So this was a fun assignment. I got the play the violin for the first time in a concert within the same 24 hours I rode a Segway (also for the first time) and briefly saw The xx perform a new song they’re wrote in town at an open mic night. Only in Marfa.
Playing the violin for the first time in Rerememberer
MARFA – I can now say I’m an accomplished violin player. Well that’s not true, but I did get the chance to play the violin in front of a public audience two hours after I held the instrument in my hands for the first time. It’s been years since I played music. That’s why I didn’t hesitate signing up to volunteer to perform in Rerememberer on Tuesday.
This week is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, so I wrote about the Animal Control Officers in Marfa and Presidio for both newspapers.
New animal control officer takes it one day at a time in Presidio
PRESIDIO – Paul Rush knew he wanted to return to the tri-county area after he spent the last four years teaching English in Peru. Luck would have it that the City of Presidio had a job opening that piqued his interest.
ROMP honors Gonzales during Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
MARFA – Responsible Ownership of Marfa Pets (ROMP) caught George Gonzales by surprise when they presented him with a mayoral proclamation signed by Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap. The proclamation thanks Gonzales for his service as the City of Marfa Animal Control Officer as part of Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, which is the second week of April each year. This year’s appreciation week is April 13-19.
…but it seems everyone has thought about this movie lately at all.
I know I did. I’m pretty sure my friends would like me to move on and talk about something else, anything really, at this point.
Oh boy, this is gonna be an interesting summer. I’ve been covering Presidio County Appraisal District’s efforts to reappraise the entire county.
And from what I’ve gathered, it’s not gonna be pretty, but it is needed.