Lifestyle

Wed
12
Nov

Over 120 turn out to slurp soup, support efforts of Food Pantry

FORT DAVIS - Over 120 people came for homemade soups, fresh breads and an array of desserts at the annual Food Pantry Harvest Bowl last weekend. This year there were 12 different soups from old favorite Lupe Rubio’s Five Star Chili to Catherine Fleming’s new Green Chili Corn Chowder, along with other annual favorites to choose from.
 
Thu
06
Nov

Cost of going to Sul Ross to go up if regents approve request today at Beaumont meeting

BIG BEND - Sul Ross State University will seek approval of mandatory tuition and fee increases at the upcoming meeting of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. The Regents will meet today and Friday, Nov. 6-7 at Lamar University, Beaumont. Other agenda items include acknowledgment of gifts totaling $610,000, acceptance of foundation annual reports and approval of outof- country study courses.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Theatre celebrates 50 years with Nov. 1 gala

BIG BEND - The Theatre of the Big Bend will celebrate 50 years of summer theatre with a Nov. 1 gala, 7 p.m. at the Alpine Civic Center. Hosted by Bret Scott, Sul Ross State University assistant professor of Communication, the event will feature sketch comedy, food, drinks and music. The gala highlights the summer theatre program’s innovative artistic achievement and outstanding educational programs, as well as a newly-formed improvisational ensemble.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new bird blind at Davis Mountains State Park

FORT DAVIS – The public is invited to a 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting for a newly constructed bird blind at Davis Mountains State Park Nov. 14 being dedicated to the Francell family of West Texas, who have played a major role in Texas land conservation efforts. The $36,000 solar-powered, white adobe structure that mimics the historic Indian Lodge’s Southwest style of architecture replaced an older bird blind in the Montezuma Quail Viewing area.
 
Thu
23
Oct

Storyteller Sacre speaks at SRSU Oct. 30

BIG BEND - Antonio Sacre, internationally-renowned writer, storyteller and solo artist, will speak Oct. 30 at Sul Ross State University. Sacre's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Marshall Auditorium. A reception will follow and the event is free and open to the public. His appearance is sponsored by the College of Professional Studies John B. Poindexter Speakers Series.
 
Thu
16
Oct

Fort Davis High School students

Fort Davis High School students were recently drew statewide honors for having some of the highest science scores in the state following testing and competition for Texas students.
 
Thu
16
Oct

El Paso artist Tom Lea is focus of tonight's event

BIG BEND - Author, editor, curator and speaker Steve Davis will discuss the relationship between El Paso artist Tom Lea and Texas historian and author J. Frank Dobie tonight at the Pete P. Gallego Center, Room 129 as the Museum of the Big Bend celebrates Tom Lea Month. A speaker's reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with Davis' talk, "The Brave Bulls Collide: Tom Lea and J. Frank Dobie," following at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Award-winning science students from Dirks Anderson Elementary School

Award-winning science students from Dirks Anderson Elementary School in Fort Davis had some of the highest scores in the state - in the top 25 percent overall of all students in Texas in almost all categories of recent statewide comparisons.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Festivities on the townsquare

John Avant of Fort Davis got this shot of a young muleskinner eyeballing the festivities on the townsquare last week during the Frontier and Mule Daze in Fort Davis.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Sul Ross opens 69th college rodeo tonight at arena on campus in Alpine

BIG BEND - Collegiate rodeo returns to its birthplace as Sul Ross State University hosts the 69th Annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association event today through Saturday. Competition begins nightly at 6 p.m., today and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Arena at the Turner Range Animal Science Center. General admission is $6 for performance and $4 for slack. Children under 12 and Sul Ross faculty, staff, and students with ID will be admitted free of charge. Slacks will be Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. each day.
 

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