Texas leads the U.S. in maternity ward closures, and nowhere is this more of an issue than in the western part of the state.
For the past two years, Shawna Graves has wanted anonymity. Now she’s sharing her story publicly.
On a remote ranch south of Alpine, Bonnie and Dick Cain have carved out their ideal lifestyle, without electricity, refrigeration, or running water.
After Becky Smith took over the B-C Ranch in Alpine, her all-women team took a different approach to wrangling cattle.
For a food obsessive like me, Big Bend’s culinary scene rivals the nature.
Some forty years ago, a desk was dragged to the top of a hill in Alpine that overlooks the Big Bend. The notebooks stashed inside continue to capture big thoughts from the people who travel there.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
A 39-year resident of Houston is gearing up for his first experience of the greatest road trip Texas has to offer.
For Robert James Waller, life imitates art—and irritates wife.
The life and legacy of a Texas icon.
Once, before fast-food franchises and ecotourists took over Alpine, the Gallego family’s Mexican restaurant survived and thrived. Today, the kitchen is closed.
Most businesses in the West Texas town of Alpine cater to locals, but one attracts Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Junior Brown, and other musical greats. It’s the modest building where Michael Stevens, luthier to the stars, produces electric guitars—fewer than two dozen a year, at $2,700 to $10,000 plus. “We
A year after Robert James Waller left Iowa for the quieter climes of Big Bend, the best-selling author is discovering that it’s one thing to live like a Texan and quite another to be one.
Now is the time to check out newly stylish hotels and restaurants in West Texas. Tourists aren’t far behind.
ON A HILLTOP NEAR THE INTERSECTION of U.S. highways 67 and 90, just east of Alpine, a plywood stagecoach and four horses seem to be hightailing it into town. “A local artist-character built the stagecoach,” says Rick Sohl, who owns the hilltop. “He used it in parades but was looking
You can still find it in these great small towns.
When a noted American humorist retired to Alpine, the joke was on him.