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First full season of ‘I Love Dick” airs May 12

First full season of ‘I Love Dick” airs May 12

April 20th, 2017

(AMAZON STUDIOS photo) Kevin Bacon and Katherine Hahn of I Love Dick.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Season one of “I Love Dick,” set in Marfa, will air May 12.

The eight-episode season, from Emmy-award winning “Transparent” director and writer Jill Soloway, will be released in one go on Amazon Prime Video and …

Early voting opens Monday for May 6 elections

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Early voting for the non-partisan city and school elections begins Monday, April 24, when the City Hall polling place will be open from 7am – 7pm. Those wishing to vote early must present themselves in person at the Casner room at Marfa City Hall.

City Hall will be …

Nutrition center still seeking director, Stephenson appointed municipal judge

Nutrition center still seeking director,  Stephenson appointed municipal judge

April 20th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Chuck Stephenson

MARFA – The Marfa City Council has appointed Marfa attorney Chuck Stephenson as the city’s Municipal Judge.

Stephenson, who ran for county attorney last year, replaces outgoing Mayor Dan Dunlap, who was the city court judge since former Justice of the Peace Cinderela Guevara was elected Presidio County …

Shenanigans in Marfa mayoral race

Shenanigans in Marfa mayoral race

April 20th, 2017

Marfa residents recieved their medications through Marfa Meds with Genevieve Bassham’s campaign cards stapled to the packages.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Recent actions by the Marfa Meds pharmacy technician has led to a clarification advertisement from the Big Bend Regional Hospital District, the taxing entity that provides the Marfa Meds program, stating …

Marfa mayoral candidates discuss city issues at public forum

Marfa mayoral candidates discuss city issues at public forum

April 20th, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa mayoral candidate Lines Hooper Lorette speaks to members of the public at Tuesday’s candidate forum at the USO Hall.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa mayoral candidates Genevieve Prieto Bassham, Lineaus Hooper Lorette, and Ann Marie Nafziger addressed a full house of around 120 residents at Tuesday night’s candidate …

Trappings of Texas opens today at the Museum of the Big Bend

Trappings of Texas opens today at the Museum of the Big Bend

April 20th, 2017

“Water Break” by Herman Walker

ALPINE — The best of the Southwest in art and gear will be showcased at the 31st annual Trappings of Texas, scheduled April 20-22 at Sul Ross State University’s Museum of the Big Bend. Trappings continues on exhibit through May 28.

“Sul Ross State University, home to the Museum of …

Walker is Trappings of Texas featured artist

Walker is Trappings of Texas featured artist

April 20th, 2017

Herman Walker

ALPINE – Herman Walker spent his formative years in the ranch country of West Texas on a 120 square mile ranch. After receiving a degree in Animal Science from Texas Tech, Herman began his art career. While at Tech, he became very interested in the art of sculpting. After graduation, he worked …

Sunoco sells to 7-Eleven, but local Stripes safe for now

Sunoco sells to 7-Eleven, but local Stripes safe for now

April 20th, 2017

(staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)Marfa’s Stripes gas station.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Word on the street is that Marfa’s favorite snack spots, the Stripes convenience stores, may be turned into 7-Eleven stores after the Kelcy Warren-owned Sunoco (SUN) announced the sale of a majority of its U.S. convenience stores.

A Sunoco spokesperson …

Marfa man hospitalized after vehicle accident last week

April 20th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A two-vehicle accident last Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Marfa left one man hospitalized and another booked into the Presidio County Jail.

According to DPS Trooper Carla Rodriguez, who responded to the wreck, the incident occurred around 8pm.

A truck driven by Marfan Robert Zurr, …

More wildcat well applications submitted

April 20th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO, JEFF DAVIS counties – A total of four applications for wildcat oil wells in the region have been submitted to the Texas Railroad Commission in April, with two applications requesting permission to drill in Presidio County, and two requesting permission to punch the earth Jeff Davis County.

One …

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