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Tuesday, January 2nd Morning News


Tuesday, January 2nd and I’m PJ Benevich.

The Alpine Guest Quarters at 208 West Avenue E in Alpine is closing and is having a sale of everything from beds to chests of drawers, kitchen utensils and much more.
All sales will benefit the Alpine Public Library and everything must go.
The sale will be from 9 to 5 Wednesday through Saturday at the property across the street from the Brewster County Courthouse.
Cash and checks will be accepted and checks should be made out to the Alpine Public Library.
Items purchased must be removed from the property.

One of the big Red Letter Alpine events is coming up this month, the 80 th Annual Big Bend Livestock Association stock show and sale.
Through organizations like Four-H and Future Farmers of America, students can earn money for future education needs and others and learn skills that can last for a lifetime.
They raise farm animals and then sell them at auction, many making sales bringing substantial rewards.
It all begins on Thursday, January 11, with weigh-in for hogs, lambs and goats from 4 to 6 at the school district Ag Barn and steers at Hill Top pens between 4 and 4:30.
Friday, the lamb show begins at 9 at the Ag Barn and the goat show will begin at the conclusion of the lamb show.
The steer show will begin at 1 or at the conclusion of the goat show and the horse show begins at 5:30 at the SALE Arena
The swine show will be at 9 Saturday at the Ag Barn and the Brand-New Rabbit Show will be at the conclusion of the swine show.
The awards and sale will be at the Alpine Civic Center where the buyer’s registration and buyer’s social begin at 6.
The awards program at 6:30 will include presentation of Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Buckles, Showmanship Buckles, honoree recognitions and senior recognitions.
The auction begins at 7 with Rusty Mertink returning as auctioneer. The concession stand will open at 7 Friday and Saturday mornings. Table Reservations for Buyers participating in the live auction at the sale can be made by contacting Caroline Fox at 837-0768 or email at

After years of starts and stops, the international highway bridge connecting Presidio with its sister city across the border, Ojinaga, is officially opened to the public.
State Senator César Blanco said it was good news because the bridge now connects cultures and serves as a gateway to increased commerce between Texas and Mexico.
But Alpine has been warned it also could triple the truck traffic through the city, posing problems for the community.
A truck bypass around the city was discussed in a study by the Texas Department of Transportation but no firm plans were made.
The TxDOT contributed to the construction of the bridge project that increased lanes from two to four, working with its Mexican counter-part.
Work still is under way on a new railroad bridge between the cities to replace one that was destroyed by fire way back in 2008. And word is the new facility will not open now until the summer of 2025.

It’s a new year and time for the old to end and the new to begin.
But the Alpine Public Library is carrying over its winter break reading challenge until next week.
Readers still can cozy up with some holiday reading in a challenge for kids of all ages.
They can track what they read and then turn in a paper log sheet they can get at the library by Tuesday, January 9, for a prize.
There is no reading list or required number of entries.

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