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MOTRAN: Trans-Pecos Pipeline gas going to Asia through Mexican port of Topolobampo

January 19th, 2017

MIDLAND — At its annual meeting on December 6, 2016 the Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance, or MOTRAN, announced updates to area transportation projects and prospects for the coming year, including trade with Mexico, according to a report by Trevor Hawes of the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

The importance of Mexico – part of MOTRAN’s efforts include Mexican portions of …

Marfa mayor’s seat wide open in May election

January 19th, 2017

MARFA – The filing window for the May 6th City of Marfa elections opened this week and closes Friday, February 17.

Seats currently occupied by Josie Simpson and Peter Stanley on the city council will be open for a race, as will the mayor’s seat, currently filled by mayor Dan Dunlap.

Simpson told the Big Bend Sentinel …

Three Marfa school board positions on May 6 ballot

January 19th, 2017

MARFA – Elections for the Marfa ISD school board will run concurrent with city elections this year, with the filing window open from yesterday, Wednesday, January 18 to Friday, February 17.

Posts up for election this year are currently held by Place 1 board member Mahala Guevara, Place 2 member Katie Price Fowlkes, and Place 3 …

Immigrant communities, advocates prepare to defend rights during 85th Texas Lege

January 19th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — As the 85th Texas legislative session begins, state lawmakers, local governments and advocates are taking steps to preempt potential anti-immigrant laws.

Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez, a Democrat from El Paso whose district includes Presidio County, joined a coalition of Texas immigrant-rights organizations last week in announcing opposition to several bills proposed for …

Locals to join post-inauguration marches in D.C., Austin

Locals to join post-inauguration marches in D.C., Austin

January 19th, 2017

Marches planned in Marfa, Alpine, too

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA, ALPINE, AUSTIN, WASHINGTON – One day after Donald Trump is sworn into the office of president of the United States of America, hundreds of thousands of political opponents are expected to take to the streets on Saturday to march in solidarity with women and raise awareness …

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Arts

“Bridging La Frontera” writers series this evening in in Fort Davis

January 19th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – An inspiring story of a man who leads two lives – one as a newspaperman and father, the other as Amado Muro, a gifted writer who takes the name of his Mexican immigrant wife, while adopting an Hispanic lifestyle is the subject of the discussion of Amado Muro and Me: A Tale of Honesty and …

Folk music at Alpine library

January 19th, 2017

ALPINE – The Alpine Public Library presents a free concert by the internationally acclaimed folk duo Hungrytown, on Friday, February 3 at 7pm.

Hungrytown’s songs and music have appeared in numerous television programs, including the Portlandia, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Netflix’s new hit comedy, Lady Dynamite, as well as various documentaries and major sporting …

Cool music aplenty for Slim Fest tWo in Terlingua

January 19th, 2017

TERLINGUA – It’s just three weeks until Slim Fest tWo from February 9-12 at The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua.

The Terlingua Moon reports that many long-time Big Bend residents knew Slim as a neighbor and as a world-class musician. February 11 would have been Slim’s 79th birthday and we’re throwing another party to celebrate the life …

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Community

Stephens honored by livestock show association

January 19th, 2017

From left, Courtney Stephens, Kalyn Stephens Coffey, Cleat and Cami Stephens, and Dr. Chris Estepp, livestock show and associations president.

BIG BEND – Cami and Cleat Stephens of Fort Davis and Marfa, longtime volunteers and supporters of the Big Bend Livestock Show Association, were honored Saturday night as the newest members of the BBLSA Hall …

Presidio County welcomes new Ag Extension Agent

January 19th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Reba Underwood Griggs

PRESIDIO COUNTY – New Presidio County Agriculture Extension Agent Reba Underwood Griggs hit the ground running, working to help organize the Big Bend Livestock Association Show and Sale immediately after her appointment.

For Griggs, who officially began her duties on January 1, the work is a godsend.

“I’ve wanted to …

St. James sponsors half-day silent retreat Saturday

January 19th, 2017

ALPINE – Silence, meditation and an ancient teaching will be the order of the day on Saturday, 21 from 8:30am-12:30pm at St. James Episcopal Church in Alpine.

All are welcome. The day begins with a continental breakfast followed by a teaching and practice of lectio divina.

Lectio divina is an ancient way of reading the scriptures (or …

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Education

Bechtel awards book grants to Presidio, Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis, Valentine students

January 19th, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – The Bechtel Book Grant board of directors are happy to announce that 13 scholarships of $500 each totaling $6,500 have been awarded to area Sul Ross students for the spring 2017 semester.

The recipients are:

PRESIDIO

Molly Glenn Ferguson, Guadalupe Licon, Anai Moreno, and Dafne Elvira Rodriguez.

MARFA

Marissa Nicole Garcia and Lora Lee Leos.

ALPINE

Oscar Ray …

Sully student athlete from Marfa on academic honor roll

January 19th, 2017

ALPINE, MARFA – Twenty-five Sul Ross State University student athletes, including Brittany Serrano of Marfa, have been selected to the 2016 American Southwest Conference Fall Academic honor roll in an announcement on Tuesday.

Serrano played volleyball for the Lady Lobos and is a senior kinesiology major.

To be eligible for ASC All-Academic honors, student-athletes must be classified …

Bechtel Fund book grant deadline Friday

January 12th, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – Students in Brewster, Presidio, and Jeff Davis counties who will be attending Sul Ross State University in the spring are encouraged to apply for the semi-annual Bechtel Fund Book Grant.

The deadline to receive applications will be January 13, 2017.

The book grant typically is awarded in the amount of around $200 to …

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FEATURES

Presidio shelter dog fostered by Alpine’s Holland Hotel

January 19th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

Nina

PRESIDIO — Nina is a longhaired black mutt, a mix of some kind of shepherd. She’s sweet and well mannered but unkempt. Not yet spayed, Nina has already birthed one litter of puppies. She has spent three months in the Presidio Animal Shelter without finding an adopted home.

On Sunday, however, Nina …

Journey into grasslands

Journey into grasslands

January 12th, 2017

(photos courtesy of PILAR PEDERSON)A Bison at the Nature Conservancy’s Rancho El Uno in the Sonoran Desert.

By PILAR PEDERSEN

Since first experiencing open prairie as a young adult, I have been captivated by grasslands. Hearing about people in country like ours who were making inroads into restoration of watersheds and grasslands, preserving ranching heritage, and …

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 …

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Sports

Junior Blue Devils (almost) sweep Ladybirds

January 19th, 2017

PRESIDIO – The Lucy Rede Franco Middle School junior high school Lady Blue Devils took three of four games from the Crane Ladybirds.

The 7th Grade B team won 16-13, the 7th Grade A unit was victorious 25-23 and the 8th Grade B team won 15-6.

The 8th Grade A fell 12-18.

“All the girls played hard and …

Lady Devils continue district wins with victory over Kermit

January 19th, 2017

PREISIDIO — Presidio High School’s Lady Devils basketball team beat Kermit 50 to 44 in tight fought road game.

The Lady Devils were down four to 13 at the end of the first quarter, according to Coach Alonzo Samaniego. The girls came back in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Jackets by 10 points. Beatriz Valles …

Blue Devils trounce Kermit Yellow Jackets

January 19th, 2017

The Presidio Blue Devils at the Kermit Yellowjacket game, top row from left, Luis Valenzuela, Coach Caesar Barriga, Coach Roberto Romero, Edgar Galindo, Oscar Moreno, Brandon Munoz, Fernando Guerrero, Coach Jacob Ramirez, and Coach Marco Lujan; bottom row from left, Juan Nieto, Ivan Montoya, Ivan Cervantes, Jovani Sanchez, Abraham Ornelas, and Fabian Flotte.

PRESIDIO — …

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Multimedia

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

January 16th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Hamilton Leithauser, former frontman of influential indie band The Walkmen, performed to a sold-out audience at The Crowley Theater on Friday, January 13.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

November 4th, 2016

Viva Big Bend

Viva Big Bend

August 4th, 2016

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Obituaries

Cortez

January 19th, 2017

Inez Cortez

Inez Cortez, 94, of Clovis, New Mexico and formerly of Presidio, died Monday, January 16, 2017 in Clovis.

Visitation and viewing will be held today, Thursday, January 19 6pm at his residence, 110 Gonzales St., in Presidio. Rosary service will at 7pm Friday, January 20 at Santa Teresa Catholic Church in Presidio. Mass of …

Hazlett

January 19th, 2017

Funeral services are pending for Garrett Hazlett, 80, of Alpine, who passed away at his residence on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Alpine Memorial Funeral Home are entrusted with arrangements.

Houston

January 19th, 2017

Dr. James Houston

Dr. James G. Houston, 78, Sul Ross State University Professor Emeritus of chemistry, died Monday, January 9, 2017 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Houston taught chemistry at Sul Ross for 37 years, joining the faculty in 1966. He retired August 31, 2003 and was designated as Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. During his Sul Ross …

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