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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.

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For over a quarter of a century, Alpine’s Live Nativity has been one of the most cherished traditions for families, and has spanned generations. Amid the hustle and bustle of the season, sometimes the real meaning of Christmas can be overlooked, but the Live Nativity serves as a reminder of …

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From the industrial technology shop at Sul Ross State University, to a demanding oil field career, and owning his own business with wife Shera, Eric Welch is happy to be back in Alpine.

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One of the best ways to appreciate and build awareness of a city’s character and sense of community is through its history, and the newly established Alpine Historical Association is set to do just that.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents and Brewster County deputies were busy in November keeping the borders safe throughout the Big Bend Sector.

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One of the greatest attributes embodying the Christian life is helping others. Helping others and those less fortunate unites Christians, and promotes fellowship, compassion, and understanding. The Alpine Ministerial Alliance, a group of clergy and lay representatives of local congregations,…

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Playoff football is underway, and the Fightin' Bucks took on the Sonora Broncos on Nov. 12 in the Bi-District Championship. The game took place at Badger Stadium in McCamey, and Alpine fans traveled well. Because of a COVID-19 quarantine, neither the band nor the cheerleaders were there to s…

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Those attending the National Finals Rodeo this year in Arlington might want to look for Alpine’s own West Texas Chivo Chasers to see a little goat roping action.

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The City of Alpine held its regularly scheduled city council meeting on Nov. 17, and new council members Chris Rodriguez in Ward 2 and Martin Sandate in Ward 4 were sworn in.

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The well-known saying, “Out with the old, in with the new,” fits pastor Brent New as he is set to lead Big Bend Church in Terlingua.

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Although this year’s traditional Terlingua chili cook-offs were canceled because of coronavirus fears, chili-heads can still get their fix this weekend at the Outlaw Chili Cook-Off.

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For Alpine Fightin’ Bucks boys basketball coach Hugh Morrissey, juggling the responsibilities of family life, a teaching career, and coaching young athletes has allowed him to achieve another milestone in his life - obtaining a doctorate.

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Alpine ISD held its regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 21, and discussed the ongoing problems of remote learning, a topic of significant concern for the district.

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For locals and visitors, one of the must see stops in the Big Bend is the sophisticated Prada Marfa art structure that has been drawing attention since it first burst onto the arts scene 15 years ago.

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The Fightin’ Bucks opened District play on Oct. 16 to a packed house at Sul Ross State University’s Jackson Field on homecoming night for the Bucks.

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Texas has unique cultural and historical celebrations throughout the year, and an event as big as Texas is set to take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, at the historic Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River, about 30 miles east of Fort Stockton.

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The City of Alpine on Oct. 7 continued its regularly scheduled meeting from the previous day. Members discussed the contentious issue of Alpine city attorney and municipal court prosecutor Rod Ponton’s job performance.

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On Tuesday, the first day of in-person early voting in this heated presidential election year, the line at Brewster County’s only polling place extended out the door and down the street as voters queued up to make their voices heard.

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The City of Alpine held its regularly scheduled city council meeting on Oct. 6 with an announcement that the popular Artwalk festival will take place after all.

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Early voting for both the Nov. 3 general election and the City of Alpine municipal election starts Tuesday.

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There’s no doubt that music is a big part of everyone’s lives, and it all starts in the classroom. This is where Marathon ISD Principal Juan Saldana comes in as he leads the inaugural Marathon ISD Native American flute class, composed of seventh graders Sadie Carter, Marco Briones, Elah Barl…

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Brewster County held its regularly scheduled commissioner’s court meeting on Sept. 23, and heard County Judge Eleazar Cano talk about canceling Alpine’s Artwalk.

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Since the beginning of the Catholic Church, God has called men to the priesthood in the form of a vocation, or calling. For new pastor Fr. Pablo Matta of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, this calling has brought him a sense of fulfillment and happiness, a mission he is proud to bring to Al…