CineMarfa thanks the many community members who made the second annual CineMarfa film festival a huge success.
Our sincere thanks go out to Harmony Korine, Mark Flood, Thomas Beard, Trinie Dalton, Cedar Sherbert, Lance Armstrong, Patrick and Lindsey Collins, Mary Farley, Rob Weiner, Christopher Wool, Eugene Binder, Food Shark, Sabrina Franzheim, Inde/Jacobs, Brian LeBarton, Bettina Landgrebe, Yoseff Ben-Yahuda, Rita Ackermann, Caitlin Murray, Tim Johnson, Grace Davis, Jeff Matheis, Q Café, Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Tito’s Vodka, Marfa National Bank, Llano Estacado, Cochineal, La Cigale, Padre’s, David Beebe, Hotel Paisano, Vicki Lynn Barge, Exhibitions 2d, Louis Black, the Crowley Theater, Tim Crowley, Rob Crowley, Jennifer Bell, Dan Chamberlin, Dan Shiman, Joe Cashiola, Ross Cashiola, Nicki Ittner, Carlos Lujan, Anthony DeSimone, David Fenster, Daphne Beal, Ginger Griffice, Buck Johnston, Camp Bosworth, Susan Simmons, Tobin Levy, Ronnie Johnson, Suzi Gruschkus, Chip Love, Boyd Elder, Tex Toler, William Doherty, Sean Woosley, Alexsandra Annello, Gory Smelley, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Daeryl Holzer, Steve Holzer, Jeff Elrod, Chinati Foundation, Marella Consolini, Judd Foundation, Craig Rember, Marfa Book Co., The Big Bend Sentinel, Alberto Halpern, KW Commercial Realty, Marfa Public Radio, Marfa Chamber of Commerce, volunteers Katharina, Marie, and Stephanie, and everyone who attended screenings.
More exciting events are currently being planned for 2012 and 2013, and we look forward to seeing you there!
David Hollander & Jennifer Lane
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After a five-year hiatus, I finally got the chance to play at the Marfa Golf Course this past weekend. I had a wonderful time seeing my old friends and playing the course with the challenging greens. I personally don’t care if the course is owned by the city, the county, or some private investor from San Antonio just as long as Ernest Villarreal continues to manage the pro shop.
Ernest is synonymous with the Marfa Golf Course in that he really cares about this facility and is dedicated to working the long hours required. He understands the clientele and treats everyone with respect. In the past 20 years, Marfa has been through many transformations for the betterment of the community, but strongly feel that the “Highest Golf Course in Texas” should remain the same as much as possible. The partnership of Ernest and the Marfa Golf Association will continue to strive in making this icon a wonderful place for members and visitors of all ages to have fun playing this wonderful game. Please support your local golf course and the game of golf.
Frank P. Jimenez
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I differ from the article in The Big Bend Sentinel on May 17, 2012 that Marfa is a former ranching town. Marfa is still a ranching town and our economy in Presidio County is still based on ranching, agriculture and tourism.
Marfa is surrounded by vast working ranches, which helps the local economy. Who knows what the future holds for Marfa? Oil and gas could be found in these huge ranches and transform Marfa into an oil boomtown instead of an art oasis in the desert.
Marfa has taken a new direction in which we get many tourists to come and see all the art installations in town. As for Marfa folding and collapsing if it had not been for the new creative people is a hoax. As long as our economy is based on ranching and agriculture, Marfa will not fold.
Our chamber of commerce should be active in trying to lure more businesses to fill our basic needs so we don’t have to go to Alpine to do all of our shopping.
If you have the time, walk down Highland Avenue and you might encounter more empty buildings than we ever had growing up in Marfa in the 50s and 60s.
Como dice la cancion, nomas los recuerdos quedan.
Charles L. Simpson
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