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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees held its regular meeting via Zoom videoconference on June 30, and announced termination of Lubbock contractor Lee Lewis Construction for construction of the new high school. Board Vice President Mary McCallister, Board Secretary Justin Cross, and Joe Portillo wer…

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Alpine cowboy poet and rancher Joel Nelson will be the third recipient of the Ranching Heritage Association Working Cowboy Award. He’ll receive the honor during the 43rd Annual National Golden Spur Award dinner on Oct. 10 in Lubbock.

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Judge Eleazar Cano today issued a mandate that everyone in Brewster County over the age of 10 must wear a mask in a public place if they cannot keep a six-foot distance from others. It goes into effect June 30.

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Gov. Greg Abbott this morning shut bars back down and scaled back restaurant capacity to 50%. He also shut down river-rafting trips and banned outdoor gatherings of over 100 people unless local officials approve.

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McDonald Observatory has always been a big attraction for visitors and locals alike, and it’s strategically located north of Fort Davis under one of the darkest skies in the continental U.S. Although the observatory closed its doors to the public over coronavirus concerns, there are still wa…

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The City of Alpine held its regularly scheduled city council meeting on June 16, and event producer Stewart Ramser presented an update on the Viva Big Bend music festival in light of coronavirus concerns.

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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting on June 10, and heard an announcement from district Chief Financial Officer Tucker Durham about a $500,000 deficit.  Durham indicated the deficit would have to come out of the general fund balance to make up the difference. He…

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One of the greatest assets a person can have is creativity, and it’s difficult to imagine childhood without art.

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Brewster County commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting on May 27, and County Judge Eleazar Cano was not present as he was meeting with the Rio Grande Council of Governments. Commissioner, Pct. 3, Ruben Ortega presided in Cano’s absence.

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There’s no place like home, and now that summer is right around the corner, having a beautiful front yard enhances not only neighborhood curb appeal, but also supports the city in its efforts to beautify Alpine.

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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting on May 14 in the high school library to discuss the new high school construction budget with Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper architect Allan Wolf, along with Lee Lewis Construction Project Director Neil Easter.

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Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has selected Pete P. Gallego as sole finalist in the search for Sul Ross State University’s next president. Gallego, an Alpine attorney who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Texas House of Representatives, was se…

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For many needy residents of northern Brewster County, the Alpine Food Pantry is an organization where they can turn for help. The pantry has made a positive impact in the community in the fight against hunger, all while looking toward a bright future.

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For many Alpine High School graduating seniors, the end of the academic year signals another rite of passage and an end to K-12 education. College preparation is looming on the horizon.  

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Each year the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts recognize and honor individuals who dedicate themselves to the conservation and management of renewable natural resources. These conservationists will be recognized …

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Coffee has always given people a way to slow down and enjoy life. Specialty coffee is now delighting enthusiasts by captivating their sense of wonder - and people do not have to venture far to buy artisan coffee.

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The coronavirus outbreak has led to the temporary closure of many tourist attractions, theme parks, and public event spaces. Thankfully, many museums and tourist attractions all over the world are inspiring people to stay curious and occupied by offering free virtual tours, exhibits, live we…

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Seniors Aaron Fellows, Travis Ruckman, and others were expecting an April full of baseball games and practices at Kokernot Field. Instead, their final extra-curricular activities at Alpine High will include salvaging some graduation traditions.

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IN TEXAS GOV. GREG ABBOTT'S press conference this afternoon, among many other orders, he announced that his executive order to stay at home will expire on April 30. All restaurants, retail businesses, movie theaters, and malls can open May 1, limited to 25% capacity. He said this order super…

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During a time when restaurants were forced to shut their doors because of coronavirus concerns, takeout orders are the norm now. In business for nearly 45 years, La Casita is adapting to the closures with a full take out menu offering Tex-Mex dishes such as enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, burrit…

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Now that area residents are spending more time at home, there are still ways to get a taste of the Big Bend. These movies are available for viewing on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Roku, Vudu, or other popular streaming video services.

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Quorum Health Corporation, owner of Big Bend Regional Medical Center and 22 other community hospitals across the country, on April 7 announced it has entered into a financial restructuring agreement that will protect its employees and ensure its hospitals can continue to care for patients du…

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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…