After a packed public hearing last week, Alpine’s City Council unanimously voted to reject A&M’s proposal to launch drones from Alpine’s municipal airport. Alpine’s triumph, however, is more symbolic than anything else. Unmanned aircraft will still fly over the Big Bend region.
Glenn Felts, the owner of the well-known subterranean watering hole in the ghost town, was reportedly killed earlier this week.
West Texas isn’t the first place you’d think of in association with craft beer, but the Big Bend Brewing Company, established nearly two years ago in Alpine, found that the demand far exceeded even its optimistic expectations.
After more than a decade of strict border enforcement, hundreds of residents on both sides of the US-Mexico border came together for the second annual Voices From Both Sides Festival to show what was lost when the border was closed.
After telecommunications tycoon Steve Smith bought the Big Bend town of Lajitas on a whim for $4.25 million, he spent perhaps $100 million more developing what was going to be a five-star, world-class getaway. The desert, however, had other ideas.
December 1, 2007 | by John Spong | Feature