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There is a new old-fashioned ice cream shop in Alpine that is the talk of the town, and owners Sandra Korteland and Shazlyn Tays are excited to bring Scoops Creamery on board. The ice cream parlor has been wildly popular since its debut on July 25, and business is booming.

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Brewster County Commissioners Court held a special meeting on July 29 to discuss certified values and tax rate issues.

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It’s a new year, and new era in Alpine High School Fightin’ Buck Football. For the first time in four seasons, the Bucks will have a new starting quarterback, and all eyes will be on junior Jayden Canaba to fill in at the position, as well as the vacated leadership. 

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The Big Bend area is well known for its vibrant music scene. Now that Viva Big Bend recently wrapped up its first ever virtual format, the City of Alpine has received kudos from the Texas Music Office, and Alpine Director of Tourism Chris Ruggia is excited to announce the good news. The Texa…

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Alpine ISD Board of Trustees met on July 15, and heard a high school construction project update by Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper architect Les Burke.

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Summer is here, and for Big Bend homeowners, that means it’s also yard work season.

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The 2020 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is fast approaching, and teams from Texas and New Mexico have sent in their entries for the action at the SALE arena in Alpine.

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Brewster County Commissioner’s held their regularly scheduled meeting on July 8, and raising property taxes was the main topic of discussion.

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With nature as an inspiration to see beauty in the world, many artists take their canvases, paints, and brushes to the great outdoors so they can work amid the natural beauty they wish to depict. That certainly applies for Terlingua artist Michele Billings.

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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…