Update: Spokane woman signs with Big Bend Cowboys
Tiffany Brooks is headed for spring training with the Big Bend Cowboys of Alpine, Texas in the Continental Baseball League. She is the first woman to play professional baseball in America this century!
Big Bend Video
A tour of the historic Hotel Paisano in Marfa, Texas. Visit the Hotel Paisano’s website.
A music video featuring the beautiful landscape of Terlingua, Texas.
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Big Bend Events
Terlingua Arts & Crafts Market 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday, March 14 at the Party Barn of the Big Bend Resorts Motor Inn, at the junction of Hwy 118 and 170.
Jewelry, pottery, photos, paintings, condiments, and much more will be available.Click here for the official website.
— Need to upgrade your ride? Raffle tickets are now available for a chance to win a 2002 Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle. Proceeds benefit KRTS Marfa Public Radio, 93.5 FM.
Tickets for this raffle are $50 apiece, and no more than 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available online at marfapublicradio.org or at Transpecos Guitars on Holland Avenue in Alpine and at the KRTS studios on Highland Avenue in Marfa. You can also view the motorcycle at the KRTS studios, which is being displayed in the front window of the station.
The winner of the raffle will be selected at the KRTS “Radio Rendezvous” on Saturday, March 20 at the Capri in Marfa. This is the kickoff event for the KRTS Spring Membership Drive, which begins Friday, March 19 and runs through Monday, March 29.
[ Submit your Big Bend events to Matt Hodges. Click here to visit our events page and leave it as a comment to the public. Or, submit by email to matt [dot] hodges [at] live [dot] com.]
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Big Bend Photos
A wolf guards a vehicle in Terlingua. Courtesy J. P. Schwartz.
Big Bend Tweets
RT @CBS7news: Terlingua Woman Jailed in Attempt 2 sneak Alcohol to Inmate http://bit.ly/b9Rv22
—RT @duchessofrock: I hear there are trace amounts of lithium in the tap water in Marfa. No wonder my vacation has been so pleasant.
—Congrats on Pizza Foundation getting mentioned in Rachel Ray’s magazine: http://bit.ly/aUBjx9 #marfa
Big Bend Dining Notes:The Pizza Foundation
To locals, this is a no-brainer; chewy, perfect crust and good ingredients make the best pizza in the Big Bend. The dining room is informal and you can watch the cooks toss the dough for your pie in the clean, organized kitchen.
The real proof is in the dough. Good pizza dough is elastic without being tough. All you need are flour, yeast, pure water and touch of salt and a lifetime of practical experience dealing with the stuff. You can get widely varying quality if you don’t know what you’re doing (which is why national chains like Papa John’s and Pizza Hut make their dough at a central location.) The dough at Pizza Foundation gets a consistent A+ from me. I recommend a traditional hearty pizza: italian sausage, onion and black olive, anyone?
The salads are great and filled with high quality produce. I love the Greek, but the bread salad is really the king. Fresh, hot bread, tangy tomatoes and copious amounts of olive oil make you forget you’re eating healthy. The fresh lime-ades are a great pick-me-up for a hot day. [A. S.]
Pizza Foundation: 102 U.S. 90, Marfa, TX. (432) 729-3377. $ (inexpensive)