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Fort Davis High School band competed Saturday in El Paso

The Fort Davis High School band competed Saturday in El Paso. This is the first Division 1 rating since 1993 (20 years). It is only the second Division 1 rating for the marching band in the history of the program.Members are Makayla Chambers, Aimara Fierro, Tierney Foster , Loana Grado, Zach Heiner, Perla Hernandez, Joseline Hernandez, Westin Huffman, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Max Lannom, Javier Lara, Emily Merrill, Audra Miller, Kyrstin Mills, Erick Morales, Rubi Morales, Cameron Naegele, Oscar Nunez, Ashleigh Pasqua, Yanahira Ponce, Louis Riegel, Rafael Riegel, Allison Rubio, Alexie Sanchez, Brandon Trevizo
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20th Artwalk promises to be bigger and better than ever

BIG BEND - Alpine's Artwalk will celebrate its 20th annual Artwalk Nov. 22-23. This free, family-friendly art and music festival is held throughout downtown Alpine from 10 a.m. To 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Budweiser stage will host free live music beginning at 4 p.m. each day with "Open Mike." Musical entertainment runs from 6 p.m. until midnight. Billy Joe Shaver will be the headliner for Friday evening, with The Anthony Ray Wright Band as the opening act.
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17
Oct
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Observatory's party starting with chance to use the 82-inch

FORT DAVIS — McDonald Observatory is inviting residents of Jeff Davis, Brewster, and Presidio counties to a Special Viewing Night on the 82-inch (2.1-meter) Otto Struve Telescope Oct. 30. The Struve Telescope is the observatory’s original telescope dedicated in 1939 and updated multiple times in the past 75 years. Tickets to Special Viewing Nights on this telescope usually cost $125. This free event honors local communities’ contributions the observatory’s success over its 75-year history. Please join us!
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Thu
10
Oct
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At least ten positions lost due to financial crunch at schools here

FORT DAVIS - School trustees and administrators continue to meet with area groups and taxpayers, answering questions and attempting to educate residents on the need for the proposed tax increase that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. Any group wanting school trustees and/or administrators to come to meetings is asked to contact the school to arrange a time and place. One of the areas of concern has been questions about what the district has done to help offset the losses in state revenues.
 
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Oct
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Cattle

Eight cattle trucks crowded into the townsquare and area behind the bank Tuesday night, waiting for first light to load cattle from an area ranch, a reminder that while tourism has become a big driver of dollars here, cattle are still the backbone of Jeff Davis County's economy.
 
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10
Oct
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The Republican Party's

The Republican Party's shutdown of the federal government has closed national parks across the country such as Fort Davis National Historic Site and Big Bend National Park
 
Thu
03
Oct
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A mule rodeo

Well, that's one way to take a little nap during a mule rodeo, but it sure doesn't look too comfy.

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03
Oct
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The annual Davis Mountains Rendezvous

The annual Davis Mountains Rendezvous, a gathering of muzzleloader enthusiasts also was going on this weekend, with participants camped on the Mulhern (Evans) country just outside Fort Davis off the Alpine highway.
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03
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Mule and Donkey Daze

An animal rescue outfit from San Angelo brought a gooseneck full of adoption burros and donkeys Saturday to the Mule and Donkey Daze here - and every single one of them went to a new home, one even leaving in the back of a suburban.
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Campaign begins to answer questions on proposed tax hike

FORT DAVIS - School trustees and administrators are kicking off a campaign to answer questions and educate residents on the need for the proposed tax increase that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. The last day to register to vote for that election is next Monday at the Jeff Davis County Clerk's office.
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