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Thu
27
Aug

Electronics recycling program returning to Fort Davis soon

FORT DAVIS – It is time again for Fort Davis to participate in the Fall Electronics Recycling Event, scheduled for Sep. 16 - 19. As in the spring, anyone may drop off acceptable items in front of the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce on Memorial Square, at the covered trailer that will be provided.
 
Thu
20
Aug

Jeff Davis County Courthouse lawn

Don't look for this guy any time soon on the Jeff Davis County Courthouse lawn. He's on the move, but he is staying in Austin.
 
Thu
20
Aug

Hummingbird festival opens here after noon

FORT DAVIS - The 2015 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival: “Hummerfest”is in Fort Davis this weekend, Aug. 20-22. This year’s festival will include lectures, banding sessions, field trips, plus an Opening Reception and Closing Dinner along with the beauty of Hummingbirds throughout the Davis Mountains.
 
Thu
20
Aug

County holds line on budget, taxes for coming year

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - A slight increase in taxes was proposed this week by Jeff Davis County commissioners, who site the increases in costs for most goods and services the county receives. One of the biggest increases has come from insurance for buildings and vehicles. If approved, the average home in Jeff Davis County would pay about $18 per year more in county taxes.
 
Thu
20
Aug

Valentine Radio is now on the airwaves

VALENTINE – Locally owned Valentine Radio is announcing an online radio station targeting the West Texas communities of Van Horn, Fort Davis, Marfa and Valentine. The station has undergone a number of engineering tests in the preceding months and has been launched. Valentine Radio features World News at the top of the hour and local weather three times per hour with the current temperature recorded in Valentine.
 
Thu
13
Aug

Public invited to dig research Friday

FORT DAVIS - Archaeologists from the University of California, Berkeley's Archaeological Research Facility are excavating at Fort Davis National Historic Site this summer. As part of the Fort Davis Archaeology Project, the team includes eight students and five staff members under the co-direction of PhD candidates Katrina C. L. Eichner and Erin C. Rodriguez, and archaeology professor Laurie A. Wilkie.
 
Thu
13
Aug

Book signing here Monday honors One Man Army - Sgt. Manuel Gonzales of Fort Davis

FORT DAVIS - Authors of a new book that features Fort Davis' One Man Army will be in Fort Davis Monday for a book signing and discussion at the Jeff Davis County Public Library. From 6 to 8 pm, the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library will host Arnulfo Hernandez and Sam Ortega, authors of the book, The Men of Company E: Toughest Chicano Soldiers of WW II.
 
Thu
13
Aug

CDRI's annual fundraiser is this weekend

FORT DAVIS - The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center hosts CDRI's annual BBQ and Live Auction fund raiser on Aug. 15. This year's event has many new elements promising to be bigger and better than ever. "This is, in a large part, thanks to the generous donations to the live auction of original art by nationally recognized and award winning artists Teresa Elliott, Lindy Cook Severns and Mike Capron, plus other generous donations, a record number of corporate partners, and 27 Host Committee members," stated Lisa Gordon, CDRI Programs coordinator.
 
Thu
13
Aug

School budget drops four percent; state accountability report excellent

FORT DAVIS - School trustees approved Monday an austere budget, the first year of three more consecutive "tight" budgets to help the district cope with the continuing drop in state public school funding. The overall budget will be over four percent down from the current budget, which saw cuts in programs like the award-winning Fort Davis High School band, the art department, and sports like golf, baseball and tennis.
 
Thu
06
Aug

Book signing focuses on Chicano soldiers

FORT DAVIS - A book signing and program are being planned here on Aug. 17 for the southwest booksigning tour of The Men of Company  E: Toughest Chicano Soldiers of WWII by Arnulfo Hernandez and Sam Ortega. The book depicts the lives of the only all-Chicano company in the US Army in World War II and includes stories about Manuel Gonzales of Fort Davis, who is being recommended as a recipient of the nation's highest honors for military heroes.  

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