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Early voting ends Friday at 4 p.m. in school election

FORT DAVIS - With almost 120 early voters already marking ballots, residents in the Fort Davis school district are reminded early voting ends at 4 p.m., Friday.
 
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Nov
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Lt. Flipper's Ride back on the agenda for the fort Nov. 16

Volunteer reenactors will be on the "job" Nov. 16 when Fort Davis National Historic Site offers its annual evening tours.
FORT DAVIS – A not-to-miss event! On Nov. 16 the public is invited to participate in guided tours at Fort Davis National Historic Site after hours and by lantern light.
 
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Nov
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The elementary schoolyard

The elementary schoolyard turned into a pumpkin patch this week when students made like an Easter egg hunt and picked a punkin to carve for some Halloween fun at the Fort Davis school.
 
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Nov
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Fort Davis band to march with Sul Ross at Saturday's game

The Fort Davis Indian Marching Band will perform at Sul Ross this Saturday
BIG BEND - It will be Band Appreciation Day when the Sul Ross State University football team hosts Hardin-Simmons Saturday afternoon and the Fort Davis High School Band, fresh from a trip to Odessa last weekend to compete in . High school bands will be given a chance to march during halftime, and a massed band consisting of more than 200 student musicians is expected to perform.
 
Thu
24
Oct
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Doug Baum of the Texas Camel Corps was traveling to Fort Stockton

Doug Baum of the Texas Camel Corps was traveling to Fort Stockton for a living history there on Saturday. He stopped at Fort Davis National Historic Site to get his camels out and give them some exercise. They were on the parade ground visiting with folks for about an hour. by Max Kandler
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Thu
24
Oct
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Mountain Dispatch columnist Barney Nelson's first love is photography

Mountain Dispatch columnist Barney Nelson's first love is photography - imagine this one in color with all the reds and yellows of fall leaves as Davis Mountains cowboy Ty Holland eases through the forest. The shot's been featured in many books, calendars and magazines over the year.
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Thu
24
Oct
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Giant tent sale benefits humane society

FORT DAVIS–More items have been donated this past week to benefit Grand Companions Humane Society just in time for its big event. There is lots of excitement this year about the Tent Sale planned for this Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. right outside the Grand Companions Thrift Store in Fort Davis. Located opposite the Stone Village Market and Motel, the society is renting a huge tent where most of the collectibles will be, plus smaller tents for art, books and other unusual items all displayed in the spacious area adjacent to the shop.
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Thu
24
Oct
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Mule deer hunters reminded of chronic wasting disease efforts

FAR WEST TEXAS – Wildlife officials are reminding mule deer hunters and landowners in Far West Texas about the protocols developed as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Chronic Wasting Disease management plan. The plan includes mandatory check stations for harvested mule deer taken inside the CWD Containment Zone, which covers portions of Hudspeth, Culberson and El Paso counties. The management plan was implemented after CWD was detected in tissue samples from two mule deer in Far West Texas during the summer of 2012. Those were the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer.
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Thu
17
Oct
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A bunch of the combat veterans will come back

By Stewart Billingsley.

Here's a wild guess - a bunch of the combat veterans will come back to the Davis Mountains.

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Thu
17
Oct
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Kids in the after-school program

by Max Kandler.
Kids in the after-school program for the Fort Davis Boys and Girls Club covered the front of the county library with letters to the combat veterans who were in town this last weekend for the annual Texas gathering of the group. Some 250 combat veterans road their motorcycles to the events.
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