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Marfa News

Thursdays in Marfa bring a bit of excitement: the local paper – The Big Bend Sentinel – is published. (Can you call a paper “local” if it covers an area  of more than a million acres? I guess so, if the associated … Continue reading

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Manhattan / Marfa

In deciding to spend a month in Marfa, I wanted to go somewhere that was about as different from Manhattan as I could find. Some thoughts on the two places. Manhattan / Marfa: honking horns / cactus thorns a thousand bars … Continue reading

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My Hundred-Mile Drive for Pie

One of the (few) food places I’d read about in the Big Bend region was Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit Bakery in Marathon Texas, known for its fried pies. Marathon is 56 miles from Marfa – a long way to drive for … Continue reading

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I Am Planning My Day Around Pie

Okay, after 3 weeks in Marfa and West Texas, I am planning my day around Pie. Specifically, The Fried Pies at Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit Bakery in Marathon, Texas. I am not even a particularly big fan of pie, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Marfa Tourist Information: What To Do In Marfa

If you’re thinking about visiting Marfa, here are some suggestions on what to do, based on how much time you’ll be here. Read on for ideas for:  A virtual visit Just passing through A half-day A few days More A … Continue reading

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Marfa: What’s in a Name?

No one really seems to know, but word is that a railroad executive’s wife named Marfa for a character in either Crime and Punishment or The Brother’s Karamazov. Whereever it came from, Marfa is a pretty cool name. Would the … Continue reading

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The Border

When I told people I was going to Marfa, one of the first things I was warned about was The Border. Beheadings! Kidnappings! Who knows what else. You’d think I was going to Iraq, not Texas, the way some people … Continue reading

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