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Landowners convene over the Trans Pecos Pipeline

Landowners convene over the Trans Pecos Pipeline

April 17th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

ALPINE – Area landowners assembled at the Alpine Public Library to discuss the Trans Pecos Pipeline in a meeting organized by The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) on Wednesday.

The voices in the room were much calmer than just a week ago, when the BBCA held a public meeting, which drew a much …

Sheriff’s department recovers stolen vehicle

April 16th, 2015

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Presidio County Sheriff’s Department recovered a vehicle that was stolen during the apprehensions of undocumented immigrants in Presidio County.

According to Presidio County Chief Deputy Joel Nunez, five undocumented immigrants were spotted on Dipper Ranch, north of Cibolo Creek, on Saturday, April 11. The owner apprehended four on site, but one …

In their words: Mexican and American officials weigh in on the Trans Pecos Pipeline

April 16th, 2015

E. Anthony Wanye, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

E. Anthony Wanye, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

“Some of the first interests of the government of Mexico was the desire to increase the use of cleaner fuel from a number of different sources and that included natural gas from the United States. The several pipelines …

Presidio water service interruption

April 16th, 2015

PRESIDIO – The city of Presidio Water Department will be repairing a water leak on Dod Street early at daybreak on Saturday morning, April 18, 2015. Depending on the extent of the repairs, the process may lead to water being out from Erma Avenue, and might affect neighborhoods and businesses to the east. Please …

“Children of Giant” to air on PBS Friday

April 16th, 2015

(photo by RICHARD C. MILLER)James Dean taking a break on location on the set of the film Giant with Robert Marquez, left, and Joe Vasquez from Marfa. Summer 1955. Working to identify the two boys. This specific location is most probably Valentine.

MARFA – “Children of Giant,” a new documentary that explores …

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Arts

Chinati’s Community Day 2015 on Sunday features screen-printed poems by area teens

April 16th, 2015

(photo courtesy CHINATI FOUNDATION)Freshman and sophomore students printed their poetry last week. This Sunday the students will present and read their work at Chinati’s annual Community Day.

MARFA – Chinati’s annual Community Day celebration takes place Sunday, April 19. This year’s event features an exhibition of screen-printed poems by area high school …

29th Museum of the Big Bend Trappings of Texas opens today

April 16th, 2015

‘Lead Them On,’ an oil on canvas, by Edgar Sotelo.

ALPINE – Works by over 70 noted Western artists will be featured at the 29th annual Trappings of Texas Western Art and Cowboy Gear Exhibit and Sale, Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18 at the Museum of the Big Bend on the Sul Ross State …

‘Notes for Fernweh’ photo and costume exhibit opens Friday

April 9th, 2015

Poster for Fernweh exhibit

MARFA – The International Women’s Foundation presents, “Notes For Fernweh,” new photography and costumes by Morrisa Maltz, opening April 10 from 6-8pm at Building 98..

Morisa Maltz is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her artwork has most recently been shown at MOCA and The Museum …

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Community

Gem show this weekend

April 16th, 2015

ALPINE – The Alpine Civic Center will once again be filled to overflowing with sparkling gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils as the 26th annual Alpine Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show gets underway on Friday through Sunday.

Inside there will be demonstrations of stone cutting and finishing, several tables of glass and stone beads, …

Pilar’s report from Tarahumara country

April 9th, 2015

(photo by JOSELYN FENSTERMACHER)Tarahumara school children gather with their teacher.

By PILAR PEDERSEN

Driving south from Cuauhtémoc along the familiar road, one notices a difference at this time of year:  road crews are filling the (sometimes large) potholes in the highway with fresh asphalt.  Other groups of workers are collecting trash and …

Presidio woman is hospital employee of the year

April 2nd, 2015

Guadalupe “Lupita” Tavarez of Presidio has been named Employee of the Year.

ALPINE, PRESIDIO – Guadalupe “Lupita” Tavarez of Presidio and Alpine has been named 2014 Employee of the Year for Big Bend Regional Medical Center. The recognition is the highest honor a hospital employee can receive.

“Each employee plays an important …

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Education

Shorthorn Band performs National Anthem at Chihuahuas game

April 17th, 2015

The Marfa Shorthorn Marching Band performs the National Anthem Thursday evening to start the Chihuahuas’ final game of their homestand against Reno at Southwest University Park. Daniel Hernandez is the band director. (photos by and courtesy of MARK LAMBIE, El Paso Times)

The Marfa Shorthorn Band, under the direction of Daniel Hernandez, opened …

Donors needed for Presidio local scholarships

April 16th, 2015

The annual tradition of helping Presidio High School graduating seniors on their way to college is upon us, once again.

In an initiative started by Antonio Manriquez and Dr. Juan Nieto in the 1980’s, then renewed in 2000 by the late Bo Coffman, the Presidio Local Scholarships yearly assist as many local graduating seniors …

PHS senior selected as finalist in college scholarship

April 16th, 2015

Tatum Galliette

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Presidio ISD High School senior Tatum Galliete is a finalist in the Church Hill Classics’ “Frame My Future Scholarship Contest” for 2015.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to five students out of more than 5,500 entrants. Galliete was one of 24 finalists who …

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FEATURES

The swirl of music, film, interactive – and lots of coffee – at SXSW

March 26th, 2015

Sarah @ SXSW with Red Bull and coffee in hand.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – I’m back in Marfa after living it up at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. For the past nine days, I’ve waited in line to attend movie premieres, watched some amazing performances, listened to professionals talk …

Last of the Webb brothers closes shop in Marfa

March 26th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Brit Webb at work in his shop where he loved to visit with his customers and they with him.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Britain “Brit” Webb sat in the Big Bend Sentinel office this week to pay for the last advertisement for his service …

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

Film reveals Giant director’s take on racism of the times

March 5th, 2015

(photo by RICHARD C. MILLER)James Dean taking a break on location on the set of the film Giant with Robert Marquez, left, and Joe Vasquez from Marfa. Summer 1955. This specific location is most probably Valentine.

Children of Giant documentary has Marfa premiere on Saturday

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa residents will …

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Sports

Blue Devils stay undefeated; Lady Blue Devils lose to Bucks

April 16th, 2015

PRESIDIO – Blue Devil pitcher Ruben Montanez pitched a shutout as Presidio downed the visiting Alpine Bucks 5-0 in a district game on Tuesday.

The win kept Big Blue with an undefeated district record at 5-0 and raised its season record to 11-8.

The strong Presidio performance keeps the team in a good post-season …

Junior Horns bring home district track championship with plenty of gold, silver, bronze

April 16th, 2015

MARFA, VAN HORN – The Marfa Shorthorns junior high school track and field team won the 2015 District 9-1A title with numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals at Van Horn last Thursday.

“We had a good meet as all of our team piled on the points,” said coach Richard Hibbitts. “We finished with 242 …

Horns swing their way to state golf tournament

April 16th, 2015

(Marfa ISD photo)State bound Shorthorn golfers are Jonathon Llanez, Casey Walker, Gavin Livingston, Orlando Sanchez, and Steven Granado.

MARFA – The Marfa Shorthorns varsity golf team is headed to the state golf tournament.

The quintet of Casey Walker, Gavin Livingston, Jonathan Llanez, Steven Granado, and Orlando Sanchez shot a two-round total of …

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Multimedia

Texas Trash-Off 2015

Texas Trash-Off 2015

April 16th, 2015

Presidio Arts Festival 2015

Presidio Arts Festival 2015

April 2nd, 2015

SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015

March 26th, 2015

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Obituaries

Covos

April 16th, 2015

Eva Covos

Evangelina “Eva” Mendoza Covos, 82, of Presidio passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso.

The Rosary will be 7pm Thursday, April 16 at Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presidio. Mass of Holy Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Friday, April 17 …

Valenzuela

April 16th, 2015

Josephine Valenzuela

Josephine H. Valenzuela, 91, of Alpine, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

The Rosary, followed by the funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, April 15 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine with burial in Holy Angels Cemetery.

Mrs. Valenzuela was born December 16, …

Walker

April 16th, 2015

Justin Walker

Justin James Walker, 21, of Alpine went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 2pm Saturday, April 18 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Alpine.

Justin was born July 25, 1993 in Alpine. He was an Alpine High School graduate and was …

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