Around noon today, a Union Pacific Railroad crew reported a wildfire burning on the railroad tracks just west of Alpine. By about 12:30 pm, from downtown Alpine, a black plume of smoke was visible to the west. The fire appears to have started about a mile west of the rest […]
Author: The Big Bend Gazette
Former U.S. President George W. Bush, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and U.S. Army Major Sergeant Major Chris Self (from left to right, above) held a press conference this morning in Lajitas. Along with 13 other wounded veterans, the trio just completed the last leg of a three-day, […]
Brewster County Emergency Services Coordinator Tom Santry reported that there will be a presentation of the “READY, SET, GO!- Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan” on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. The location will be announced as soon as is available. For more information, download this document.
Live fire burning along west side of HWY 118, south of Fort Davis, just across from rest area with large cottonwoods. Monday evening, 7:30 pm, April 11. Line of fire along HWY 118 south of Fort Davis, Monday evening @ 7:30 pm. A yucca burning next to HWY 118. Approaching […]
From the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, April 14: Friends of Marfa, You may have heard about two wild fires that have been raging in our area since Saturday afternoon. Marfa, itself, has been spared from damage. Our neighbor to the north, Fort Davis, was not so lucky. The fire destroyed many homes and other structures. […]