The Ripple Effect
8 Jun 2023
There’s an art to skipping stones.
You have to find the perfect rock- thin, smooth, light. The water conditions have to be right, too. And then there’s the technique itself: the appropriate flex. The proper wrist turn. The release.
There’s a certain satisfaction as that stone strikes the surface of the water. Each touch– each skip– causes little ripples on the water. Those ripples grow, spreading their circles further and further out.
Arturo Marquez, Economic Development Director in Eagle Pass, has become a master stone skipper. He’s been launching stones left and right lately, causing quite the ripple effect in this Texas border town.