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Monday, May 27th Morning News


Monday, May 27th news.

Tomorrow is the runoff election for the political parties to choose their candidates for the November General Election which includes statewide campaigns for offices up to President.
Early voting ended last week and tomorrow’s Republican runoff will decide the Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress.
Most have been decided but in our area, incumbent Tony Gonzales is seeking his third term in the 23 rd Congressional District but he has been forced into a runoff against Brandon Herrera.
The campaign has been one of the nastiest in some time with both hurling insults at each other in campaign comments and mailings.
Gonzales received only 45 percent of the vote in the March 5 primary election while Herrera polled 24.2. The runoff was because neither got more than 50 percent of the vote.
The winner of this runoff election will face Democratic nominee Santos Limon in the November 5 general election.
Voting will be from 7 to 7 tomorrow.
Precinct One will be at the Assembly of God Fellowship Hall across from Alpine High School at 1802 North Highway 118.
Precincts Two and Eight will vote at the Val Clark Beard Office Complex west of the Courthouse.
Precinct Three will vote at the Marathon Community Center at 2 nd and Avenue E in Marathon and Four will be in the Alpine City Council Chambers at 803 W. Holland Avenue.
Precincts Five, Six and Severn will vote at the J.W. Red Pattillo Community Center at 201 Rex Ivey Road in Terlingua.

Alpine’s Tourism Director put out another notice over the weekend about a workshop on the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax program, also known as HOT.
Justin Bragiel (BRAY-gull), lead counsel for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, will discuss the legal uses of HOT funds at 5:30 Wednesday in the City Council Chambers.
The presentation will focus on information that elected officials need to know to properly administer the funds.
But it also will cover general information that would apply to all event planners who hope to take advantage to the funding opportunities.The workshop format will be an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have about Alpine HOT Grant program.
It also provides an opportunity to get the guidelines and application for grants.
It will be for events in Alpine during the next fiscal year, starting October 1 this year to September 30, 2025.
For more information, visit the City of Alpine website at

The Season Opener is Wednesday for the Alpine Cowboys baseball team and they have invited the community to Kokernot Field as they host the Pecos Bills.
Besides baseball, activities will also feature a silent auction of artwork with proceeds going toward the maintenance and repairs of Kokernot Field and support of the Cowboys.
Kokernot Field was described as an historic jewel in need of upkeep.
The Alpine Cowboys were founded in 1947 by Herbert L. Kokernot Jr. and now are a 501-C-3 non-profit organization.
Sports Illustrated has called it “The Best Little Ballpark in Texas or Anywhere Else” and Texas Monthly said it was the “Yankee Stadium of Texas.”
Kokernot built the stadium in 1947 but later sold it to the Alpine School District for a dollar.
The school district then leased it out to the Cowboys and Sul Ross State University and baseball teams from each play their home games there.
The rent they pay will go towards maintenance and repairs to the stadium.

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