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Monday, October 16th Morning News


Today is Monday, October 16th and I’m PJ Benevich.

Comptroller Glenn Hegar has purchased 20 million dollars in Israeli bonds, helping provide- liquidity to Israel as it defends itself against the attack by Hamas.

He said Texas has long had a deep spiritual, political and economic connection to Israel and the Israeli people. They are our friends and allies, he said.

Hamas, based in the Gaza Strip, attacked Israel on October 7, killing 13 hundred Israelis and at least 30 U.S. citizens and taking many of both as hostages. The fixed-rate bonds mature in five years and carry an interest rate of 5.74 percent.

Hegar said since 1994, Texas has invested in Israel bonds annually and, after this purchase, the state will hold nearly 100 million dollars in those bonds.

The Alpine High School Homecoming Parade will start at 6:30 Wednesday at the School Administration Building, go west Avenue E and north on Cherry to the bonfire.

All team members of the 1973 Semi-Finalist team have been asked to join in the parade and ride on the float with the current Bucks football team.

Alpine I.S.D. will honor the 1973 Semi-Finalists at half-time of this week’s Homecoming game at 7:30 Friday at Buck Stadium, hosting Odessa Compass,

For questions regarding the honoring of this team’s achievements, contact Athletic Director Andy Smith at or Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rinehart at

The Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend is hosting its Annual Zuzu Verk Memorial Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, October 25.

It honors victims and survivors of domestic violence. Walkers will meet at the Sul Ross Library Circle between 5:30 and 6 and walk down Sul Ross Avenue to the Brewster County Courthouse.

A presentation will be there with refreshments to follow.

Participants are asked to wear purple in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, see the Alpine Fire Department Facebook page.

Parents and caregivers of children four years old or younger can now access high-quality print and digital books and reading at home tips to support the child’s development.

Books Beginning at Birth is a statewide program that provides families with children access to free books and resources to support the development of early literacy skills.

Watch a short video and sign-up at or call 888/952-9572 and then apply to receive books every six months at home. 

The Alpine Police Department will host a blood drive from 11:30 to 4 Monday next week at the station located at 309 West Sul Ross Avenue.

Go to to make an appointment. Those who donate will receive an Alpine Police Department patch.

Also, during the blood drive the Alpine Police Department will provide tours of the station and the 911 dispatch console.

A Fall Festival benefitting Alpine Christian School will be from 1 to 6 Saturday at the school at 1901 Loop Drive.

It will offer food and family fun including a bouncy house, arena games, a photo booth, a petting zoo, cake walk and face painting.

The ten-dollar entry fee includes a trip to the pumpkin patch.

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