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Austin film company shoots sci-fi series near Alpine

Austin film company shoots sci-fi  series near Alpine

April 20th, 2017

(staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)The video-village on the set of Rooster Teeth’s “Day 5.”

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – I’m standing in a pasture, surrounded by a patchwork mess of rusting ranch vehicles, feeding troughs and a disused grain store. The wind whips dust up from the south. People stand closed in by mountains …

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

(photo by Annamarie Fernandez) Nika Ezell Pappas (as Jennie Lee) on the Pinto Canyon Road.

MARFA – Marfa draws filmmakers in search of that Old West aesthetic and has done so for decades. Back in the summer of 1955 actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper came to …

1918 Porvenir massacre subject of locally filmed movie

April 13th, 2017

(photo by JESSICA LUTZ)Penelope Gil at the Porvenir film set.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

CIBOLO CREEK RANCH – Dozens of area residents wearing stained white clothing – some without shoes – hid behind walls made of thick branches under the hot West Texas sun on a set built in 12 days at Cibolo Creek Ranch on …

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, …

UT Austin tower documentary focuses on victims, not shooter

UT Austin tower documentary focuses on victims, not shooter

March 23rd, 2017

“Tower” still

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Keith Maitland

MARFA – Austin-based documentary filmmaker Keith Maitland will host a special screening of his latest documentary, Tower, at 7pm tonight at The Crowley Theater, followed by a Q&A session.

The film follows the story of eight survivors of the August 1, 1966 sniper massacre at the University of Texas …

Community project sprouts organic veggies

Community project sprouts organic veggies

March 16th, 2017

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Volunteers at the Presidio community garden harvest organic vegetables. The garden is producing swiss chard, kale, and spinach, among other produce, that is on sale at the Big Bend Regional Hospital District’s office in Presidio.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – With the intention of generating a greater education in the adequate …

Sul Ross alumna Megan Wilde receives documentary film award

March 16th, 2017

(photo by MEGAN WILDE)Smokey Briggs proofreads an issue of the Pecos Enterprise,

WACO, MONAHANS – A film produced by Sul Ross State University alumna Megan Wilde, Alpine, won “Best Documentary Short” at the Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco in mid-February.

“Smokey” is a 12-minute documentary about Smokey Briggs, publisher of the Pecos Enterprise …

Inside the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

Inside the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

March 9th, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)A large stone cabin sits in San Antonio Canyon in the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host two public meeting next week with information on the park and to receive public input on the park’s future use.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A javelina …

Marfa Myths brings psychedelic legend to town

March 9th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Roky Erickson

MARFA – Austin psychedelic music icon Roky Erickson is scheduled to appear at 8:30pm this evening on the Marfa Visitor Center stage with his backing band, Hounds of Baskerville as part of this year’s Marfa Myths festival.

Erickson, whose long and storied 51-year career has been marked with drug addiction, mental …

Sul Ross BRI, TPWD, ECLCC-CEMEX continue mule deer relocation

March 9th, 2017

(SRSU photo by STEVE LANG)Charter flight for net-gunned mule deer does on Elephant Mountain WMA.

By STEVE LANG

News and Publications

ALPINE – Ninety-eight mule deer does caught helicopter, then trailer, rides and eventually found themselves in new homes as part of a joint restoration and research project through Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute (BRI).

This …

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