The National Park Service announced today that effective 8:30 a.m., April 3, Big Bend National Park and Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River will be closed to all visitors until further notice in response to letters from the Brewster County and Texas State Health Services departments. No entry…
Technology and learning go hand in hand, and Alpine ISD is at the forefront, making sure students are still fulfilling their educational responsibilities, despite the statewide school shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns.
A stroll down the main streets of Alpine will reveal the toll COVID-19 is taking on local businesses. Storefronts and restaurants alike have posted closed signs, others request that their customers respect social distancing when entering, and still others will only serve customers in a take-…
When it comes to providing top quality, personalized IT services, Nectar Computers of Alpine is the place to go, a jack-of-all-trades computer repair business that prides itself on special partnerships and personalized attention.
Alpine City Council held its regular meeting on March 17 at the more spacious Alpine Civic Center instead of the customary council chambers, putting into practice the action of social distancing in response to the coronavirus issue.
Giving back to the community with the help of generous customers goes a long way to help fight hunger, and the Porter’s family of grocery stores is there to pitch in with the Round Up for Hunger program.
For Kathleen Griffith, an Alpine tile and mosaic artist, contributing to the beautification of Railroad Park by having the community demonstrate its creativity is something she is eager to pursue.
Early voting for the March 3 Republican and Democratic primary elections will continue through Friday. As of the close of voting on Feb. 24, 427 ballots had been cast in Brewster County out of 7,201 registered voters.
Well-known oilman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Clayton Williams died Feb. 14 surrounded by his family at his home in Midland. He was 88. He reportedly died from complications of pneumonia.
Many films, both classic and contemporary, have been shot around the Big Bend area, a place well-known for attracting actors, artists, musicians, and writers. A new film, Marfa Ghost Stories, will be released later this year and will feature both Sul Ross State University theatre students an…
Brewster County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Feb. 12 and County Judge Eleazar Cano and Commissioner, Pct. 2, Sara Allen Colando had a steady exchange of opinions about the topic of the health and safety of South Brewster County visitors.
Contributing to successful academic experiences that will help prepare students for college and beyond is what drives the innovative non-profit organization, Marfa Education Foundation.
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, and what better time and place to celebrate the holiday of love and affection than in Far West Texas, in the tiny town of Valentine.
City Drug Store, a family owned pharmacy that made its mark in the Big Bend area, continues to provide personalized service and retains its friendly, small town roots thanks to the Bow family.
It’s no surprise that the Big Bend area’s nighttime skies attract tourists from near and far to experience one of the darkest regions in the Lower 48.
At its Jan. 15 meeting, the Alpine ISD Board of Trustees heard Superintendent Becky McCutchen review expenditures for a Texas Education Agency 2019-2021 school safety and security grant that would pay for a shooter detection system at all three district campuses. McCutchen said the grant wou…
As many high school students are preparing for the competitive college entrance exams, all while maintaining nearly perfect grade point averages, Alpine High School junior Blake Billings has his sights set on one goal for now - to gain acceptance into a prestigious summer program at Stanford…
Family and faith, along with a savvy business acumen, go hand in hand for owners Mark and Shirley Mitchell Williams of Mitchell’s Furniture and Flooring in Alpine.
Entering day two of the Caprock Classic, the Fightin’ Bucks were dealt a major blow. Starting point guard Aiden Morrissey came down with the flu, and was out for the rest of the tournament. The Bucks took it in stride, however, and prepared to take on Sardis from British Columbia, Canada.
For many, the start of the new year brings a way to start off with a clean slate, including making a determined plan for those New Year’s resolutions that will lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Alpine ISD jumped on the energy friendly bandwagon on Dec. 18 as the Board of Trustees approved a complete change in the district-wide lighting systems.
When it comes to insurance, what often sets an agency apart from its competitors is the professional and personal relationships established by prior agents. Those relationships have become invaluable now for new owner and agent Stephenie Mora of Talley Reed Insurance in Alpine. Mora, a nativ…
Brewster County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Dec. 11, and commissioners agreed common sense goes a long way with the prevalence of campfires now that the dry season is in full swing.
What started out as Brown Santa delivering Christmas gifts to local children has turned into an effort that extends through the winter months and beyond.