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Monday, November 13th Morning News


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Alpine’s Artwalk, a true red-letter event, is back this weekend celebrating its 30 th Anniversary.
Backers say this year’s ArtWalk on Friday and Saturday promises a weekend filled with art, music and unforgettable experiences.
Featured Artist this year is Tom Curry, a local for more than 30 years.
He is an acclaimed artist known for his quirky illustrations and bold color palate that evoke images of far west Texas and further south.
The music lineup for this year’s Artwalk includes Del Castillo and Slade Coulter.
Del Castillo will kick off the festivities at 9:30 Friday at the 100 block of North 5 th Street, which TxDOT will close to traffic all weekend for the event.
Slade Coulter, a West Texas icon, will take the stage Saturday with his soulful and evocative sound.
In addition to the art and music, other attractions include Austin Bike Zoo, an artisan market, an Art Silent Auction and the popular Art Car Parade at noon Saturday.
For more information and event updates, contact Kerri Blackman at 294-1071 or

We were puzzled last week when, after reporting only one citizen could vote on creation of the Lajitas Utility District, results showed two people had voted to approve it.
The Big Bend Sentinel, which broke the story about only one voter in the district, reports in this week’s edition that the second voter had voted before the single-vote issue came up.
The paper reported earlier that Elections Administrator Lora Nussbaum and the district’s attorney, Ronald Freeman, learned about the single voter after early voting had begun.
Nussbaum had to print new ballots when it was learned that all Precinct 7 voters could not vote for the district, just those living in the district.
The second vote on election day was deleted from the final report. We can assume that voter’s choices in the Constitutional Amendment still were counted.
The district was created by the Legislature in 2011 but no vote had been taken to make it official. It is on 27 hundred undeveloped acres owned by the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa.

The series of training sessions from the Sul Ross Small Business Development Center by Zoom continues tomorrow with one on Home-Based Daycares, What You Need to Know.
This session from 10 to 11 tomorrow is on how to open an at-home daycare. It will cover the basics of what you need to open a daycare in your home as well as the important legal considerations.
The presenter will be Attorney Andrea Beleno Harrington, the small business and nonprofits team manager with the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.
To register and to log in, contact Norma Martinez at 837-8813 or email

The long-awaited opening of the Big Bend Regional Health Clinic in Presidio has been scheduled for the end of this month.
The ribbon cutting and open house will be from 5 to 7 November 29 at the new clinic at 602 West O’Reilly Street, Suite C, in Presidio.
Dr. David Sanchez and Family Nurse Practitioner Bob Rice will offer services that include family medicine, obstetrics care, vaccinations and walk-in appointments for all ages.
The clinic will open on November 30 and appointments will be available from 7 to 7 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
To attend, R.S.V.P. to

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