MARATHON, TEXAS

WHERE THE BIG BEND & DARK SKIES MEET

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 163

Marathon, Texas 79842

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SERVICES

Library, medical, financial, or utility - if there's a need, we've got the service.

MARATHON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our mission is to strengthen the Marathon community by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services. We offer an eclectic collection of fiction, non-fiction, Texas history, junior, and children's books, as well as DVDs, high-speed fiber internet service, WiFi, public computers, printing/copying and faxing services, 3D printing on our PolyPrinter 229, and a variety of options for working in our Makerspace.

 

We also host a range of programs for children and adults, including our weekly After School Program, Summer Reading Program, Book Club, Marathon History Nights, TinkerTime, etc. Please stop by - we would love to say hello.

Open 1 - 6 pm Monday - Friday, plus additional hours for special programs.

106 NE 3rd St, Marathon, TX 79842

432-386-4136

www.marathonpubliclibrary.org

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MARATHON HEALTH CLINIC

Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am - 4pm. All patients are welcome and we accept most insurance. Walk-ins are welcome but are based on the medical provider's schedule and availability.

For appointments please call 432-386-4316 to be seen by:

  • Dr. Boinpally, Family Practice

  • Laura Gesick, FNP-C

101 South Post Road
Marathon, TX 79842
432-386-4316 Office
432-386-4319 Fax

Our website

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MARATHON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

The mission of the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department is to protect and preserve the lives and property of the citizens in the Marathon, Texas area, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness.

 

MVFD is always accepting applications for volunteer Firefighters. If you are looking for a way to be an important part of our little community this is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to do so. Come join a winning team. Benefits include: free training from Texas A&M Extension Service, an opportunity to become EMT Certified, free gym membership at Gage Fitness, and most importantly, the opportunity to help our Marathon residents in their greatest times of need. The only thing it takes is a little bit of your time. Come by the station (located at 109 NE 2nd St.) Mondays at 1800 to learn more. We hope to see you there!

Chief Brad Wilson: (432) 386-5414
Assistant Chief Timothy Roberts: (432) 210-9861
Captain: Tim Thayer
Lieutenant: Kalan Thomas

109 North East 2nd Street
Marathon, TX 79842

www.marathonvfd.org

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MARATHON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Marathon ISD is a small 1A district in far West Texas (Region 18). We are one campus in two next-door buildings - an elementary building and a middle / high school building. We serve Pre-K through 12th grade students, and in 2016-17 had a total enrollment of 72 students.

 

432-386-4431
109 North 5th Street  /  PO Box 416
Marathon, Texas 79842

www.marathonisd.net

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MARATHON POST OFFICE

The Post Office does not deliver mail to residential or business locations in Marathon. All mail is delivered to PO Boxes only. (UPS and FedEx will deliver to residential and business locations.)

 

Open (full-service): Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 2:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 - 12:30pm)
Closed: Saturday-Sunday

PO Box Access Hours:  available 24/7

107 NE 1st Street (E US Highway 90)

Marathon, TX  79842
432-386-4472

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MARATHON COMMUNITY CENTER

The Marathon Community Center is a recently renovated, old-fashioned community hall on the Marathon Town Square. Suitable for dances, social events and meetings, it has a kitchen and updated air conditioning and heating. Accommodates 150 people.

For reservations and details, contact Ruben Ortega, Brewster County Commissioner, Precinct 3, at 432-294-1096.

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MARATHON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

432-386-4205

PO Box 163

Marathon, Texas 79842

www.marathontexas.com

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ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Mary Catholic Church is a mission church of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine, Texas. Sunday mass starts at 12 noon. Communion service is held on Fridays at 5 pm.

432-837-3304

On NW 3rd Street at Ave C

Marathon, TX 79842

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MARATHON BAPTIST CHURCH

We are a "congregational" church, where people from many different denominations come together to follow Jesus and seek the good of our city and area. Whether you are just passing through or planning to stay for a while, we would love to get to know you. Sunday services start at 11 am.

214-477-4936

107 NE 3rd Street

Marathon, TX 79842

Church website

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GOVERNMENT

Justice of the Peace

Susana Gonzales

Based in Marathon, TX
432-386-4530

Brewster County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Ruben Ortega

Based in Marathon, TX
432-294-1096

Brewster County Court House

432-837-3301

201 West Ave. E, Alpine, TX 79830

Brewster County Sheriff

Ronny Dodson, Sheriff

Ryan Skelton, Chief Deputy

432-837-3488

201 West Ave E, Alpine, Texas 79830
 

Texas Department of Public Safety (Driver's License office)

432-837-3073

3500 TX 118, Alpine, TX 79830

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INTERNET / TELEPHONE / TV

Big Bend Telephone – 800- 592-4781

Mountain Zone TV and Internet – 432-837-2300
Big Canyon TV/Dish – 432-837-7484
Exede Satellite Internet – 877-782-4319
HughesNet – 800-794-1830
Russell Cellular – 432-837-7029
TDS Baja Broadband – 432-837-3637 or 800-996-8788

ATT – 800-288-2020

Direct TV – 855-463-7359

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LOCAL RADIO

KVLF/KALP

1240 AM AND 92.7 FM

Our mantra is live and local. We are focused on providing to our listeners with accurate local news, home team sports, area weather, and enjoyable music. Based in Alpine, Texas.

www.bigbendradio.com


Marfa Public Radio KRTS

91.5 FM in Marathon

Public Radio for Far West Texas. Our mission is to provide radio that unites the community and promotes cultural enrichment through presentation and focus on the importance of art, education, science, quality of life and the local economy. Marfa Public Radio broadcasts from Marfa/Fort Davis, Texas at 93.5 FM, in Alpine, Texas at 91.7 FM, and in Marathon, Texas at 91.5 FM.

www.marfapublicradio.org

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UTILITIES

ELECTRICITY:
Visit www.powertochoose.org. This website enables consumers to select a TDU—formerly called a local electric utility or a transmission and distribution utility. This company is responsible for delivering electricity to your area, reading your meter and maintaining the poles and wires.

In Marathon, this is AEP Texas, North Division, 877-373-4858. The individual consumer may select other providers from the Power to Choose website. The actual servicing of their plan will most probably be supplied by AEP.

Rio Grande Co-op

Electric provider

877-373-4858

TXU Electric

866-462-4192
 


PROPANE:
Mustang Propane

Propane sales, service, and appliances for the tri-county area including all Rinnai Continuous Water Heaters. Available 24-hours for emergency.

432-386-4422

300 South US Highway 385 #A
Marathon, TX 79842


WATER & SEWER:
Marathon Water & Sewer

432-386-4229

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MOVING / STORAGE SERVICES

The Triangle Market, Alpine, TX – U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer – 432-538-3283
Alpine Auto RentalU-Haul Neighborhood Dealer - 432-837-5661
Lobo Mini Storage, Alpine, TX – 432-386-7864
Twin Peaks Self Storage, Alpine, TX 432-837-2112

Most national van lines can provide quotes for movement of household goods to Marathon, TX.

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REAL ESTATE

A+ Real Estate Co. – 432-837-5539
Carpenter Real Estate – 432-837-3325
Chambers & Co. Realty – 432-837-4663
Mountain View Properties – 432-837-5518
Parsons Real Estate – 432-837-3411
West Texas Realty – 432-837-7486

Big Bend Real Estate Guide – a monthly full color magazine featuring the top real estate professionals, builders and service companies throughout the West Texas region, and the properties and services they have available.

www.bigbendrealestateguide.com

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TRANSPORTATION

Alpine Auto Rental
2501 East Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
432-837-3463 or 800-894-3463

Alpine Municipal Airport
3401 East Hwy. 118, Alpine, TX 79830
432-837-5929

Amtrak
Station on Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle lines

102 West Holland Ave., Alpine, TX 79830
www.amtrak.com

Big Bend Community Action
Public transportation to and from El Paso and Midland/Odessa airports

607 West Gallego Ave., Alpine, TX 79830
432-837-9139

Tipsy Taxi
432-294-0990
Affordable in-town taxi service as well as rides throughout the region
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TRAVEL RESOURCES

Texas Mountain Trail www.texasmountaintrail.com
Visit Big Bendwww.visitbigbend.com
Brewster County Tourism Council – 432-837-3915

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