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02
Apr

Girl Scouts select Liz Jackson of Alpine as the Woman of Distinction for 2014

ALPINE – Liz Jackson, director of the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, received the 2014 Woman of Distinction honor by the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. The awards ceremony was March 20 at the Green Tree Country Club, Midland. Diane Flanagan, CEO of GSDSW, made the presentation.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Longtime Fort Davis National Historic Site

Longtime Fort Davis National Historic Site employee/volunteer Mary Williams gives visitors the lowdown on one of the officers quarters this past week during spring break for much of Texas' public schools. Despite cold weather several days, crowds were good all week.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Fort Davis National Historic Site's

A batch of new recruits gets some arms instruction from Fort Davis National Historic Site's John Heiner during spring break at the fort this past week.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site volunteer Rick Keith of Alpine warns tourists what could happen to them if they litter while visiting the fort during spring break.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Ashleigh Pasqua, a Fort Davis High School senior, finished up the year and a successful stock show career with wins last week at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Her August Landrace gilt was second place and her July Duroc gilt was fifth . Adding to the honors earlier in the year, she had the second place August Landrace gilt at the Fort Worth Livestock Show in February
 
Wed
12
Mar

Fort Davis students are Gathering winners

BIG BEND - Students at Dirks-Anderson Elementary in Fort Davis joined in the fun and competed in the 28th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering on the Sul Ross State University Campus on Feb. 22. Teacher Felicia Brailas coordinated the contest at the elementary. The topics had to be related to ranch life, and must be the original work of the student. Winners of each level were invited to read their poems in the "Young Uns" session, held in Lawrence Hall. Students who placed in the contest from Dirks-Anderson Elementary were Level IFirst Place- The Brave Cowboy by Bowen Corbin and Third Place- A Hot Desert by Wyatt Stevens.
 
Thu
27
Feb

Fort Davis Indian Band members competed

Fort Davis Indian Band members competed in the UIL Region 22 Solo and Ensemble contests Feb. 22 in El Paso with seven of the students receiving Division I (that's the best) honors and five receiving Division II.
 
Thu
27
Feb

Lifelong Fort Davis resident Dora Webster Lujan

Lifelong Fort Davis resident Dora Webster Lujan, who at 98 has moved to El Paso to be closer to her daughter Tensie, was crowned 2014 Valentine Queen at the Regent Health Care Center in El Paso, where she enjoys visits, especially from her many friends and relatives of Fort Davis.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Fifth grade students in Fort Davis recently competed in a poster contest

Fifth grade students in Fort Davis recently competed in a poster contest sponsored by the Toyah-Limpia Soil and Water Conservation District. Each student designed a poster addressing this year’s subject which was “Where Does Your Water Shed?" Pictured are winners Adolfo Renteria, Braeden Dutchover, Natalie Gallegos, and their science teacher Felicia Brailas. The poster designed by Renteria will go on to compete at the regional level.
 

 

Wed
19
Feb

Bob Snead of El Paso performed a one-man play

Frequent entertainer in Fort Davis and artist/actor/historian Bob Snead of El Paso performed a one-man play, "Held in Trust," at Sul Ross State University as part of Black History Month. A highlydecorated Army aviator, he depicted the life of Lt. Henry Flipper (1856-1940), the first African American graduate of West Point.
 

 

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