FORT DAVIS - The steamy plate of enchiladas that residents of Jeff Davis County look forward to each year will be available again this year, as the Fort Davis Lions Club will once again fill area bellies with their annual enchilada supper. This year’s supper will take place on December 11 and will…
Local photographer Jon Avant captures the beauty that abounds the Davis Mountains, as the sun starts its decent below the horizon.by John Avant
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - In the past seven days, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized in the state’s Trauma Service J, that includes Jeff Davis County, has exceeded the 15% threshold put in place by Governor Greg Abbott in Executive Order GA-32 on October 7. Per the order, as of November 23, all…
FORT DAVIS - With a rise statewide in confirmed cases of the coronavirus, officials with McDonald Observatory were forced to close the doors to the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. In a statement on their website, McDonald Observatory, part of the University of Texas at Austin system, said, “Due to…
ALPINE - As the holiday season officially gets under way this week, Railroad Park Gardens in Alpine will be kicking off the holidays with festive lighting throughout the gardens and the arrival of a new concrete locomotive. The public is invited to enjoy the additions to the park at 6 pm, December…
An 8-pound 2 ounce, 20 1/2 inch long daughter, Maysn Grace Bell, born to Haley Dawn Dutchover at 10:04 pm on November 16, 2020 in Abilene, TX. Proud grandparents are Missy Davis Dutchover of Stamford and James Dutchover of Fort Davis. Great-grandparents are Elaine Davis of Fort Davis and James…
I thought COVID would just fade away once the election was over, but the media still seems to be milking it for eyeballs and clicks. More testing results in more cases, which results in more panic. So Thanksgiving, as many families celebrate it, seems to be cancelled. Almost three million people…
How do you explain Thanksgiving to a 3 year old? “A long time ago...” “Yesterday?” “Yesterday?” “No, more than yesterday. A bunch of people came in a big boat...” “Pirates?” “No, good guys and mamas and babies...” “And boys, too?” “Yup, and boys, too. But when they got in the woods they were…
Sam Houston was so badly shaken by the Nov. 30, 1837 death of Deaf Smith, the famed San Jacinto scout, that he took a month-long leave of absence from the presidency of the Lone Star Republic. Even though Erastus Smith was among the earliest of Anglo immigrants to the Mexican province, he was a…
Late in my sophomore year at Baylor I signed up for a history class with a popular professor. I wasn’t really enthused about that and one night during a dorm bull session, a student mentioned he had taken a course from Paul Baker in the theater department and it opened his mind. I was the type…
On Oct. 13, I tested positive for COVID-19. My first thought was, “Oh no, I’m adding to the West Texas A&M University’s statistics,” but I soon realized that being a statistic is not the most important thing of it all. Let me take you to where I first caught the virus. It was a week prior from…
FORT DAVIS - With a rise statewide in confirmed cases of the coronavirus, officials with McDonald…
ALPINE - As the holiday season officially gets under way this week, Railroad Park Gardens in Alpine…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Coronavirus cases in the state of Texas spilled over the one million mark this…
FORT DAVIS - The steamy plate of enchiladas that residents of Jeff Davis County look forward to each year will be available again this year, as the Fort Davis Lions Club will once again fill area bellies with their annual enchilada supper. This year’s supper will take place on December 11 and will differ some from years past, as all orders will be to-go, in order to maintain safety precautions and the spread of the coronavirus. As is customary for the event, you can order your plate with or without a fried egg on top. Adult plates are $10…
Local photographer Jon Avant captures the beauty that abounds the Davis Mountains, as the sun starts its decent below the horizon.by John Avant
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - In the past seven days, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized in the state’s Trauma Service J, that includes Jeff Davis County, has…
On Oct. 13, I tested positive for COVID-19. My first thought was, “Oh no, I’m adding to the West Texas A&M University’s statistics,” but I soon realized…
WEST TEXAS - Though Fort Davis was note able to continue a run into the state football playoffs, a number of teams in west Texas remain, included top ranked…
BIG BEND - A marked weekend the WRCA as one of their weekend on calendars of working cowboys throughout Texas and New Mexico, the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo has been…
FORT DAVIS - In a quick pivot from the gridiron to the free throw line, the Fort Davis Indians headed to the basketball court recently to begin their roundball…
Late in my sophomore year at Baylor I signed up for a history class with a popular professor. I wasn’t really enthused about that and one night during a dorm…
Sam Houston was so badly shaken by the Nov. 30, 1837 death of Deaf Smith, the famed San Jacinto scout, that he took a month-long leave of absence from the…
How do you explain Thanksgiving to a 3 year old? “A long time ago...” “Yesterday?” “Yesterday?” “No, more than yesterday. A bunch of people came in a big…