National Guard troops at the armory located on Cameron Street were treated to popsicles and candy by some local children Tuesday afternoon. Andres Garza, Agustine Garza and Juan Antonio Sanchez brought the treats to the soldiers to thank them for their service. The boys are pictured with (at left) First Sgt. Jeffery Hancock and (right) Cpl. George Lutz.

The guardsmen were in Alice to assist with possible relief efforts in advance of Hurricane Dean.