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Lifters place well in McCamey
Powerlifting season began all over Texas this past week, and on Jan. 12 Alpine High School sent its squad to the McCamey Badger Invitational to compete with nine other schools.
Conservation Biology Chair Endowed at BRI by Davidson Charitable Foundation
ALPINE, Texas- Thanks to a $1 million gift, the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) has endowed a Conservation Biology chair at Sul Ross State University. Dr. Patricia Moody Harveson has been appointed to the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation Endowed Chair in Conservation Biology.
Camo Dressed Immigrants Found With 286 Lbs Of Marijuana
ALPINE, TX-- Deputies of the Brewster County Sheriff's Office apprehended five individuals who were traveling with over 280 pounds of marijuana on Monday. The deputies were called out to a private property where five individuals were trespassing. After the deputies searched the property, they found
North Texas Mayor Resigns After Using City Funds To Attend Michelle Obama Event
Sometimes, a sista just needs to see Michelle Obama. But when you serve in political office, allocating funds to do it might not be the best idea. Lyndia Thomas, former mayor of Forest Hill, Texas, and Beckie Hayes, who served as Thomas’ mayor pro tem, both resigned in the wake of allegations that t
Murder/suicide leaves two dead in Alpine
The Alpine Police Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that left two men dead on the city’s south side. According to Alpine Police Department Captain Darrell Losoya, dispatch received a call at 8:43 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 regarding a homicide at a home on the 300 block of South C
The Simpsons Take a Trip to Prada Marfa
The remote artist colony and high-desert town of Marfa, Texas has long been an esoteric tourist destination — both for UFO hunters attempting to witness the “Marfa lights” and for offbeat art types. Marfa’s reputation as an unlikely art mecca was established by Donald Judd, who moved to Marfa in the
New Pecos superintendent aims for district turnaround
Throughout his career as a superintendent, Jose Cervantes has taken on struggling districts and given them new life. This year, he’s at Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, which is struggling with growth, resources and a D rating under state accountability ratings.
BREAKING: Alpine homicide suspect found dead in apparent suicide
ALPINE, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - Alpine Police now confirm the body of homicide suspect Robert Nin was found at the 300 block of South Phelps. Police say the suspect had a gunshot wound that seemed to be self inflicted. The investigation still continues at this time.
Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew
Lady Bucks split last two
The Lady Bucks basketball team played two very different opponents out in the El Paso region this past week, and are now 1-1 in district play. While Anthony is new to Alpine’s district and has struggled this year, Tornillo has dominated its peers, and a team of nine seniors have only known district
Sul Ross Grad student connects WWII airman with lifesaving history
ALPINE, TX (KWES) - On April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle of the United States Army Air Forces led the first U.S. air attack on Japan. During Doolittle’s raid, 15 of the 16 B-25 bombers involved in the Raid crash landed.
Six Illegal Aliens from Guatemala Arrested in Far West Texas
ALPINE, TX-- Six illegal immigrants were taken into custody on Sunday morning in Brewster County. The Brewster County Sheriff's department received a tip that there were illegals living in a house in Alpine.
Marfa Is Now Such a Stereotype They Can Mock It on ‘The Simpsons’
Marfa has come a long way. Although its population has declined every decade since 1930, the small town’s reputation as an artist’s haven and West Texas retreat for the wealthy and funky has ballooned. It was the backdrop of an Amazon Prime series—the eight-episode I Love Dick, which premiered in 20
Deerhunter Share James Dean-Inspired New Song “Plains”
Deerhunter are releasing a new album, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, on January 18 via 4AD. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Plains." In a press release frontman Bradford Cox says the song is inspired by James Dean and the last summer of his life he spent filming Giant
Bradford Cox Wonders If You’ll Even Listen To Deerhunter’s New Album From Start To Finish
For someone who can be so verbose, Bradford Cox is the first person to admit he doesn’t have all the answers — at this point, he’s not even pretending to. “I’ve retreated from figuring out anything,” he states plainly during a conversation last month at a suite atop Manhattan’s Ace Hotel. “I’ve deci