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Possible COVID-19 Exposure Sends Alpine High School Classes Online

By Ari Snider Alpine High School is moving to remote learning for two weeks after students may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19. The campus closure comes as the number of active coronavirus cases in Brewster County has … Continue reading

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With Limited Resources, Far West Texas Is ‘Not The Place To Get Sick.’

By Carlos Morales For a while, it seemed the threat of COVID-19 in rural West Texas was something that would arrive from the outside, from visitors coming from places harder hit by the disease. So when cases began cropping up … Continue reading

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Former Congressman Pete Gallego Is Lone Finalist In Search For Next Sul Ross President

By Carlos Morales Sul Ross State University has named former Texas Congressman and state lawmaker Pete Gallego as their lone finalist in the search for their next president. The Texas State University System could consider Gallego’s nomination as early as … Continue reading

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“Neglected” College Campuses On Texas Border Want A Little Love, And Better Wi-Fi

By Shannon Najmbadi, Texas Tribune EAGLE PASS — Professor Michael Ortiz stood, hands clasped, in a Uvalde classroom, waiting for students in another room 75 miles away in Del Rio to fix a broken monitor so they could continue to … Continue reading

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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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