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Monday, May 13th Morning News


Monday, May 13th news.

The Nature Conservancy’s West Texas Program will host guided tours of its Diamond Y Spring and Sandia Springs Preserves next week.
Reservations and a high-clearance vehicle are required for these tours. Reservations are available on the West Texas Springs Tour website at Nature-dot-org-slash-Texas.
On it, you will learn about the unique Chihuahuan Desert ciénega systems near Fort Stockton and Balmorhea. The tours will be Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26.
For more information, contact Outreach Coordinator Kaylee French or call the office at 426-2390 or on her cell phone at 294-0159.

The deadline is Wednesday for enrollment for budget billing, also known as average billing, for water and natural gas utility accounts at the city of Alpine.
Customers who wish to enroll in budget billing must turn in the application by 5 Wednesday afternoon.
Budget billing provides residents with an opportunity to pay a set amount each month.
The Customer Service Team averages one year of service history to obtain the budget billing figure.
To qualify for budget billing, the utility account must have one year of service history, must but paid in full and must be in good standing with the City of Alpine.
The Budget Billing Application is available at City Hall during normal business hours and online at or call 837-0047.

The Omicron Phi chapter of the national Political Science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha has inducted five new members from Sul Ross State University.
The students include Keyshawn Clark, Brittnie Galindo, Gabriel Garcia, Caitlyn Peña and Esteban Ramos.
In addition to the induction ceremony, David Brown, a graduate student, transferred his affiliation from U.T.-Tyler to Sul Ross. Pi Sigma Alpha began in October, 1920, at the University of Texas at Austin.
The organization sought to encourage and recognize superior achievement in the study of government and politics at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The first class included 13 students, including a future Supreme Court justice and a U.S. attorney general, a future U.S. ambassador and others who would go on to make an impact.
Pi Sigma Alpha hosts chapters on about 850 campuses and has inducted more than 300 thousand members.
Graduating P.S.A. members were honored at the Political Science and Public administration Hooding and Cording Ceremony Friday.
For more information, contact Advisor Dr. Jessica Velasco at

The next in the Alpine Public Library’s free Travel Talk Series will deal with a 30-day trip aboard Amtrack around the United States.
Denis Foley and Rozolen Stanford will talk about their journey at 7 Friday, May 24, at the Library.
And the Summer Reading program is coming soon at the library.
To kick off the summer and let people register for Summer Reading Challenges, the Library has scheduled a sign-up party combined with an ice cream social. The party will be from 11 to 2 Saturday.
For more information on both, call 837-2621.

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