Author: The Big Bend Gazette


USDA’s Emergency Conservation Program Funding Approved for 28 Texas Counties

(June 2) USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Juan M. Garcia, announced that 28 counties in Texas were approved for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) funding to restore permanent fences and address damages to agricultural lands by recent wildfires. The following counties were approved for ECP funding: Archer, Brewster, […]


Fire safety information

Editor’s Note: Thursday morning we received this email from Pete Smyke, Alpine resident, house painter, and all around concerned citizen and activist. Great stuff. Thanks, Pete. I went to the wildfire prevention and preparedness meeting in Alpine this evening. There is a website called that has information on how […]