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David Keller wins local history award from state historical association

Big Bend Sentinal, March 4, 2020, story by Abbie Perrault

AUSTIN — A book written in and about the Big Bend has taken home The 2020 Al Lowman Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas County or Local History, from The Texas State Historical Association. In the Shadow of […]

Ellen Sue Turner Memorial Fund Established

The Ellen Sue Turner Memorial Fund has been established by the CBBS to honor her for her many contributions to Texas archaeology.

Ellen Sue TurnerShe was very passionate about research and educational pursuits in this field, and this initiative would be another way
her […]

Mallouf Retires After Thirteen Years of Service

The Sul Ross Skyline, September 4, 2008

Retirement for Robert J. Mallouf merely means shifting priorities.

Mallouf, director of the Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University since 1995, stepped down from his position Aug. 31. He plans to spend more time with his son, Parker, and publish his […]

CBBS Conference Blends History, Archaeology of Big Bend Region

The Sul Ross Skyline, November 13, 2008

For 15 years, the annual Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) Conference has expanded the knowledge base of history, culture and archaeology of the Trans Pecos Region of Texas and Mexico.

Over 150 persons attended this year’s conference, held Friday-Saturday (Nov. 7-8) at Sul Ross […]

CBBS Hosts Fundraiser

CBBS Press Release, September 18, 2009

The Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University hosted “An Afternoon of Archaeology” at the MacGuire Ranch Sept. 12.

The event was a fundraiser to benefit the Center’s Trans-Pecos Archaeological Program (TAP). The program is a large-scale effort to compile the archaeology of […]

CBBS Announces Groundwater Talk

Groundwater War! Law, Politics, and the Texas Rule of Capture

CBBS Press Release, January 21, 2010

ALPINE, TX — Groundwater provides more than sixty percent of Texas’ water needs. Unlike surface water, which can be managed for the general public interest through applicable laws, groundwater is controlled by the controversial “rule of […]

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