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Thu
27
Feb

Freeconcert"breaks" the ice and ushers in spring (maybe)

BIG BEND - Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard will perform March 8 at the Granada Theatre in Alpine. The benefit concert is designed to break the "ice" and usher in spring! Doors open at 7 p.m. with the Border Blues Band. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Alpine's ARTWALK arts in education scholarships and programs. There will only be 450 tickets available. To reserve a spot, go to www.artwalkalpine.com to receive a commemorative Alpine ARTWALK wristband for a donation of $10.
 
Thu
27
Feb

Early voters slow to come to polls as election nears

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Cold, windy and wet apparently kept some folks home and away from early voting polls this week as only 253 had voted with just two days left. About 400 had been expected during early voting, said Jeff Davis County Clerk Jennifer Wright. Voters have today and tomorrow to vote early and otherwise must wait until Tuesday to cast ballots in the Democratic or Republican primaries. The winners of the primaries face each other in November in the general election.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Celebration of cowboy heritage begins with Trappings of Texas

BIG BEND – Trappings of Texas, the 28th annual fundraiser for Sul Ross State University's prized Museum of the Big Bend, www.museumofthebigbend.com, a nonprofit exhibition space for dynamic programming and public outreach for the region's Western history and heritage. The three-day celebration starts tonight at the historic Gage Hotel in Marathon with an evening of cowboy poetry from Ross Knox, famous cowpuncher Boots O'Neal, and Ed Ashurts, Southwest author of the newly published book Real Cowboys- Grand Canyon to Mexico.
 

 

Wed
19
Feb

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering opens for 28th year

BIG BEND - The 28th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering opens next Friday morning at 10 a.m. in Marshall Auditorium on the campus of Sul Ross State University. Dr. Quint Thurman, interim president of Sul Ross will open the event. Bill Brooks will host the session which will feature Kevin Davis, Kristyn Harris and Yvonne Hollenbeck. The event is funded by the generous contributions of area businesses and individuals. West Texas National Bank is the title sponsor and the City of Alpine has made significant contributions to the event. Sul Ross State University is also a significant supporter.
 

 

Wed
19
Feb

Early voting brisk in Jeff Davis County

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Early voting has been brisk the first two days ballots have been available in the Democratic and Republican primaries. Starting on Tuesday, voters have been going to the polls at the county clerk's offices north of the Jeff Davis County Courthouse in steady numbers. Almost 70 had voted in the first two days. The early voting polls remain open all of next week, through Feb. 28 for the March 4 election. The only contested race in the primaries is for county judge on the Democratic ballot. Fred Granado and Rick Herrman are both on the ballot in that race, the winner to face Jeanette Duer in November.
 

 

Wed
19
Feb

Last two of three sealed indictments now open

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - The last two of three sealed indictments handed down Jan. 21 by a Jeff Davis County grand jury have been served. Brian Isaac Sanchez Morales, a 17-year-old Mexican national who was caught hauling marijuana into this country was served while in jail in Presidio County. He since has entered a plea, been given four years prison time reduced to 10 years probation and deported back to Mexico.
 

 

Thu
13
Feb

Band and art are latest losses for schools here

FORT DAVIS - After a public meeting last week, school trustees in Fort Davis met again Monday and continued to chop away at programs and teaching positions, this time ending the Indian band program and the secondary art classes. The cuts - which follow the loss of three athletic programs last month - are an effort by the school board to fund what's left of the school district now that millions have been taken away in lost state funding as well as changes in the district's status as a "rich" school district.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Fort Davis Dirks-Anderson

Fort Davis Dirks-Anderson students Anita Bailon, Elizabeth Lara and Wendy Chavez deliver money collection boxes for the school's annual participation in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients campaign. The spare change that students collect supports the LLS mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Former area coach arraigned here Friday

FORT DAVIS - Former Fort Davis coach/ teacher Tony Timmons was arraigned in 394th Judicial District Court Friday in a brief appearance in the Jeff Davis County Courthouse.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Local & State Revenue 8-Year Trends

The almost-straight line represents local tax dollars while the line taking the huge dip is what the state has done to local school districts all across Texas. Many argue, the current folks in Austin are not interested in keeping Texas public schools alive and well even as the state's economy is booming.
 

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