Marathon’s Cowboy and Mustang Chili Cook-offs are being held Saturday and Sunday, July 1st and 2nd at the Marathon Motel.  The chili cook-offs in the Big Bend area do a lot to benefit local charities.  This year the cook off is in conjunction with the annual 4th of July Dance and BBQ at the Post Park.  The entry fee this year is $20.00.  For more information contact Betty Ramirez at 432-294-0608 or email her at

Additional information about these cook-offs and others sanctioned by CASI may be found at