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Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer Dina Jo Losoya honored

Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer Dina Jo Losoya honored

April 20th, 2017

Jerry Castellano, supervisor for Tri-County Juvenile Probation, presents Ms. Losoya with a plaque in recognition for her exemplary services.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Dina Jo Losoya, the Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer, has been commended for her 15 years of service.

Division Chief Jerry Castellano made the presentation at a ceremony to Commissioners Brenda …

Spring Planting Attracts Hummingbirds to West Texas

April 20th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — The 2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration will take place this summer featuring local homes and businesses with hummingbird viewing sites throughout the town.  This year’s celebration will take place August 24-27, 2017 with many new events and fieldtrips.

The Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce and hummingbird event planners are working diligently …

Archaeologists coming to Presidio

April 20th, 2017

PRESIDIO — The Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) of Sul Ross State University and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) of Mexico are beginning a series of archaeological studies in the Big Bend and the border region of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, known historically as La Junta de los Ríos.  The …

From three year grad to university honors graduate

From three year grad to university honors graduate

April 20th, 2017

Maria Teresa Espinoza-Girolamo

Maria Teresa ‘Terri’ Espinoza- Girolamo achieves another milestone next month, as the former, 1999 Marfa High School three year graduate, officially graduates with honors after having completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix-online with a 3.87 GPA, back on October 24, 2016. The graduation …

Alpine Girl Scouts conduct community service project

Alpine Girl Scouts conduct community service project

April 20th, 2017

Alpine Girl Scouts conduct community service project

ALPINE — Members of the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Troop 28222 cleaned up the Dog Park located in Kokernot Park on April 6 as the final step to earning the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can receive.

The girls formed a team, assigning …

Kelcy Warren nomination to state parks panel faces opposition

Kelcy Warren nomination to state parks panel faces opposition

April 20th, 2017

Dave Cortez and Eric Borja, both of the Sierra Club, Will Mederski of Forward Action, Lori Glover-Big Bend Defense Coalition, Natasha Nolan of ATXEJ.

AUSTIN – The Texas Senate Nominations Committee heard vehement opposition from the Sierra Club and others on Wednesday, April 12 over the nomination of Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, …

Keep Alpine Beautiful to sponsor Kokernot Park water tank painting project

April 20th, 2017

ALPINE — Keep Alpine Beautiful is sponsoring a competition for a design to be used on the water tank at Kokernot Park.

This Art Competition is open to anyone or group. More than one entry may be submitted.

Creative ideas may be of images that are park activities, park or area related. These may be individual images …

Former Presidio County resident receives FFA award

April 20th, 2017

DALLAS — On March 21, 2017, former Presidio County resident Kean Roosevelt received the Federal Aviation Agency’s highest award, the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award, at a ceremony at the Love Field Pilots Association in Dallas.

Roosevelt has been a licensed pilot for more than 50 years, getting his start here in Marfa. He grew up …

Ferguson: Presidio can keep growing if we work together

Ferguson: Presidio can keep growing if we work together

April 20th, 2017

Current Presidio mayor John Ferguson

My name is John Ferguson and I am asking for your vote for mayor for the City of Presidio.  I have served two terms as mayor, and during that time the biggest accomplishments were not I did, but rather what we all did—together!

Everyone in Presidio has something “they can bring …

Gabriel H. Acosta to attend U. S. Naval Academy prep school

Gabriel H. Acosta to attend U. S. Naval Academy prep school

April 20th, 2017

Gabriel H. Acosta II

United High School (UHS) senior Gabriel H. Acosta II will attend the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), located on Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island.

Acosta, who is enrolled in the Science Engineering Magnet School at UHS, is focused on becoming a navy aviator and expert in military law.

Congressman Henry Cuellar will officiate …

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