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Monday, June 17th Morning News


Monday, June 17th news.

Area law enforcement agencies continue to make smuggling arrest because of the continuing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.
A joint investigation Saturday afternoon between the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, Presidio County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Border Patrol resulted another arrest.
Antonio Ceballos Juarez from Mexico was traveling east on Highway 67 and 90 from Marfa to Alpine when a Brewster County Deputy stopped him for a traffic violation.
The vehicle was occupied by six illegal migrants from Mexico. One of them, showing symptoms of dehydration, was transported to Big Bend Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The U.S. Border Patrol Anti-Smuggling Unit responded to assist with the investigation.
Juarez faces multiple state and federal charges. The six passengers were referred to the Border Patrol for processing.

The Alpine Public Library will host another in its series of “Travel Talk” shows at 7 Friday, June 28.
Ken Durham and Patsy Culver will present “All Good, No Worries, New Zealand and Australia” discussing the wonders of life “Down Under.”
And for the younger set, Adventure Begins is a new free summer program at the library for ages 6 to 12.
Each session will start with 30 minutes of playful exercise followed by a popsicle break then rounds out with themed reading and activities. “Adventure Begins” will run from June 11 to August 5.
For more information, call the Library at 837-2621.

As we announced here earlier, the City of Alpine missed its planned season opening of the Swimming Pool at Kokernot Park Friday. It now is scheduled to open at 11 tomorrow.
It already had delayed the opening from Memorial Day to Friday because it had not been able to hire enough life guards.
Then last week came the announcement that what it called technical and chemical issues resulted in the latest delay.
It said out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of residents, the opening date was pushed back four days.

For this summer season, the schedule includes lap swimming from 11 to noon, general admission from noon to 5 and private pool parties from 6 to 8.
Pool passes are available for purchase at City Hall at 100 North 13 th Street For complete information, visit or call 837-3301, Option One.

The Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University has begun a plan to return artifacts and ancestral items collected in Mexico to their rightful places.
Archaeologists study excavated footsteps of their predecessors while searching for history and culture in the lands now called Texas and Mexico.
The center hopes to complete work that the late J. Charles Kelley started 75 years ago by returning the items to Mexico from which they came.
Kelley was known as the “father of Big Bend archaeology.
Born in Balmorhea and trained at Harvard, he worked in the region in the 1930s, seeking answers to questions about the people who once lived in and traveled through the area.
The materials collected from this work had been at the Center for nearly two decades since the death of Kelley’s widow.
Center Executive Director Dr. Bryon Schroeder (SHOH-der) said he knew returning them was the right thing to do, no matter how complicated the route.

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