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Number of Pecos-area tremors in 2017 surpass previous 10-year total

November 22nd, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

REEVES COUNTY – Earthquakes continue to rumble through the oilfields and gas fields of Reeves County with increasing frequency, as 11 tremors have been recorded by the United States Geologic Survey between our last report in September to present.

The 11 quakes bring the up-to-date total to 30 tremors in 2017 alone.

In contrast, …

Issues at Hunter Gym addressed, restoration in foreseeable future

November 22nd, 2017

Hunter Gym in 1942

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa School Board members on Monday voted to begin clearing out excess equipment currently stored at Hunter Gymnasium, as efforts to preserve the historic building commence again.

According to Marfa architect Mike Green, representing the Presidio County Historical Commission, the restoration of the building would come with …

Cartels hamper Tarahumara school work, but donations still needed

Cartels hamper Tarahumara school work, but donations still needed

November 22nd, 2017

(photos by Mary Lou Saxon)Bacabureachi Profe Amado Soriano and two students at the school.

By PILAR PEDERSEN

It is November and time to report on how things are going in Bacabureachi, Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico. Normally, I write this update on site, not in Alpine sitting at my desk. However, nothing remains constant.

The boys of …

Meth seizures, ODs, and child endangerment issues preceding drug action

Meth seizures, ODs, and child endangerment issues preceding drug action

November 22nd, 2017

An interagency task force executes a warrant during the DPS drug sweep that led to multiple arrests in the region.

By the Big Bend Sentinel/Presidio International staff

PRESIDIO, JEFF DAVIS, BREWSTER counties – In a year that area law enforcement personnel found an uptick in methamphetamine seizures at the border, a drug-related incident that led to …

FBI announces $25,000 for information in BP agent’s death

FBI announces $25,000 for information in BP agent’s death

November 22nd, 2017

U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

EL PASO – FBI officials announced at an El Paso news conference Tuesday a reward of $25,000 for information leading to how Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed and a fellow agent injured in Culberson County last weekend.

Martinez, of El Paso, succumbed …

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Arts

Fullymaxxed releases new album today, Wednesday, November 22

November 22nd, 2017

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – FullyMaxxed’s new EP “Until Then” marks a new chapter in Max Ferguson’s music.

“This is for everybody that’s gone through anything that sucks,” said Ferguson.

The electronic musician has performed as FullyMaxxed before he was old enough to drive, first starting as a DJ dressed in costume. Removing the large …

Ballroom Marfa names Laura Copelin as Executive Director

November 16th, 2017

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce Laura Copelin’s appointment to the role of executive director. Copelin joined Ballroom as associate curator in 2014, and has served as the nonprofit organization’s interim director since April 2017. In addition to her administrative leadership position, she will continue in her role as Ballroom’s curator.

“The last few years …

Marfa featured in Hamilton Leithauser’s latest music video

Marfa featured in Hamilton Leithauser’s latest music video

November 16th, 2017

Marfa resident Nancy Wood in the “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)” music video.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa is the backdrop for indie rocker Hamilton Leithauser’s latest music video for his recording, “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger).”

Filmed by directors The Simonites and creative agency Preacher, based in Austin, the video opens with a fiery heart planted in the …

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Community

Fort Bliss officer is guest speaker at Fort Davis Veterans Day ceremony Saturday

November 9th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – The Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce and Fort Davis National Historic Site will hold a special Veteran’s Day Service to honor the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces at 5pm Saturday, November 11 at the Fort Davis National Historic Site.

The ceremony will begin with a patriotic …

MHS grad, Marine veteran is keynote speaker at Veterans Day observance Friday

November 9th, 2017

MARFA – Marfa ISD invites all military veterans and the community to its Veterans Day Program at 10am Friday, November 10 at the Marfa Shorthorn Gymnasium.

The guest speaker is Jaime Juarez, a former Marine who served in the War of Terrorism, the Presidio County Veterans Service Officer, and a Marfa High School graduate.

The Shorthorn Band will perform …

Retired Navy commander is guest speaker at Veterans Day observance Friday

November 9th, 2017

PRESIDIO – Presidio ISD invites all military veterans and the community to its Veterans Day Program at 10am Friday, November 10 at the Presidio High School gym.

Retired Navy Commander Clint Weber of Alpine is the guest speaker.

After the program, a barbecue brisket lunch with all the trimmings cooked up by Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez will …

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Education

Sul Ross choir, wind ensemble concert October 12

October 13th, 2017

ALPINE – The Sul Ross State University Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble will perform Thursday, October 12, at 7:30pm in Marshall Auditorium. There is no admission charge and the public is invited.

Dr. Donald Freed, Sul Ross professor of Music, will direct the choir. Concert selections are: “Sure on This Shining Night,” by Samuel Barber; “Songs …

Sully’s Showcase is October 14 at Sul Ross

October 13th, 2017

ALPINE – Over 300 persons have pre-registered for Sully’s Showcase, Sul Ross State University’s biannual, prospective student open house. This semester’s event is scheduled Saturday, October 14.

Sully’s Showcase, sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management’s New Student Programs, will be held from 8:30am- 4pm in the Pete P. Gallego Center. Prospective students and their families …

Third annual Big Bend Comic Con is October 14 at Sul Ross Wildenthal Library

October 13th, 2017

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library will host Big Bend Comic Con 2017 Saturday, October 14, 1-5pm. All activities at the third annual event are free and open to the public.

Comic Con 2017 will focus on community artists and vendors in the celebration of comic books, graphic novels and pop culture. …

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FEATURES

Fullymaxxed releases new album today, Wednesday, November 22

November 22nd, 2017

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – FullyMaxxed’s new EP “Until Then” marks a new chapter in Max Ferguson’s music.

“This is for everybody that’s gone through anything that sucks,” said Ferguson.

The electronic musician has performed as FullyMaxxed before he was old enough to drive, first starting as a DJ dressed in costume. Removing the large …

Marfa featured in Hamilton Leithauser’s latest music video

Marfa featured in Hamilton Leithauser’s latest music video

November 16th, 2017

Marfa resident Nancy Wood in the “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)” music video.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa is the backdrop for indie rocker Hamilton Leithauser’s latest music video for his recording, “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger).”

Filmed by directors The Simonites and creative agency Preacher, based in Austin, the video opens with a fiery heart planted in the …

Cars are canvass for ArtWalk featured artist

Cars are canvass for ArtWalk featured artist

November 16th, 2017

(photo by JIM STREET)Jon Sufficool posed recently with his creation, the “Meteor Motor Home,” so called because of a shooting star emblem on its hubcaps. Sufficool is the “Featured Artist for Alpine’s ArtWalk Friday and Saturday.

ALPINE – The Featured Artist for Alpine’s 24th Annual ArtWalk on Friday and Saturday is Jon Sufficool of Alpine, …

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Sports

Leveling the playing field: two girls are Shorthorn football players

Leveling the playing field: two girls are Shorthorn football players

November 9th, 2017

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Aundrea Garcia, left, and Alexis Gonzalez during football practice on Wednesday as the the Shorthorns prepare for Friday’s junior high game against the Fort Davis Indians.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – It was at a game against Rankin when a Red Devil noticed that a Shorthorn team captain was a …

Border Patrol hosts border violence session with Mexican, American law enforcement

Border Patrol hosts border violence session with Mexican, American law enforcement

November 9th, 2017

(Big Bend Sector Border Patrol photos)Big Bend Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Victor M. Velazquez, center, with law enforcement officials from Mexico and the United States. Agencies represented included Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Presidio, Homeland Security Investigations, National Park Service/Big Bend National Park; and the Government of Mexico, including …

Serrano qualifies for state XC meet

October 26th, 2017

(Marfa ISD photo)Marfa Lady Shorthorn Kenra Serrano, center, has qualified for the state UIL cross country meet as a medalist.

MARFA – Marfa High School’s boys and girls varsity cross country teams competed in the Regional Cross Country Meet in San Angelo on Monday, and Lady Shorthorn Kendra Serrano will compete at the state meet …

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Multimedia

Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

April 27th, 2017

Veteran Austin musician records new album

Veteran Austin musician records new album

April 6th, 2017

Bobby Earl’ new album, “Calling Me Calling You”

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — Bobby Earl Smith, a West Texas native and the cofounder of the 1970s Austin band, Freda and the Firedogs, which presaged the redneck rock movement in Texas, has released a new album, “Calling Me Calling You.”

The record, which he worked on alongside his son Eric, …

February 21st, 2017

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Obituaries

Herrera

October 26th, 2017

Pedro Herrera

Pedro M. “El Negro” Herrera was born June 29, 1926 in Shafter, Texas, He passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on October, 17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 91.

Mr. Herrera was the proud co-owner of MB’s Supermarket in Presidio, Texas, spending more than 60 years in the …

Molinar

October 26th, 2017

Aubina Molinar

Aubina Molinar, 95, a longtime resident of Alpine, passed away at Odessa Regional Hospital on Monday, October 23, 2017.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10am Monday, October 30 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to follow. A graveside service will be in Holy Angels Cemetery. Fr. Beto …

Venegas

October 26th, 2017

Guadalupe Venegas

Guadalupe “Lupe” Venegas of Marfa passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, October 22, 2017. She was 83.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10am Saturday, October 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be recited at 11am with Father John Paul Madanu serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow …

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