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Helicopter crash leaves two injured

November 19th, 2015

(BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF photo)The damaged helicopter

ALPINE – Two men were injured after a helicopter crashed Friday evening about 24 miles south of Alpine.

According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, pilot David Yerby, Speck Martin, Cody Wood and Darrell Lambert were conducting a deer survey and shooting feral hogs at the …

Luc Novovitch announces re-election bid

November 19th, 2015

Luc Novovitch

BIG BEND – In April 2015 Judge Cano appointed me Brewster County Commissioner for Precinct 1. As part of the selection process I had an interview with the Judge during which, in addition to answering questions, I made clear that if appointed I would take my duties very seriously, that …

Escudder announces for 83rd District Attorney

November 19th, 2015

Jaime Escuder

FAR WEST TEXAS – My name is Jaime Escuder and I am writing to announce my candidacy, as a Democrat, for the office of District Attorney for the 83rd District of Texas.

I have been practicing law for eleven years, mostly defending felony cases in the Chicago area, as well …

Hospital district approves grant for new Marfa ambulance

November 19th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap addresses the Big Bend Regional Hospital District board members on why the city of Marfa needs a new ambulance.


MARFA – The city of Marfa is getting a new ambulance through a grant from Big Bend Regional Hospital District …

Marfa ISD lowers rent for staff housing

November 19th, 2015


MARFA – Marfa ISD employees who rent housing from the district will see a decrease in their rent. Well, most of them will.

MISD board of trustees voted at Monday’s meeting to adjust the rental rates to offer an equal across-the-board rate that is still below Marfa’s rental rates. The …




Padre’s offers two nights of free music this weekend

November 19th, 2015

MARFA – Padre’s Marfa is hosting music this weekend that will tug at the heartstrings and inspire you to shake your moneymaker. Radio la Chusma will return to Padres’s on Friday, November 20, and Luke Redfield will play on Sunday, November 22. There is no cover for both shows.

El Paso Radio La Chusma …

CineMarfa’s Japanese film series continues

November 19th, 2015

MARFA – On Tuesday, November 24 at 8pm, Cinemarfa will screen “An Autumn Afternoon,” directed by Yasujirō Ozu, at the Lumberyard, located at the corner of Dean and Dallas streets.

All Cinemarfa film screenings are free and open to the public.

Described by The Guardian as a film in a superbly composed minor key, …

Mexican tour guide-ceramist to exhibit Mata Ortiz pottery at ArtWalk

November 19th, 2015

Mata Ortiz pottery

ALPINE – Don’t miss Diana Acosta, a Mexican tour guide and ceramist from Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico who will be at the Whitlock Studio of Fine Art exhibiting Mata Ortiz pottery during ArtWalk.

Diana Acosta

She will bring a variety of pots of different styles and prices …




Get a taste of Marfa on Saturday

November 12th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa Rotary Club presents A Taste of Marfa at 6pm Saturday in the Building 98 ballroom.

The organization will provide a buffet dinner showcasing Marfa’s unique restaurants and caterers. Participants include Cibolo Creek Ranch, Cochineal, Mando’s, Memo’s, Marfa Burritos, Marfa Meat Co., Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Squeeze, brisket by Rod Ponton, Boyz2Men, …

Fundraisers set for Valentine resident in need

November 5th, 2015

Juan Estrada


MARFA – Mando’s Restaurant is hosting a barbecue plate sale at 11am Sunday, November 15, for a Valentine resident in need of new housing. Each plate is a $10 donation.

Long-time resident Juan Estrada currently lives in a small travel trailer that is in need of …

Terlingua chili cookoffs will crown two winners

November 5th, 2015

TERLINGUA – The 65th Texas Legislature recognized the fact that you cannot be a true son or daughter of Texas without having your taste buds tingle at the thought of the spicy, meaty treat that is real, honest-to-goodness, unadulterated Texas chili.  In 1977 that same Texas Legislature proclaimed chili as the “State Dish of …




Presidio ISD to perform Shrek the Musical

November 12th, 2015

Andres Villa and Hector Montemayor are the stars of Shrek.

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Independent School District invites everyone to this year’s musical production of “Shrek The Musical, Jr.”

This musical is based on the loved Dreamworks cartoon “Shrek” but has the added flare of a Broadway production.  The story follows the …

Marfa PTO Fall Festival on Sunday

November 12th, 2015

MARFA – The Marfa Parent Teacher Organization has made plans for the Fall Festival this Sunday, November 15. The festival will be in the HIbbitts gym from noon to 4 p.m.

It is an opportunity for all of Marfa’s students to come out and have a good time while raising money for the PTO …

Rocket scientists – really – enlighten Marfa students

Rocket scientists – really – enlighten Marfa students

November 12th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, engineers Brent Justice, Eddie Seyffert and Patrick McManamen speak to Marfa ISD students about the reusable rocket they are creating at Blue Origin in Van Horn.


MARFA – Raising a filled red balloon in the air, Blue Origin engineer Patrick McManamen …




Marfa Medicinals: Finding an antidote in the desert

November 19th, 2015

Marfa Medicinals creator Ylana Frydman makes her products in her kitchen.


MARFA – An old adage states that in nature, the antidote grows next to the poison. Ylana Frydman – the creator of Marfa Medicinals – has applied this philosophy to her line of organic handcrafted skin and …

Latest trend in coffee now available in Marfa, Alpine

October 22nd, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Daniel Browning works with one of the kegs he uses to store his nitro coffee.


ALPINE, MARFA – A new way to brew coffee has made its way to West Texas as the Frama coffee shop in Marfa and the Plaine coffee shop …

David Garza returns to El Cosmico music fest

September 24th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The Austin-based musician David Garza performs often in Marfa and Alpine, most recently during the Viva Big Bend musical festival this summer.


MARFA – El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love celebrates 10 years of bringing top acts to perform for campers, …




Serrano 15th, Aguilar 50th at state XC meet

November 12th, 2015

(MARFA ISD photo)Josue Aguliar and Kendra Serrano with their coach Leighton Conway at the State Cross Country meet in Round Rock last week.

MARFA, ROUND ROCK – The Shorthorn Nation was represented well in Round Rock this past Saturday.

In conditions that resembled a “no man’s land” of mud and sludge, Marfa …

Lady Horns take area title, fall to Indians in quarterfinals

November 12th, 2015

(photo courtesy of FELIPE FIERRO)Lady Horns in action against Fort Davis Monday.

MARFA, SEMINOLE, FORT DAVIS, ALPINE – The Marfa Nation Lady Shorthorns varsity volleyball team took the 2015 area title by surprising and defeating a strong and expected-to-win Paducah team last week, then lost to the Lady Fort Davis Indians Nation …

Blue Devil cross country runners advance to state

October 29th, 2015

The Presidio Blue Devils varsity cross country team members advancing to state are, back row from left, Oscar Moreno, Mace Galliete, Ivan Montoya; middle row from left, Edwin Anaya, Jesse Ortiz, Fabian Flotte, Ivan Cervantes, Jose Prieto; and front row from left, coaches Robert Romero, Marco Lujan, and Alonzo Samaniego.





Two weeks in photos

Two weeks in photos

October 22nd, 2015

Photos featured in the Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International for the week of October 15 and 22.

Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love 2015

Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Front page photo by TY MUENCH

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015

September 10th, 2015





November 19th, 2015

Ezequiela Arispe

Ezequiela Muñiz Arispe, 68, entered into Eternal Life on November 3, 2015.

Rosary will be at 7pm Friday, November 20 with Father Jovino Antonio Martinez Ceballos officiating at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine. Funeral Mass is 10am Saturday, November 21 at the church with burial in Holy …


November 19th, 2015

Elvira Peña

Elvira Grado Peña, 93, of Redford passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine.

She was born in Redford on March 25, 1922 to the late Fransisco and Santos (Valenzuela) Grado.  She was a homemaker and a loving mother to nine children. 

Elvira was …


November 19th, 2015

Maria Prieto

Maria Baeza Prieto, 101, of Marfa passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Clint, Texas where she had been living with her granddaughter Cecy Rodriguez and husband Rene.

Rosary will be recited at 10am Saturday, November 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa with the funeral Mass at 11am, …



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