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Monday, March 4th Morning News


Monday, March 4th and I’m PJ Benevich.

Distinguished graduates and athletes will be honored by Sul Ross State University at the 36th Annual Hall of Honor celebration on Saturday, March 23.
Nine inductees make up this year’s class. They are nominated and then chosen by the Sul Ross Alumni Association Board of Directors.
They represent the Department of Athletics and the College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences.
The event will be at the Granada Theatre in Alpine. It begins with a cocktail hour at 5:30, followed by dinner and the ceremony.
Inductees include Lori Cobos, Tiki Davis, Billy Carthel posthumously, Marian Bennett, Joe Sanchez, Boosters Robert and Elidia Polanco and Ted posthumously and Elizabeth Yadon.
Tickets can be purchased online at

The next Sul Ross Small Business Development Center training is coming up from 10 to 11 tomorrow morning.
As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels.
You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging and how to get results – all with limited time and resources.
In this session, S.B.D.C. will provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business.
You’ll learn how to choose the right social networks for your business, the 15-minute social media plan and getting started in the pay-to-play world of social media.
For more information and to log on, contact Norma Martinez at 837-8813 or by email at

Terlingua Fire and E.M.S. has created the First Annual Regional Fire Academy with slots for fire departments in the Tri-County area of Brewster, Presidio and Jeff Davis Counties.
Fire Chief Susan Martin said the course can be online and there is a two-week check-in. She hopes to have the course start this month but it could slide into April.

The course will provide information that will allow applicants to apply for starfighter certification.
She said the department has eight new volunteer firefighters but a problem many face is a lack of
housing, which she said is “almost non-existent.”
For more information on the academy, call Chief Martin at 325-234-5285.

The Fish Fry benefitting Alpine Public Library is coming up from 5 to 7 next Friday.
Each 15-dollar ticket gets a catfish dinner from the Alpine American Legion and an evening of live music from the Swifts and A Few Too Many.
At the same time, it supports the library’s operating costs. Tickets are available at Alpine Public Library.

And the library announced last week that Yoga is returning on the first Wednesday of each month with the first class from 3:30 to 4:30 Wednesday.
Those interested can sign up at the library, by using the online form on its Facebook Page or by
calling 837-2621. The notice ask participants to bring their own mat if they have one.

Sheriff Ronny Dodson posted on Facebook last week about another arrest of two illegal border crossers in Marathon.
The arrest had occurred early Thursday morning when a Brewster County Deputy discovered the two in a larger group that fled from a traffic stop.
A total of 10 suspects were arrested by Sheriff’s deputies, U.S. Border Patrol agents and D.P.S. State Troopers.

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