Bliss in abundance: Breathtaking Texas travel destinations that rival international getaways
Modern life comes with its conveniences, but it’s also got its fair share of stress. Chances are your phone’s constantly buzzing with breaking news, work emails, traffic alerts and the like. And even if you only occasionally peek at your phone, the stress of so many alerts and updates may have left you feeling a bit burnt out. An escape from the mind-numbing hubbub of city living could probably do you some good.
Johnny Nunez Razo – The Big Bend Sentinel
By Big Bend SentinelJohnny Nunez Razo passed away on September 16, 2021, in Marfa, Texas. He married the love of his life, Viola Pacheco, on June 2, 1963, in Marfa at St. Mary’s Church. Johnny and Viola renewed their wedding vows on their 25th and on their 50th anniversaries at St. Mary’s Church. Johnny was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Razo; infant son, John Anthony Razo; sisters Irene Sotello and Sara Saldana; father Juan Razo; brothers Joe and Manuel Razo; and son-in-law James Gilly. The rosary was held September 21, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and funeral services were at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Pablo Matta.bigbendsentinel.com
Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis win big at TACVB Idea Fair – The Big Bend Sentinel
TRI-COUNTY – The Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) is pleased to announce that Visit Alpine, Texas won the 2021 “Judges Choice” Idea Fair award for cooperative marketing for a series of advertorial features in statewide print magazines. The features were a partnership with Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis – and occasionally just Alpine and Marfa – which ran in Texas Parks & Wildlife, Authentic Texas, Austin Monthly and Ride Texas magazines.bigbendsentinel.com
Joe E. Skelton – The Big Bend Sentinel
Joe E. Skelton of Alpine passed away on July 10, 2021, after a long illness. He was born in Pecos on May 15, 1943, to Raymond and Rose Ellen Skelton and raised in Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa. He graduated from Alpine High School in 1963 and was very active in the ag department and other student activities. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 and was last stationed on the USS Enterprise as fuels personnel. While in Marfa, Joe was involved with the summer girls softball association and served as president for a year. He was also part of the Marfa 4H (horse division).bigbendsentinel.com
West Texas travel guide: This is what you need to do when you go to mile-high Fort Davis
Modern life comes with its conveniences but it’s also got its fair share of stress. Chances are your phone’s constantly buzzing with breaking news, work emails, traffic alerts and the like. And even if you’ve only occasionally peeked at your phone, the stress of so many alerts and updates may have left you feeling a bit burnt out. An escape from the hubbub of city living could probably do you some good.
Where to celebrate Independence Day in the Big Bend – The Big Bend Sentinel
By Big Bend SentinelTRI-COUNTY – Independence Day celebrations are kicking off this Friday and running through the weekend across the Big Bend area, with different communities offering a variety of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. In north county, fireworks can be launched off at Vizcaino Park, east of Marfa on Golf Course Road. In south county, fireworks will happen at the drag strip on FM 170 west, across the highway from the chili plant. She said other vendors weren’t able to come up with extra this year either, leaving Fort Davis without a show. Rounding out the weekend of celebrations will be a 5K fun run in Fort Davis on Monday, July 5.bigbendsentinel.com