–I can’t get enough of the burgers at Alicia’s Cafe. I always get a cheeseburger with a side order of chili macho. The hand-cut french fries are amazing. If you’re just stopping in town for the first time and want really authentic Alpine food, come in.
— A reader just alerted me that there is a wildfire east of Fort Davis that has consumed 150 acres of vegetation. Stay tuned for updates.
–Craziest humor site on the Internet? The highly offensive yet insanely funny Fat Chicks with Party Hats.
— Johanna Nelson, the City Council Rep. for Ward 2, will be hosting a public forum at the Neighborhood Center, August 22nd. The Neighborhood Center is located at 607 W Avenue Gallego. The Neighborhood Center will be open from 3-6pm on Saturday. For more information, please contact 432-837-5736
–West Texas has little lulls… until the Jazz Festival and Labor Day things seem a little calm.
— Be sure to stop by the Raspa Company tonight at 9 pm to see Silent Land Time Machine. There’s some great new merchandise there too.
— Big Bend Balloon Bash is going to be great this year. I spoke to Gil Barthee and he will try to get my contributing editor Amanda Mayo up for a video shoot of a balloon ride. Also, I am very happy to welcome Amanda back to West Texas. She is a talent and destined to do some great stuff.
— The Texas Health Commission is urging West Texas ranchers to get their cattle vaccinated after a confirmed case in Crocket county:
“The Texas drought has added insult to injury, as anthrax has been confirmed in a cow that died in Crockett County. Anthrax bacteria can lie dormant in soil for years, until hot, dry weather conditions trigger the bacteria’s germination. Livestock and wildlife can pick up the bacteria as they crop the grass close to the soil. Once they ingest the bacteria, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, deer and other grazing animals can become ill and die within hours. ”
Click here to read the rest of that press release.