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Monday, April 1st Morning News


Monday, April 1st and I’m PJ Benevich.

Sul Ross State University is one of only 145 universities and colleges around the world to be honored for its culture of wellness on its campuses for the second straight year.
The Alpine-based college earned the gold-level designation from the Exercise is Medicine On Campus program, a community-impact initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Of the 145 campuses recognized this year, 83 received gold, 44 got silver and 18 received bronze.
The schools will officially be recognized on May 29 at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Exercise is Medicine On Campus calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity.
It encourages faculty, staff and students to work together to improve the health and well-being of the campus community.
For more information, email Health Services Coordinator Dani Bell at

The Big Bend Arts Council reports plans for a Dark Skies Art Show April 18 to June 4 with a reception on Friday, April 19.
Art is due for the show from 11 to 4:30 Tuesday, April 16.
Artists may submit art in any medium – paintings, ceramics, photographs, jewelry and glass.
Artists can submit up to three works of art and they can have replacement entries for works that have sold.
The fee is five dollars and entries must be by Arts Council members.
For more details, email Curator Kathleen Griffith at or show coordinator Carol Fairley at Or call Griffith at 210/313-6189.
Several Dark Skies activities will happen this month, including a total Solar Eclipse over the central part of the state on April 8, though it will just be partial here. And Pots and Prints, a demonstration of Raku pottery making and print making will be from 10 to 2 Friday, April 12 in front of the University Center on the Sul Ross campus.

TransPecos Banks has announced that it will award up to 35 thousand dollars in scholarships to graduating high school students this year.
The statement said bank management believes there is no better way to invest in their communities than by supporting future leaders in pursuit of higher education.
For more information, area high school seniors were encouraged to visit the bank’s website at

Keep Alpine Beautiful has invited the community to help clean up trash along Alpine’s west entrance.
It is partnering with the Sul Ross women’s basketball team.
It will meet at the parking lot at D.G. Market, formerly known as Dollar General, at 105 North 15 th Street at 1 and last until 3 Friday, April 5.

The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County is celebrating 25 years of neighbors feeding neighbors with an open house from 4 to 6 Saturday, April 20.
Festivities include refreshments, music, door prizes and a tour of the recently remodeled and expanded facility at 609 Compromise Street in Fort Davis.
For more information, visit the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County website.

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