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Marfa school board gets update on property appraisal appeal

Marfa school board gets update on property appraisal appeal

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Lori Flores takes the oath of office as the newest Marfa Independent School District trustee.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa ISD school board members were updated on the progress of their appraisal appeal at their Monday evening meeting.

The district, superintendent Oscar Aguero said, will be given a presentation on …

State Sen. Lucio vows border solidarity in Presidio visit

State Sen. Lucio vows border solidarity in Presidio visit

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio city and county officials met with State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — “The problem with Texans is they haven’t discovered Texas,” State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. said during a meet and greet with local officials at the Presidio Activity Center Friday afternoon. “It’s important to …

Presidio split on Chinati Mountains public use

March 23rd, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Public opinion on public use at the Chinati Mountain State Natural Area was divided among south Presidio County residents at last week’s public hearing, hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Some were enthusiastic about a high-use park, while others asked that park planners keep development at …

Robert Fabian charged with murder in death of Zuzu Verk

March 23rd, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

(BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)Robert Fabian

ALPINE – The Brewster County Grand Jury returned a first-degree murder indictment last Friday against Alpine man Robert Fabian, who

Zuzu Renee Verk

now stands accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Zuzu Verk.

According to the indictment, the grand jury presented that on October 12, 2016, Fabian “did …

Federal fund cuts could threaten Presidio programs

Federal fund cuts could threaten Presidio programs

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Presidio senior citizens eat lunch at the Presidio Activity Center on Monday. The Presidio Senior Center serves a free lunch there and delivers about 130 meals around town Monday through Friday. Half of the money for the program comes from State of Texas agencies that could see their funding cut …

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Arts

Marfa designer fills Chinati sewing workshop

Marfa designer fills Chinati sewing workshop

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Designer Ashley Rowe at her Lumberyard studio.

Waiting list only for cancellations

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host clothing designer and Marfa resident Ashley Rowe for a free adult sewing workshop over three weeks in April.

This workshop, which will meet on Wednesday evenings, is intended to cater to and inspire …

Chinati Foundation plans second round of master plan meetings

Chinati Foundation plans second round of master plan meetings

March 23rd, 2017

MARFA, NEW YORK – The Chinati Foundation and Sasaki will be holding the second round of the museum’s master plan with a two-part symposium with public presentations in New York City at 9am on Monday, April 22 and in Marfa at 9am on Monday, April 29.

The symposium will present the foundation’s findings from the master …

Eric Sommer returns to the Big Bend

March 23rd, 2017

Eric Sommer

MARFA, TERLINGUA – Singer/Songwriter Eric Sommer will be performing three dates in the Big Bend region with shows at Planet Marfa on Friday, March 24, The Starlight Theater in Terlingua on Saturday, March 25, and a return to Marfa at The Hotel Paisano on Sunday, March 26.

The multi-instrumentalist is on the road in …

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Community

Governor’s environmental award recognizes Alpine

Governor’s environmental award recognizes Alpine

March 23rd, 2017

ALPINE — Of all the towns in Texas, Alpine was among the select few to receive a 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Award for keeping its community beautiful.

Alpine is among 21 Texas towns to receive a score of 90 or higher from the award’s judges, qualifying the Big Bend community for this year’s award of excellence.

The …

Environmentalists want Pipeline exec off parks commission

Environmentalists want Pipeline exec off parks commission

March 23rd, 2017

AUSTIN — Texas environmental activists will rally in Austin this morning to call for Energy Transfer Partners executive Kelcy Warren to resign from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

A rally is planned for Thursday morning outside the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in south Austin to demand Warren step down from the commission. Warren heads …

Planned fire at Big Bend National Park

Planned fire at Big Bend National Park

March 23rd, 2017

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY – From April 4-8, Big Bend National Park plans to conduct prescribed burns along the Rio Grande.

The park will be using prescribed fire to help restore the riparian areas between Talley and Gravel Pit, which includes Mariscal and San Vicente Canyons. During this time, access to Talley, La Clocha, and Gravel Pit …

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Education

Senior project includes lead “Cabaret” role for Sul Ross student Jason Roman

March 23rd, 2017

Jason Roman

ALPINE – Jason Roman has found the theatre stage familiar territory for most of his life. Presently, he is portraying a lead role in the upcoming Sul Ross State University theatre production of “Cabaret,” which is also part of a senior project.

Roman, Fort Davis, has performed in about 10 Sul Ross and Theatre …

Sul Ross students win awards at Texas Academy of Science annual meeting

March 23rd, 2017

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University students A.J. Maldonado, Alpine, and Dominic Carrillo, Midland, won top undergraduate awards at the annual Texas Academy of Science (TAS) meeting, held March 3-5 at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton. Nine Sul Ross undergraduate and graduate students, four faculty and three alumni attended.

Maldonado won the Best Chemistry Oral …

Community-wide 100th birthday celebration for Sul Ross April 4

March 23rd, 2017

ALPINE – Birthday cake, piñatas, games, music and other festivities will highlight Sul Ross State University’s community-wide birthday celebration, set for Tuesday, April 4. The event marks the beginning of the university’s centennial activities, which will continue through 2020.

Sully’s 100th celebration, scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m., will include a barbecue meal served by Aramark, which is …

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FEATURES

UT Austin tower documentary focuses on victims, not shooter

UT Austin tower documentary focuses on victims, not shooter

March 23rd, 2017

“Tower” still

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Keith Maitland

MARFA – Austin-based documentary filmmaker Keith Maitland will host a special screening of his latest documentary, Tower, at 7pm tonight at The Crowley Theater, followed by a Q&A session.

The film follows the story of eight survivors of the August 1, 1966 sniper massacre at the University of Texas …

Community project sprouts organic veggies

Community project sprouts organic veggies

March 16th, 2017

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Volunteers at the Presidio community garden harvest organic vegetables. The garden is producing swiss chard, kale, and spinach, among other produce, that is on sale at the Big Bend Regional Hospital District’s office in Presidio.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – With the intention of generating a greater education in the adequate …

Sul Ross alumna Megan Wilde receives documentary film award

March 16th, 2017

(photo by MEGAN WILDE)Smokey Briggs proofreads an issue of the Pecos Enterprise,

WACO, MONAHANS – A film produced by Sul Ross State University alumna Megan Wilde, Alpine, won “Best Documentary Short” at the Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco in mid-February.

“Smokey” is a 12-minute documentary about Smokey Briggs, publisher of the Pecos Enterprise …

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Sports

Shorthorn sports shorts

Shorthorn sports shorts

March 23rd, 2017

Marfa boys golf team won first place at the Marfa Tournament on Monday. Pictured left to right standing are Steven Granado. Brandon Leos, and Coach David GomezKneeling are Huck Roch, JJ Garcia, and Blu Walker

Marfa golf team wins

 

Congratulations to the Marfa golf team on winning the Marfa Golf Tournament on Monday.

Top golfers for the …

Shorthorns Roundup: Marfa softball trounces Pecos, track team is 3rd at Van Horn, golfers place 5th in Alpine

Shorthorns Roundup: Marfa softball trounces Pecos, track team is 3rd at Van Horn, golfers place 5th in Alpine

March 16th, 2017

(MISD photos)Brandon Lets and Coach Adam Ramirez total up scores. Lets was Marfa’s top performer at the Alpine Tournament.

GOLF

Marfa’s golf teams competed in the Alpine Golf Tournament this week and placed fifth as a team with a 417 total score and Brandon Leos holding the team’s best score of 99. The Shorthorns will …

Lady Devils sweep Lady Horns in softball Monday

Lady Devils sweep Lady Horns in softball Monday

March 16th, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)A Presidio player slides into home plate Monday morning during the game against the Marfa Lady Shorthorns as catcher Kacie Flores looks for a play at third base.

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School Lady Devils varsity softball team easily defeated the Marfa Lady Horns at a home game Monday morning.

The …

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Multimedia

February 21st, 2017

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

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Obituaries

Williams

March 23rd, 2017

Joseph Roger Williams

Joseph Roger Williams has passed away. Joe was born the first day of the year 1929 in DeLeon, Texas, the youngest of five, to Marguerite Jane Weaver and William Hudson Williams.

He grew up in Abilene, graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled in the School of Architecture at …

Aguilar

March 23rd, 2017

Rodrigo Aguilar

Rodrigo Serrano Aguilar, 70, of Presidio passed away in Houston.

Funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday, March 24 in the Capilla de El Santo Ninio De Antocha in Canada Ancha, a suburb farming community west of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Burial will follow at El Cementerio El Ultimo Adios de Canada Ancha.

Rodrigo was …

Burgess

March 23rd, 2017

Gloria Burgess

Gloria Burgess, 89, closed her eyes to her earthly home and opened them to a glories homecoming to her heavenly home on Friday, March 17, 2017, at her son’s home in El Paso, surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was a lifelong resident of Presidio County.

Rosary will be today, Thursday, March 23 at …

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