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Owning and operating a restaurant is a dream job for many aspiring business owners, and for Fort Davis residents Richard and Jennifer Harrod, relocating to the popular tourist town they now call home made sense after their first visit in the 1990s.

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The cowboy culture is alive and well in Far West Texas, and it has been thoroughly documented by local historians, authors, and cowboy culture enthusiasts.

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The City of Alpine held its regularly scheduled city council meeting on April 6, and started off with some welcomed news from City Manager Erik Zimmer about the city swimming pool. The pool had been closed for the entire summer in 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.

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Many high school athletes dream of playing sports in college and beyond, but only a small percentage actually get the opportunity to compete at the highest levels. For Alpine High School 2016 graduate Elena Cano, she is doing just that at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Although hard numbers aren’t in yet, most agree this year’s spring break will be a record breaker.

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Marathon Chamber of Commerce met on March 24 for its first quarterly meeting of the year on the patio of Brick Vault Barbecue and Brewery. Discussion centered around a Dark Skies Initiative presented by McDonald Observatory Staffer Bill Wren.

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Incorrect placement of concrete footings at the new high school construction site headed the discussion at Alpine ISD’s regular Board of Trustees meeting on March 24.

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One of the most important Christian celebrations is the Lord’s Resurrection, or Easter, and it’s right around the corner. Whether attending in-person services at church, or spending time with family and participating in Easter traditions such as egg hunts, the holiday is particularly meaning…

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For Alpine resident and photography lover Kim Morrow, capturing unforgettable moments with the camera has enabled her to pursue a lifelong passion that has enhanced her life and fulfilled her dreams.

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Brewster County Commissioners Court held its regularly scheduled meeting on March 10, and facemasks and the efficacy of COVID vaccines were the main topics of discussion.

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It was an exciting season for the Alpine Fightin’ Buck boys varsity basketball team. Not only did the Bucks come out on top by winning All-District honors, but head basketball Hugh Morrissey also earned 4-AAA Coach of the Year honors, and son Aiden was the 4-AAA Most Valuable Player-Academic…

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For new Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agent Luke Hendryx, returning to his hometown of Alpine after a stint training cutting horses in Brenham has been a blessing.

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In an address in Lubbock Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reversed his mask mandate imposed eight months ago, along with most other COVID-19 orders he signed last year.

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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees on Feb. 24 welcomed newly hired Chief Financial Officer Clay Braden, who will officially start his duties on May 24.

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Power outages and bitter temperatures during last week’s polar vortex left many families in Alpine without electricity, heat, or water as Texas got hammered with a winter blast that had severe consequences.

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For Alpine resident and animal lover Bri K. Adams, having her own business allows her the freedom to be around the friends she cares about the most - the four-legged fuzzy friends she enjoys interacting with daily.

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Something that fascinates both tourists and locals alike are the night skies in the Big Bend, and for Big Bend Ranch State Park Interpretive Ranger Amber Harrison, promoting responsible outdoor lighting and raising awareness on environmental impacts is a win-win for both the environment and …

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Filing closed last week for the May 1 City of Alpine and Alpine ISD Board of Trustees elections, and several candidates threw their hats into the ring in both contests.

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Self-professed patriot Sean Watson, whose home on Sul Ross Avenue has attracted lots of attention in recent months, stands firm in his beliefs, and fully expects the FBI to come knocking at his door again.

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Alpine Memorial Funeral Home will soon be offering a new chapel to better serve families, all while continuing to provide a lasting tribute and honor the legacy of departed loved ones.  

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Having a reliable and committed workforce is crucial to successful businesses and to fueling economic growth, and the Texas Workforce Solutions-Borderplex office in Alpine helps achieve that goal.

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The new Administration in Washington, D.C., has launched a full-scale attack on the oil and gas industry, and freshman U.S. Rep., Dist. 23, Tony Gonzales doesn’t plan to take it lying down.

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Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano’s attempt to restrict social gatherings on county property generated some lively discussion at the Jan. 27 commissioners court meeting.

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Brewster County’s jail is ready to burst, but the prisoners just keep on coming.

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Family-owned businesses play a crucial role in the economy, and some of the most successful businesses have been passed down in families from generation-to-generation. Mountain Zone TV Systems of Alpine is certainly one of them.

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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 20 with an announcement from Superintendent Becky McCutchen that construction on the new high school was one month behind schedule.

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“The Marksman,” an action-thriller film directed by Robert Lorenz, stars Liam Neeson as Jim Hanson, a rancher and former Marine living in an Arizona border town who must help a young boy escape a Mexican drug cartel.

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The Big Bend Arts Council recently announced “Night Skies,” an exhibition of works that celebrate the region’s nighttime beauty. The exhibit will be open for public viewing at Gallery on the Square through Feb. 21.

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Brewster County Commissioners Court held its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 13, and the main topic of discussion was the possibility of a new county law enforcement center and jail facility.

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The culmination of a four-year project by Zach Coco, Museum of the Big Bend will present “WWII Heroes,” Coco’s photographic collection of men and women who served in the military during World War II.

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Congratulations are in order for the Balmorhea Bears football team as they won the six-man State Championship on Jan. 7. The championship is said to be their first State title in school history. 

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While many businesses join each year to do good for people in need, few can say that they provide 90% of their profits for a special cause.

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Livestock show season can be a busy and exciting time for exhibitors and their families. The Big Bend Livestock Show is right around the corner, and youth from FFA and 4-H clubs in Brewster and Jeff Davis counties have been preparing all year long to compete for bragging rights and show off …

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Three died and one person was injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 90 about two miles west of Alpine on Monday.

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During times of crisis and of change, the community is often the place where vulnerable people turn for support and encouragement. This year was especially challenging with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 16, and Superintendent Becky McCutchen addressed the topic of lower student attendance across the district, which stood at 940 as of Dec. 11. School districts receive funding based on average daily attendance calculations.

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With the help of Sul Ross State University and Out West Feed and Supply in Alpine, Frontier CASA brings Christmas cheer to the program’s children.

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For many people, the holiday season is considered the most wonderful time of the year, as families and friends partake in special holiday festivities and share traditions. Many also delight in volunteering for special causes or sharing gifts with those less fortunate.