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Meet the candidates: Presidio County Treasurer

February 15th, 2018

Frances Garcia

Hello Presidio County!  My name is Frances Garcia, and I am seeking to retain my position as your Presidio County Treasurer.

I have been employed by Presidio County for the past 16 years in various positions.  My employment began as a deputy for the Presidio County & District Clerk’s Office where I worked for 6 …

Meet the candidates: Presidio County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace

February 15th, 2018

David Beebe

I am David W. Beebe and I am seeking re-election to the office of Presidio County Justice of the Peace, Precinct One. I sought the office four years ago because I believe our County needs strong and effective leaders in every elected position.

I knew the job would be very different from my …

Meet the candidates: Presidio County Judge

February 15th, 2018

John Ferguson

I am John Ferguson, and I am seeking the office of county judge in Presidio County.

My first priority is to make sure county government serves every resident in a fair and equitable manner. Second, our county budget must be balanced; dipping into reserves should only happen in extreme emergencies. And finally, I …

Drought hits Ruidoso ski slopes

February 15th, 2018

RUIDOSO, N.M. – A New Mexico mountain hamlet known for its ski resort is struggling amid little snow and drought this winter, according to the Associated Press and KVIA-TV El Paso.

Ski Apache on Sierra Blanca Mountain in Ruidoso, New Mexico has only recorded 24 inches of snow.

Ski Apache director of operations Justin Rowland says the …

County judge, JP, commissioner candidates confirmed for Monday forum

February 15th, 2018

MARFA – Presidio County judge, justice of the peace, and commissioner candidates have confirmed their participation in Monday’s candidate forum, Presidio County Democratic Party Chairman Max Kabat said this week.

The forum is set for 7pm Monday, February 19 – Presidents Day – at the Crowley Theater. Early voting begins on Tuesday.

County Judge Cinderela Guevara and …

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Arts

Poet laureates visit area this weekend

February 15th, 2018

FAR WEST TEXAS – Texas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, both award-winning writers with twelve (Morton) and eleven (Birkelbach) published books, are currently traveling throughout the U.S. as part of a joint 3-year project titled Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour.

They will visit 50 or more of the 59 U.S. …

Marfa Live Arts’ choir concert on Sunday – community building through music

February 15th, 2018

Anna Teagarden leads a children’s choir. A performance by Marfa children will take place Sunday.

MARFA – On Sunday, February 18th, Marfa Live Arts presents a free choir concert featuring soprano Anna Teagarden, musicians Kate and Leah Teagarden, and a choral group of Marfa students singing show tunes, sacred music, and folk songs.

The performance is …

Film series screens Mudbound

February 15th, 2018

MARFA – in front of us film series presents Mudbound, a film by Dee Rees, Sunday, February 25th at 7:30 pm at the Crowley Theater.

Rees’ previous films are Eventual Salvation (2009), Pariah (2011) and Bessie (2015).

in front of us film series is supported by Marfa Live Arts.

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Community

Heart of the Arts most successful yet

February 15th, 2018

p(hoto by JIM STREET)Jim Glendinning with Pilar Pedersen, left, and Gwynne Jamieson toasted a new bench with Glendinning’s name in Alpine’s Railroad Park Saturday. The bench was dedicated to the “Footloose Scot” during the Alpine Downtown Association Heart of the Arts promotion. Glendinning has visited more than 136 countries around the world, written many …

New Priest-in-Charge at St. James Alpine

February 15th, 2018

The Rev. Mike Wallens

ALPINE – The Rev. Mike Wallens is the new priest-in-charge at St. James, Alpine.

In addition to twice monthly celebrations of the Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 2pm, Fr. Wallens will also teach and celebrate at special services.

A Chicago native, Fr. Wallens graduated from the General Theological Seminary in New York. He …

The Jewishness of Jesus topic of Lenten study

February 15th, 2018

MARFA, ALPINE – How might it impact your understanding of Jesus if you had a deeper understanding of how he was influenced by his Jewish upbringing? St Paul’s Episcopal Church invites you to attend a Lenten educational program led by Father Michael Wallens.

Drawing on his extensive study of the Jewish scriptures and training as an …

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Education

Presidio High School Blue Devil band students compete at UIL event, qualify 36 to state competition

February 15th, 2018

From left front row: Andres Escontrias, Shantel Garcia, Viviana Salazar, Daniela Soto, Vianney Gonzalez, Arany Velasco, Melissa Lozano, Yaritza Garcia, Karyme Valdez, Adriana Sanchez, Alejandra Valles, Jasmin Deanda, Adrian Escontrias, Ricardo Chapa.From left back row:. Jesus Quiroz, Anais Valdivia, Sebastian Madrid, Ceasar Armendariz, Homero Ramos, Alejandra Armendariz, Isabel Subia, Ivan Contreras, Omar Udave, Desirae …

Presidio High School students perform with the ATSSB Region 6 All-Region Jazz Bands

February 15th, 2018

From left, Ceasar Armendariz, Adrian Escontrias, Ivan Contreras

CLYDE – Three students from the Presidio High School Blue Devil Band achieved the honor of being selected and performing with the ATSSB Region 6 All-Region Jazz Bands on Saturday, February 10 at Clyde High School.

Ceasar Armendariz on trombone, Adrian Escontrias on Percussion & Ivan Contreras on …

Permian Basin Area Foundation announces scholarship application process for the 2018-2019 academic year

February 8th, 2018

MIDLAND – Permian Basin Area Foundation is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with AcademicWorks, an online scholarship application platform, for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.

Beginning on Monday, January 15, students and counselors can view eligibility, selection criteria, and apply for scholarships online at the Foundation’s website, www.pbaf.org.

In 2017, Permian Basin Area Foundation awarded …

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FEATURES

Heart of the Arts most successful yet

February 15th, 2018

p(hoto by JIM STREET)Jim Glendinning with Pilar Pedersen, left, and Gwynne Jamieson toasted a new bench with Glendinning’s name in Alpine’s Railroad Park Saturday. The bench was dedicated to the “Footloose Scot” during the Alpine Downtown Association Heart of the Arts promotion. Glendinning has visited more than 136 countries around the world, written many …

AEP lineman hangs up his hard hat after 33 years

AEP lineman hangs up his hard hat after 33 years

February 15th, 2018

John Salgado at work

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – After 33 years on the line, AEP employee John Salgado will be hanging up his hard hat to spend time with his family and friends, kicking off his retirement with a party at the AEP offices next week.

Salgado, a military veteran, spent his career as a …

Mexico’s gift to Presidio: “El Mac” begins work on mural

Mexico’s gift to Presidio: “El Mac” begins work on mural

February 15th, 2018

(photo by ELVIRA LARA)The international art muralist, “El Can,” center, with Mexican Consuls Francisco Jacobi, left, and Sergio Salinas, right.

By ELVIRA LARA

PRESIDIO – Take one last look at the city’s water tank because pretty soon it’s going to look very different. International artist Miles MacGregor “El Mac” has started work on the water tank …

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Sports

Lady Shorthorns varsity basketball team plays for area championship this evening

February 15th, 2018

2017-2018 Marfa Lady Horns basketball team.

MARFA, RANKIN – The Lady Shorthorns will take on Westbrook at 6:30pm this evening at Rankin High School for a shot at the Area Basketball Championship game.

Marfa will take the court with a solo senior in Rebecca Ontiveros as Fernanda Fabela is still out with an injury, according to …

Sul Ross claims conference title with 76-57 win over McMurry

February 15th, 2018

ALPINE, ABILENE- For the second time in the three-year Clif Carroll era, the Sul Ross State University Lobos are American Southwest Conference West Division Champions.

Sully clinched this year’s division title with a 76-57 ASC victory over McMurry University Saturday and earned the right to host the 2017-18 American Southwest Conference Men’s Championship Tournament, February 22-24.

The …

Sully baseball falls to Redlands

February 15th, 2018

TUCSON – The Sul Ross State University baseball team fell, 20-6 to University of the Redlands in the first round of the annual Cactus Classic Friday.

The Bulldogs took an early 3-0 lead in the opening at-bat.

In the bottom of the first, Wesley Moss scored off an unassisted ground out by Ryan Almager. Joseph Sanchez then …

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Multimedia

November photos

November photos

December 1st, 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

April 27th, 2017

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Obituaries

Rubio

February 15th, 2018

Manuel Rubio

Manuel Galindo Rubio, also known as “Nele,” a long-time resident of Marfa, passed away January 30, 2018 at 9:20am at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, surrounded by his family.

Both “Nele” and his wife of more than 66 years, Eloisa Miller Rubio, are natives of Marfa and had been living in Kermit the past …

Jimenez

February 15th, 2018

Samuel Jimenez

Samuel Jose Jimenez, 84, of Marfa passed away February 6, 2018, peacefully at home.

The funeral service will be held at 10am Saturday, February 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Pastor John Paul Madanu officiating. Burial will be in Merced Cemetery. Viewing and Rosary was Friday, February 9 for immediate family.

Samuel was born …

Burling

February 15th, 2018

Kendall Burling

Kendall Faye Clingerman Burling passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, Robert Burling, and children Mark and Heather on Thursday, February 8 in Belton, Texas. Services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11am at First United Methodist Church in Alpine, Texas. Following the burial at Elm Grove Cemetery, a celebration …

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