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Monday, October 23rd Morning News


This is the local and area news.

The Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend is hosting its Annual Zuzu Verk Memorial & Candlelight Vigil Wednesday.
It honors victims and survivors of domestic violence. Zuzu was a 21-year-old Sul Ross student who was missing for several months in 2016 until her body was found in a shallow grave in Sunny Glenn.
Her boyfriend, then 28-year-old Robert Fabian, was later convicted of her murder.
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 Facebook page or call 800/834-0654.

The next training by the Sul Ross Small Business Development Center will be on Selling Food
Prepared at Home and the Texas Cottage Food Law.

It will be by Zoom Webinar from 10 to 11 tomorrow.
To open a business selling food you make, you will usually need an inspected commercial kitchen to prepare the food and to comply with the zoning laws.
But Texas has a “Cottage Food Law” that allows entrepreneurs to prepare certain types of food at home for sale to the public.
Instructor Andrea Beleno Harrington will review the law and how it can apply to enterprising chefs.
She is an attorney and the small business nonprofits team manager for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
For more information, contact Norma Martinez at 837-8813 or email

Sheriff Danny Dominguez and the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office will provide barbecue meals for community veterans next month at two schools in the county.
Sheriff’s Department officers and others in law enforcement will serve the meals November 10
at Presidio Elementary and Marfa High Schools. Students will make presentations honoring veterans during the meals to thank veterans for their service in advance of Veteran’s Day Saturday, November 11.
For those who can’t make one of the dinners, deputies will deliver meals to them.
Dominguez asks those who know of a veteran that cannot attend to pass along that information, Email Chief Deputy Joel Nuñez in Presidio at or Jail Administrator Gracie Parra in Marfa at

The Alpine Public Library’s final Travel Talk of the year will be Friday with “The Destination of the Journey, Exploring America from Coast to Coast and Beyond.”
Valerie Naylor, retired superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, now lives in Alpine and worked at Big Bend National Park early in her 31-year career.
She told us her talk will be about traveling and she wants to see every bit of the U.S., including the territories, and appreciating everything she sees.
That includes visiting every county in the U.S.
The talk will be in the A.E.P. room of the library at 805 West Avenue E. It will start at 7 Friday evening.
For more information, call the library at 837-2621.

The 8 th Annual Puro Party Celebration for the Texas Latino is coming up this weekend at the Alpine Civic Center.
The party will be from 7 Saturday evening to 1 a.m. Sunday with live music, a Halloween costume contest with cash prizes and intermissions with D.J. Pancho.
Tickets are on sale at the K.A.L.P. studios and La Casita Restaurant. For more information, call 837-2144.

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