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Celebrate Record Store Day at All That Music in El Paso

Celebrate Record Store Day at All That Music in El Paso

April 17th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

EL PASO – In the dying age of hard media, there’s always comfort in knowing that there are still those struggling against digital domination in print, music, and art.

On Saturday, the nation appreciates those in the music business keeping vinyl, compact discs, and cassettes on the rack for those who enjoy the …

Lights fest in doubt in city funding issue

Lights fest in doubt in city funding issue

April 10th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The 2014 Marfa Lights Festival might be the last one hosted by the Marfa Chamber of Commerce unless the City of Marfa and the chamber can come to a funding agreement.

Chamber President Joe Williams spoke to the council at the March 27 meeting to request $25,000 per year from the …

Judge Ferguson orders auditor for Presidio County

Judge Ferguson orders auditor for Presidio County

April 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Judge Roy Ferguson of the 394th State Judicial District Court will appoint a county auditor for Presidio County in light of the county’s continuing troubled financial condition.

“Having given great consideration to the needs of Presidio County and its residents, the current condition of Presidio County finances, the 2012 County …

MISD campuses will stay put, new industrial arts building finds a home

MISD campuses will stay put, new industrial arts building finds a home

March 27th, 2014

Principal grievances aired

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – It was a full house at Monday’s meeting as Marfa ISD school board members addressed a lengthy agenda concerning the industrial arts building, a new football scoreboard, concerns over the district-wide principal, and an upcoming vote on the solar firms’ property tax abatements.

After months of discussions, the new …

Waco artist arrested in Prada Marfa vandalism incident

Waco artist arrested in Prada Marfa vandalism incident

March 20th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Waco artist Joe Magnano was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Prada Marfa/Toms shoes vandalism case.

According to the online art website glasstire.com, Magnano, suspected of being the guerilla artist 9271977, was apprehended by Texas Department of Public Safety officers.

On Wednesday, Jeff Davis County Deputy Sheriff Jerry Walker confirmed that an …

Guerilla artist stirs it up with Prada Marfa vandalism

Guerilla artist stirs it up with Prada Marfa vandalism

March 13th, 2014

Criminal investigation launched in art case

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – “ … so far the reporting has been very skewed and misinformed,” guerilla artist 9271977 told The Big Bend Sentinel via text message Tuesday morning. “And it’s a bit unfortunate the locals took it down so quickly. I hope the installation wasn’t destroyed. If so, such …

9271977 makes contact with Sentinel reporter

9271977 makes contact with Sentinel reporter

March 11th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – “[…] so far the reporting has been very skewed and misinformed,” Guerilla artist 9271977 told The Big Bend Sentinel via text message Tuesday morning. “And it’s a bit unfortunate the locals took it down so quickly. I hope the installation wasn’t destroyed. If so, such is life… It kinda proves …

Stealth artist may be behind latest Prada Marfa vandalism

Stealth artist may be behind latest Prada Marfa vandalism

March 10th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

VALENTINE – An artist known only as 9271977 may be behind the recent vandalism of the Prada Marfa installation on U.S. 90 west of Valentine.

The Big Bend Sentinel’s research into several keywords and quotes in some printed text left at the scene led to the agitpop artist’s homepage, www.9271997.com.

The signature “J.2014,” …

Presidio County elects Guevara as county judge

Presidio County elects Guevara as county judge

March 6th, 2014

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO COUNTY – For the first time ever, a Mexican American woman will lead Presidio County government as voters elected Cinderela Guevara county judge.

The longtime north county justice of the peace defeated one-term incumbent Paul Hunt with 60 percent of the vote. Guevara received 913 votes to Hunt’s 598 votes.

Bond is $200,000 for suspect in Felts death

Bond is $200,000 for suspect in Felts death

February 6th, 2014

By ROBERT HALPERN

BREWSTER COUNTY – The south Brewster County man suspected of causing the death of La Kiva bar & restaurant owner Glenn Felts made an initial court appearance in Alpine on Wednesday morning.

Tony Michael Flint is charged with first-degree murder, and Brewster County Justice of the Peace Jerry Sotello set Flint’s bond at $200,000. …

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