FORT DAVIS - As the news of a continuation of the cancellation of all school activities and instruction at campuses at Fort Davis Independent School District came down from district officals here last week, principals and teachers moved to make instructional printouts and web-based instruction…
VALENTINE - Following the order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, schools in Texas, including Valentine Independent School District will continue to be cancelled through April 3, at which time state officials will make a decision on extendeding cancellations . Facilities will remain closed during…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - As had been discussed by county officials last week, Jeff Davis County Judge Kerith Hurley-Sproul ordered a Declaation of County Disaster Due to Public health Emergency here last Thursday. The declaration outlines the process as to which the county came to a point of disaster…
FORT DAVIS - In response to and following the mandates set forth by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Fort Davis Independent School district extended the suspension of normal district operations through April 3, in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “We are coordinating…
FORT DAVIS - In an effort to keep spirits lifted during trying times forced by the spread of the COVID-19 virus that have resulted in statewide school closures, Fort Davis Independent School District faculty and staff will have planned a Teacher Parade through the streets of Fort Davis today to…
FORT DAVIS - To help ease residents in Fort Davis with day to day life, while dealing with restrictions on being in public, First Baptist Church members are offering help with errands such as going to the grocery store, post office, pharmacy, or picking up take-out meals. Please call 432-426-3989…
Emilio H. Vasquez, Sr., of Marfa, Texas at the age of 81 was called by our Lord on March 20, 2020. He was born in Mexico on April 5, 1938 to his parents Eusebio B. Vasquez and Cesaria H. Vasquez. Emilio was marred to Estela B. Vasquez for 57 years. They were wed on December 15, 1963. With immense…
Dennis Ivey of Crockett is one of those people who seem to be everywhere. He has been a preacher at the same church for 30 years, has been active in the arts community in Crockett and has a band that performs all over East Texas. He is also gifted with an imaginative sense of humor that he puts to…
A scream from the kitchen. The thud of a faint. She sighs and arises and walks with restraint. Her neighbor lays peaceful, eyes fixed in a stare She’s passed out in front of the new Frigidaire. She looks at the rack with eggs in its keep Winking up at her’s the eye of a sheep. There’s a…
Pekka Hamalainen seems a strange name for a person who writes books about American Indians. Yet, born and educated in Helsinki Finland and a professor at England’s Oxford, he is the reigning expert on US Comanche and Lakota history. His new book LAKOTA paints a picture of undefeated horseback…
Sunset Carson, a star of 1940’s westerns, made one of his countless personal appearances on Mar. 29, 1976. But it is safe to say that none of the students and few of the faculty at Denton High School had any idea who he was. An Okie by birth, Winifred Maurice Harrison moved to the Texas Panhandle…
VALENTINE - Following the order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, schools in Texas, including…
FORT DAVIS - As the news of a continuation of the cancellation of all school activities and…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - As had been discussed by county officials last week, Jeff Davis County Judge…
FORT DAVIS - As the news of a continuation of the cancellation of all school activities and instruction at campuses at Fort Davis Independent School District came down from district officals here last week, principals and teachers moved to make instructional printouts and web-based instruction availble to district students. Beginning Monday, students and parents were asked to pick up instructional material from Dirks-Anderson Elementary as set times to avoid any large crowds from gathering and thus slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.…
WEST TEXAS - Applications are currently being accepted from area students for two $2,000 Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships awarded through the West Texas Press…
FORT DAVIS - Did you know that the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County currently feeds 377 individuals in 135 households? It is not easy to develop a budget that…
FORT DAVIS - The Overland Trail Museum will reopen Thursday, March 12 from Noon to 5PM. Located on 511 N Fort Street in the shade Sleeping Lion Mountain within…
A total of four teams has been recently taking part in the Alpine Youth Basketball League. Over the next two weeks (including this week) the Mountain Dispatch…
A total of four teams has been recently taking part in the Alpine Youth Basketball League. Over the next three weeks (including this week) the Mountain…
FORT DAVIS - With the end of basketball season and the early departure of all district teams from the state playoffs, this week All District teams were…
Sunset Carson, a star of 1940’s westerns, made one of his countless personal appearances on Mar. 29, 1976. But it is safe to say that none of the students and…
Pekka Hamalainen seems a strange name for a person who writes books about American Indians. Yet, born and educated in Helsinki Finland and a professor at…
A scream from the kitchen. The thud of a faint. She sighs and arises and walks with restraint. Her neighbor lays peaceful, eyes fixed in a stare She’s…