The city finally has a new secretary after previous attempts to fill the position fell through. Two candidates were interviewed, and Alpine resident Kalea Cotton was chosen for the position by a four to one vote, with Antrim casting the only dissenting vote. Paperwork will be drawn up this week to get Cotton started. She is currently the Alpine Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, and has served in that role for the past year. Kalea has deep West Texas roots and her mother in-law has worked for the CF Ranch (owners of Sierra La Rana) for 20 years.