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Alpine’s City Manager’s Future In Doubt, As Council Weighs Options

Last month, the city of Alpine decided to hire a consultant to help with what it called “personnel matters.” At issue was the performance of the city manager — who this week was the center of discussion of yet another … Continue reading

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After Filing For Bankruptcy, Midwest Retailer Announces More Closures in West Texas

By Carlos Morales  Wisconsin-based retailer Shopko has announced it is closing more stores than it first expected. Last December, Shopko officials said the company was closing dozens of stores in 19 states across the country including one in Presidio. Now, … Continue reading

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Despite Halting Operations, West Texas Brewery Will Still Host Annual Valentine’s Day Event

By Carlos Morales Less than a month after Big Bend Brewing announced it was closing, the popular West Texas brewery this week announced it will still hold an annual event in Valentine, Texas. For the last six years, Big Bend … Continue reading

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Alpine’s Big Bend Brewing To Close, Suspending All Operations

By Carlos Morales Big Bend Brewing Co., which has had a presence in West Texas for the last six years, announced it will “suspend operations.” The announcement to close by Dec. 31 comes as the company was in the process … Continue reading

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South Double Diamond Grassland Fire Contained

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says a grassland fire that broke out south of Alpine Thursday afternoon has been contained, following several flare ups this morning.

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Meet the Woman Who Runs Alpine’s Independent Bookstore

Out in west Texas, you’ll find wide-open spaces where you can enjoy some quiet time. But what if you want to pick up a few books to read while you relax? There’s not a lot of big-box stores that far … Continue reading

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Remote West Texas University Tackles Diversity Issues with New Minor

Despite being one of the most remote schools in the lower 48, Sul Ross State University deals with issues you see on campuses across the country. Amidst a tense political climate, a group of professors at Sul Ross State address a diverse … Continue reading

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One Year After the Alpine High School Shooting

It’s business as usual at the Alpine High School band hall where smiling students rehearse. It wasn’t far from here that a freshman student took her own life after first shooting and injuring one of her peers. The young female … Continue reading

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut Amtrak Service to 220 Cities and Towns

On a sunny Saturday, about two-dozen people protest across the street from Alpine’s Amtrak station as part of a national “Rally for Trains” day of action.

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Train Advocates to Protest Proposed Budget Cuts To Rail Service

Beginning today, railroad advocates in nearly 30 cities across the U.S. are holding rallies to protest the potential loss of funding to Amtrak, as outlined in the budget proposed by the White House. The budget would affect travelers in more … Continue reading

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