• Hometown Hero

    Dear Citizens,

    As football seasons opens today for the Alpine High School Fighting Bucks, it’s fun to think about the Bake Turner days of yesteryear.  Texas Music Magazine had a wonderful article about him in this summer’s issue prior to Viva Big Bend.  I’ve attached a copy of the article for those who have not seen it.

    Bake is one of the good guys.  For those of us who get to interact with him, he’s such a great community steward and Alpine advocate.

    Go Bucks!  We hope the season and prosperous and injury-free.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager


  • Viva Big Bend

    Dear Citizens,

    We’ve had another great year with Viva Big Bend here in Alpine, Marfa, Ft. Davis and Marathon.  Over 3000 people descended upon the communities for the long weekend filled with great music and events.

    Stewart Ramser, the Event Coordinator and Alpine Tourism Director, should be commended for the wonderful job he has done in building this event up over the last five years.  He presented the following set of slides at last nights City Council meeting.  There are a couple of embedded videos in the slides, so don’t forget to click on those links.

    Thanks again to all those who participated – whether you were a business, vendor or patron.  We appreciate the community involvement.

    Have a great week!

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Proposed Budget – Fiscal Year 2016-17

    Dear Citizens,

    A copy of this years proposed budget is available on our City website or by clicking here.  Once on the website, there are other supporting articles and notices for you to peruse/review.

    If you have any questions on the budget, please be sure to reach out to City Hall and ask for me or Megan.

    We’ve had much better attendance at this year’s budget workshops and continue to welcome input and the discussions through the annual budgeting process.

    There is never enough money to accomplish all the tasks, but we certainly believe the focus on the conditions of our City streets and paying down our debt are critical.

    Thank you for your support, involvement and appreciation for our community!

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Funding Applications

    Dear Citizens,

    Our annual applications for the HOT Funding has been posted on the front page of our website or by clicking on this link.  Please download if you are planning on applying this year or pass this note on to someone else who is considering.

    We continue to have a thriving tourism program in Alpine and have welcomed many visitors this year.  The HOT fund allows us to expand our reach through aggressive advertising programs and incubation of new and upgraded events attracting new people to our community.

    Included in the packet is our cover letter, the application itself and the state guidelines we follow.  Stuart and Chris will also host another meeting this fall outlining how our general tourism advertising program can be utilized to create a greater sense of energy and enthusiasm regarding all of our events.

    Have a super rest of the week in Alpine.  I hope you are enjoying the rain as much as I am.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Trash and Treasure Hunt

    Dear Citizens,

    Do you want to help keep Alpine clean and beautiful while winning some great prizes in the process? Patsy McWilliams and Keep Alpine Beautiful invites you to the Don’t  Mess With Texas Trash and Treasure Hunt on Saturday, August 6th! There will be games, food, and prizes from both local and state sponsors. Registration and games will start at 8:30a at Arbolitos Park, in front of the train depot. Participants will need to return to the starting point at 11:30a for prize distribution. The event will END at 12:00p. All winners MUST be present to claim their prize! For more information call Patsy at (432)-294-3183.

    Alpine is one of 25 locations across Texas and is the only town selected from the El Paso TxDoT district.  http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/get-involved/trash-and-treasure-hunt/

    All scout and youth organization participants will receive a special 30th anniversay patch.

    Locally sponsored by:

    The City of Alpine, Alpine Chamber of Commerce, Morrison True Value, Oasis Tire, McCoys, Porter’s Thriftway, Sonic Drive-In, Johnson Feed and Western Wear, ShopKo, L&F Distributors, Dairy Queen

    Thanks to all our generous local sponsors.  We hope to see many participants this weekend.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

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