The Museum of the Big Bend is proud to present the 33rd Annual Trappings of Texas. Considered one of the best Western art and custom cowboy gear exhibits and sales in the country, Trappings brings up and coming artists alongside well established artists under one roof. Join us as we celebrate our combined Western heritage under the beautiful Alpine skies of the Big Bend!
The Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club’s annual three day gem and mineral show featuring rough & finished stones, beads and tools. Free Admission.
The Big Bend Astronomy Club will host a Star Party at the Sierra La Rana Astronomy area on Friday night April 26 starting about a half hour before sunset. Be sure to check the Sierra La Rana facebook page for more information on how to attend and updates or contact email@example.com.
One of the state’s historic swimming holes has re-opened after nearly a year of being closed. Often dubbed the crown jewel of West Texas, the swimming hole at Balmorhea State Park is considered one of the largest spring-fed pools in the world. The pool — which each day the San Solomon Springs pumps gallons of fresh water through — was closed for nine months after park staff found “structural damage” to the pool’s wall during an annual cleaning. “We are definitely ready to go back to being a real state park,” said Balmorhea State Park superintendent Carolyn Rose. “It’s all about the pool here, that’s the thing.”
Alpine City Council met on March 19 and approved a resolution requesting that the Texas Legislature repeal a tax code section stipulating how the city may spend its HOT fund revenues.
Betty Tanksley of the Tanksley ranching family in Brewster County had been successfully breeding show goats for over 20 years, and daughter Mary Criddle and granddaughter Kersten Criddle are continuing the family tradition.
Alpine will soon have another outdoor mural to add to its collection, and this one will honor the Texas Rangers.
Alpine’s Artwalk will sponsor the mural, and Artwalk Executive Director Keri Blackman said the board decided to move forward with the project at its last meeting. The mural will grace the Prescription Shop’s east wall, and will be visible driving into town on U.S. Highway 90.
This is your chance to experience the remote southwest. If you are looking for a challenging and iconic race with breathtaking views coupled with rich history, then this is the race for you.