The Big Bend area has always been one of the most alluring places in the South. On one highway, a trio of towns-Marfa, Alpine, and Marathon-show that untamed geography stirs an inspiring spirit.
In the couple of days I’ve spent traveling around these three towns, I’ve found the rolling drive between places to be quite calming. Peggy at Kiowa Gallery said I would. “This is a healing place,” she says, “because people have time.” From Alpine, I tune into KRTS-FM:93.5, the region’s community station, letting the midday classical hour play sound track to the passing miles of sage brush, desert willow, and limestone rises.
photo: Sunset behind Marfa's liquor store. When driving, tune your radio dial to KRTS-FM: 93.5 to hear local music, interviews, and Big Bend news.