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May 6 elections for Marfa, Presidio, Alpine

3 cool things
  1. Chinati artist in residence Kiva Karadi hosts open studio tonight at Locker Plant
  2. 7th Annual Dress Collective art benefit to support MISD playground project Friday
  3. 4th annual Big Bend Brawl to be held in Fort Davis
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Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017
big bend blog

energy report

energy report

Rig count and gas prices

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 10 this week to 857, and the state of Texas contributed 6 of these, according to Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes. It was reported Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Children’s memories debunk father’s expertise

By STEVE LANG

“An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions.” – Levi Strauss

“I am an expert in electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.” – W.C. Fields

Relying on the observation that fellow residents ignored and scoffed the poet Homer in …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

 Crisscrossing the District in April

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The privilege of representing the constituents of the 23rd District doesn’t stop when the House of Representatives is not voting. With no votes taking place in Washington, DC, I’m capitalizing on this district work period by connecting with folks all across the twenty-nine counties of the 23rd …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

Calling all military veterans in Far West Texas

By HARLAN HARDY

A host of services will be offered to Far West Texas military veterans on Monday 24 April in Alpine and Tuesday 25 April in Terlingua.

What will be offered?

TVC counselors will be able assist in submitting claims.

Medical personnel will be available to check blood pressure, sugar levels, …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Trans-Pecos educators take part in coding event

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy, and if our kids can’t speak it, they’re going to be left behind.

I am not just referring to jobs at tech companies. Employers from HEB to Toyota are actively hiring tech professionals, at salaries significantly higher …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

(CHINATI FOUNDATION photo)Chinati staff members Adele Powers and Steven Granado work with Marfa ISD kindergarteners.

A case for cultural agency funding

By LONN TAYLOR

Steve Zeitlin is a distinguished American folklorist, a former Smithsonian colleague of mine who now directs a New York organization called City Lore, which is devoted to preserving the spoken culture of New …


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the money man

the money man

This time is never different

By TOM JACOBS

In today’s accelerated society, it’s hard to remember that everything isn’t happening now. Advertising and marketing are designed to keep us from focusing on anything but today so we’ll buy products. In the money world, it’s essential to step back from the daily “market up, market down” drivel, whose …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor,

Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and greet for Ann Marie Nafzinger last week. It was great to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. It’s always fun to visit and get to know our neighbors.

And, as much fun as it is to spend time getting to know a candidate, the really …


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