Article Categories

Category Area News

Helen Estes serves as grand marshall at SRSU homecoming

Helen Stewart Estes, Midland, now 100 years old, served as Grand Marshal at the 2014 Sul Ross State University Homecoming parade Saturday, Nov. 15, through downtown Alpine. Ms. Estes, whose teaching career spanned 60 years, including many years as a…
0 11-20-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Valentine's Garnsey finishes 12th at state cross country meet

Latham Garnsey represented Valentine and the West Texas area in Round Rock on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 8 when he finished 12th overall in a field of 146 runners at the 2014 State Cross Country Meet. His time was 18:16.75. This closes his high school…
0 11-13-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Isaiah Marin held for murder in Stillwater, Oklahoma

Editor's Note: Isaiah Marin attended school in Van Horn and Valentine. One of his local friends told the Advocate that Isaiah was a junior at Van Horn High School and transferred later in the year to Valentine in 2010.
0 11-06-2014 in Area News Read More ›

SRSU Homecoming Nov.10-16; Helen Estes to be Grand Marshall

"Lobos at the Beach," including a bonfire and pep rally, is the theme of Sul Ross State University's 2014 Homecoming festivities, scheduled Nov. 10-16. The bonfire, resumed after a several-year absence due to drought conditions, will be part…
0 11-06-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Autumn at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

In the far northern reaches of Culberson County lies one of America's little talked about hidden gems. It's a place that garners little attention, even though it is home to one of the most recognized landmarks of West Texas. More than a landmark,…
0 11-06-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Man dies in 18-wheeler accident near Orla

Roy Lee Baker, 47, of Loving, New Mexico, was killed driving this 18-wheeler on Oct. 19 on a private oil lease road in northern Culberson County. The accident occurred at about 1 p.m., according to Sheriff Oscar Carrillo. Mr. Carrillo said that Mr. Baker…
0 10-23-2014 in Area News Read More ›
0 10-16-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

September 16th – or 16 de septiembre – is Mexico's Independence Day. Here at home, it is the official kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanics are an important and growing part of this multicultural mosaic known as the United States of America.
0 09-18-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Nature Notes: Grebes

Four species of grebe can be found in the region. Have you ever watched grebes dive? When the grebe is in no hurry, it can execute a beautiful arching dive, as if it were standing on a platform just under the surface of the water. When alarmed it can…
0 09-18-2014 in Area News Read More ›

Show Up or Pay Up: A message from the 394th District Court

West Texas residents who don't show up for jury duty will soon face stiff penalties and possible jail time. Judge Roy Ferguson presides over the 394th Judicial District Court, which includes Culberson County. District-wide,response to jury summonses…
0 09-18-2014 in Area News Read More ›