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Texas Ranger 5K & Mural Dedication

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The History of the Texas Rangers mural has been a goal of Alpine’s Artwalk Board of Directors for a couple of years.  The owner of the Prescription shop gave us permission 3 years ago after the passing of Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson.  When asked if we could one day put a mural up telling the history of the Texas Rangers, they were thrilled.  Finally after planning, preparing the wall, raising funds and getting on Stylle Read’s schedule we made it a reality. 

Earlier in 2019, we had a Crawfish Festival and 5k run to raise funds for the new mural project. We were successful and raised a portion of the funds needed.  We came up with an idea to raise more money to complete the mural by painting 60 Texas Ranger badges around the mural.  A sponsorship of $250 per badge is pledged to honor an in-service Texas Ranger or memorialize one that served previously.  At this time we still have 24 badges that need adoption.  If you are interested, contact, Keri Blackman at info@artwalkalpine.com

Artwalk dedicated the Texas Ranger mural July 27th at 5PM with a blessing from Padre Robert Jordan, followed by City Councilman, Rick Stephens, encouraging us to continue with more mural projects and beautifying Alpine.  Several Texas Rangers were in attendance and enjoyed live music by Blan Scott and Doug Moreland.  Brisket sliders and refreshments were given out during the dedication, we believe we had around 150 in attendance.

A 5k Texas Ranger run was earlier that morning with 45 runners, raising close to $1200 towards our mural project.  We will continue with the Texas Ranger run every year during Viva Big Bend.

We have several other mural projects to get off the ground and get funding for, next spring we will paint A Tribute to Texas Musicians on Printco’s wall facing the Railroad tracks.  If you are interested in helping us with this ambitious project, get in touch with Keri Blackman.