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Monday, April 29th Morning News


Monday, April 29th and I’m PJ Benevich.

The Alpine school district has posted on Facebook that Alpine Cowboys Pro Baseball Club Friday agreed to sublease Kokernot Field for 75 hundred dollars this season.
A group of concerned citizens appeared at the School Board meeting last week to protest a proposed fee of ten thousand dollars for the season.
Cowboys General Manager Kirsten Cavness wrote a letter to the Avalanche saying the club did not have that much money in the budget for the 32 games this season.
On the Facebook page, School Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rinehart said the 75-hundred-dollar offer was made during a meeting on Wednesday morning.
She wrote that the district believed the sides could reach a mutually beneficial agreement that would help maintain and upgrade Kokernot Field for all three teams for generations to come.
Dr. Rinehart said she is glad to see that happen, and they are excited for another great summer of Cowboy baseball.
The sublease will go to the Cowboys and Sul Ross for signatures and then back to the School Board for final approval.

The Annual Big Bend Open Road Race between Fort Stockton and Sanderson was Saturday and three entries were by Tri-County citizens but none appeared to win their speed category.
Many drivers enter the race every year and most call it the most challenging road race among the few still left in the country.
Unlike most races with all cars starting at the same time and competing with each other to be the first at the finish line, this race is run rally style with cars leaving the starting line one at a time.
They all are timed for speed in six classes and, except for the unlimited class, they compete on how close they come to the posted speed for the class, from 85 to 160 miles per hour.
Drivers in the unlimited class frequently will post speeds from 180 to more than 200 miles per hour, many of them making the 59-mile legs down and back in less than 22 minutes each.
The race starts Saturday morning in Fort Stockton on Highway 285 to Sanderson.
After a break around the courthouse, drivers then head back in the afternoon and make the 59- mile trek back to Fort Stockton.
The course is pretty straight for more than ten miles from Fort Stockton but gets more challenging later with more than 59 turns, some blind, with frequent changes in elevation.

Area contestants included Bobby Stegall of Sanderson, Amy Greenbaum and Katharan Crawford, both of Alpine.
Stegall was off only one hundredth of a second at 114.9 miles per hour in his ‘02 F-350 pickup with navigator Brandee Monson.
Greenbaum was off 17 hundredths at 100.4 miles per hour in her ’21 Mustang with no navigator.
And Crawford was 42 hundredths off at 111.2 miles per hour in her ’02 Corvette with navigator Paula Boyd.

A presentation on funding by the Permian Basin Area Foundation will be at 10 Saturday at the Fort Davis Community Center.
The Alpine Avalanche reports that the foundation’s Director Guy McCrary will tell the public how the foundation has benefited the region and what is planned for the future.
The foundation was created with a 400-thousand-dollar investment in 1989 with donors creating permanent charitable funds to enrich the quality of life in West Texas communities.
It has grown with permanent assets estimated at 280 million dollars and has returned more than 150 million dollars in grants and scholarships.
For more information, email or call 426-2339.

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