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Wed
29
Jan

Public forum Feb. 6 to focus on budget, 2014 school issues

FORT DAVIS - In an effort to answer some questions and explain where the school district is going with its current financial concerns, a public meeting is planned at 6 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Fort Davis High School Auditorium. The school district's Board of Trustees will host the community conversation to take a closer look at the district's budget projections for 2014-15 and to review a list of all potential changes and reductions under consideration for 2014-2015.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Former area coach Timmons indicted for felony theft

AUSTIN - Former Alpine, Valentine and Fort Davis teacher and coach Tony Timmons, the current state director of officials for the University Interscholastic League, has been indicted for theft of $20,000 to $100,000 by a Jeff Davis County Grand Jury. Timmons, 44 and living in Austin, filed a $10,000 PR bond in Travis County Wednesday. A sealed indictment was one of three handed down by the grand jury, empaneled earlier this month in the 394th Judicial District Court of Judge Roy Ferguson.
 
Thu
23
Jan

New basketballs are among the sports stuff over $400 in donations

New basketballs are among the sports stuff over $400 in donations brought to the After School Kids program at the Jeff Davis County Public Library.
 

 

Thu
23
Jan

After School Kids program members thank teachers

After School Kids program members thank teachers, donors for new balls, pogo sticks and more.
 

 

Thu
23
Jan

Nope - not kangaroos; just After School kids with new pogo sticks

FORT DAVIS - It may appear as though kangaroos have suddenly been introduced to West Texas, but in reality it is the After School Kids enjoying their new pogo sticks. Because of the support of Principal Allison Scott and teachers at of Dirks-Anderson Elementary School in Fort Davis raised over $400 to purchase new sports equipment.
 

 

Thu
23
Jan

Valentine native joins Cong.Gallego's staff

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Rep. Pete P. Gallego (D-Alpine) welcomed Cynthia Martinez and Valentine native Julie Morton as field representatives in Eagle Pass and Alpine. The two join a committed team that works tirelessly for Texans, covering some or all of 29 counties which make up the 23rd District of Texas. Since 2013, U.S. Rep. Gallego’s staff has helped resolve hundreds of cases and recovered more than $2 million in benefits for constituents.
 
Thu
23
Jan

Research astronomer appointed new director at McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN -- Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas, which is part of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Armandroff, who is currently director of the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, will join McDonald in June. He succeeds David Lambert, who, as the observatory’s third director, propelled the observatory to national prominence. Lambert will resume his position as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Astronomy.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Peregrine numbers dictate continued closing of areas in Big Bend Park

BIG BEND - In 1999, the Peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species list, a move prompted by the falcon's comeback from the brink of extinction. However, throughout Texas there are less than a dozen known nesting pairs and the falcon remains on the state's endangered species list. Federal Endangered Species policy requires that Peregrine populations continue to be monitored. National Park Service policies require the protection and preservation of all state-listed species and all species of concern, regardless of federal or state classification.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Sale smashes records, tops quarter of a million

BIG BEND - The 70th annual Big Bend Livestock Show and Sale smashed all records with a sale that topped a quarter million dollars Saturday night in Alpine - some $60,000 over any previous sale. All those dollars go to 4-H and FFA students from Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties. With the final figures still not in, volunteer members of the BBLSA had talled over $251,000 by Tuesday - and none of the money spent in the silent auction had been added in yet.
 
Thu
09
Jan

Changes coming on Big Bend political scene

BIG BEND - Now that the Christmas and New Year's holidays are history again, the political season is expected to get into high gear since the March primaries are less than eight weeks away. And there are plenty of contested races all over the three counties of the Big Bend.
 

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