Keli Jo Morales Pacheco, 38, of Marfa, Texas, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018, in Alpine, Texas.
Pedro “Pete” Salas, 81, a lifetime resident of Marathon, Texas, passed away at Big Bend Regional Medical Center on March 12, 2018.
Brewster County deputies last week responded to an armed burglary report south of Alpine and finally caught up with a man who had been evading law enforcement officers for about three months.
Erminia Covarrubias, 73, of Alpine, Texas, passed away at Odessa Medical Center on March 5, 2018.
One of Texas’ most wanted sex offenders was taken into custody March 8 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Presidio port of entry with the help of Mexican law enforcement officials. He was then turned over to the U.S. Marshal Service.
Robert “Bobby” Edwin Sanders, of Alpine, Texas, passed away on Feb. 17, 2018, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Sanders of Alpine and numerous family members and lifelong friends.
The Big Bend Region of West Texas is known for its many and beautiful historic buildings. Hotel Lympia, Hotel Paisano, the Gage Hotel, and Alpine’s very own Holland Hotel are nationally recognized for their Spanish architecture, Western-chic décor, and rich histories. Despite their beautiful aesthetics, however, some of these buildings have dark, sordid pasts.
At the regular Alpine City Council meeting on March 6, council members voted to cancel the election on May 5 for council candidates and mayor since all candidates were running unopposed.
Our Lord and Savior called the cowboy home. Roger Wayne “Tootie” Garlick left this earthly home Jan. 7, 2018.
Brewster County voters visited the polls in small numbers to choose county commissioner candidates and to make their voices heard on important statewide positions.
It’s everyone’s worst wintertime nightmare - an illness that affects everybody, regardless of race, religion, age, or socio-economic status. Non-discriminatory, highly communicable, and especially vicious, seasonal influenza is a sickness dreaded by all, perhaps more than the rest of its related infectious brethren.
A wreck in the early morning hours Sunday left one man dead and another in jail.
Vaughn Musgrave, 79, of Lakeway, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
On Feb. 27, President Bill Kibler called for a faculty and staff meeting that began with a focus on safety issues at Sul Ross State University, an idea initiated by the college’s Risk Management Committee. Kibler said in the future there would be a safety briefing and update at the beginning of every faculty and staff meeting to ensure the community is informed of developments on campus.
State Senator Carlos Uresti on Feb. 22 was convicted in a San Antonio federal court of 11 felony charges, including multiple counts of fraud and money laundering.
In March 1928, the Alpine Avalanche reported on the newly built Holland Hotel with a headline that read, “Alpine’s $250,000 Hotel Opened to the Public.”
Wylie “Buddy” McMillan completed his 89th orbit around the sun on Feb. 18, 2018. He was born in Menard, Texas, grew up in various Texas towns, and graduated from Balmorhea High School in 1947. His next four years were aboard U.S. Navy minesweepers as a sonar man in the Korean Conflict, and he was discharged as a first class petty officer in 1952.
Steven Franklin Walker, born on Nov. 13, 1946, in Columbia, Missouri, passed peacefully from this life on Jan. 13, 2018. Steve was surrounded by his loving family.
It is with great sadness that the family of Nieves Marquez, Jr., announces his passing on Feb. 20, 2018. Nieves was born on Feb. 11, 1964, in Marfa, Texas, to Elia and Nieves Marquez.
Kendall Faye Clingerman Burling passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, Robert Burling, and children Mark and Heather on Feb. 8 in Belton, Texas. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Alpine, Texas. Following the burial at Elm Grove Cemetery, a celebration of Kendall’s life will take place at 308 East Harriet Street in Alpine.
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The Alpine Chamber of Commerce is a member based organization that promotes and supports the local business community. With over 250 members, the Alpine Chamber of Commerce acts as a resource of information for its members, the community, and relocation inquirers. It communicates business related issues and advocates on the behalf of its members. The chamber operates networking and educational programs all for the sake of building a stronger community and a greater quality of life. The purpose of this organization shall be to advance the civic, commercial, industrial and professional welfare of the City of Alpine and the Counties of Brewster, Presidio and Jeff Davis, State of Texas; to actively promote and support a healthy and vigorous business environment for the benefit of the community; to provide stability for existing businesses and residents; and to encourage new businesses, residents and tourism to the community.
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The Avalanche has served Alpine and the 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. The Avalanche has a long-standing history with the citizens of Alpine and the Big Bend Region.Alpine is located 57 miles south of Interstate Highway 10 on Highway 67. The Big Bend region's population is more than 25,000, and Alpine has established itself as the hub of regional activity. The region boasts several popular attractions, including Big Bend National Park, the Fort Davis National Historic Site and the McDonald Observatory. Alpine is also the home of Sul Ross State University.Business and tourism are growing segments of the region's assets. The Big Bend Region has an abundant work force and is a community poised for growth and expansion.The Alpine Avalanche is published weekly on Thursday mornings.
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The Museum of the Big Bend tells the story of the majestic and vast Big Bend of Texas. Through exhibits and numerous programs and events, the museum is a must see for any traveler visiting the region. The Museum is located at the northeast corner of the Sul Ross State University campus and can be reached from Entrance Two on U.S. Highway 90 or Entrance Four from Harrison Street. Once on campus, follow the small, brown signs. Admission is free.Donations are always welcomed. The museum is handicap accessible. Guided Tours are available by appointment. For more information, call: 432.837.8143 or 432.837.8730. School Groups The education program at the Museum of the Big Bend welcomes all school groups. We offer a variety of activities and interactive tours customized for your students. For more information and to schedule your visit, contact Noemi Acosta at 432.837.8143 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.