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Monday, April 8th Morning News


Monday, April 8th and I’m PJ Benevich.

Area law enforcement carried out another arrest of illegal border crossers south of Marathon Saturday night.
Brewster County deputies, along with U.S. Border Patrol agents and a Texas State Trooper began tracking a group of individuals.
Witnesses said they were trying to circumvent the checkpoint by trespassing on private property.
After several hours, eight illegal aliens from Mexico were arrested and referred to the Border Patrol for processing.

The Brewster County Commissioner’s Court tomorrow will consider contributing 50 thousand dollars to the Alpine School District for its new Child Care facility.
The City Council last week approved its 25 thousand dollars for the same purpose.
Superintendent Michelle Rinehart created the child care center in the school administration building for its employees but can also provide the service to others.
Our lack of child care for years has prevented the hiring of workers for many jobs because they have small children to care for and cannot work if they can’t get someone to watch the kids.
And commissioners will be asked to approve an amendment adjustment of 35 hundred dollars for the sale of a ladder truck to the new Alpine Emergency Services Board.
County Judge Greg Henington created the new board to take over operation of the Alpine Fire Department.
It had been a city operation with the county paying the city for fire runs outside the city limits.
Now both contribute to the joint city-county board and the department responds to calls in Alpine and northern Brewster County. Commissioners will meet at 9:30 tomorrow in the Commissioners Courtroom.

The Third Annual Spirits of the West Festival highlighting Texas-produced wines, spirits and beef will be next week, April 19 and 20, this time on the Brewster Couty Courthouse lawn.
Its producer, Alpine’s Gallery Night, bills it as a celebration of Texas’ best wine makers, spirit distillers and brew masters, together with beef producers and chefs from across Texas.
The two-day festival, sponsored by Chateau Wright Winery, begins Friday, April 19, with a street festival of dozens of Texas wineries, distilleries, breweries and chefs.

Both nights will feature live music acts, of course beer and wine including spirits tastings and beef dishes.
Friday night, music will be by Alpine’s own The Swifts, Feline Fox and Texas original headliner Joe King Carrasco from 4 to 10.
Saturday, it will be from 11 to 10 with live music to also include Los Pinche Gringos.
For more information, see the website at

The Alpine Public Library is starting a new arts and crafts series called Let’s Make Something, which will be filled with unique and fun arts and crafts activities for all ages.
The first activity will be Diamond Painting at 4 on Thursday, April 18, in which participants will make a Mandala Coaster.
Everything will be provided, the class is free and teens and adults will be welcome.

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