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Monday, May 20th Morning News


Monday, May 20th news.

The Big Bend Arts Council has appealed to area patrons of the arts for donations to the Talent Arts Studio for its plans to add cooling to the studio.
The notice said soaring temperatures last year made it nearly impossible to use the space during the day.
It notes the landlord, Tallent Roofing, insulated the ceiling without increasing the rent. And President Monty Welt and Director Kaci Fullwood insulated the garage door.
It says the improvements resulted in a remarkable reduction in heat, even during the peak hours of the day
Furthermore, Tejas Tonic’s sponsorship covers the monthly rent and utility bill, alleviating a significant financial burden.
And the Arts Council has provided essential grants for program supplies and instructor fees.
The fund raising goal is 78 hundred dollars to install a mini-split cooling systems from Ojinaga.
For more information and to contribute, call Kaci Fullwood at 206/619-4699.
The notice said contributions, no matter the size, will make a meaningful difference in the studio’s ability to create a comfortable and inspiring space for regional artists to thrive.

The U.S. Border Patrol will celebrate 100 years of protecting the nation’s borders with a service and a parade Friday and Saturday in El Paso.
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens said the events will honor and thank the tens of thousands who have selflessly donned the Border Patrol uniform or stood beside those who have.
Events have been scheduled through early June across sectors nationwide but El Paso will be the central location because this is where Border Patrol “Station One” opened its doors in 1924.
Friday’s Memorial Service will be for fallen angels at the Border Patrol Museum at 4315 Trans Mountain Road in El Paso.
Saturday will be the Centennial National Parade starting and stopping at the El Paso Convention Center and circling San Jacinto Plaza downtown.

The Alpine Police Department will have its first Community Bicycle Rodeo next month at Sul Ross State University.
It will have activities for all ages and the officers are seeking vendors to participate.

This event is a collaboration of the Texas Department of Transportation in El Paso and the Alpine Police Department. It will be at 9 on Saturday June 15.
For more information or to participate as a vendor, contact Adriana Rodriguez at TxDOT at or Chief Losoya at

Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminded Texans they can save on the purchase of certain products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and Energy Star sales tax holidays next weekend.
Created by the Texas Legislature, it will be Saturday through Monday and Hegar estimated shoppers will save 15 million dollars in state and local sales taxes.
He said Texas summers bring triple-digit temperatures, outdated water systems and inefficient appliances that can put a strain on water supplies and power grids.
With the tax breaks, Texans can make upgrades that will help alleviate those pressures and lower their utility bills while saving money on state and local sales taxes.
Products displaying a Water Sense label or logo can be purchased tax free for personal or business use.
That includes showerheads, bathroom sink faucets and accessories, toilets, urinals and landscape irrigation controls. Visit the Comptroller’s website at

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