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New Music featuring Presidio



Thanks to Kerry Fitzgerald and Shawn Sahm for a Song about Marfa, Presidio, and Alpine called SPACE.  The song was inspired by a close encounter with EBE GEBE at a Texas Tornado’s Concert in Marfa at Viva Big Bend a few years ago.








dude-art-209Save the date October 29th, 2016 for a fantastic Music event. Admission is Free!



The Border and Presidio is safer than you think. Photo by Brad Newton 2016  Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which show lower violent crime rates, including homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery, in cities along the Texas-Mexico border than in other major metropolitan areas across Texas and the United States. The data released by the FBI shows information gathered for 2015.

“The border is often painted in an unfair light,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “The people who characterize the border as a violent and crime-ridden place often have never visited or lived here. The FBI’s official crime statistics, for yet another year, demonstrate that the border is home to some of the safest cities in the United States. Violent crimes like murder and aggravated assault are much higher even in our nation’s capital than on the Texas border. These unfounded stereotypes about the border have the potential to hurt business and we need to stop this misinformation about the border.”

The latest FBI crime statistics (2015) show:

  • The murder rates in Detroit and Washington, D.C., were more than twice the murder rates in Laredo, McAllen, Brownsville and El Paso combined.The aggravated assault rate was significantly lower in border cities compared to other Texas and U.S. cities. Detroit’s aggravated assault rate was almost 19 times the rate in McAllen, Texas. Washington, D.C., was more than 10 times the rate of McAllen.
  • The murder rates in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio were more than twice the murder rate of Laredo, McAllen, Brownsville and El Paso, respectively.
  • The robbery rates in border cities were less than half of the rates in Detroit and Washington, D.C., and significantly lower than Dallas or Houston.
  • The rape rate was significantly lower, often by half or more, in Brownsville and McAllen than in most major cities in Texas, and in major cities like Chicago, Washington and Detroit




New Picnic Tables and BBQ pits are ready to use at the Kiosk Park in front of the swimming pool.  No fee or reservation is required and open for public use.












A look back at Presidio in 1975.  Cameron Dodd Story did an interesting story about the “World famous” photo.  Read about it on the Big Bend Now Website.

The Land of Excitement & Dark Skies

Help us keep the Texas Dark Skies dark.  when choosing outdoor lighting here is what is bad and good selection of lighting.  Notice the little guy under the light; you can see better when light is shining down, not out. 

Dark Skies lighting

Our water is really good and safe to drink in Presidio. 

Here is our Annual Water Report

2015 Drinking water Quaility Report


Summer nights in Presidio are ideal for viewing the Dark Skies of Texas.

Big Bend Ranch State Park is the Official Viewing Area for the Texas Dark Skies. Historic Ft Leaton Trajan Pro 3 font


Get the latest info on what is “Out There”

Stardate Information from our Friends at McDonald Observatory


Where NASCAR Drivers come for FUN!!!

The River Road, FM 170 starts or ends here.  Kyle Petty returns after several previous rides to Presidio and said, “I love it here. It is one of the best rides in the U.S.”  Visit our “Presidio is Motorcycle Heaven Page.”

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NASCAR’s Kyle Petty (L0 and Presidio Alderman, Dimitri Garcia welcomes the Kyle Petty Charity Ride to Presidio High School.

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Richard Petty, The King of NASCAR ( Center) is greeted Mayor Pro Tem, Alcee Tavares ( L) and Alderman, Antonio Manriquez at a outdoor assembly for the kids to see the Kyle Petty Charity Ride at the Presidio Elementary School.


Our History before the Alamo… into a land called the Spanish explorers named “TEXAS.”         Watch the Video by Millet Films.

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A New Tourist Business Opening in Presidio.  Presidio Trading Post & Cantina

MotorCycle Heaven 209An Oasis for Bikers and Tourist alike is NOW OPEN on East FM 170 and Rio Grande Avenue.  Be sure to visit the Presidio Trading Post & Cantina to relax and refresh. 

  El Patio Restaurant is one of the popular Presidio Businesses for riders to stop and eat Authentic Mexican food. Spring 16 069

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Motorcycle Riders are always welcome to Presidio.

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The DY Convenience Store is a popular Place to “Gas Up” in Presidio. Located at the Triangle of O’Rielly St. and Erma Ave.



 YA’LL come back soon!  Send your friends to see us.

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ANYTIME is Fishing Time in the Big Bend Ranch State Park on the Rio Grande.

With a State Park Visitor Pass or camping

Permit, no fishing license is needed.

David Knight and his 30 pound catfish caught on the Rio Grande near Presidio, Texas

David Knight and his 30 pound catfish caught on the Rio Grande near Presidio, Texas

 Visit our Presidio merchants for shopping for your camping Supplies.  Have a good time at Big Bend Ranch State Park on the Rio Grande and go fishing.  For more information call Fort Leaton at 432 229 3613.

Learn how to save water….


Texas Smartscape, Let our water department staff  help you save money and save water at the same time….Visit DSC_0148



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