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Presidio County lifts burn ban

September 14th, 2017

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County Emergency Management Director Gary Mitschke told Presidio County Commissioners that conditions in the area have improved due to recent rains and suggested the county burn ban not be renewed.

Area residents are now legally able to perform control fires without permit, weld in grassy areas, and light fires in aboveground containers …

Counts nominated as U.S. federal judge for Western District of Texas

September 14th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, have released the following statements after Trump announced his intention to nominate five candidates to fill vacancies on federal district courts in Texas, including Walter David Counts III for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas – Midland-Odessa Division:

“I …

Valentine mayor is elected official of year; area officials are new officers at RioCOG

September 14th, 2017

Chuy Calderon, left, and Rio Grande Council of Governments Executive Director Annette Gutierrez holds the Elected Official of the Year Award, which was presented to Calderon for his years of service as Valentine mayor.

EL PASO, FAR WEST TEXAS – The Rio Grande Council of Governments celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 8 at its …

Presidio County landowner claims pipeline fraud in $1 million countersuit

Presidio County landowner claims pipeline fraud in $1 million countersuit

September 14th, 2017

Fiber optic cable questioned

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

John Boerschig

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County landowner John Boerschig is continuing his crusade against the TransPecos Pipeline (TPP), citing “fraud, fraud by non-disclosure, and/or misrepresentations” in a $1 million counter lawsuit against the pipeline.

The suit stems from when TPP used eminent domain to secure Boerschig’s land to build …

City adopts budget for new fiscal year

September 14th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The Marfa City Council unanimously adopted its 2017-2018 budget Tuesday evening, a balanced budget despite major spending changes.

The city, Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger explained, has seen an increase in funds needed for law enforcement and animal control, the tourist information and convention center, and the water system as the …

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Arts

Shakespearian actor Johnny Stallings to perform Whitman’s Song of Myself

September 14th, 2017

On the Presidio County Courthouse lawn

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts hosts Johnny Stallings, founding member of the Portland Shakespeare Company and founding director of Open Hearts Open Minds, to perform Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself on the Autumnal Equinox, Friday, September 22 at the Presidio County Courthouse lawn in Marfa.

On Saturday, September 23, Stallings will …

Judd Foundation Casa Perez Ranch Day open to community

September 7th, 2017

MARFA, PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Judd Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Casa Perez Ranch Day, an occasion to visit one of Donald Judd’s ranches outside of Marfa on Sunday, September 10 from 11am-4pm.

The Foundation will host an afternoon of food and drink, music, and talks on land stewardship. Free and open to …

Ferugson, Missouri uprising documentary to screen Tuesday

September 7th, 2017

MARFA – The In Front of Us film series rescheduled the screening of “Whose Streets?” to 7:30pm, Tuesday, September 12 at the Crowley Theater

The documentary, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, is about the killing of Michael Brown and the Ferguson uprising that premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Due to technical …

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Community

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to bless the animals October 1

September 14th, 2017

MARFA – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will observe a church tradition, The Feast of St. Francis, and the blessing of animals at 5pm on Sunday, October 1.

There will be a service of blessing and thanksgiving those who register will receive a certificate of blessing. Free treats for pets and their owners will be available.

Everyone is …

A talent show in south Brewster County

September 14th, 2017

TERLINGUA – Everyone has talent and some talents are the kind that others want to see and hear. If that’s you, take note: Last Minute Low Budget Productions is holding a talent contest on October 5 at the troupe’s Cinnabar Theater.

The contest is open to everyone of every age and there will be cash prizes …

Local library takes action as part of international grassroots initiative

September 7th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Though libraries have adapted to meet the changing needs of their communities with innovative services and emerging technology, many outdated perceptions remain – think: dusty shelves and shushing librarians.
To help shatter those perceptions, more than 200 libraries from across the globe — including Jeff Davis County Library — are joining together as …

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Education

Midland oil and gas firm invests in native seed program at Sul Ross

September 7th, 2017

The design for the West Texas Native Seeds Research Center.

By STEVE LANG

News and Publications

ALPINE – A $275,000 gift from Concho Resources Inc. (“Concho”), a Midland-based independent oil and natural gas company, will fund a West Texas native seeds greenhouse at Sul Ross State University.

Construction of the greenhouse and related site improvements will be the …

Become a READ MARFA Volunteer

September 7th, 2017

MARFA – READ MARFA is a volunteer program at Marfa Schools that inspires students to read for pleasure. The program provides support to our local teachers and establishes friendships between students and individuals from the community. Many of our volunteers describe time spent with students as the best part of their week!

This fall, we’re looking …

TEDxElPaso announces 2017 speaker lineup

September 7th, 2017

EL PASO – Organizers announced that 10 speakers have been confirmed for TEDxElPaso 2017, which will take place on Saturday, September 16 at the El Paso Museum of Art.

The speakers are:

Will Bengtson – Senior Security Engineer at Netflix

Bruce Berman – Photographer, Author and Professor at New Mexico State University

Tracey Bryan – President and Chief Executive …

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FEATURES

The last of the Ojinaga adoberos

The last of the Ojinaga adoberos

September 7th, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) The Ojinaga master adobero Don Manuel Rodriguez, left, his son Victor, far right, with Marfa adobero Sandro Canovas.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

OJINAGA – In the eastern outskirts of Ojinaga, along a dirt road nestled between the old railroad tracks and a creek that spills into the Rio Grande, is …

Miniature menagerie could adorn Railroad Park caboose

September 7th, 2017

(photos by JIM STREET)Gwynne Jamieson, a key volunteer in the Alpine Railroad Park improvement project explained the next job to volunteer John Bane. The Wassermann Wranch in Sunny Glen has proposed taking over the old caboose as a retail outlet and bringing one or two animals per day to the caboose.

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – …

Ballroom artist uses adobe as political statement

Ballroom artist uses adobe as political statement

August 24th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Ballroom Marfa artist Rafa Esparza wheels adobe bricks after drying.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa will unveil its latest exhibition, Tiera. Sangre. Oro., from Los Angeles-based artist Rafa Esparza with a reception from 6-9pm Friday.

The reception will feature sculpture, performance, and a new adobe installation conceptualized by …

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Sports

Lady Devils XC teams are meet champs again

September 14th, 2017

PRESIDIO, WINK – The Presidio Lady Blue Devils varsity and JV cross country teams added a fourth consecutive meet championship to their season record, this time the Wildcat Relays in the Permian Basin community of Wink.

Presidio student athlete Selena Saldaña, a varsity runner, earned a silver medal, finishing in second place as an individual competitor.

Presidio …

Lady Lobos split with Austin College

September 14th, 2017

By Travis Hendryx

Sports Information

Sul Ross State University

SHERMAN- Autumn Kilpatrick accounted for 23 kills over for a two-match spread as the Sul Ross Lady Lobos (2-6) split Saturday competition at the Austin College Invitational.

Sully fell in a three-set decision to Occidental College in scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-18.

The Lady Lobos quickly recovered to defeat Louisiana …

Lobos falter against Crusaders

September 14th, 2017

By Travis Hendryx

Sports Information

Sul Ross State University

BELTON- Mary Hardin-Baylor fought off a resilient second half effort by Sul Ross on its way to a 23-7 ASC-opening victory over the Lobos Saturday night in Belton.

The Crusaders relied on their field goal unit for most of the opening at half as kicker John Mowery connected on three …

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Multimedia

Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

April 27th, 2017

Veteran Austin musician records new album

Veteran Austin musician records new album

April 6th, 2017

Bobby Earl’ new album, “Calling Me Calling You”

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — Bobby Earl Smith, a West Texas native and the cofounder of the 1970s Austin band, Freda and the Firedogs, which presaged the redneck rock movement in Texas, has released a new album, “Calling Me Calling You.”

The record, which he worked on alongside his son Eric, …

February 21st, 2017

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Obituaries

Covarrubias

September 7th, 2017

David Covarrubias

David “Bidi” Apodaca Covarrubias, 58 of Marfa passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Odessa following a courageous battle with cancer.

Rosary will be recited at 10am today, Thursday, September 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by the funeral Mass with burial in La Merced Cemetery. Father John Paul Madanu is the officiate.

David …

Litton

August 31st, 2017

Bob Litton

Robert Carl “Bob” Litton, 77, of Alpine passed away August 26, 2017 in hospice care at the VA Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas.

He suffered from kidney failure resulting from recently diagnosed multiple myeloma (cancer of his blood plasma).

Bob was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 29, …

Ramos

August 31st, 2017

Florentina Ramos

Marfa native Florentina P. “Tina” Ramos of Del Rio entered into rest on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

Visitation will be from 5-9pm Friday, September 1 with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7pm at Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Del …

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