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Alpine’s Cinco de Mayo celebration turns 25, events on May 6

April 27th, 2017

ALPINE – The City of Alpine will celebrate its 25th Cinco de Mayo, beginning with a parade down Holland Avenue and ending with a street dance under the stars on Murphy Street on Saturday, May 6.

The parade begins at 11am, with a request for anyone interested in participating to meet at the Alpine Civic Center …

Big Bend Community Band concert Sunday

April 27th, 2017

ALPINE – Please join the Big Bend Community Band for their Spring concert on Sunday, April 30. The concert will be at 3pm in Marshall Auditorium on the Sul Ross State University campus.

Thinking of this as a children’s concert, the band will be playing tunes sure to appeal to children of all ages.  Throughout the …

4th Annual Big Bend Brawl to be held in Fort Davis

April 27th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — The Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce and Alpine Boxing Club announce the 4th annual Big Bend Brawl, Saturday, May 6, an amateur boxing event. Live at the Kelly Outdoor Theater and Pavilion, 30 matches will feature fighters of all ages from across west Texas.

Matches begin at 2pm. Top fighters and the top …

Local resident brings home blue ribbons

Local resident brings home blue ribbons

April 27th, 2017

Kathy Hurst displays her winning button collections.

FORT DAVIS – April Fool’s Day was not a joke at the Texas State Button Society Annual Show at the Hilton Hotel in Waco.

Button collectors from clubs all over Texas as well as out of state met to share their competition trays and to purchase buttons from over …

Community Taize service on Sunday, April 30

April 27th, 2017

ALPINE – Do you find church services too long, boring or dogmatic?

Try Taize!

It is an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation. Taize includes meditation, live music performed by local musicians, sacred readings, and chants.

The next monthly community Taize service will be held at 5:30pm on Sunday, April 30 at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 …

Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer Dina Jo Losoya honored

Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer Dina Jo Losoya honored

April 20th, 2017

Jerry Castellano, supervisor for Tri-County Juvenile Probation, presents Ms. Losoya with a plaque in recognition for her exemplary services.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Dina Jo Losoya, the Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer, has been commended for her 15 years of service.

Division Chief Jerry Castellano made the presentation at a ceremony to Commissioners Brenda …

Spring Planting Attracts Hummingbirds to West Texas

April 20th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — The 2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration will take place this summer featuring local homes and businesses with hummingbird viewing sites throughout the town.  This year’s celebration will take place August 24-27, 2017 with many new events and fieldtrips.

The Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce and hummingbird event planners are working diligently …

Archaeologists coming to Presidio

April 20th, 2017

PRESIDIO — The Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) of Sul Ross State University and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) of Mexico are beginning a series of archaeological studies in the Big Bend and the border region of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, known historically as La Junta de los Ríos.  The …

From three year grad to university honors graduate

From three year grad to university honors graduate

April 20th, 2017

Maria Teresa Espinoza-Girolamo

Maria Teresa ‘Terri’ Espinoza- Girolamo achieves another milestone next month, as the former, 1999 Marfa High School three year graduate, officially graduates with honors after having completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix-online with a 3.87 GPA, back on October 24, 2016. The graduation …

Alpine Girl Scouts conduct community service project

Alpine Girl Scouts conduct community service project

April 20th, 2017

Alpine Girl Scouts conduct community service project

ALPINE — Members of the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Troop 28222 cleaned up the Dog Park located in Kokernot Park on April 6 as the final step to earning the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can receive.

The girls formed a team, assigning …

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