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02
Jul

Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration begins here Friday for three-day run

The annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Fort Davis will include a growing list of fun and FREE events all three days, July 3, 4 and 5. Beginning Friday, booths will begin setting up outside the Jeff Davis County Courthouse with a list of entertainment available on the lawn all day starting at 11 am.
 
Thu
25
Jun

Riders on the Orphan Train coming to Fort Davis

FORT DAVIS – Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America.
 
Thu
25
Jun

"Coolest" 4th of July

Thu
25
Jun

Changing cafe scene not leaving much room at the table for tourists

FORT DAVIS - The revolving door that is the restaurant scene in Fort Davis has been spinning this week with closures, cutbacks and changes in ownership And unfortuantely, all of this is happening as huge crowds are headed into the mountains for the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration July 3-5.
 
Thu
25
Jun

Humane society celebrates Saturday

FORT DAVIS – Grand Companions Humane Society is celebrating Bright New Horizons with a Family Fun Day event this Saturday. Drop by the Miriam McCoy Pet Adoption Center at 701 E. Compromise in Fort Davis from 10 am to 3 pm to join the festivities and check out what's new in helping homeless pets.
 
Thu
18
Jun

Austin lawyers propose building nuke waste dump site near Kent

KENT - If you liked the idea of Midland or El Paso coming in here and hauling out Davis Mountains water or a 42-inch pipeline full of natural gas headed for Mexico being dug through the neighborhood, you're going to love the latest attempt to screw up one of the last and most pristine places in Texas. More than 70,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste could soon be stored indefinitely in Culberson County, just north of Jeff Davis County near Kent. Austin-based AFCI Texas, LLC is proposing an above-ground storage site about 40 miles east of Van Horn and nine miles north of Kent.

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Thu
18
Jun

Black Bear Restaurant

An artists conception of the "new" Black Bear Restaurant at Davis Mountains State Park . . . the restaurant at Indian Lodge will close for about a year starting in late summer or early fall. Renovations to the restaurant and meeting rooms are currently in the bid process and work should begin in coming months. Rooms at the Indian Lodge will remain open during the renovations, meaning visitors to the park will be filling cafes and restaurants in town while the Black Bear is closed.

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Thu
18
Jun

Cowboy hypnotist

Cowboy hypnotist Don L. Warren says "You may see a volunteer at one of my shows forget her own name, or the name of her husband and her very own children. You may see a grown man scream in agony of labor pains or visualize being on the scariest rollercoaster in the world or in the most haunted of haunted houses. These things happen on my stage, plus so much more.It  is lots of fun and extremely clean and family friendly." He'll befree on stage at the Jeff Davis County Courthouse during the  Fourth of July celebration in two weeks in Fort Davis.

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Thu
11
Jun

History project focusing on war stories from West Texans - WWI to the present

WEST TEXAS - The Department of History at Angelo State University will host History Harvest events in Pecos today, in Marfa on Friday and in Alpine June 13 for the new project, “War Stories: West Texans  from World War I to the Present.” The Alpine History Harvest, in a partnership with the Museum of the Big Bend, Archives of the Big Bend and Sul Ross State University, will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., June 13, at themuseum, on the Sul Ross campus.

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Thu
11
Jun

Theatre of the Big Bend

Theatre of the Big Bend company members (from left) Jackson Wilbourne of Alpine, Omar Garcia of El Paso, and Jason Roman of Fort Davis, work on stage construction for “Annie Get Your Gun.” The popular musical will be performed June 26-July 19 in  the S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena at Sul Ross State University.

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