Big Bend Notes August 27th, 2009

Big Bend Notes August 27th, 2009



Update: There is a petition circulating in Alpine asking that vendors in Alpine be allowed to sell mixed drinks. Stop by Twin Peaks Liquor in Alpine in order to sign this petition and bring West Texas out of the Stone Age! How does it look when tourists visit us from New York and San Francisco and we can’t offer them a Martini or Manhattan? For many hardworking Americans this is an important component of their vacation.

Update: Click here to read Jack McNamera’s reaction to the recent Town Hall Meeting.

–There will be a poker tournament at the American Legion, 306 West Ave D, Alpine, Texas, on Friday. Call (915) 837-2545 for more details. You can meet me (I’ll be dealing), Dona Ward and Martin Benevich– just some of the local poker nuts and small businessmen of Alpine, Texas. If you haven’t played No Limit Hold ‘Em before, this is the perfect game to play in and get a feel for the game. Poker is a fun and social way to meet people. I’ve played in a legal home game for the last four years here in Alpine and I’ve made some of my best friends in my life. Call (915) 837-2545 and purchase a ticket today.

— The Big Bend Ranch Park has been extended recently. This video explaining that has lots of landscape eye candy of the enormous vistas out there:

Click here to visit their official site.

— If you want a good source of tweets about the Big Bend area, stop by AlpineTX. As always, you can follow me at AndrewSuber.

–Demonstration of a guitar made from a cookie tin. This Brit would fit right in at a Terlingua campfire!

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–Sponsor shoutout: La Trattorria is now offering a 10% discount when you present a Sul Ross ID. A big thank you to the Purple Zone! This is the Big Bend’s only Smoke Shop– get cigars, cigarettes, incense, water pipes and other tobacco accessories.

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