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Presidio council approves planning grant app

March 16th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio City Council on Thursday approved the application for a Texas Department of Agriculture grant that could finance the city’s first comprehensive plan in decades.

The Texas Department of Agriculture Planning and Capacity Building Grant could bring the city up to $55,000 to fund the creation …

Marfans want solitude in Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

Marfans want solitude in Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

March 16th, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)Desert flora flourishes near the ruins of a structure at the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area.

Less is more

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Minimal development and infrastructure seemed to be the consensus input from Marfa and area residents at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s first public meeting about the future of …

Presidio schools consider innovation exemption

March 16th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Independent School District is considering a designation that could allow the district flexibility and local control over start dates, teacher certification and class size.

The Board of Trustees for the Presidio Independent School District (PISD) will hold a public hearing at its Wednesday, March 22 meeting to discuss with the …

Fabian’s bond reduced

March 16th, 2017

(BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)Robert Fabian

ALPINE – Alpine resident Robert Fabian, who is currently being held by the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly “tampering and concealing” the corpse of girlfriend Zuzu Verk, had his $500,000 bond reduced to $175,000 last Friday in a district court hearing.

Fabian and friend Chris Estrada were both arrested …

City to limit post office parking to 15 minutes

March 16th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa drivers will be pleased with the passage of two measures at Tuesday’s city council meeting, as council members agreed to limit parking time at the Marfa Post Office and embark on a street seal coating program.

Council members discussed issues surrounding parking at the Marfa Post Office as tourism has …

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Arts

Lori Griffin happening in Terlingua

March 16th, 2017

TERLINGUA – Story painting, art show at Earth and Fire Gallery in Terlingua features artist Lori Griffin. It’s free and open to the public March 15-31.

Griffin is often asked is there a story for every art piece made. Her reply is yes and that the inspiration is often quite personal.  One of her signatures are hidden …

Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present Del Valle a new play by Ned Van Zandt on April 8

Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present Del Valle a new play by Ned Van Zandt on April 8

March 16th, 2017

Writer and actor Ned Van Zandt pictured here as Leonard Caul on NBC’s television show, “The Blacklist,” will perform DEL VALLE at The Capri on Saturday, April 8th, a one-man show hosted by Marfa Live Arts and The Capri.

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present in cabaret-style Ned Van Zandt’s Del Valle, …

Writer’s group meets next week

March 16th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – The Tuesday, March 21 meeting of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers promises a unique program by published author Reba Cross Seals.

“It was a good book, but I had the plot figured out by the middle.” Have you ever said those words? Have you ever been disappointed at the conclusion of a good …

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Community

Farmstand Marfa opens Saturday for 11th season

March 16th, 2017

Farmstand Marfa

MARFA – Farmstand Marfa will open its 11th season in 2017 on Saturday, March 18 in the Saint George Annex, across from the Hotel Saint George on El Paso Street between Highland and Dean streets.

It’s a big neighborhood get-together of the community and visitors eager to sample the unique offerings of the Big …

Save the date: bridging La Frontera for National Poetry Month

March 16th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Come and join us as we celebrate National Library Month on Thursday, April 6 and welcome visiting author Sasha Pimentel of El Paso.

Starting at 6:30pm, there will be light refreshments at the Jeff Davis County Library followed by a book signing of the poet’s work, “Insides She Swallowed,” published in 2010.

Pimentel will lead …

Davis Mountains Preserve sets field tour and volunteer days

March 16th, 2017

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – The Nature Conservancy has recently completed an ambitious tree-thinning project at the Davis Mountains Preserve. The thinning work focused on canyons and riparian areas where the trees were most vulnerable to drought, insect outbreaks, and wildfire.

Join the Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy to hike through the project area and …

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Education

April 4 campus celebration planned for Sul Ross’ 100th birthday

March 16th, 2017

ALPINE – Birthday cake, piñatas, games, music and other festivities will highlight Sul Ross State University’s community-wide birthday celebration set for Tuesday, April 4. The event marks the beginning of the university’s centennial activities, which will continue through 2020.

“On April 4, 1917, Governor James E. Ferguson signed the bill establishing Sul Ross Normal College in …

School’s tiny house project qualifies for state competition

School’s tiny house project qualifies for state competition

March 16th, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)Presidio ISD senior Flor Leyva and sophomore Javier Santos install siding on the tiny house at Presidio High School Tuesday. The tiny house is student designed and constructed and recently qualified for the state-level SkillsUSA competition.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School’s first student designed and constructed …

4H offers free spring break day camps in Marfa

March 2nd, 2017

MARFA – This spring break, Presidio County AgriLife Extension and 4H will offer free day camps for 4H members and friends in Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties, ages kindergarten to 18.

Camps will be held at the Presidio County Fairgrounds in Marfa on Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 16.

These programs will offer kids an …

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FEATURES

Community project sprouts organic veggies

Community project sprouts organic veggies

March 16th, 2017

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Volunteers at the Presidio community garden harvest organic vegetables. The garden is producing swiss chard, kale, and spinach, among other produce, that is on sale at the Big Bend Regional Hospital District’s office in Presidio.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – With the intention of generating a greater education in the adequate …

Sul Ross alumna Megan Wilde receives documentary film award

March 16th, 2017

(photo by MEGAN WILDE)Smokey Briggs proofreads an issue of the Pecos Enterprise,

WACO, MONAHANS – A film produced by Sul Ross State University alumna Megan Wilde, Alpine, won “Best Documentary Short” at the Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco in mid-February.

“Smokey” is a 12-minute documentary about Smokey Briggs, publisher of the Pecos Enterprise …

Inside the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

Inside the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

March 9th, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)A large stone cabin sits in San Antonio Canyon in the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host two public meeting next week with information on the park and to receive public input on the park’s future use.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A javelina …

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Sports

Shorthorns Roundup: Marfa softball trounces Pecos, track team is 3rd at Van Horn, golfers place 5th in Alpine

Shorthorns Roundup: Marfa softball trounces Pecos, track team is 3rd at Van Horn, golfers place 5th in Alpine

March 16th, 2017

(MISD photos)Brandon Lets and Coach Adam Ramirez total up scores. Lets was Marfa’s top performer at the Alpine Tournament.

GOLF

Marfa’s golf teams competed in the Alpine Golf Tournament this week and placed fifth as a team with a 417 total score and Brandon Leos holding the team’s best score of 99. The Shorthorns will …

Lady Devils sweep Lady Horns in softball Monday

Lady Devils sweep Lady Horns in softball Monday

March 16th, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)A Presidio player slides into home plate Monday morning during the game against the Marfa Lady Shorthorns as catcher Kacie Flores looks for a play at third base.

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School Lady Devils varsity softball team easily defeated the Marfa Lady Horns at a home game Monday morning.

The …

Marfa takes silver at Van Horn tourney

Marfa takes silver at Van Horn tourney

March 9th, 2017

(Marfa ISD photo by BELINDA DOMINGUEZ)The Marfa High School varsity golf team celebrated – Beyoncé style – its second place finish at the Van Horn Invitational Golf Tournament last week. From left, Coach David Gomez, Blu Walker, Steven Granado, Coach Adam Ramirez, Huck Roch, Georgina Brugette, JJ Garcia, and Brandon Leos.

MARFA, VAN HORN – …

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Multimedia

February 21st, 2017

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

January 16th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Hamilton Leithauser, former frontman of influential indie band The Walkmen, performed to a sold-out audience at The Crowley Theater on Friday, January 13.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

November 4th, 2016

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Obituaries

Buren

March 16th, 2017

David Buren

Longtime Marfa resident David Paul Buren, 61, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Alpine.

Services for David will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, Friday, March 17. Rosary service will be held at 1pm, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial. Graveside service will be held at a later date …

Delgadillo

March 16th, 2017

Apolinar Delgadillo

Apolinar “Polly” Mendias Delgadillo, 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in her Seligman, Arizona home.

She was born in Marfa on March 14 1926 to Apolonio Mendias and Ester Borunda.  She was the fifth of seven children. She was married to Joe V. Delgadillo of Seligman.  They would have been married for …

Mediano

March 16th, 2017

Celedonio Mediano

Celedonio Mediano, 93, of Marfa was embraced by our Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Pecos.

Rosary will be recited at 10am this morning, Thursday, March 16, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, officiated by Father Esteban Sescon.

Celedonio was born November 7, 1923 in …

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