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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 …

Lipan Apaches commemorate historic Presidio cemetery

Lipan Apaches commemorate historic Presidio cemetery

March 2nd, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD) Members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas drummed and sang at the historic cemetery in Presidio on Saturday morning as part of a commemoration ceremony.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — A new chapter in Presidio’s ongoing path toward historical and cultural preservation was opened Saturday. Local residents …

A visit to Batopilas, Mexico with a low peso in the time of Trump

February 16th, 2017

The travel parlor at the Riverside Lodge.

A fallen rock on the road to Batopilas.

By JIM GLENDINNING

BATOPILAS, Mexico – We four – Max Moon of Alpine and the Philippines, Tim Pierce of Alpine, Todd Bureau of Terlingua and Alaska, and myself – crossed into Mexico at Ojinaga and found a greatly enlarged Mexican immigration …

Alpine custom guitar maker honored by Fender

Alpine custom guitar maker honored by Fender

February 16th, 2017

Michael Stevens

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – In 1987, the Fender Guitars Custom Shop – also known as The Dream Factory – opened its doors in Corona, California with Alpine luthier Michael Stevens co-founding and heading the design engineering team.

Thirty years later, Stevens – along with the other seven original designers – has been …

Drivers rejoice! State vehicle inspection returning to Marfa

Drivers rejoice! State vehicle inspection returning to Marfa

February 9th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Gilbert Lujan and Gustavo, the shop dog.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – “It really sucks having to drive to Alpine and having to wait so long just to get basic maintenance or an inspection on your car,” said TIOS (Tires, Inspection, Oil Services) proprietor Gilbert Lujan of his recently opened …

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