lf o M a rtin e z o f S tan ton ,
A lb e rto M a rtin e z o f R om a and
C arlos M a rtin e z o f Stanton; six
daughters, R aquel G onzalez o f
H e b ro n v ille , E va M o n te z and
Rosa M ore n o , b o th o f Stanton,
Esm eralda M a rtin e z o fM id la n d ,
E rm elind a N o la n d o fM o r r ilto n ,
Arkansas, and E m estina Penney
o fU v a ld e ; a sister, E lid a Rosa o f
O dom ; 27 g randchildren and six
great-grandchildren. H e was pre­
ceded in death b y a grandson.
The fa m ily suggests m em orials
be made to St. Joseph C a th o lic
C hurch, B o x 846, Stanton, T X
79782.
E ditor’s note:
th e
F o llo w in g
tw o uncles, F id e l S ilvas o f M i d ­
la n d , and E d d y S ilvas o f F o rt
D a v is ; seven aunts, C o n sue lo
R ivera o fM a r fa , A id a G onzalez
and P a tsy R o d rig u e z o f F o rt
D a v is ,
L o la N a ja r , G lo r ia
B u s ta m a n te
and
L e o n o ra
R o d rig u e z o f M o n a h a n s and $
Isabel D om ing ue z o f C a lifo rn ia ;
one b ro th e r and s is te r-in -la w ,
Ruben R ivera and H elen ‘ P in k ie ’
M a rtin e z R ivera o f U valde, and
a s is te r A n n ie L o u A riz p e o f
Eldorado.
a re
o b it u a r ie s f o r E r n e s to S il­
and Mr. R i v e r a ’s
daughter, Mary Alice Rivera
Valencia, and her husband,
Mike Valencia. The Valencias
were killed i n a n a u t o m b i l e a c ­
cident as they drove t o their
home in New Mexico two days
after Ernesto Rivera’s funeral.
M ary A lic e ’s son, G erald
Padilla, 18, was in the vehicle.
He s u r v i v e d the accident with
minor injuries.
vas
Funeral was held on A u g u s t 13,
2002 w ith b u ria l in A riz o n a N a ­
tio n a l M e m o ria l C em etery near
Phoenix.
R ivera jo in e d the A rm y in 1955
at age 18 and a fte rw ard attended
colle ge under the G .I. B ill. He
ta ug ht school in M a rfa , Fabens
and W in s lo w , A riz o n a . H e suf­
fered a serious stroke 17 years
ago, w h ic h le ft h is r ig h t arm and
le g p a ra ly z e d . H e becam e an
advocate o f and a c tiv e ly cam ­
p a ig n e d fo r th e r ig h ts o f th e
handicapped.
H e m a rrie d S a lly Jim enez o f
M a rfa on A p r il 2 6 ,1 9 5 6 , in F o rt
D avis.
H e is survived b y his w ife , S a lly
o f B e le n , N e w M e x ic o ; tw o
daughters, R uth R ivera o fB e le n ,
N e w M e x ic o a n d R e b e c c a
R ive ra o f E l Paso; tw o sons E d­
w a rd R iv e ra o f E l Paso and
James R o b e rt ‘ B o b ’ R iv e ra o f
Mesa, A rizona; 11 grandchildren;
three great-grand c h ild re n and
m a n y nieces and nephews; h is
R iv e r a
R ivera
Ernesto Silvas Rivera Jr, 65, died
A ugust 8,2002, in Mesa, Arizona.
H e was b o m on A p r il 8 ,1 9 3 7 in
F o rt D avis. He attended a ll 12
years o f p u b lic school in F o rt
D avis.
M ike Valencia
M ary Valencia
M ik e and M a ry A lic e R iv e ra
V a le n c ia o f Santa R osa, M e w
M e x ic o , w ere k ille d in an auto­
m obile accident near Grants, N ew
M e x ic o on A u g u st 15,2002.
T h e c o u p le w e re b u r ie d in
Grants, N e w M e x ic o on M onday,
A u g u st 19,2002.
M a ry A lic e is su rvived b y her
m other, S a lly Jim enez R ivera o f
Belen, N e w M e x ic o ; one daugh­
ter, Stephanie P adilla G onzalez;
tw o sons, A b b e y and G e ra ld
P a dilla o f Grants, N e w M e x ic o
and several grandchildren.
M ik e is survived b y his parents
and several ch ild re n, g ra n d c h il­
dren, one bro the r and a sister.
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P u b lic
‘Financial Peace’
seminar hosted
HELPW ANTED
by F irst Baptist
Church In Alpine
A L P IN E - F irs t B a p tis t C hurch
o f A lp in e w ill be o ffe rin g a video
supported sem inar, e n title d the
“ Financial Peace U n iv e rs ity ” this
fall.
Stephan D orm an w ill be holding
a o rien ta tion and in fo rm a tio n a l
m e e tin g a b o u t th e s e m in a r,
W e d n e sd a y, A u g u s t 2 8 , 6 :3 0
p.m ., in the c h u rch ’ s E ducation
Center.
I f y o u ’ ve e ve r fe lt lik e y o u r
m oney had co n tro l o f you, o r i f
you ’ ve ever struggle in y o u r m ar­
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o r i f y o u ’ ve ever had problem s
saving o r in ve stin g w ith c o n fi­
dence, then y o u should consider
the F ina ncia l Peace U n iv e rs ity .
W hether y o u r incom e is $12,000
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prove to be a m a jo r b lessing fo r
you.
The sem inar begins Septem ber
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There is a cost fo r m aterials.
I f yo u are interested and cannot
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M e re d ith , K enneth H . R em bert
Jr., N a n c y R e m b e rt K e n n e d y ,
P a tr ic ia R e m b e rt W o e s s n e r,
M a r jo r ie R e m b e rt C a r r o ll,
M aurine Rembert Turner, W illia m
E . R e m b e rt J r., F a y e L y n n e
M c E lr e a t h , Jam es D o r s e y
M c E lre a th Jr., B a n k One, N .A .
T ru s te e , M a r k L o g a n , W .W .
L y n c h , J .T . P o rte r, L y d ia J.
L a n d e n , M rs . T ho m as M .
D oggett, and a ll other u nkn ow n
in te r e s t o w n e rs , D e fe n d a n t,
greeting:
Y O U (A N D E A C H O F Y O U )
ARE
HEREBY
COM­
M A N D E D to appear before the
394th J u d ic ia l D is tric t C o u rt o f
Presidio C ounty at the Courthouse
being located at 320 N . H ighland,
in the C ity o f M a rfa , P re s id io
C ou nty Texas, b y filin g a w ritte n
answer at o r before 10 o ’ c lo c k
a.m. o f the firs t M o n d a y n e x t a f­
te r the e x p ira tio n o f fo rty -tw o
days fro m the date o f the issu­
ance o f th is c ita tio n , the date fo r
answ er b eing the 7 th day o f O c­
tober, A .D . 2002, to P la in tiffs
P e titio n file d in said co urt, on the
8th day o f A p ril, A .D . 2002, in this
cause, n u m b e re d 6 6 0 0 on the
d ocke t o f said c o u rt and styled
M ik e T . Batterson, P la in tiff, vs.
D a v id H . Sm ith, et al, Defendant.
A b r ie f statement o f the nature
o f th is s u it is as fo llo w s , to -w it:
Possession o f L a n d T itle -S e c tio n 11, B lo c k 2, T e x -M e x R y .
C o . S u rv e y
T he o ffic e r executing this w r it
s h a ll p ro m p tly serve th e same
according to requirem ents o fla w ,
and th e m andates h e re o f, and
m ake due retu rn as the la w d i­
rects.
..........
W itness, Brenda KC' Silva; C le rk •'
o fth e 394* Judicial D is tric t C ourt
o fP re s id io C ou nty, Texas.
Issued and g ive n under m y hand
P U B L IC N O T IC E
and the seal o f said c o u rt at o f­
fic e th is the 20th day o f A u gu st,
A .D . 2002.
Brenda M . S ilva, C le rk,
394th Judicial C ou rt
Presidio C ounty, Texas
B y V irg in ia Pallarez, D ep uty
P.O. B o x 789
M a rfa , Texas 79843
N O T IC E
Y o u have been sued. Y o u m ay
em ploy an attorney. I f yo u o r yo u r
attorney do n o t file a w ritte n an­
sw er w ith the c le rk w ho issued
th is c ita tio n b y 10 a.m. on the
M o n d a y n e x t fo llo w in g the e x p i­
ra tio n o f fo rty -tw o days a fte r you
w ere served th is c ita tio n and pe­
titio n , a d e fa u lt ju d g m e n t m ay be
taken against you.
John B . H e m p h ill
P.O. B o x 3524
San A n ge lo, T X 76902
JBH - Aug 22,29, Sept 5,12
FOR SALE
F O R S A L E - daybed, com plete
w ith mattress and com forter. C a ll
A b ig a il at 729-3942.
F O R S A L E - 3 B R 2 b a th
house in Presidio. L iv in g room ,
d in ing room , kitchen, sun room ,
shade tre e s a nd m o re . F o r
in fo rm a tio n in Spanish please
ca ll Tom as Salgado in M a rfa at
9 1 5 -7 2 9 -3 9 4 2 , in E n g lis h ,
R osario H a lp e m 915-729-4342
days or 729-3172 evenings and
weekends.
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and Naturalization
Notice is hereby given pursuant to 8 CFR 274.9 that the properties
described below were seized on the date specified at the identified
location because o f the alleged use in the commission o f a violation o f
Section 274(a) o f the Immigration and Nationality A ct (IN A ). The
properties are subject to forfeiture except as provided in 8 CFR 274.5(b)
and 18 USC 983. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
(USINS) is considerirg forfeiture o f the seized properties, and sale or
other disposal i f declared forfeited. A ny person w ith an appropriate
property interest in a property may file a petition fo r re lie f from
forfeiture pursuant to 28 CFR Part 9. Petitions for re lie f from forfeiture
must be filed at Immigration and Naturalization Service, Marfa Sector,
300 M adrid Street, P.O. Box I, Marfa, T X 79843, and should be filed
w ithin thirty days o f tlie date o f the first publication o f this
advertisement.
A n y person claiming ownership o f a seized property may request a
judicial forfeiture proceeding by filing a claim pursuant to 8 CFR 274.10
and 18 USC 983. Such claim must be filed at Immigration and
Naturalization Service.. Marfa Sector, 300 Madrid Street, P.O. Box I,
Marfa, T X 79843, and must be filed w ithin th irty days o f the date o f the
fin al publication o f this advertisement. The claim must be filed on or
before October 5,2002. The claim must identify the specific property
being claimed, must state the claimant’ s interest in the property, should
include customary documentary evidence o f the property interest, and
must be made under oath, subject to penalty o f perjury.
Dates o f Publication: August 22, August 29, & September 5
Simon Garza
ChiefPatrol Agent
Asset Id. 02-INS-010780: $2,000 in U.S. currency, seized 7/15/02 in Sierra
Blanca,TX
Asset Id. 02-INS-010851 1991 Oidsmobile Van Silhouette.
VIN: 1GHCU06D6MT303505, seized 7/18/02 in Sierra Blanca, TX
Asset Id. 02-INS-010852:2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer,
VIN: 1FMPU18LX1LA92740, seized 7/12/02 in Sierra Blanca, TX
Asset Id. 02-INS-010853 • $2,987 in U.S. currency, seized 7/19/02 in Sierra
Blanca, TX
Asset Id. 02-INS-010928:1998 Ford Expedition, VIN.1FMRUI7L4WLA59234,
seized 7/23/02 in Sierra Blanca, TX
Assetld. 02-INS-011138 1990 Chevrolet C.-15008, ’
VIN: 1GCDK14K8LZ189316, seized 8/31/02 in Fort Stockton, TX
Assetld. 02-INS-011139:1995 Dodge Ram 1500-V8 PKK KP SWEPT S 8,'
VIN: 1B7HC16Y3SS134960, seized 8/3/02 in Alpine, TX
Assetld. 02-INS-011145:1979 GMCI ton pickup 4-door,
VIN: TCS249Z524614, seized 8/6/02 in Marfa, TX
USBP-Aug 22,29 & Sept. 5
P U B L IC N O T IC E
The Presidio County-District Clerk’s Office will be closed beginning
Tuesday, August 27 tbrpugh Thursday, August 29 in order to attend a
training for the newly purchased Landata deed recording system.
We expect to resume regular Office hours on Friday, August 30.
Thank you for your consideration,
The Presidio County-District Clerk & staff
P re sid io C o u n ty is s o lic itin g proposals fro m q u a lifie d e ng ineer/engineering firm s (registered to
p ra c tice in th e state o fT e x a s ) to prepare a ll p re lim in a ry and fin a l d e sig n p la ns and s p e cifica tio n s,
and to co n d u c t a ll necessary in sp e ctio n s and site v is its re q u ire d b y th e C o u n ty fo r im p le m e n ta tio n
PUBLIC N O TIC E
o f its p ro p o s e d B o rd e r C o lo n ia A cce ss G ra n t P ro g ra m p ro je c ts in th e P u e b lo N u e v o c o lo n ia . T h e
pro po sed p ro je c t w i l l in v o lv e o n ly p re -c o n s tru c tio n a c tiv itie s re la te d to th e p a v in g o f n e w streets
and related dra in a ge im p ro ve m e n ts.
Please s u b m it y o u r p ro p o s a l o f services, a statem ent o f q u a lific a tio n s , references, and a lis t o f jo b s
p e rfo rm e d u n d e r th is o r s im ila r p ro g ra m s to Je rry A g a n , C o u n ty Judge, P re s id io C o u n ty , 3 2 0 N .
H ig h la n d , M a rfa , T exas 7 9843.
P ro p o sa ls m u s t b e re c e iv e d b y th e C o u n ty n o la te r th a n 4 p .m ., o n S e p te m b e r 3 ,2 0 0 2 , an
e x te n s io n o f th e o rig in a l due date o f A u g u s t 1 2 ,2 0 0 2 , to be co nside red .
T h e C o u n ty reserves the r ig h t to n eg otia te w ith a n y and a ll engineers o r firm s th a t s u b m it
pro p o sa ls, as p e r th e T exa s P ro fe ssio n a l S ervices P ro c u re m e n t A c t a nd th e U n ifo r m G ra n t and
C o n tra c t M a n a g e m e n t Standards.
T h e C o u n ty is an A ffirm a tiv e A c tio n /E q u a l O p p o rtu n ity E m p lo y e r.
WEEDS, WEEDS, WEEDS - Due to the abundance of rain we have had this
summer, we also have an abundance of WEEDS, which can create a variety of
health and safety problems for our community. The City ofMarfa requests the
assistance of our property owners to cut the WEEDS from their property.
Many property owners were sent letters from the City earlier this summer and
most responded by cutting their WEEDS. The process for the City to identify
the properties and the correct owners, send the letters and allow sufficient time
for the work to be done, is time-consuming and of some expense. Therefore,
we ask for your cooperation in cutting WEEDS from your property for the
health and safety of our community. Any questions regarding this notice should
be directed to the Marfa City Administrator at the City ofMarfa, P.O. Box 787,
Marfa, TX 79843; 915-729-4315.
PC - Aug 22, 29
COM - Aug 22, 29
PUBLIC NOTICE
P U B L IC N O T IC E
T h e Texas State B o a rd o f P lu m b in g E x a m in e rs (T S B P E ) has issued n e w p lu m b in g reg ula tion s,
w h ic h includes the fo llo w in g :
P re sid io C o u n ty is s o lic itin g proposals fro m q u a lifie d in d iv id u a ls o r firm s fo r m anagem ent/
a d m in is tra tiv e services re q u ire d b y the C o u n ty fo r im p le m e n ta tio n o f its p roposed B o rd e r C o lo n ia
A cce ss G ra n t P ro g ra m p ro je c t fo r th e P u e b lo N u e v o c o lo n ia .
“ E ffe c tiv e Ja nu ary 1 ,2 0 0 2 , a ll p lu m b in g w o r k p e rfo rm e d in s id e a c ity o f a n y p o p u la tio n , and a ll
p lu m b in g w o r k th a t is co nn ecte d to a p u b lic w a te r syste m lo ca te d in s id e o r o u ts id e a n y c ity in the
state, m u s t be p e rfo rm e d b y a lice n se d p lu m b e r (unless o th e rw is e e xe m p te d b y th e L a w ).”
T h e p ro po sed p ro je c t w i l l in c lu d e e ng in e e rin g and o th e r p re -c o n s tru c tio n a c tiv itie s .
Please s u b m it y o u r p ro p o s a l o f services and a statem ent o f q u a lific a tio n s to J e rry A g a n , C o u n ty
Judge, P re s id io C o u n ty , 3 2 0 N . H ig h la n d , M a rfa , T exas 79843.
O ne e x e m p tio n to the L a w is p lu m b in g w o r k d on e b y a h o m e o w n e r at the h o m e o w n e r’ s residence
and the h o m e o w n e r h a v in g signed an a ffid a v it stating s u c i.
P ro p o sa ls m u s t b e re c e iv e d b y th e C o u n ty n o la te r th a n 4 p .m . o n S e p te m b e r 3 ,2 0 0 2 , an
e x te n s io n o f th e o rig in a l due date o f A u g u s t 1 2 ,2 0 0 2 , to be co nside red .
T h e T S B P E is resp o n sib le fo r th e e nfo rce m e n t o f these p lu m b in g re g u la tio n s and has re q u ire d the
c o o p e ra tio n to th e C ity and lo c a l licen sed p lu m b e rs to assist in th e e nfo rce m en t. R e c e n tly ,
T h e C o u n ty reserves the rig h t to n egotiate w ith a ny and a ll m a n a g e m e n t/a d m in istra tive firm s th a t
s u b m it p ro po sals p e r the T exas P ro fe ssio n a l S ervices P ro c u re m e n t A c t and the U n ifo r m G ra n t
and C o n tra c t M a n a g e m e n t Standards. T h e C o u n ty reserves the r ig h t to re je c t a n y o r a ll
p roposals.
T h e C o u n ty is an A ffirm a tiv e A c tio n /E q u a l O p p o rtu n ity E m p lo y e r.
representatives o fth e T S B P E , th e C ity , and th e three lo c a l lic e n s e d p lu m b e rs m e t to discuss these
re g u la tio n s and agreed to cooperate in th e ir e nforcem ent. A n y a lle ge d v io la tio n s w i l l be
d o cu m e n te d to th e T S B P E , sign ed b y th e C ity and a ll three lo c a l lice n se d p lu m b e rs , a nd the
T S B P E w i l l in ve stiga te and assess a n y citations.
A n y que stion s re g a rd in g th is n o tic e m a y be d ire c te d to F red M a re s , T S B P E F ie ld R e p re se n ta tive /
In v e s tig a to r, a t 1 -8 0 0 -8 4 5 -6 5 8 4 , e xt. 5 0 9 , o r th e M a r fa C ity A d m in is tra to r a t th e C ity o fM a r fa ,
P .O . B o x 7 8 7 , M a r fa , T e x a s 7 9 8 4 3 ; 9 1 5 -7 2 9 -4 3 1 5 .
PC-Aug 22,29
COM - Aug 22, 29
(14^ The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Texas, August 22, 2002
MOBILE HOMES
A -l Homes, M idland
M OBILE HOM ES
USA Homes, Odessa
CASA MOVIL ABANDONADA.
Buena, b o n ita y barata. C on
pago y enganche bajo. Pregunte p o r Gustavo. 915-563-9000
Casa de 3 recamaras con terenoll Pago solamente $550 p o r
mes. Lavadora y secadora gratis. Pregunte p o r C ris p in 915-5639000. 3% dow n, 360 mos. 6.75% A P R , w.a.c.
CASA USADA y BARATA! D e 3 recamaras y 2 banos, con pago y
enganche bajo. L la m e hoy con G ustavo. 915-552-9595.
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS! O n m y gorgeous 3/2 hom e. O n ly $179
a m onth. O w n er w ill finance. C a ll Jason 915-552-9595. 5% dow n,
300 m onths, 8.0% A P R , w.a.c.
T A K E O V E R P A Y M E N T S !! O n m y gorgeous 3/2 hom e o n ly
$179 a m onth. O w n er w ill finance. C a ll Samantha 915-563-9000.
5% dow n, 300 m os. 8.0% A P R , w.a.c.
ALREADY SET-UP IN COMMUNITY Cute 3/2 hom e w ith fro n t
deck, storage b u ild in g , & fence. C a ll D o rin d a 915-552-9595.
Keep making payments!! O n m y b e a u tifu l 3/2 hom e o n ly $193 a
m onth. O w n e r w i ll finance. C a ll M s. R ussell 915-563-9000 5%
dow n, 300 mos. 8.0% A P R , w.a.c.
CASA de 3 recamaras con terreno!! Pago solam ente $550 p o r
mes. L avadora y secadora gratis. Pregunte p o r C ris p in al 915-5529595. 3% dow n, 360 m onths, 6.75% A P R , w.a.c.
Already set-up in community cute 3/2 hom e, w ith fro n t deck,
storage b u ild in g & fence C a ll D orind a 915-563-9000
KEEP MAKING PAYMENTS! O n m y b e a u tifu l 3/2 hom e. O n ly
$193. O w n e r w i ll finance. C a ll M r. M o n tg o m e ry 915-552-9595. 5%
dow n, 300 m onths, 8.0% A P R , w.a.c.
Abandoned 3/2 Home! A lre a d y set up in co m m u n ity. Paym ent
$275 a m onth. C a ll John 915-563-9000. 5% dow n, 300 mos. 8%
A .P .R ., w.a.c.
ABANDONED 3/2 HOME! A lre a d y set up in co m m un ity. Paym ent
$250 a m onth. C a ll Samantha 915-552-9595. 5% d ow n, 300 m onths,
8.0% A P R , w .a.c.
20-ltb
Double wide set-up and ready to m ove i n ! ! G reat c o m m u n ity . C a ll
M s. H earn 915-563-9000.
7 Y E A R P A Y -O F F 3/2 hom e w ith freplace. L ik e n ew C a ll Ruben
915-563-9000
22/34-ltb
A -l Homes, Odessa
Buena, bonita y barata es esta casa m o v il
para mas in fo rm a cio n ,
Palm Harbor Homes, E l Paso
STOP Renting! G reat fin a n cin g . 0 D o w n . L o w paym ents. Palm
H a rb o r can help. Free w asher & d rye r th is w eek. C a ll to ll free 877851-7154.
F irs t tim e hom e buyer? I can help c a ll to ll free 877-851-7154.
llam e al 915-363-0881
Only 2 homes le ft fro m huge sale held last m on th fo r b ig savings
B e a u tifu l 4 bedroom 2 bath tape & texture, ro c k fireplace. L o w
payments m ust sell. C a ll 877-851-7154.
HELPW ANTED
Sul Ross State University
Clinical Instructo r, Licensed Vocational Nursing Program
Job P osting #02-101. 25 hours per w ee k average. $26,844.
R e q uired : R egistered N urse o r Licensed V o c a tio n a l N urse
licensed to pra ctice ia Texas; a c tiv e ly e m ployed in n ursin g fo r the
past three years. P a it-tim e in s tru c to r to teach/supervise c lin ic a l/
lab courses. N o w eekend w o rk required. S u b m it resume,
transcripts, and three letters o f reference to Director of Human
Resources, Sul R oss State University, Box C -1 3 , Alpine,
TX 79832. (91 5) 837-8058. R e v ie w o f applications w i ll begin
im m e d ia te ly and continue u n til the p o sitio n is fille d . F o r m ore
in fo rm a tio n contact Donna K u e n stle r at 837-8171 o r D r. Chet
Sam ple at 837-8134. E E O /A A E . Sul Ross is a m em ber o f the
Texas State U n ive rsi ty System. V is it o u r w ebsite
(w w w .sulross.edu').
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Sul Ross State U niversity
C urric ulum Coordinator/Upward Bound.
Position #02-102. $29,652. Required: Master’s degree in education,
counseling or academic area; experience in the use and application o f
assessment instruments and diagnostic tests; experience teaching and/
or counseling secondary and postsecondary students; experience w ith
low-income, first gene ration college students; knowledge o f collegiate
academic and financial assistance procedures. Preferred: Teaching
certification; Preferenc e given to individuals who have succeeded in
overcoming the disadv antages o f the population o f the target area.
Please see the Sul Rosts website fo r complete announcement. Position is
Security Sensitive. Submit letter o f interest, resume, and contact
information fo r three re ferences to H um an Resources D irector, Sul
Ross State University, Box C-13, Alpine, T X 79832. (915) 837-8058.
Applications accepted until position is filled. Application form is
available on the Sul Ross website, www.sulross.edu “ employment”
page. EEO/AAE. Sul !:toss is a member o f the Texas State University
System.
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call 915-550-4033 or 1-800-725-0881
For sale 3 bedroom 2 bath m o b ile
hom e ready to be m oved, call
T ake o ver paym ents. L o w d ow n paym ent. Easy term s. C a ll 877851-7154.
THE FLOWERS TEAM WANTS YOU!
915-363-0881 o r 1-800-725-0881
Just a rrive d dream home priced right fo r q u ic k sale, com e b y
4750 A n dre w s H w y ., o r ca ll 915-363-0881 o r 1-800-725-0881
Need a house A.S.A.P. C a ll 915-550-4033 fo r fast results o r to ll
free 1-800-725-0881
R ig h t house fo r the handym an only $3,900. Com e b y 4750
A n dre w s H w y o r ca ll 915-363.-0881
Buy this house fo r y o u rs e lf o r ren t it
N o D o w n Payment? W e can help. A s k us about o u r d ow n p a y­
m ent assistance program . C a ll 877-851-7154.
L A N D bre ath ta king 4 bedroom 2 bath new doublew ides on h a lf
acre. H u rry last one. T o ll free 877-851-7154.
V A /F H A /0 D O W N , Fannie & Freddie M ae. C a ll fo r details 877851-7154.
out, c a ll 915-363-0881
In v e n to ry red u ctio n sale everything on the lot is reduced come
b y 4750 A n dre w s H w y o r ca ll 915-550-4033 o r 1-800-725-0881
Take over payments on th is nice
H u d homes. L o w d o w n paym ents. C a ll fo r details 877-851-7154.
d oublew ide c a ll 915-363-0881
W e k n o w lan d hom e fin a n cin g . C a ll fo r a free approval package.
877-851-7154.
F R E E c o lo r brochures & flo orpla ns on 3,4 & 5 bedroom homes,
19-tfn
c a ll 877-851-7154.
mi
before i t ’ s gone!
Abandoned home ca ll 915-363-0881 o r 1-800-725-0881
Low priced d oublew ide ca ll
FOR RENT
1-800-725-0881
Huge liquidation sale 4750 A n dre w s H w y or ca ll 1-800-725-0881
0 de enganche en
SPECIAL NOTICE
su casa m o v il nueva llam e al 1-800-725-0881
Tom’sAppliances
S e llin g A m a n a & F rig id a ire
appliances
F O R RENT - S tudio apartm ent
and tra ile rs in Shafter. F o r m ore
in fo rm a tio n , c a ll 915.229.4648.
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n e w and used
Good credit, nc credit, w e can help, come b y 4750 A n dre w s
H w y o r ca ll 1-800-725-0881 o r 915-363-0881
22/34-tfb
REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER 10.38 b e a u tifu l acres in L im p ia
Crossing in F o rt D avis. Trees, nice
v ie w s, good w e ll, easy, access,
p a rtia lly fenced - $83,000. 915426-2069.
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Ranches - Commercial Residential
Cleat Stephens
Broker
Cami Stephens
Associate
P.O. Box 1508
Marfa, TX 79843
915-729-4424 fax: 729-3286
website: www.alamito.net
FOR SALE - 18 acre s
west o f A lp in e w ith 2 bed­
roo m , 1 b ath ro c k cottage/
garage, ch/evap, u tility b ld g,
w a te r w e ll, p e c a n tre e s ,
fe nce s, d o u b le pane w in ­
dow s, v ie w o f T w in Peaks,
4.5 acres fo r development (45
c ity lo ts 5 5 ’ x 130’ each)
zoned R1 o r R 2. $220,000.
Q ualified inquiries only. (915)
837-5779 before 6 p.m.
21-3tp
FOR SALE
FOR SALE - fu ll-b lo o d e d G er­
m an Shepherd p uppies - $150
each. Parents on prem ises. C on­
tact G rady at 729-3240.
21 -2tp
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
C ozy, co m fo rtab le house in A l ­
pine. 2 bedroom s, 1 bath in n ice
q u ie t n e ig h b o rh o o d . G rea t fo r
single/sm all fa m ily ; great rental.
M id -$ 3 0 s O B O . C a ll 520 624
1673 fo r appointment/information.
Hughes Com pany
David P. Dean
AGRI Real Estate
Licensed Texas & New Mexico
• Sales • Management
• Leasing
Box 1056
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Ranch 915-426-3779
Mobile 915-634-0441 10/02
L IV IN G S T O N
R EA L ESTA TE
www.marfarealestate.com
[email protected]
• Financing option
• No points
• No origination fees
• Very low closing costs
915-729-4306
residential • ranches
co m m ercial
120 N . H ig h la n d A v e ., M a r ia
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HELPW ANTED
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
R io Grande E le c tric Coopera­
tiv e , In c . (R G E C ) is accepting
a pp lications fo r the p o s itio n o f
E ngineering F ie ld T echnician to
f i l l a vacancy in the Cooperative’ s
M a rfa O ffic e . M u s t dem onstrate
basic mathematical skills, the abil­
ity to operate a com puter, along
w ith safeguarding, and m aintain­
in g expensive to ols and e qu ip ­
m ent. M u s t be able to w o rk u n ­
der adverse w eather conditions,
in clu d in g h ik in g across rough ter­
rain w h ile carrying surveying and
o the r re la te d e quipm ent. M u s t
com ply w ith Cooperative’ s safety
rules, possess good interpersonal
skills, communicate in the English
language and m aintain confiden­
tia l inform ation. Travel is required
throughout Cooperative’ s service
te rrito ry in v o lv in g m u ltip le over­
n ig h t stays a w a y fr o m hom e.
M u s t p ossess a v a lid T e x a s
d riv e r’ s license w ith a clear d riv ­
in g record. A p p lic a tio n s m ay be
p icke d up o r requested fro m any
R G EC o ffic e (830.563.2444) and
m ust be m ailed to R GEC, A d m in ­
is tra tiv e D epartm ent, P.O. B o x
1509, B rackettville, Texas 78832.
A p plica tion s m ust be postmarked
on o r befo re A u g u s t 27, 2002.
R G E C is an EOE.
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F O R RENT - 3 B R 2 b a th
house in M a rfa . R e frig e ra to r,
stove, dishwasher, u tility room ,
carport, fenced backyard w/trees.
858-272-4496.
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TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FUTURE!
FO R R E N T
1,600 sq.ft. office space,
21 IN . Highland - 1/2
block from the Presidio
County Courthouse in
Marfa.
Call 915-358-4438 and
leave message.
G A R A G ESA LES
Would you like to earn an excellent
income and build a secure future by
selling first-class baked food products
to established food stores?
If yes, Sunbeam, Nature’s Own &
Bluebird cakes are waiting for you.
Call our Human Resources Department
at 1.800.328.6111 for an appointment.
3-FAMILY GARAGE SALE
- 8 a.m. u n til ? Saturday, A u gu st
24 a t 403 W . G a lv e s to n S t.,
(E m m a V a squ e z reside n ce) in
M a rfa . Exercise equipm ent, car
seats, bedding, toys, clothes, and
m iscellaneous ite m s.
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GARAGE SALE - 8:30 a.m.
u n til ? Saturday, A ugust 24 at 303
E. W ashington St., (H o lg u in resi­
dence) in M a rfa . C lothes, shoes,
and other m iscellaneous item s.
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BACKYARD SALE - 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m . Saturday, A u g u s t 24 at
L u is C h a v a rria re sid e n ce , 918
Galveston Street in M arfa . Sheets,
m e n ’ s pants, shoes and m is c e lla ­
neous items.
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We are an equal opportunity company.
ACCEPTING
A P P L IC A T IO N S
M a rfa Independent Sch oo l D is ­
tr ic t is a c ce p tin g jo b applications
fo r a Special E ducation In s tru c ­
tio n a l A id e p o s itio n (10 m onths)
fo r M a rfa E le m e n ta ry S ch oo l.
H ig h School d ip lo m a o r e quiva­
le n t req u ire d . A p p lic a tio n s are
a v a ila b le at 401 N . G o nza les
S tre e t a n d w i l l b e a c c e p te d
th ro ug h A u g u st 2 8 ,2 0 0 2 . A p p li­
cants on file should cal 1729-4252.
F o r a d d itio n a l in fo rm a tio n y o u
m a y co nta ct Joe B a ke r, M a rfa
E lem entary School P rin c ip a l, at
729-4602. E O E
MISD-Aug 22
N urses U n lim ite d In c., n o w h ir ­
in g enthusiastic, s e lf-m o tiv a te d
U N ’ s, M -F , 8-5. H om e v is its to
s u p e rv is e c a re g iv e rs , m ile a g e
paid. W ill tra in , co m p etitive pay,
4 0 I K , p a id days o ff. U n ifo rm a l­
low ance. Sign, on bonus. G reat
w o rk environm ent. C a ll N a o m i at
1-800-330-4496 or 915-837-1609.
E .O .E.
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FOR SALE
FOR SALE- 1986 F o rd B ro nco
I I , a u to , 4 x 4 , n e v e r sm acke d,
never sm oked, good tires, c o ld
A /C , Y a k im a r o o f ra ck, 126,000
m iles, $3,950. C a ll 837.0991.
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