Alpine

Country Notes |
February 19, 2020

The Desk on Hancock Hill

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.

Music |
August 31, 1996

The Music Man

A version of this story was first published in the Big Bend Sentinel, a weekly newspaper that covers West Texas. 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

Art |
September 30, 1992

Stagecoach Alpine

A version of this story was first published in the Big Bend Sentinel, a weekly newspaper that covers West Texas. 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