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Presidio’s Principal Tibayan Harvard-bound

May 26th, 2016

Dr. Edgar Tibayan

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Lucy Rede Franco Middle School Principal Dr. Edgar Tibayan will head to Harvard University in June for a week-long professional development program. Tibayan was awarded a competitive grant to fund his travel and studies at the Ivy League university.

Tibayan will spend June 6-10 at the …

Documentary film production returns to Presidio, Ojinaga historic sites

May 26th, 2016

(staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Filmmaker William Millet interviews José Francisco Aguilar Moreno of the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia in Coahuila, Presidio Mayor John Ferguson, Center for Big Bend Studies Director Andy Cloud and Spanish Ambassador Miguel Angel Mazarambroz at Fort Leaton State Historic Site.

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — The filmmaker behind …

E-filing to bring courts into the digital age

May 26th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)A computer in the Presidio County/District clerk’s office in Marfa can access the civil court records. It is open to the public and is free of charge to use.

By JIM STREET

On a finding of guilty, the judge sentences the DWI defendant to 90 days in jail. He …

Virtual wall in remembrance of fallen veterans coming to area

May 26th, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Robert Marquez of Rolling Thunder Texas Chapter 2 stands in front of the virtual wall memorial on Wednesday. The motorcycle club rides to Washington, D.C. every year to bring awareness to POW/MIA servicemen.

FORT DAVIS – Rolling Thunder Texas Chapter 2 members will be making a ride to Fort …

Brewster County runoff goes to incumbent Ogletree

May 26th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ALPINE – The Republic Party runoff race for the Brewster County Precinct 1 constable was decided Tuesday in favor of incumbent Henry Ogletree, who defeated his opponent, Brewster County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Skelton.

Ogletree received a total 82 votes to Skelton’s 56. Ogletree doesn’t face a Democratic challenger in November’s …

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Arts

Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa present Alvin Lucier, Charles Curtis for Marfa Sounding this weekend

May 26th, 2016

(photo by MARY LOU SAXON)One of the locations of the Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa program Marfa Sounding, featuring a concert with Alvin Lucier and Charles Curtis is Sunday, May 29, at Mimms Ranch.

MARFA – This Memorial Day weekend, Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa present Marfa Sounding with composer Alvin Lucier …

Marfa Live Arts, CineMarfa screen Alvin Lucier documentary before composer visits town

May 19th, 2016

MARFA – Tonight, Thursday, May 19, at 6:30pm, Marfa Live Arts and CineMarfa with The Lumberyard will host a free, public screening of Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder’s documentary, “No Ideas But In Things” about the composer Alvin Lucier in the Adobe Room at The Lumberyard, 201 East Dallas Street.

The film offers an introduction to …

Marfa Live Arts, Lumberyard honor Bob Dylan on Tuesday

May 19th, 2016

MARFA – Bob Dylan turns 75 years old on Tuesday, May 24 and Marfa Live Arts with The Lumberyard is honoring him with a night of song and celebration in The Adobe Room at The Lumberyard starting at 8pm.

In its fifth year, this annual Dylan celebration brings musicians from the community and beyond to perform …

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Community

Memorial Day Ceremony in Marfa Monday morning

May 26th, 2016

MARFA — A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Marfa Independent School District cafeteria on Monday at 10 am.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara and Mayor Dan Dunlap will read the names of local fallen soldiers from the memorial near the courthouse.

In lieu of a speaker this year, Presidio County Veterans …

VA Health Care System town hall in Marfa, Presidio Monday

May 19th, 2016

PRESIDIO — A team from the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System will be in Marfa on Monday, May 23 for a town hall meeting. Presidio County Veterans and their families are invited to speak with VA representatives and leadership about their experiences and questions with VA health care. VA leadership will also discuss …

Michael Salgado returns for 30th Marfa Lights Festival

May 19th, 2016

MARFA – Tejano singer and accordionist Michael Salgado will again highlight the musical entertainment when the 30th annual Marfa Lights Festival gets under way September 2 – 4, Labor Day weekend, hosted by the Marfa Chamber of Commerce. Salgado was the headline entertainer for the Marfa Lights Festival several years ago and had a great …

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Education

Bishop is valedictorian, Galliete is salutatorian as the PHS class of 2016 graduates Saturday

May 26th, 2016

Valedictorian Asa J. Bishop and Salutatorian Mace A. Galliete

Grads are first from Soza Early College High School

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School class of 2016 will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies at Manuel O. Hernandez Stadium on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm.

Asa J. Bishop is this year’s valedictorian. The son of …

Presidio rocketry club best dressed at national competition

Presidio rocketry club best dressed at national competition

May 19th, 2016

Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club members Azmeyda Tavarez, Ivye Dolino, Milo Garcia, Luis Peraza, Jose Saenz, Jonathan Almuina, Liza Barron, Gaspar Piña, Beatriz Valles, Leslie Mendoza and Raul Leon.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club brought home a “best costumes” award from the national Team America Rocketry Challenge in Arlington, Virginia …

Judge Ferguson gives Marfa seniors a civics lesson

May 12th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The six-member jury is sworn into service by 394th State Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson. Ferguson gave the Marfa High School seniors a civics lesson through a mock jury selection.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – 394th State Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson asked the young …

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FEATURES

Brownings to spread their nitro coffee in wholesale

Brownings to spread their nitro coffee in wholesale

May 19th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Daniel Browning stands at the storefront of Browning Beverage Company

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – What started as an experiment is branching into a new business for West Texas Coffee shop owners, Daniel and Jessie Browning. The Brownings have created Browning Beverage Company to sell their nitro brew coffee in …

Marfa to be first location of hemp house in Texas

Marfa to be first location of hemp house in Texas

May 5th, 2016

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Stu Oliver pours the hempcrete mixture into a wheelbarrow.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – “I just found out about hempcrete circumstantially. I wasn’t exactly looking for anything eco-friendly, but I wanted something that would fit in this town, and I didn’t think adobe was what I wanted,” said Marfa resident …

Old Redford School reborn as community center

Old Redford School reborn as community center

May 5th, 2016

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)Presidio High School National Honor Society students do yard work in Redford.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

REDFORD — Tourists and bikers on FM 170 passing through what is ostensibly “downtown” Redford have long been greeted by not much more than a few vacant buildings and dirt roads disappearing into the brush. But one …

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Sports

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 …

Blue Devils top Bucks in district showdown

April 7th, 2016

(Presidio High School journalism class photo)The 2016 Presidio Blue Devils varsity baseball team, from left, Coach Isael Natividad, Luis Gomez, Ruben Montanez, Alberto Fernandez, Ivan Cervantes, Head Coach Caesar Barriga, Aldayir Alvarado, Ivan Barrientos, Aaron Lozano, Juan Nieto, Sesar Baeza, and Coach Alonso Amancio.

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Blue Devils varsity baseball team hosted …

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Multimedia

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 …

SXSW 2016

SXSW 2016

March 24th, 2016

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Obituaries

Alvarado

May 26th, 2016

Jose Alvarado

Joe Alvarado, 63, of Ventura, California and formerly of Presidio and Redford, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Ventura after a valiant struggle with health issues.

He was born July 4, 1952, Alameda, California, and no one would have guessed it was an omen of the fireworks that would fill his …

Weston

May 26th, 2016

Billie Weston

Former Jeff Davis County commissioner and longtime rancher Billie Weston died May 22, 2016 in a Sweetwater hospital.

A memorial service will be 10am Saturday, May 28 at The Hoyt Place in Sweetwater with a graveside service to be announced for a later date at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine.

Born Billie …

Spencer

May 26th, 2016

Funeral services for long-time Presidio resident Elisa Baeza Spencer, who passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 in El Paso, are scheduled for next week in Presidio.

Rosary is 7pm Tuesday, May 31 at Santa Teresa Catholic Church, and funeral Mass is 10am Wednesday, June1 at the church.

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