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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 …

Marfa artist creates staff for Chicago cardinal

Marfa artist creates staff for Chicago cardinal

February 2nd, 2017

(Staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Marfa artist Camp Bosworth recently completed work on a crozier for Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — When Marfa artist Camp Bosworth finished college in 1989 he was primarily a painter. But he quickly taught himself woodworking and carving when offered a commission making furniture …

Marfa ISD ballet folklórico troupe grows

Marfa ISD ballet folklórico troupe grows

February 2nd, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa ISD’s ballet folklóriko troupe performs for the Marfa ISD school board.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Ballet folklórico has been a part of Marfa ISD coach Arturo Alferez’s life for quite some time, following him from his high school days in El Paso, through his college years at Sul …

‘Licha’ Jimenez retires after 47 years with the Presidio Neighborhood Center

‘Licha’ Jimenez retires after 47 years with the Presidio Neighborhood Center

February 2nd, 2017

Current and former staff of the Big Bend Community Action Committee Presidio Neighborhood Center, from left: Jesus Gutierrez, Iela Mendoza, Rosalinda Peña, Alicia “Licha” Jimenez, and Isaura Brito.

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — “My sister has such a good heart,” Juanita Hillin said of her sister Alicia Jimenez. “She’s helped so many people. The whole …

Valentine Post Office debuts 2017 Valentine’s Day stamp

January 26th, 2017

The 2017 Valentine Post Office, “Love Station,” special cancellation stamp designed by Valentine High School senior Elvis Tarango.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

VALENTINE — The quiet Jeff Davis County town of Valentine will once again have its moment of glory in the run up to February 14. Love Station, the colloquial name for the Valentine Post …

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