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09
Apr

Fourth graders at Dirks Anderson Elementary School

Fourth graders at Dirks Anderson Elementary School in Fort Davis take turns viewing the sun through a telescope as Marc Wetzel, the education director at McDonald Observatory, looks on. Wetzel did a show and tell with students at the school recently.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Academic winners advance to regionals in Levelland

FORT DAVIS - A large group of Fort Davis students will compete in Levelland May 2 at the Region I academic meet after wins at the district level. As a team, Fort Davis was second to Rankin in the final standings. All students placing first, second or third advance to the regional finals, with winners there going on to state later in May.

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Fri
04
Apr

Valentine nine advance to state history fair

VALENTINE – Nine Valentine students will be at the state history fair in May after a successful competition in the Big Bend Regional History Fair competition at Sul Ross State University. Valentine took nine students to Alpine, with the group competing in five different categories, and all nine students are advancing to the state meet on May 2-3. The theme for this year's competition is Rights and Responsibilities.

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Fri
04
Apr

Volunteer firefighters at the recent Wildland Fire School

Volunteer firefighters at the recent Wildland Fire School here practice fighting what the winds tend to whip up all too often this time of year - grass and timber fires that can get out of control in a hurry. It was just three years ago this week that 25 homes were burned to the ground when a wildfire ripped through Fort Davis and burned in the mountains for over a month.

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Fri
04
Apr

District judge offers program for adults next Tuesday night on violence, videos

FORT DAVIS – Fort Davis High School will host a presentation by 394th District Judge Roy Ferguson on teen violence and video games at 7 p.m., April 8 in the FDHS Auditorium. Designed for parents and interested adults - and not for school age children - the presentation will be limited to adults only with students not attending. More than half of American households have a video gaming system and over a third of American children play video games at home.

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Fri
04
Apr

Second Annual Viva BigBendFoodFestival starts here next week

BIG BEND - The Second Annual Viva Big Bend Food Festival begins in just a week from today with the opening party April 10. Events are in Alpine, Fort Davis, Marfa and Marathon. Many of the events are free and open to the public while others have a cost - for more information check with the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce, one of the event sponsors.

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Wed
02
Apr

Fort Davis High School Spanish Club traveled to San Antonio

This black and white photo doesn't do justice to the brilliant colors the students are wearing when the Fort Davis High School Spanish Club traveled to San Antonio earlier this month to attend the Pan American Convention. The students opened the show entertaining a large crowd of Spanish Clubs from all over Texas.Students participated in UIL events in Spanish vocabulary, grammar, arts, crafts and dancing.The club, under the sponsorship of Teacher Martha Sanchez, enjoyed sightseeing San Antonio and the Riverwalk, visiting the Alamo and the great Mercado.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Fort Davis National Historic Site honored Mike Sloan

Fort Davis National Historic Site honored Mike Sloan, a Eureka Springs, Arkansas resident, who frequently comes to the park as a volunteer. Sloan was named the Volunteer of the Year for 2014 at recent ceremonies in the historic site. Sloan volunteers at a number of national parks and historic sites around the south and the southwestern areas of the United States.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Nancy and Bill Davis of Fort Davis (on either end) and Bill's parents Norma and Junior Davis of Nebraska enjoy the grand entry March 22 in Reliant Stadium at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from a wagon in the event at the opening of the rodeo. The Davis family won the chance to be in the grand entry when they bid on an item donated by Nancy Jean and John Gunn of Fort Davis last November as part of the Cowboys for Indians, a fundraiser helping Fort Davis schools.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Open house highlights Davis Mountains State Park's many changes

FORT DAVIS- The mile-high state park right around the corner is offering its first Open House on April 25-26. This is a free event to highlight the park's recreational opportunities available to Far West Texas residents 365 days a year. Some of the featured events include an art show spotlighting the rich diversity and talents of Big Bend artists, a wildlife tracking workshop, How to Build a Bat House demonstration, a Dutch oven cook-off, and entertainment by the "Moondog Trio" from Marfa.

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