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Monday, May 6th Morning News


Monday, May 6th and I’m PJ Benevich.

Saturday was election day in cities and local governments across the state and Alpine voters were close in our two contested races with one decided by a single vote.
In the regular election, former Councilor Lucy A. Escovedo edged Lori A. Griffin 33 to 32 in Ward 4. She will replace Martin Sandate who did not run.
And in the special election for Ward 1, Reagan Stone defeated Jennifer Peal 42 to 35. Stone will replace Judy Stokes who asked to be replaced in the middle of her two-year term.
Mayor Catherine Eaves was unopposed for re-election and Eva L. Olivas was the only one to file for Ward Two. She will replace Chris Rodriguez who did not run.
The results are unofficial until the City Council canvasses the election at its May 14 meeting.

U.S. Border Patrol Big Bend Sector will host its annual Open House in Marfa next week to display equipment and assets used by agents during their daily operations.
Items such as surveillance equipment, rescue equipment and vehicles will be displayed and demonstrated.
Sector Horse Patrol units and K-9 teams will be on hand and will offer demonstrations.
Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations will have a helicopter on display and C.B.P.’s Office of Field Operations will be available to discuss port of entry operations.
The event is open to the public and many school groups will attend. It will be from 10 to 1 Friday, May 16, at Sector Headquarters at 300 Madrid Street in Marfa.
To attend, you are asked to R.S.V.P. to by Friday, May 10.

The City of Alpine has announced that utility disconnections will be May 29 for non-payment of current bills.
Past-due accounts will be disconnected if prior arrangements have not been made and a fee of 35 dollars each will be assessed for both the disconnect and the reconnect.
To avoid the inconvenience of utility disconnects and the fees, payments must be made by 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.
Payments can be left in the drop box outside City Hall, in-person inside the office or on-line by registering at

The Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Roundup will be from 9 to 5:30 Tuesday at the Elementary School Library.
Qualifications will be for those who will reach certain ages by September first.
That will be age 3 for Pre-K 3, age 4 for Pre-K 4 and five for Kindergarten.
Parents need to bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records and a parent’s driver’s license. For more information, call 837-7730.

Summer Reading is coming soon at the Alpine Public 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 on Saturday, May 18.
For more information, call 837-2621.

Also at the Library is the second session of the Mother’s Day craft project from 4 to 6 Tuesday for children ages 10 to 15.
The first was April 30 for children ages 4 to 9.
Children are learning how to make a gift for Mom and, of course, she shouldn’t be there and ruin the surprise.
Mother’s Day will be Sunday, May 12.

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