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First full season of ‘I Love Dick” airs May 12

First full season of ‘I Love Dick” airs May 12

April 20th, 2017

(AMAZON STUDIOS photo) Kevin Bacon and Katherine Hahn of I Love Dick.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Season one of “I Love Dick,” set in Marfa, will air May 12.

The eight-episode season, from Emmy-award winning “Transparent” director and writer Jill Soloway, will be released in one go on Amazon Prime Video and …

Early voting opens Monday for May 6 elections

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Early voting for the non-partisan city and school elections begins Monday, April 24, when the City Hall polling place will be open from 7am – 7pm. Those wishing to vote early must present themselves in person at the Casner room at Marfa City Hall.

City Hall will be …

Nutrition center still seeking director, Stephenson appointed municipal judge

Nutrition center still seeking director,  Stephenson appointed municipal judge

April 20th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Chuck Stephenson

MARFA – The Marfa City Council has appointed Marfa attorney Chuck Stephenson as the city’s Municipal Judge.

Stephenson, who ran for county attorney last year, replaces outgoing Mayor Dan Dunlap, who was the city court judge since former Justice of the Peace Cinderela Guevara was elected Presidio County …

Shenanigans in Marfa mayoral race

Shenanigans in Marfa mayoral race

April 20th, 2017

Marfa residents recieved their medications through Marfa Meds with Genevieve Bassham’s campaign cards stapled to the packages.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Recent actions by the Marfa Meds pharmacy technician has led to a clarification advertisement from the Big Bend Regional Hospital District, the taxing entity that provides the Marfa Meds program, stating …

Marfa mayoral candidates discuss city issues at public forum

Marfa mayoral candidates discuss city issues at public forum

April 20th, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa mayoral candidate Lines Hooper Lorette speaks to members of the public at Tuesday’s candidate forum at the USO Hall.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa mayoral candidates Genevieve Prieto Bassham, Lineaus Hooper Lorette, and Ann Marie Nafziger addressed a full house of around 120 residents at Tuesday night’s candidate …

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Arts

Austin film company shoots sci-fi series near Alpine

Austin film company shoots sci-fi  series near Alpine

April 20th, 2017

(staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)The video-village on the set of Rooster Teeth’s “Day 5.”

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – I’m standing in a pasture, surrounded by a patchwork mess of rusting ranch vehicles, feeding troughs and a disused grain store. The wind whips dust up from the south. People stand closed in by mountains …

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

(photo by Annamarie Fernandez) Nika Ezell Pappas (as Jennie Lee) on the Pinto Canyon Road.

MARFA – Marfa draws filmmakers in search of that Old West aesthetic and has done so for decades. Back in the summer of 1955 actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper came to …

Elgin Pruiett joins art fest to share brother’s famous works

Elgin Pruiett joins art fest to share brother’s famous works

April 20th, 2017

(art courtesy of Terry Bishop)“Sancho the Blind Lead Steer” by A. Kelly Pruitt. A selection of Pruitt’s work will be on display this weekend as part of the Presidio Bi-national Fine Arts Festval.

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Elgin Pruiett has come to Presidio to promote the legacy of his brother, the late …

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Community

Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer Dina Jo Losoya honored

Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer Dina Jo Losoya honored

April 20th, 2017

Jerry Castellano, supervisor for Tri-County Juvenile Probation, presents Ms. Losoya with a plaque in recognition for her exemplary services.

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Dina Jo Losoya, the Tri-County Juvenile Probation officer, has been commended for her 15 years of service.

Division Chief Jerry Castellano made the presentation at a ceremony to Commissioners Brenda …

Spring Planting Attracts Hummingbirds to West Texas

April 20th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — The 2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration will take place this summer featuring local homes and businesses with hummingbird viewing sites throughout the town.  This year’s celebration will take place August 24-27, 2017 with many new events and fieldtrips.

The Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce and hummingbird event planners are working diligently …

Archaeologists coming to Presidio

April 20th, 2017

PRESIDIO — The Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) of Sul Ross State University and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) of Mexico are beginning a series of archaeological studies in the Big Bend and the border region of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, known historically as La Junta de los Ríos.  The …

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Education

Sul Ross to present Louis Haverson the President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Sul Ross to present Louis Haverson the President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

April 20th, 2017

Dr. Louis Haverson

By STEVE LANG

ALPINE — Dr. Louis Harveson’s impressive list of personal and program accomplishments now includes a new honor – the President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award at Sul Ross State University.

Harveson, professor of Natural Resource Management and the Dan Allen Hughes, Jr. Endowed Director of the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI), joins Dr. …

Gabriel H. Acosta to attend U. S. Naval Academy prep school

Gabriel H. Acosta to attend U. S. Naval Academy prep school

April 20th, 2017

Gabriel H. Acosta II

United High School (UHS) senior Gabriel H. Acosta II will attend the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), located on Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island.

Acosta, who is enrolled in the Science Engineering Magnet School at UHS, is focused on becoming a navy aviator and expert in military law.

Congressman Henry Cuellar will officiate …

Presidio team roper is state bound

Presidio team roper is state bound

April 13th, 2017

(photo courtesy of DAENA BAEZA)Sesar Baeza Jr., left, and cousin Cody Gonzales qualify to compete at the Texas High School Rodeo Association state finals this summer.

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio Senior Sesar Baeza, Jr. qualified last week to compete at the Texas High School Rodeo Association state finals in team roping. He is the …

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FEATURES

Austin film company shoots sci-fi series near Alpine

Austin film company shoots sci-fi  series near Alpine

April 20th, 2017

(staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)The video-village on the set of Rooster Teeth’s “Day 5.”

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – I’m standing in a pasture, surrounded by a patchwork mess of rusting ranch vehicles, feeding troughs and a disused grain store. The wind whips dust up from the south. People stand closed in by mountains …

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

(photo by Annamarie Fernandez) Nika Ezell Pappas (as Jennie Lee) on the Pinto Canyon Road.

MARFA – Marfa draws filmmakers in search of that Old West aesthetic and has done so for decades. Back in the summer of 1955 actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper came to …

1918 Porvenir massacre subject of locally filmed movie

April 13th, 2017

(photo by JESSICA LUTZ)Penelope Gil at the Porvenir film set.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

CIBOLO CREEK RANCH – Dozens of area residents wearing stained white clothing – some without shoes – hid behind walls made of thick branches under the hot West Texas sun on a set built in 12 days at Cibolo Creek Ranch on …

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Sports

Bucks beat Devils

Bucks beat Devils

April 20th, 2017

(photo courtesy of Carmen Rubner) The Presidio Blue Devils were narrowly defeated Tuesday in an away game against the Alpine High School Bucks. The final score was six to four.

ALPINE — The Alpine High School Bucks varsity baseball team beat our Presidio Blue Devils in a tight away game Tuesday evening. The final score …

Bucks beat Lady Devils Tuesday

Bucks beat Lady Devils Tuesday

April 20th, 2017

(photo courtesy of CARMEN RUBNER) The Alpine Lady Bucks got the best of the Presidio Lady Devils varsity softball team on Tuesday evening. The Bucks beat out the Devils 14 to three in Alpine.

ALPINE — The Presidio Lady Devils varsity softball team took a loss Tuesday evening when they faced the Lady Bucks in …

Kendra Serrano’s no-hitter and team slugging was the key to Tuesday’s win

April 20th, 2017

MARFA — Marfa Softball ruled the diamond Tuesday in a double-header against McCamey by a score of 19-0, 28-10.  Serrano had 13 strikeouts in game one with only 2 walks in 7 innings and offensive players Kaci Flores, Isabella Morales, Rebecca Ontiveros, Samantha Jimenez, Nohely Ramirez, and Georgina Brugette, led the way for Marfa on …

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Multimedia

Veteran Austin musician records new album

Veteran Austin musician records new album

April 6th, 2017

Bobby Earl’ new album, “Calling Me Calling You”

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — Bobby Earl Smith, a West Texas native and the cofounder of the 1970s Austin band, Freda and the Firedogs, which presaged the redneck rock movement in Texas, has released a new album, “Calling Me Calling You.”

The record, which he worked on alongside his son Eric, …

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.

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Obituaries

Marek

April 20th, 2017

Mary Marek

Mary Biediger Helm Marek, 81, died on April 11, 2017, in Midland, Texas, after a long illness.

She was born in Ysleta, Texas, on June 18, 1935. She moved to Marfa, Texas, as a young child, where she and her three brothers enjoyed life in a small town under the big sky of far …

Caldwell

April 20th, 2017

Clifton Caldwell

Rancher, photographer, and independent businessman, Clifton Caldwell, son of the late Jeannette and Guy Caldwell of Abilene, Clifton has deep Texas roots and spent a lifetime supporting the state’s history, folklore, and culture.

Born in Abilene in 1933, while his parents were ranching on the Nunn Ranch in the Davis Mountains of far West …

Miller

April 20th, 2017

Saul Miller

Saul Jacob Miller, 90, of Fort Stockton was embraced by our Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Saul was born to John R. Miller and Elena Flores on August 30, 1926 in Marfa.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Korea. …

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