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Judd, on politics and culture, in new book

Judd, on politics and culture, in new book

November 23rd, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Although Donald Judd has been venerated in the annals of art and architecture for his visual work, the late artist was also a prolific writer. Throughout his life, Judd kept volumes of journals while contributing to the collective thought with essays and criticism, much of which was recently released in …

Rare hummingbird spotted for the first time in the Davis Mountains

November 23rd, 2016

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – Since the very first time he went on a “bird walk” at Camp Tahuaya (BSA) in Central Texas when he was 13 years old, Kelly Bryan developed a passion for birds. He grew up watching and learning birds in and around his hometown of Mart, Texas.

That passion never left him through …

Cops chat with community members over coffee

November 17th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of LIFAN LYU) Former Marfan, Sgt. Carlos Dominguez visits with a community member.

By WILL CLARK

The Daily Texan

AUSTIN, MARFA – Austin Police Department Sergeant Carlos Dominguez was born in the small West Texas town of Marfa, where everybody knew everybody. He said growing up in Marfa, “the sheriff was just …

Progress at the Tarahumara school

Progress at the Tarahumara school

November 10th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of MARY LOU SAXON)Tarahumara boys at Bacabureachi

By PILAR PEDERSEN

SIERRA TARAHUMARA, Mexico – The Amigos de Kórima are getting to be masters at driving the roads between our beautiful corner of Texas and the equally beautiful hamlet of Bacabureachi, Chihuahua.

They take to the road, pausing for the necessary paperwork at the …

Graham Reynolds and Ballroom Marfa bring Pancho Villa story to the stage

Graham Reynolds and Ballroom Marfa bring Pancho Villa story to the stage

November 10th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) The stage is being set for Graham Reynold’s experimental opera, Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance. The original opera is produced by Ballroom and is the final installment of Reynolds’ The Marfa Triptych.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Graham Reynolds’ final installation of The Marfa Triptych, a chamber opera, …

A new immigrant to America

October 20th, 2016

By ROBERT HALPERN

robert@bigbendnow.com

EL PASO – That’s five-month-old Christian Alexander cradled in Rosario’s arms on an airplane between El Paso and Dallas, one of the newest immigrants to the United States.

(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN) La Frontera Publications co-owner Rosario Salgado Halpern with Christian Alexander, a five-month-old Guatemalan immigrant.

We were en route from Marfa …

Fort Davis couple helps save historic solar observatory

Fort Davis couple helps save historic solar observatory

October 13th, 2016

 

(photo courtesy of Nancy Davis) Nancy and Bill Davis at the Lincoln Memorial during a visit to Washington, D.C. to lobby for the preservation of the Sunspot, New Mexico solar observatory.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

SUNSPOT, NEW MEXICO – Thanks to the help of two Fort Davis business owners and residents, the Sunspot Observatory in …

“Bay Lights” artist installs work at $1 billion Dallas Cowboys facility

September 1st, 2016

(photo by VERNON BRYANT, Dallas Morning News staff photographer)New Jersey-based artist Leo Villareal at the unveiling of his latest installation at the $1.5 billion Dallas Cowboys headquarters, The Star, in Frisco, Texas.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

FRISCO – Three years ago, New Jersey-based artist Leo Villareal stunned the art community …

In Ruidosa, a secret gallery worth the hike

July 21st, 2016

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)Kathleen Griffith in her open-air art gallery in the arroyo near her home in Ruidosa.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

RUIDOSA — Curious hikers wandering south from the Chinati Hot Springs can find a surprise amid the dusty grey rocks and desert plants. Tucked into the …

Marfa woman gives stranger the gift of life

Marfa woman gives stranger the gift of life

June 23rd, 2016

Allison Scott

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – When Fort Davis ISD Dirks-Anderson Elementary School principal Allison Scott first heard that her colleague, Luane Porter, would be unable to donate a kidney to her son Ashton in 2014, Scott came to a conclusion that only about .0017% of the nation’s population came to that year: to …

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