The three events in October at The Stable Performance Cars in Alpine are: October 5-7 – Alamo Area Corvette Club, October 7-11 Hosting the Terlingua Pre-Event, October 12-14 – Hosting San Antonio Mustang Weekend
A 160-mile ultra marathon through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Runners meet up in Alpine, and celebrate the end of the race at our own Big Bend Brewing Company!
Many folk from big cities tend to underestimate the slower-paced lifestyle inherent in the small rural towns spread across the Big Bend. Unencumbered by chain stores, five lane highways, and traffic, Alpine is an oasis nestled among mesquite-covered hills.
But what Alpine lacks in strip malls or population numbers, it makes up for with character and charm. Largely attributed to locally owned businesses, including art galleries, antique stores, and specialty shops, Alpine offers unique products and services indigenous to the city. Thanks to Alpine cattle woman and business owner Tyler Lyda Gates, another storefront will be opening up this October. Featuring styles and clothing that Gates describes as cowgirl chic with bohemian vibes, Vaquera Vogue Boutique will serve as a one stop shopping experience for hair services, quality clothing, and the turquoise and leather accessories sought after by West Texas women. Inspired by her lifelong ranching career, Tyler decided to open Vaquera Vogue boutique to improve the lives of West Texas women by offering them clothing that expresses not only their style, but also the confidence gained by looking and feeling great.
When it comes to learning to lead and developing key leadership skills, Leadership Big Bend offers that and much more. Founded in 1994, the mission of Leadership Big Bend is to develop Tri-County Area leaders. Regina Terrazas serves from Big Bend Regional Medical Center serves as the current board president.
Jim McDonald, board member and leadership development consultant, has been involved with the organization for 10 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors. McDonald, who also has a training role, said, “It’s a great place to network with people. You get to meet with bankers, attorneys, judges, and the Border Patrol. We also travel to Terlingua and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Presidio, and spend some time in Big Bend National Park in the Parks Service.”
According to McDonald, members can meet leaders in the area in a variety of industries, both public and private.
The Alpine City Council met and decided to table an ordinance repealing the one-way designation on a portion of 6th Street.
Repealing the ordinance would make 6th Street between Avenue E and Holland Avenue a two-way street. The council held a public hearing on the matter, and several citizens addressed both sides of the issue.
After much discussion, the council decided to table the item so they could obtain more information.
The National Park Service (NPS) requests public comments on a plan to manage exotic, non-native plants in Big Bend National Park (Park). The 30-day review and comment period for the park’s Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment continues through October 6, 2018.
The National Park Service proposes to manage high-priority exotic plant species that have invaded the park and are causing substantial damage to natural and cultural resources and the visitor experience. Priority exotic plants include giant cane, saltcedar, buffelgrass, Lehman’s lovegrass, K-R Bluestem, and Maltese star-thistle. These plants were introduced to the region, both accidentally and purposefully, at various times during the 20th century.
Photographs must be taken in the City of Alpine and its immediate surroundings. Photos within the City are preferred. “Immediate surroundings” includes the roads and ranches between Alpine and its neighboring communities, but not the towns themselves (photos taken in or beyond Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, and Terlingua will not be eligible). See the Complete Photo Contest Rules
The contest is open to entries through September 30, 2018. Up to five photographs may be entered per participant.
Please join us in recognizing the 2018 Museum of the Big Bend Heritage honoree, John B. Poindexter. Your presence and support will help us honor this remarkable man. A third generation Texan, John is the Chairman of the Board of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., which he formed in 1985. He earlier co-founded KD/P Equities, a private equity investment firm, and served as its Managing Partner. As an officer in the United States Army, he commanded tactical units in the United States, Europe, and the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Poindexter holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from New York University. Before dinner, be one of the very first to see and learn about the Museum Annex project. Larry Speck, principal at PageSoutherlandPage architectural firm will discuss his bold vision and design for this building.