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Pipeline protesters arrested in early morning incident

Pipeline protesters arrested in early morning incident

December 6th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Brewster County Deputies cut a chain around Defend Big Bend Organizer Lori Glover’s neck before her arrest Tuesday morning.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – Two Big Bend Defense Coalition protesters were arrested by Brewster County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the early hours Tuesday morning on misdemeanor trespass charges for chaining …

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 …

Interim superintendent outlines goals, and other school issues (lice)

Interim superintendent outlines goals, and other school issues (lice)

December 1st, 2016

(photo by ANN MARIE NAFZIGER)Brenda Silva Bentley reads to a group of Meg Sherwin’s kindergarten students as part of the Read Marfa program.

Marfa Education Foundation donations

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa ISD school board members confronted a multitude of issues regarding a head lice outbreak in the fifth grade, interim Superintendent Oscar Aguero’s goals, …

Pipeline protest turns confrontational

Pipeline protest turns confrontational

November 23rd, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Members of San Antonio-based Native American Danza Azteca-Mexica dance group Kalpulli ameyaltonal Tejaztlan performed a prayer dance at the Marfa Lights Viewing Center to kick off Sunday’s anti-pipeline protest march.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Defend Big Bend and Native American leaders held their second rally and march in protest …

Marfa residents march in response to Trump presidential election

Marfa residents march in response to Trump presidential election

November 17th, 2016

(photo by LESLEY BROWN VILLARREAL, Marfalite Studios www.marfalite.com) Marfa residents marched Sunday afternoon in solidarity of those they feel are negatively affected by President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A group of Marfa residents banded together on Sunday for a “march of solidarity and organization” in response to Donald Trump’s surprise election …

Hydrologist reports risks to Balmorhea springs system

Hydrologist reports risks to Balmorhea springs system

November 10th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

WEST TEXAS — San Solomon Springs and other waterways near Balmorhea could be negatively affected by unconventional oil and gas extraction in the area, a hydrologist studying the region said.

In a report released last week, hydrologic consultant Tom Myers reports drilling and hydraulic fracturing pose several threats to the quantity and …

Studying the risks to Balmorhea

Studying the risks to Balmorhea

November 3rd, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Texas organizers with the national environmental group Earthworks will present the findings of a preliminary analysis of risks oil and gas drilling could pose to the Balmorhea area’s ecosystem at a public meeting at the Balmorhea Community Center at 3pm Saturday, November 5.

New oil and gas discoveries in recent months …

Alpine police: boyfriend now suspect in missing woman case (updated story)

Alpine police: boyfriend now suspect in missing woman case (updated story)

October 27th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Missing Alpine woman Zuzu Verk’s father Glenn, center, urged Zuzu’s boyfriend, Robert, to cooperate with authorities at a Friday morning press conference. Glenn was joined by the missing woman’s mother Lori, left, and brother Miles, right.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – Alpine police on Wednesday changed the status of Robert …

Family of missing Alpine woman asks boyfriend to co-operate with authorities

Family of missing Alpine woman asks boyfriend to co-operate with authorities

October 21st, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Missing Alpine woman Zuzu Verk’s father Glenn, center, urged Zuzu’s boyfriend, Robert, to cooperate with authorities at a Friday morning press conference. Glenn was joined by the missing woman’s mother Lori, left, and brother Miles, right.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – The family of missing Alpine woman Zuzu Verk directly …

Search expands for missing Alpine woman

Search expands for missing Alpine woman

October 20th, 2016

Zuzu Renee Verk, a 22-year-old Sul Ross student and Alpine resident, has been missing since last week. Local, state and federal agencies are searching for her and a $30,000 reward has been offered for information leading to her whereabouts. Anyone with information that can lead to her whereabouts are urged to call the Alpine …

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