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Port authority rehires director, talks office space

Port authority rehires director, talks office space

August 4th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio International Port Authority members meet with District Attorney Rod Ponton on Monday.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio International Port Authority met Monday to appoint a new, albeit familiar, board of directors, hire an executive director and adopt bylaws.

In its July 1 meeting, …

Viva Big Bend Los Lonely Boys will rock the ‘Pine

Viva Big Bend Los Lonely Boys will rock the ‘Pine

July 28th, 2016

Los Lonely Boys

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE — “Tell everyone to get ready for some Texican rock and roll,” Los Lonely Boys drummer Ringo Garza Jr. said. The West Texas sibling band will play the Granada Theatre in Alpine Saturday as part of the Viva Big Bend Festival.

Garza said …

Chinati unveils major new work by Robert Irwin, finally

Chinati unveils major new work by Robert Irwin, finally

July 21st, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Artist Robert Irwin’s project has been realized after nearly 20 years of designing and planning. Chinati will open the installation to the public on Saturday with a free open viewing of the artwork and community dinner at the Chinati Arena.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

Johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Pipeline injunction denied, Boerschig files appeal

Pipeline injunction denied, Boerschig files appeal

July 14th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMEREON DODD)Renea Hicks and John Boerschig

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MIDLAND – A federal court has denied one Far West Texas rancher’s request for an injunction against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

U.S. District Judge Robert Junell on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would have …

Marfa film fest begins today with Border Patrol drama

Marfa film fest begins today with Border Patrol drama

July 13th, 2016

(TransPecos production still)Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, and Clifton Collins, Jr. star in the Border Patrol drama, TransPecos, the Marfa Film Festival’s opening movie.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The Marfa Film Festival kicks off at 5pm tonight at the Crowley Theatre, leading with Greg Kwedar’s Border Patrol drama “TransPecos.”

“I became a filmmaker through work I …

Presidio County landowner takes fight to Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Presidio County landowner takes fight to Trans-Pecos Pipeline

July 6th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Construction is underway on the Trans-Pecos Pipeline’s easement near FM 170 in southern Presidio County. The pipeline company now faces a lawsuit brought by a Presidio County landowner whose property it has condemned.

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO COUNTY — As numerous landowners in Brewster and Presidio counties …

Viva Big Bend celebrates 5 years with Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe

Viva Big Bend celebrates 5 years with Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe

June 30th, 2016

Los Lonely Boys

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ
sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – Texican rock band Los Lonely Boys and the King of the Brown Sound, Little Joe y la Familia, are two of the headliners for the Viva Big Bend music festival. This is the fifth year the weekend-long music event brings over 40 bands …

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 …

Presidio County to golf course developers: show us the money

Presidio County to golf course developers: show us the money

June 16th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)County Attorney John Fowlkes points at the proposed golf course design as he addresses Global Golf Management Group project coordinator Larry Lunsford, right, during the county commissioners’ court meeting. Global Golf Management Group, formally of Pro Golf Events, wants to renovate the Marfa Municipal Golf Course.

By SARAH M. …

Commission rules against pipeline in condemnation case

Commission rules against pipeline in condemnation case

June 9th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Jeanne Simpson shows a piece of an axe found during an archeological survey on her Barreno Ranch during a condemnation hearing Wednesday in Marfa.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Jeanne Simpson sits before a foot-wide section of 42-inch diameter green pipe, a sample of what is likely to be …

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