The Alice Chapter of Texas Exes had a send-off party Thursday for three Alice High School graduates who will attend the University of Texas this fall.

Aliana Gamboa, Rose Torres and Aryssa Cruz will be part of the new Longhorn freshmen.

There were about 40 UT grads and families in addition to the three freshmen and their families. Kevin and Kati Downes hosted the barbecue at their home.