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April, 2017

Parking committee addresses city council, citizens in public hearing

April 27th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The City of Marfa is one step closer to both becoming compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and passing a parking ordinance to address congestion in the downtown commercial area of the city, officials with the Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Marfa said at a public …

Cemetery rations water as bills increase, donations decrease

Cemetery rations water as bills increase, donations decrease

April 27th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)A sign at the cemetery’s gate informs visitors that water is only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – “Due to high water costs and low donations, water will be available Fri., Sat., Sun. only. Untended will be shut off,” reads a sign at the gate to …

Early voting continues in Marfa

April 27th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Early voting for the Marfa city and school board elections continues this week. The City Hall polling place will be open today and Friday between 8am and noon, and again between 1-5pm. On Monday, May 1, City Hall be open 7am-7pm. For the final day of early voting is Tuesday, May …

31st Trappings of Texas is Museum of the Big Bend’s big event

31st Trappings of Texas is Museum of the Big Bend’s big event

April 27th, 2017

(Staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)This year’s Trappings of Texas featured artist was Kerrville-based painter Herman Walker, who also made his fourth appearance at the annual celebration of cowboy art.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – The Museum of the Big Bend kicked off the 31st Trappings of Texas art fair Friday evening, with cowboy artists …

Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

April 27th, 2017

“Tattoo Chihuas” enters the controversial world of Mexican tattoos

“Tattoo Chihuas” enters the controversial world of Mexican tattoos

April 27th, 2017

(Photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Fernando Valdez of Tattoo Chihuas tattoos a client. Tattoo Chihuas recently opened an Ojinaga location after operating in Chihuahua City for a decade.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA – Although tattoos maybe still be a taboo trend in Mexican culture, Ojinaga’s first tattoo parlor opened more than two months and has …

 Presidio rocketeers to make 9th appearance at national contest

 Presidio rocketeers to make 9th appearance at national contest

April 27th, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Los Vaqueros Azules team members, from left, Liza Barron, Beatriz Valles, Ivye Dolino and Tamara Carrasco prepare for a test launch behind Presidio High School on Tuesday afternoon. The team, which also also includes members Carissa Madrid, Yasmine Barron, Homero Leyva and Milo Garcia, qualified for this year’s national Team …

Is Presidio tired of waiting for access to county records?

April 27th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Although little action was taken at Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioner’s Court meeting, the gathering succeeded in rousing an at-times tense discussion over long awaited access to digital records at the Presidio Courthouse Annex in Presidio.

Commissioners Court postponed action on bids received for county document management services at the recommendation of County …

 Early voting continues through May 2

April 27th, 2017

PRESIDIO — Early voting in both the City of Presidio general election and the Presidio ISD Board of Trustees election continues through Tuesday, May 2.

Presidio residents have the opportunity to vote for the next mayor of Presidio as well as for three city council members and four school district trustees.

The polling place at city hall …

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