Alpine, Texas

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Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 5,786 people at the 2000 census, and had increased to 6,460 according to a July 2009 estimate.[4]


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Education

Colleges and universities

Alpine is home to the main campus of Sul Ross State University, a member of the Texas State University system, named for Texas Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross. Born in Iowa Territory in 1838 Ross was one year old when he and his family moved to the Republic of Texas settling in Austin. L.S. Ross was an original Texian. He commanded a large brigade of Texas cavalry during the American Civil War. They were among the most notorious raiders behind Union occupied territory in the Trans-Mississippi Department. One little known fact is that Ross is the only native of Iowa to attain general officer rank in the Confederate Army. Ross was Texas' 19th governor and was a deciding force as a liberal reformist in Texas education. The first colored cadet to graduate at the United States Military Academy was from Texas. Texas public and private education under Sul Ross witnessed integration reform ahead of its time in 19th century America. Source: Texas Historical Society; Daughters of the Confederacy; The Handbook of Texas vol.2

K-12 schools

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