WELCOME TO PRESIDIO, TEXAS
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.
HEAR THE SONG “SPACE”
ITS MUSIC FESTIVAL TIME IN PRESIDIO
The Border and Presidio is safer than you think. 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
A NEW PLACE TO PICNIC IN PRESIDIO
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.
Our water is really good and safe to drink in Presidio.
Here is our Annual Water Report
Summer nights in Presidio are ideal for viewing the Dark Skies of Texas.
Get the latest info on what is “Out There”
Stardate Information from our Friends at McDonald Observatory
NEED A HOTEL IN PRESIDIO?
Three Palms Inn, 1200 N. Erma Ave, Presidio, TX 79845, (432)229-3211
Riata Inn Motel, 99205 Highway 67 N, Presidio, TX 79845, (432) 229-2528 Where-to-Stay
Presidio is Motorcycle Heaven… Motorcycle Riders love it in Presidio, Texas! National Geographic calls FM170 known as the River Road is one of the Top 10 scenic Drives in North America. It is a perfect ride.
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.”
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.
A New Tourist Business Opening in Presidio. Presidio Trading Post & Cantina
An 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.
Motorcycle Riders are always welcome to Presidio.
YA’LL come back soon! Send your friends to see us.
NOW LET”S GO FISHING!
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.
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….
CONSERVE WATER and $AVE !!!
Texas Smartscape, Let our water department staff help you save money and save water at the same time….Visit www.txsmartscape.com