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Jet-set art aficionados arrive for Irwin installation

July 22nd, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)

MARFA – Four corporate jets had landed at the Marfa Municipal Airport at mid-afternoon Friday and more were on their way, apparently bringing art aficionados to the Robert Irwin installation opening at the Chinati Foundation on Saturday.
The airport had a full schedule of landings the rest of Friday …

McElroy Ranch homeowners cry foul in pipeline matter

July 21st, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Steve Belardo points toward the pipeline’s route where the thick-walled Class III pipe will be placed.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – Steve Belardo points toward a scarred area in the desert about a quarter mile west of his home at the McElroy Ranch …

Alpine women die in traffic accident

July 21st, 2016

PECOS COUNTY- Two Alpine women were killed in a two-vehicle traffic accident on Monday near Grandfalls, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol.

Teresa Cardwell, 57, and Myrtle Norman, 89, were traveling on Texas 18 when a vehicle driven by Michael Bandy, apparently disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of …

Sentinel newspaper office gets a makeover

July 21st, 2016

(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)The Marfa Big Bend Sentinel office early Wednesday morning.

By ROBERT HALPERN

MARFA – The façade of the Marfa Big Bend Sentinel front office is getting fixed up, combining architectural elements from an older version of the early 20th century building with some modern touches.

Working …

Ojinaga man among victims in Chihuahua City shooting

July 21st, 2016

CHIHUAHUA CITY, MEXICO – One of two men killed by machine-gun fire on the streets of Chihuahua City was an Ojinaga native.

Jesus Manuel Pina Carrasco, 26, of Ojinaga was killed by machine gun fire in the Punta Oriente neighborhood along with Roberto Dominguez Aguilera, 29

Pina and Aguilera were found on the sidewalk. …

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Arts

Neko Case, Kacey Musgraves, Mexican Morrissey cover band set for El Cosmico festival

July 21st, 2016

Kacey Musgraves

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Adding to the prolific bands that have graced the El Cosmico stage, Neko Case, Kacey Musgraves and Mexrrissey are headlining this year’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love in Marfa.

It’s been 11 years that the glamping hotel brings a weekend …

Rule Gallery host solo exhibition this weekend

July 21st, 2016

MARFA – RULE Gallery in Marfa is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Jason DeMarte entitled Second Nature.

A public reception is from 6-8pm Friday, July 22 and will be on view through September 17.

Second Nature continues the series of work, Confected, by DeMarte that was featured in a solo …

Schowengerdt wood sculpture on exhibit Friday

July 21st, 2016

Craig Schowengerdt

MARFA – Craig Schowengerdt will host an open viewing of his current sculpture installation at 108 East El Paso Street on Friday, July 22, from 5-8pm.

The work, “Dead Bird” is created from a stack of 50 eight-foot 2x4s that Schowengerdt glued together to create the mass from …

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Community

CBS 7 to broadcast from Presidio

July 21st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Reporters and a television crew from CBS 7 in Odessa will be in Presidio next week and will present live newscasts from the Aquatic Center on Friday, July 29. The event is free and open to the public.

CBS 7 will visit Presidio as part of their Community …

Library to host free reading program next week

July 21st, 2016

PRESIDIO —  The City of Presidio Library’s Summer Reading Program will take place from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29.

Registration is still open, and children ages 4 to 15 are invited to attend.

Monday through Thursday, from 11am to noon, the library will host a community guest to entertain the students with …

Johnson, Luparello marry at Hotel Paisano in Marfa

July 18th, 2016

Anthony Luparello and Marti Johnson

Marti Rae Johnson and Anthony Cass Luparello were united in marriage on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the First Christian Church in Marfa, Texas. Fr. Damien Grout of Holy Cross Angelican Church officiated the ceremony. Marti is the daughter of George and Sally Johnson of Alpine. Anthony is the son …

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Education

Presidio high school solar car team preps for race

July 14th, 2016

(Photo courtesy of Rolando Gloria)The Presidio High School Solar Car team is gearing up for the cross-country Solar Car Challenge that starts this weekend. The students will race 20 other teams from Dallas to Minnesota.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School Solar Car team will hit …

Area schools receive state funding for pre-K initiative

July 7th, 2016

FAR WEST TEXAS – Five area school districts – Presidio, Alpine, Fort Davis, Terlingua and Marathon – were among the 578 schools systems across Texas that was awarded more than $116 million in grants as part of Governor Greg Abbott’s high-quality prekindergarten initiative.

In 2015, Abbott declared early education a legislative priority. The 84th …

Marfa ISD volunteer reading program a success

June 23rd, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – A pilot program that brought volunteer readers into Marfa Elementary School class-rooms has been deemed a success.

“It was really well-done,” said Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters.

Peters gave a hat’s off to teacher Adamina Morlock and community member Ann Marie Nafziger for their leadership in the program …

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FEATURES

In Ruidosa, a secret gallery worth the hike

July 21st, 2016

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)Kathleen Griffith in her open-air art gallery in the arroyo near her home in Ruidosa.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

RUIDOSA — Curious hikers wandering south from the Chinati Hot Springs can find a surprise amid the dusty grey rocks and desert plants. Tucked into the …

Marfa woman gives stranger the gift of life

Marfa woman gives stranger the gift of life

June 23rd, 2016

Allison Scott

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – When Fort Davis ISD Dirks-Anderson Elementary School principal Allison Scott first heard that her colleague, Luane Porter, would be unable to donate a kidney to her son Ashton in 2014, Scott came to a conclusion that only about .0017% of the nation’s population came to that year: to …

Notes from Bacabureachi

June 9th, 2016

(photos by and courtesy of MARY LOU SAXON)A Tarahumara girl stands in the courtyard of the Bacabureachi school being rebuilt by Amigos de Kórima.

By PILAR PEDERSEN

SIERRA TARAHUMARA, Mexico – High-stepping horses, dashing charros, blaring norteño, and the buzzing of flies.  Broken windows, strewn trash, the eyes of children, and burning questions. Pungent …

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Sports

Ohio athlete with Marfa ties wins big at state track and field championship

June 9th, 2016

Madison Martinez

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Gahanna Lincoln High School freshman Madison Martinez took home two gold medals at the Ohio State Track and Field Championship at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend.

Martinez, the granddaughter of Eliseo “Cheo” and Josie Martinez of Marfa, defeated the …

Finding redemption in the ring

May 12th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Travis Walker jabs his opponent during Brawl of the Big Bend.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

FORT DAVIS – Travis Walker wearily ducks between the ropes of the Brawl in the Big Bend ring this past Saturday in Fort Davis. Sweat drips from his brow as he walks down …

Blue Devil runners win big at Eagle Invitational

April 14th, 2016

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School varsity boys team won at the Eagle Invitational meet in Van Horn on March 9. The Blue Devils mustered 100 points and took first in a number of events.

Edgar Rivera won first place in the 3200-meter run with 11:46.21 and the 1600-meter run with 5:24.15. Endrik Reynoso …

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Multimedia

This week in photos

This week in photos

June 30th, 2016

The week in photos

The week in photos

April 22nd, 2016

Lucha Libre alive and well in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio

Lucha Libre alive and well in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio

April 14th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

EL PASO – Lucha Libre is alive and well in El Paso’s historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood thanks to Mama Lucha, a company run by former Mexican world champion luchador Cassandro.

The Mexican-style wrestling, which take place every two weeks at the Houchen Community Center, are family affairs, despite the …

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Obituaries

Jimenez

July 25th, 2016

Marfa native Glenn M. Jimenez, 66, of Artesia, New Mexico passed away July 22, 2016 at his home.

Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary beginning at 10am Mountain Time Tuesday, July 25 with the Rosary at 6:30pm. Services are scheduled at 9:30am Wednesday July 27 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Glenn was born March 22, …

Spencer

July 21st, 2016

Services are pending for long time Presidio resident and farmer Oscar Spencer who passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas.

Machuca

July 21st, 2016

Betty Machuca

Marfa native Betty Gonzales Machuca, a longtime Las Cruces, New Mexico resident, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center following complications and due to a long struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10am Mountain Time, Saturday, July 23 at Las Cruces …

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