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Wed
30
Apr

Boxers, ballet, salsa and the artist formerly known as Father Rick

FORT DAVIS - Some unique, fun and entertaining events have been planned for the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce 2014 Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 3 at the Kelly Outdoor Theater behind the Union building. Because other area celebrations have changed their dates, the Fort Davis event was moved to only Saturday - but with a whole new list of events, featuring amateur boxing bouts sanctioned by USA Boxing and featuring young fighters from Border Boxing of El Paso and from Alpine.

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Wed
23
Apr

STATE BOUND!

Fort Davis freshman Hadley McIvor and senior Quentin Mathes will be in College Station this weekend to prepare for the State Tennis Tournament.

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Wed
23
Apr

Band wins Sweepstakes

FORT DAVIS - The Fort Davis High School band went to UIL contest Tuesday in El Paso and came home with the best results available. The band, under the leadership of Director Darryl Schwierjohn, got a Division 1-1-1 in Concert and a 1-1-1 in Sightreading. That in itself is a first for any Fort Davis band.

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Wed
23
Apr

More hard choices for school district but outlook for the future looks bright

FORT DAVIS - Despite making more hard choices Monday night, the Fort Davis school board was more upbeat and positive than it has been in well over a year. "It's time we talked about the academic and athletic successes of our kids, the quality of our teachers and staff," said school board Trustee Steve Merrill.

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Wed
23
Apr

Valentine vandal formally indicted here

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - The Valentine vandal and another guy caught drunk driving for a third time have been formally indicted by a Jeff Davis County grand jury. Joseph Frank Magnano, a 36-year-old Waco resident who has been arrested and arraigned as well as freed on $20,000 bond, was one of three indicted by the grand jury last week. Magnano is charged with two felony criminal mischief counts for doing damage less than $20,000 to the Prada Marfa site west of Valentine back on March 9.

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Tue
22
Apr

Geologists get access to Glass Mountains after years on outside

MARATHON - After three decades of inaccessibility to the Glass Mountains, a new group of landowners has eased restrictions and is allowing the West Texas Geological Society to plan a field trip in May to the area between Marathon and Alpine. The trip will lead up to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' southwest section meeting - further indication that oil and gas interests continue to push west.
 
Tue
22
Apr

Congressman's office tops $2.5 million recovered for area residents

BIG BEND - Pete Gallego, the Alpine native who serves as United States congressman for much of the Big Bend and West Texas, passed a major milestone this past week when his 23rd Congressional District office topped the $2.5 million mark in dollars recovered for residents of West Texas and the Big Bend. The funds have been recovered from federal agencies ranging from Social Security to Veterans Administration to Medicare and more.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Cleanup Fort Davis is this weekend

FORT DAVIS - Keep Fort Davis Beautiful is hosting a fun event for the whole family. Wear gloves and long pants and walk the neighborhoods or streets of Fort Davis and be a part of the winning team/family who will make Fort Davis "Beautiful". This event is a "litter clean up" on any of the roadways in Fort Davis, April 12 from 9-noon.
 
Wed
09
Apr

McDonald Observatory's Education Director Marc Wetzel spent a day recently with elementary students in Fort Davis

He's got the whole wide world in his hands . . . McDonald Observatory's Education Director Marc Wetzel spent a day recently with elementary students in Fort Davis teaching them about moon phases, the seasons, the motion of the sun and letting them view the sun through a telescope.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Second grader Madison Brooks peers through the telescope

Second grader Madison Brooks peers through the telescope with the help of Marc Wetzel at Dirks Anderson Elementary here.
 

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