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The Alpine Avalanche has served Alpine and the entire Big Bend region since 1891.

It is one of the oldest newspapers in Texas. Founded in 1891 by Jack Lee, the newspaper has enjoyed a long history of being the predominant news source for Brewster County and the Big Bend region.

The Alpine Avalanche is published each Thursday morning. It is a member of the JTM Newspapers LLC family of newspapers.

If you want to drop off a photo, story or ad, come by:

118 N. 5th St., Alpine, TX 79830.

If you need to mail something, please send it to:

P.O. Box 719, Alpine, TX 79831.

If you need to talk to one of us, call 432-837-3334 .

And if you need to fax something, send it to 432-837-7181 .

Here are our email addresses:

J. T. Maroney, publisher/advertising manager —

Gail D. Yovanovich, managing editor —

Fran Fox, office manager —

Subscriptions, accounts, invoices —

Classified ads —

Rockslides, milestones, obituaries, general questions —

About Alpine and the Big Bend region:
Alpine is 57 miles south of Interstate 10 on U.S. Highway 67. The Big Bend region's population is more than 25,000, and Alpine has established itself as the hub of regional activity. This region boasts some of the state’s most spectacular scenery and popular tourist destinations, including Big Bend National Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Alpine is also the home of Sul Ross State University, which offers an array of popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs. The university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and many of its members have gone on to become world champions. That rodeo heritage extends to the region itself: After all, ranching was and is a mainstay in Alpine and environs. That fact is reflected in two of the biggest tourist draws offered each year in Alpine — the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo and the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The arts aren’t forgotten here, either. Two of the biggest events are Gallery Night ArtWalk, which attracts art lovers from all over the Southwest, and the Theatre of the Big Bend, which stages popular plays during the summer.

Alpine ISD plans for new security system

Alpine ISD trustees are all smiles after being recognized for School Board Appreciation Month on Jan. 15 at the high school library. One of the tokens of appreciation was a signed greeting card from Alpine Elementary School students. In the photo, Rachel Llanez, Justin Cross, Eddie Natera, Mary McCallister, and Joe Portillo. 

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