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Governor’s environmental award recognizes Alpine

Governor’s environmental award recognizes Alpine

March 23rd, 2017

ALPINE — Of all the towns in Texas, Alpine was among the select few to receive a 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Award for keeping its community beautiful.

Alpine is among 21 Texas towns to receive a score of 90 or higher from the award’s judges, qualifying the Big Bend community for this year’s award of excellence.

The …

Environmentalists want Pipeline exec off parks commission

Environmentalists want Pipeline exec off parks commission

March 23rd, 2017

AUSTIN — Texas environmental activists will rally in Austin this morning to call for Energy Transfer Partners executive Kelcy Warren to resign from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

A rally is planned for Thursday morning outside the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in south Austin to demand Warren step down from the commission. Warren heads …

Planned fire at Big Bend National Park

Planned fire at Big Bend National Park

March 23rd, 2017

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY – From April 4-8, Big Bend National Park plans to conduct prescribed burns along the Rio Grande.

The park will be using prescribed fire to help restore the riparian areas between Talley and Gravel Pit, which includes Mariscal and San Vicente Canyons. During this time, access to Talley, La Clocha, and Gravel Pit …

Two seats open on regional water board

March 23rd, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS — The Far West Texas Regional Water Planning Group is accepting nominations for two voting membership positions.

The Far West Texas Regional Water Planning Group is a citizen body tasked with developing and updating the region’s 50-year water resource management plan. As the board enters its fifth round of planning, a voting seat …

Dr. Olivas to speak about international conservation

March 23rd, 2017

FORT DAVIS – After decades in the National Park Service, Fort Davis’ own Ramon Olivas will share his wisdom with the Fort Davis Historical Society, Monday, March 27.

As an international program coordinator, Dr. Olivas has worked on conservation education in the US, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama and elsewhere.

That experience inspires his talk, “Past Travel …

St. Mary’s cancels retreat, but confirmation class is Sunday

March 23rd, 2017

MARFA – St. Mary’s Catholic Church is canceling the Religious Formation Class retreat scheduled for this Saturday, March 25 due to a retreat leader emergency.

The retreat, for classes sixth through 12th grades, will be re-scheduled at a later date.

However, classes resume Sunday, March 26 at 11:15am after the 10 o’clock Mass.

See you Sunday, confirmation candidates.

Farmstand Marfa opens Saturday for 11th season

March 16th, 2017

Farmstand Marfa

MARFA – Farmstand Marfa will open its 11th season in 2017 on Saturday, March 18 in the Saint George Annex, across from the Hotel Saint George on El Paso Street between Highland and Dean streets.

It’s a big neighborhood get-together of the community and visitors eager to sample the unique offerings of the Big …

Save the date: bridging La Frontera for National Poetry Month

March 16th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Come and join us as we celebrate National Library Month on Thursday, April 6 and welcome visiting author Sasha Pimentel of El Paso.

Starting at 6:30pm, there will be light refreshments at the Jeff Davis County Library followed by a book signing of the poet’s work, “Insides She Swallowed,” published in 2010.

Pimentel will lead …

Davis Mountains Preserve sets field tour and volunteer days

March 16th, 2017

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – The Nature Conservancy has recently completed an ambitious tree-thinning project at the Davis Mountains Preserve. The thinning work focused on canyons and riparian areas where the trees were most vulnerable to drought, insect outbreaks, and wildfire.

Join the Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy to hike through the project area and …

Second ‘Heart of Alpine’ business open house set for Saturday

Second ‘Heart of Alpine’ business open house set for Saturday

March 16th, 2017

Alpine Downtown Association

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – After a successful “Heart of Alpine” downtown business open house last month, many businesses said they wanted to do it again, perhaps monthly.

A second iteration, “Heart of Alpine Spring Celebration,” will be Saturday, March 18, marking the end of Spring Break for most area schools.

Art galleries, restaurants and …

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