Alpine City Council Addresses Numerous Issues in Recent Meeting

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ALPINE - A fight over water rights and sex shop restrictions two issues taking center stage at the Alpine city council meeting on Tuesday night.

During that meeting, council members decided to formally oppose Clayton Williams attempt to pump and export water from Pecos County.

But instead of joining forces with Fort Stockton and other groups in the fight, the city decided to go it alone.

The city attorney says the city will send a letter to the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District sometime this week.

He said the city is opposed to the plan because it would drain the watershed in Brewster and Jeff Davis Counties.

As for sex shops, the city council wants the city attorney and mayor to write a new ordinance to keep businesses that sell sexually explicit materials far away from schools and single family homes.

The issue surfaced after families voiced concerns about a shop near a school.

Despite complaints, police found the purple zone, the shop in question, in compliance with current city mandates.