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Monday, March 25th Morning News


Monday, March 25th and I’m PJ Benevich.

Area law enforcement officers continue to rack up arrests of illegal border crossers at what some are calling an attack on our border.
A Brewster County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 118 near Elephant Mountain Friday night.
The vehicle was driven by Timothy Aaron Settle and occupied by five additional passengers, four of them were determined to have entered the country illegally from Mexico.
The deputy referred the four illegal migrants to the U.S. Border Patrol for processing. The fifth passenger was a U.S. citizen and was detained and released pending further investigation.
Settle was booked into the Brewster County Jail on four counts of smuggling of persons.

This week’s Alpine Avalanche reports a new farmers’ market run, not by adults, but young people learning the ropes of small business, artistry and salesmanship.
One of the organizers, Nadine Mannhart, told the paper they are encouraging the town’s child entrepreneurs.
She said Marathon is a great family town and this gives the kids a chance to experiment with making products and seeing them through a full life cycle.
The farmers’ market will be from 8:30 to noon every Saturday in April. It then will pause for the busy summer season and return in September and October.
Mannhart said Marathon is a small, tight-knit community that is using the opportunity to give its young community members a safe space to learn new skills and grow as business owners.

The Sul Ross Small Business Development Center resumes its schedule of classes with three this week. The first is from 10 to 11 Tuesday.
It will be on credit cards, which can be great tools for managing cash flow or as a short-term loan option. And they can earn some sweet rewards but there are costly pitfalls to avoid.
Credit expert and Nav Education Consultant Gerri Detweiler will present on the pros and cons of credit cards for entrepreneurs.
The class will explore how different types of credit cards affect credit scores and a common credit card mistake many small business owners make.
It will go into the one piece of plastic you should not use in your business, key differences between personal and business cards and how to qualify for the best business credit cards.For more information, contact Norma Martinez at 837-8813 or email
The site for all S.B.D.C. classes is

Easter is coming up on March 31 and the Kiwanis Club of Alpine will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt the day before, at 10 Saturday, March 30, at Kokernot Park.
When the hunt starts, the eggs get picked up quickly and by 10:05 most of the eggs will have been found, so don’t be late.
Three age divisions will allow the youngest hunters to have a chance and, of course, plenty of candy and prizes.
The Easter Bunny will be there and it is free and fun for families to enjoy the outdoors with their young ones!
For more information, contact Rhonda Cole 294-0956.

The Big Bend Arts Council has released new events coming up in the next few weeks, including a show all the month of April at Earth and Fire Gallery on Ghost Town Road in Terlingua.
A reception will be from 5 to 8 Friday, April 6.
Artist Richard D. Curtin will present his new work and his many visions of this iconic Big Bend Vista.

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