Lifestyle

Wed
07
Jan

SUCCESS HARD TO HANDLE FOR "OLD YELLER" AUTHOR

by Bartee Haile
 
At the peak of the "Old Yeller" craze, the Palace Theater in Dallas invited dogs and their human companions to a special showing of the film version of the best-selling book on Jan. 11, 1958. Frederick Benjamin Gipson was born on a farm near Mason in 1908. Life on the western edge of the Hill Country was more hardscrabble than idyllic, but to the young boy it was a rustic paradise that made a deep and lasting impression. Gipson was in the tenth grade, when he saw his written words in print for the first time. A short story about two lads, who tracked down a cattle rustler, was the sophomore's modest contribution to "The Branding Iron," the Mason High yearbook. He did not consider it a particularly noteworthy achievement, but his classmates and teachers sure did.
 
Tue
06
Jan

More snow

More snow, like this Saturday, could be in the offing during the next few days all across West and North Texas. by Max Kandler
 
Thu
18
Dec

Frontier Christmas Lighted Parade

Several floats and plenty of fun were in store for those who attended the Frontier Christmas Lighted Parade Saturday in Fort Davis.
 
Thu
18
Dec

Max Liddell was born

If he's anything like his dad and his grandad, he NEEDS a warning label . . . Max Liddell was born to Emily and John Liddell Nov. 19, 2014, in Dallas, joining big sister Mia at their Dallas home.
 
Mon
15
Dec

Elementary, junior high Indians dominate UIL academic contests

The Dirks-Anderson Elementary and Fort Davis Junior High students dominated the academic University Interscholastic League meet last Friday in Balmorhea. The meet included about 300 students from Balmorhea, Terlingua, San Vicente, Dell City, Valentine, Sierra Blanca, Marfa and Fort Davis. Fort Davis elementary students won the team competition with 786 points, with the second place team, Marfa, scoring 315 points. The junior high Indians won the meet with 663 points, with the second place team, Balmorhea, scoring 294 points. There were 67 different events, from Kindergarten through 8th grades. Fort Davis scored points in 61 of those 67 events, carrying the team titles in 37 of those events.
 
Wed
03
Dec

Community Youth Choir

The Fort Davis Community Youth Choir had its first performance Nov. 30 and has been working hard for the Christmas Cantata planned for Christmas Eve at the Fort Davis First United Methodist Church at 8 pm.

 
Wed
03
Dec

Lewis Gordon

Lewis Gordon of Alpine, who died this past week at his home, was wellknown to many throughout the Big Bend for his culinary skills. Services are this weekend in Alpine with burial in Holy Angels Cemetery there.

 
Wed
26
Nov

Nelson's Photography for Writers students at Sul Ross show off their work

BIG BEND - Photography has become a popular hobby if not career with the invention of "smart" phones and cameras that make technical details like focus and exposure easy. Snapshots have improved considerably but real photography is still an art that improves with training and practice. Students in Barney Nelson's "Photography for Writers" class at Sul Ross State University have been getting plenty of practice this semester with weekly assignments that target developing a photographer's eye.

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Wed
19
Nov

Trent Whitesell

Fort Davis studentsTrent Whitesell, Dylan Parent, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Bernice Renteria and Christian Schreiber have undertaken a massive recycling project for the Fort Davis High School and Dirks-Anderson campuses.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart Estes of Midland, 100 years young

 

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