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Monday, November 20th Morning News


Today is Monday, november 20th and I’m PJ Benevich.

The Alpine Police Department has posted on Facebook a reminder to deter any thefts not only through the holidays but all year around.
It offers a program called Operation Front Porch to prevent theft of packages left on a doorstop by making the Police Department your front porch.
Many in Alpine use many forms of online shopping all year and may not be home on delivery.
You can pick up your package 24/7 at the Police Station at Sul Ross Avenue and 8 th Street.
Have packages shipped to your name at Alpine Police Department, 309 West Sul Ross Avenue, Alpine 79830. To pick it up, you will need a government form of identification like a driver’s license or passport and an order receipt or proof of shipment.
For minor children, a parent must provide proof of guardianship and-or the child’s identification.
The department will not charge for the service but will be happy to take a donation of a Christmas Gift for a child for the Alpine Police Department Blue Santa program.

The city of Alpine has issued two notices to the public, one about a search for water quality problems and a warning about late payment of bills.
One says that for the next few months, city staff will conduct water service line inventory to check for contaminants.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced its final revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for lead and copper.
City crews will check materials on both the public and private sides of the installed water meters.
If you see workers conducting this inventory outside of normal business hours, including weekends, do not be alarmed.
For questions or concerns, contact Interim Utility Director Andrew Devaney at 837-3281, extension 2, or email

And utility disconnections for past-due accounts will start on Tuesday, November 28.
Utilities will be disconnected for non-payment if prior arrangements have not been made.
To avoid service interruption and the associated fees, utility payments must be made by 4 p.m. Monday, November 27.

Customers may make payments at the payment drop box located outside City Hall, in person inside or online by registering at

Keep Alpine Beautiful has invited the community to help clean up trash at the cactus garden east of McDonald’s where Holland Avenue and Avenue E split.
They have scheduled a tree planting for 11 Saturday morning, a joint venture of Keep Alpine Beautiful and the Sul Ross Range and Wildlife Club. See details on Facebook

The Presidio County Sheriff’s office is expecting the usual increase in traffic congestion on Highway 67 leading to Presidio during the Thanksgiving holiday this week.
It reports they have experienced major traffic issues on that holiday from the large number of vehicles entering the small community.
The Presidio Police Department will work with the Sheriff’s Office to minimize traffic disruptions on the highway.
Motorists can help by obeying road signs and digital messages along the way providing instructions and guidance.
Do not cut in line awaiting services and stagger travel days where possible to minimize traffic congestion.
Law enforcement will play a critical role in ensuring the safety of our roads. Assisting travelers can help reduce traffic congestion and minimize potential hazards.
Traffic alerts will be available on the website

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