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The 8th Annual #AlpineTXPhoto Contest is Coming - D Magazine

This is a call to action for all those vision seekers. Out in the wild expanse of west Texas a challenge has been set forth for those with a curious, artful eye for photography. The fine folks of Alpine, Texas are hosting their 8thannual Alpine Photo Contest.


Board members continue bond discussion

Architectural representative Scott Reed of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper presented information about the results, along with voter demographics

ALPINE AVALANCHE - 2018-05-24 08:48:00

Behold: Marfa’s new, light-up stonehenge-type thing!

OK, Marfa, Texas, doesn’ttakemuch more than a long weekend to look around and maybe eat a taco or something.But we are always here for some good ol’ Marfa weirdness, including this storyreported by the fine people at Wiredabout, well, “one man's mysterious vision.”

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-05-24 11:36:00

Why Donald Judd Brought His Art to Marfa, Texas

The small desert city of Marfa, Texas, has become an unlikely magnet for artists and art lovers


GOOD NEWS: Arts Winners

Winners of the 2018 Sul Ross State University Juried Student Art Exhibition were announced May 2 during a reception at the Main Gallery, Francois Fine Arts Building. From left: Richard Curtin, Dallas, honorable mention, for his painting, “Cow Butts”; Monica Saenz, Alpine, first place, portrait, “Art


Home property values soar in county

Brewster County Appraisal District evaluates property for seven jurisdictions, including Brewster County, Big Bend Regional Hospital District, City of Alpine, Alpine ISD, Marathon ISD, San Vicente ISD, and Terlingua ISD. The district ensures that property is being appraised at the fair market value.


Swedish architecture featured in Marfa

Vilis Inde, owner of Inde/Jacobs Gallery in Marfa, loves to talk about his unique art installation in Marfa. His trendy gallery is a white stucco building inspired by Donald Judd’s minimalism form of art - simple, mundane, and anything but flashy.


Marfa, Texas Is Getting Its Own Solar-Powered Stonehenge

Over the pastsix months, on a patch of desert ranchland outside Marfa, Texas, one man's mysterious vision has been taking shape. First, nine massive chunks of quarried black marble were trucked in from northern Mexico and craned into a circular formation, echoing Stone and Bronze Age erections in th


On the Strange, Artistic World of Marfa, Texas

I used to think Marfa was a kind of practical joke that West Texans were playing on cultural elites. It’s remote even for Texas. The nearest airports are in El Paso and Carlsbad, New Mexico, each 200 miles away. The landscape is okay if you like scrubby hills and plains of yellow grass. And yet aest


With State Park Pool Closed, Balmorhea Is In For A Long, Hot Summer

FromTexas Standard.Summer is coming. The kids are about to get out of school, and that means trips to the pool. In Texas, there is one pool that stands above the rest – the pool at Balmorhea State Park, a true desert oasis. Generations of Texans have gone west to cool off in the spring-fed pool near


Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Pecos in Texas

A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Pecos in Texas. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.9 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000e40s. Event ids that are associated: us1000e40s. The temblor was detected at 01


Concrete damage closes West Texas spring-fed 1930s-era pool

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say the damaged area is under the diving area at the Balmorhea State Park pool and stabilizes pool walls from erosion. Authorities say they're working to figure out the extent of the damage, discovered during cleaning last week, and how to fix it.


When Oldsmobile built a Veyron | Hagerty Articles

Fort Stockton, Texas— A.J. Foyt is coming in hot.Reallyhot. On the straights, the silver, short-tailed streamliner he’s driving is hitting speeds of close to 290 mph, heading into the banked oval at eye-blurring speed. Foyt is actually sliding the car as it reaches the banking, letting it wash up th


Prowlers back in 4A Region 1 Semifinals

The Fort Stockton High School Prowlers defeated the Levelland Loboettes, 5-2, Saturday to advance to the 4A Region 1 semifinals.


Betty Soo performs in Van Horn

TCA sponsored Soo as a rural outreach program that provided the free performances by Texas artists to designated rural counties. These designated counties include Culberson, Hudspeth, Pecos, Reeves, and Ward counties. As a Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster artist, Soo was selected t


FishCat Cafe in Alpine, Texas

West Texas is wild, y’all. My buddy from Texas and I made several different stops on our recent trip to Big Bend, including a night in Marfa, a night in White Sands and one in Alpine, Texas—a small city of about 6,000 that’s 80 miles north of Big Bend. We got into Alpine late in the day and, after f


Hotel Occupancy Tax workshop Tuesday in Alpine

ALPINE, TX. - Event organizers and members of the public are invited to a workshop regarding the appropriate use of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Funds at 9am Tuesday May 15 in the Alpine City Council Chambers, 803 West Holland Avenue.


Lonesome Dove exhibit open in Fort Davis

In 1971 Texas-born author and photographer Larry McMurtry set out to write the great American classic. Having been inspired by the lives of cattlemen Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight, McMurtry aspired to birth a real cowboy story, one that would honestly depict the brutal hardships and strife cow


Court considers Marathon animal shelter

D.J. Hensley of Marathon came to the court with the idea of starting an animal shelter in her city. The goal would be to put in place a program that would assist with vet bills, adoptions, fostering, and establishing spay and neuter programs.


Alpine ISD, law enforcement hold open meeting on teacher's arrest

ALPINE, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - Eric Morales is now sitting at the Brewster County Jail, after being arrested for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.