From poets to musicians two days of true out west entertainment at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. And don’t miss the Cowboy Chuckwagon Breakfast Friday and Saturday morning from 7:30am to 8:30am behind KVLF radio on Loop Road.
Follow clues across Alpine to solve a mystery custom-written by novelist Elizabeth A Garcia (author of ten novels, including seven in the Deputy Ricos mystery series).
The 75th Annual Big Bend Livestock Association Show broke all previous records with a grand total of $279,576 in sales. At the Alpine Civic Center on Saturday evening, sales totaled roughly $279,576 as of press time, including donations from many businesses and individuals. The 76th annual Big Bend Livestock Association show is scheduled for Jan. 9-11, 2020.
(We know the government shutdown is over but Brewster Co. was ready to help)
Brewster County commissioners met on Jan. 9 and agreed to set aside $100,000 to help Big Bend National Park. County Judge Eleazar Cano announced that the Brewster County Tourism Council received a request from the council’s Executive Board to access emergency reserve funding for the park while the federal government shutdown is in progress. Cano also announced that Emergency Management Coordinator Stephanie Elmore would be promoted from temporary part-time to permanent part-time status. He said the position might evolve to full-time status based on work demand.
The Texas Department of State Health Services’ successful Oral Rabies Vaccination Program resumes flights in its annual mission to control rabies in the state. This winter marks the 25th year that aircraft have dropped packets of rabies vaccine over wild areas of the state to vaccinate wildlife and prevent them from exposing livestock and humans to the deadly virus. Immunizing domestic animals is an important part of stopping the spread of rabies, and DSHS urges everyone to have their pets vaccinated as required by law. While the ORVP has eliminated some types of rabies, bats and skunks remain significant carriers of the disease in Texas, and there are hundreds of animal cases every year.
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. “We’re pleased to provide this gift that will support wildlife research at the Borderlands Research Institute,” said Elaine Greenhaw, Secretary/Director of the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation. “Throughout his life, Buddy Davidson supported wildlife, education and the environment, and this is a fitting tribute to the memory of his generous spirit.” The endowed chair serves as program leader, spokesperson, and chief strategist for the Conservation Biology Program at BRI. The Conservation Biology Program complements the research being done by other BRI program areas that focus on big game, gamebirds and habitat.