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Two non-profits, Visit Alpine Texas and Gallery Night, are planning an event for Friday and Saturday to celebrate the spirit shown in response to the May 26 fire.
The community came together in a big way to support businesses affected by the devastating downtown fire with its response to several fund drives.
In a press release last week, the two sponsors of the event said it, quote, “promises to be a vibrant and heartfelt celebration.”
It will bring together art, music and local culture, all with the aim of lifting spirits and reaching a 30 thousand dollar goal to support those affected by the fire.
Friday will have a music fest at 5 at TexPop Alpine at 110 North 6 th Street with a Big Bend Arts Council show titled “Animals: Real and Imaginary”at the same venue.
At 6,15 bands will play across two stages at the Granada Theatre and Alcove Social for an evening experience of vibrant music.
On Saturday, Front Street Books will host a book debut from 1 to 3 with author Chris Ruggia featuring his new work “Black Bears: New Neighbors in the Big Bend.”
The American Legion will host a fajita dinner, silent auction and live music, sponsored by Alpine’s Gallery Night, starting with the auction at 4 and dinner at 5.
Performances will be by Ranger Canyon Band, Rick Ruiz, Bryon Garrison and the Rainmakers and headliner Doug Moreland and Friends.
The events at Granada Theatre and Alcove Social will support the general relief fund.
All proceeds from the American Legion event will support the 28 artists who lost some of their artwork in the fire at Gallery on the Square
Wristbands for the American Legion event are 20 dollars and available at Forever West Texas at 308 East Ave E and during the events at Granada Theatre and Alcove Social Saturday.
For those with small children, child care will be offered during both evenings’ events. Contact for child care details.
For general information, see the two sponsors’ websites, and

Our Congressman Tony Gonzales said over the weekend he had voted yea on House passage of
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 starting October 1.
He wrote this legislation would provide a much-needed pay raise for our troops and prioritize quality of life for military families among other needed improvements for our military.
It also would provide military housing, support employment for military spouses and equip our armed services with the resources to defend against America’s adversaries.
Gonzales said it includes several of his priorities for military installations in his Congressional District.

Snake Days 2024 has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Alpine Civic Center to support education and research on reptiles and amphibians.
It will start at 5 Friday with a meet and greet, early registration and discussion of issues facing field herping.
Lectures starting at 10 Saturday will cover a range of topics including fang evolution and prey selection, photographing herps, restoring horned lizards and many more.
The event will close with a silent auction at 5:30 and catered lasagna supper at 6.
The event hotel is the Antelope Lodge, call 844/209-1867.
For more information and to lecture and meal tickets, visit

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