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Marfa designer’s clothes hit the racks worldwide

Marfa designer’s clothes hit the racks worldwide

December 1st, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Designer Ashley Rowe at her Lumberyard studio.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – For the past two years, Marfa-based designer Ashley Rowe has been developing her clothing line, taking it from a small, locally sold brand to an internationally renown imprint that is available in four countries on three continents.

“Part of …

Former Presidio teacher from Alpine receives life-saving lung transplant

December 1st, 2016

Robin Sohl Ritchie

PHOENIX, Arizona – Former Presidio educator and retired teacher Robin Sohl Ritchie of Alpine had a grateful Thanksgiving after receiving the 500th lifesaving lung transplantation at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Recently released from the hospital, Ritchie celebrated Thanksgiving with her husband at their new Arizona home.

The …

Area woman conquers 163-mile foot race

Area woman conquers 163-mile foot race

December 1st, 2016

Elise Sibley, an Alpine native conquered the rugged desert by finishing the 2nd Annual Trans-Pecos Ultra.

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Elise Sibley-Chandler of Alpine and Marfa completed the recent 2016 Trans-Pecos Ultra Marathon, a six-stage, seven-day foot race that crossed 163 miles of rugged Big Bend Ranch State Park country.

Elise, one of 13 participants who registered …

Marfa Lights, the prize-winning quarter horse

Marfa Lights, the prize-winning quarter horse

November 23rd, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

RUIDOSO – When most people talk about the Marfa Lights, they tell tales of the strange glowing orbs that flicker and dance on the horizon at night.

At the Ruidoso Downs horserace track, The Marfa Lights is a two-year-old prize-winning quarter horse that took a second-place, $450,000 purse in the All American Futurity …

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 …

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