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Monday, July 8th Morning News


Monday, June 17th news.

We got word over the weekend of the passing of long-term businessman, rancher and fireman
Paul Loeffler of Alpine. We will have an obituary at 5:13 this afternoon, 7:45 and 12 noon tomorrow.

A lengthy investigation by the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office into multiple brush fires in the area led to the arrest of an Alpine firefighter Friday afternoon.
Alpine Volunteer Fireman David Matthew Neet was charged with arson, a second degree felony.
Sheriff Ronny Dodson commended Deputy Hector Holguin for his hard work and dedication to the investigation. It led to several incendiary devices being located and an arrest warrant against Leet.
Dodson said he also sent many thanks to investigators at the Texas A-and-M Forest Service for
their assistance.

The City of Alpine has said that July utility disconnections will be on Thursday July 25 if payment has not been received by then.
Past-due accounts will be disconnected for non-payment if prior arrangements have not been made.
Fes of 35 dollars each for disconnections and reconnections will be applied to those accounts.
To avoid service interruption and the associated fees, utility payments must be made by 4 p.m.
Wednesday July 24.
Customers may make payments at the payment drop box outside City Hall, inside the office or online by registering at

La Frontera Research Initiative at Sul Ross State University will host the Seventh Annual Science of STEM Literacy Conference in Alpine later this month.
Students, faculty, staff, educators and STEM education outreach professionals are invited to the Morelock Academic Building from 9 to 2 Monday July 22. This year’s theme is “Lighting Pathways Toward STEM Literacy Success.

One of the presenters will be Alpine School Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rinehart and Keynote Speaker will be Mitzi Adams, who joined NASA in March 1988 as a graduate student.
Dr. Rinehart will present on reading STEM materials during challenging times. Other presenters include the members of the Citizen CATE team for the recent total eclipse in Eagle Pass.
Team members include Noyce Scholars Andrea Rivera, Halie Fox and Jose Gloria, Alejandra Martinez and Bobby Greeson, Dr. Chris Ritzi and Nadine Mannhart.
Lunch will be provided with registration. For that, email

The Theatre of the Big Bend opened its summer season last week with “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” by Ken Ludwig at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre in Alpine.
Based on the English ballads of the 14 th and 15 th centuries, this comic version of the classic story shows how Robin Hood became the famous vigilante and leader of the Merry Men.
Director and Associate Professor of Communication Bret Scott said Robin Hood was an outlaw with a moral code and a sense of humor and this show highlights that.
Marjie Scott, producer and chair of the Visual and Performing Arts said they bring in professional actors and alums to work alongside current theatre students.
This provides students with guidance and a professional model to follow as well as the opportunity to collaborate with working actors in the field.
Theatre of the Big Bend’s production runs through July 28 under the stars at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre.
All performances begin at 8 and tickets are 20 dollars for adults and 15 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over. Admission is free for U.S. veterans.
To purchase tickets online, visit, call 837-8218 or visit

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