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Swimming pool opens Memorial Day Weekend 

May 25th, 2017

PRESIDIO — With temperature’s already touching triple digits, Presidio’s public pool is ready for summer splashing fun.

The Presidio Aquatic Center will open Sunday, May 28 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Monday, the pool will be open for Memorial Day from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. again.

After this weekend, the schedule will be as …

City Council meeting cancelled 

May 25th, 2017

PRESIDIO — Presidio City Council will not meet this evening.

The May 25 regular meeting of the Presidio City Council meeting has been cancelled. The next scheduled city council meeting is June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Presidio Activity Center.

For more information, contact Presidio City Hall at (432) 229-3517.

Marfa Memorial Day observance is Monday

May 25th, 2017

MARFA – Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day.

The City of Marfa and the Presidio County Veterans Service Officer Harlan Hardy invite you to join us this Memorial Day as we remember those who have fallen in the struggle to defend and preserve the liberties and freedoms we cherish.

The observance begins at 10am Monday at the …

Wildfire at Big Bend National Park

May 25th, 2017

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY — On the morning of May 14, a wildland fire was spotted in the Juniper Canyon area of Big Bend National Park. Lightning from the previous evening is the presumed cause of ignition.

International and interagency response included Big Bend National Park fire crewmembers, the Los Diablos fire crew, a helitack crew, five …

Dixon Water Foundation Receives 2017 Leopold Conservation Award for Texas

Dixon Water Foundation Receives 2017 Leopold Conservation Award for Texas

May 25th, 2017

(photos by and courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)A stock tank and windmill on the Mimms Ranch, West Texas.

AUSTIN, MARFA – The state’s top land conservation award typically goes to a private ranch, but this year the honoree is a North Texas-based nonprofit which manages not one, but six different ranches, all of …

Blackwell School receives help from UT San Antonio 

Blackwell School receives help from UT San Antonio 

May 25th, 2017

The team conducts a preliminary building walk-around, from left, Lonn Taylor, Mario Rivera, Mike Green, Bill Dupont.

MARFA — The Blackwell School Alliance hosted a visit this past Saturday by Bill Dupont, Director of the Center for Cultural Sustainability at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Mr. Dupont is bringing a team of historic preservation …

Former Presidio County resident receives FFA award

Former Presidio County resident receives FFA award

May 25th, 2017

Kean Roosevelt

PRESIDIO — On March 21, 2017, former Presidio County resident Kean Roosevelt received the Federal Aviation Agency’s highest award, the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award, at a ceremony at the Love Field Pilots Association in Dallas.

Roosevelt has been a licensed pilot for more than 50 years, getting his start here in Marfa. He …

Presidio County Historical Commission holds fundraising raffle

May 25th, 2017

PRESIDIO COUNTY — The Presidio County Historical Commission is having a fundraising raffle, culminating July 4th with the drawing of the winning raffle tickets and award of two prizes.

For $20 per ticket, one prize is a two-day guided aoudad hunt for one gun in August, held on the Livingston Ranch, room and meals included.

For $10 …

Rio Grande Village campground closure delayed at BBNP

May 25th, 2017

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY — The Rio Grande Village Campground will remain open through Memorial Day weekend. This 100-site campground was expected to be closed in order for work to begin on replacing a water tank and wastewater lagoon liners.

The park just learned that the contractor would need an extra week in order to begin work. …

Rolling Thunder comes to town today

May 25th, 2017

MARFA — On Thursday, May 25 the Rolling Thunder2 will be in Marfa at the USO Building, according to Presidio County Veterans Service Officer Harlan Hardy.

The Texas chapter will present the “Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall and Scholarship Fund.” The Memorial Wall is dedicated to those Texas men and women who have made the ultimate …

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