JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - No new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jeff Davis County were reported in the last week, as data gathered by the Texas Health and Human Services shows the total number of confirmed cases in Jeff Davis County at eight. Of the eight cases confirmed within the county, more…
FORT DAVIS - With fall workouts beginning this week in Fort Davis for the Indian varsity football squad, athletic director and head football coach Brad Repass has released the tentative schedule for 2020. The schedule is tabbed as tentative only because the ever changing landscape of public…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - With the sudden passing of Jeff Davis County Judge Kerith Sproul-Hurley, the county’s commissioners’ court has been thrust into a whirlwind of legal advice and a bit of the unknown, as the court moves forward to fill the county judge’s position and by whom. County officials…
FORT DAVIS - A team of astronomers including McDonald Observatory’s Bill Cochran have made a detailed study of a young planet slightly smaller than Neptune with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder at The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory. They characterized the planet’s mass,…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Longtime Jeff Davis County resident, ranch and local business owner and Jeff Davis County Judge Kerith Sproul-Hurley died here Sunday at the age of 45. According to the Jeff Davis County Justice of the Peace MaryAnn Luedecke, Sproul-Hurley was pronounced dead on Sunday at 1:40…
FORT DAVIS - Fort Davis Independent School District began student registration for the 2020-2021 school year here this week. Parents may register their children by going to each campus, picking up a registration packet, completing the packet and returning it to the campus secretaries FDISD will…
The Fort Davis Indian volleyball squad was back at it this week with practices beginning here August 3.
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In the July 30 edition of the Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch, a picture on Page 1 showed a picture of the construction of one of the telescopes at McDonald Observatory from a collection of pictures gathered by Mildred Bloys Nored. In the picture, the caption was mistakenly described as the 107…
Tina Siemens works with the Heritage Project in Seminole. It’s a group that does research on the history of the Mennonites. Tina wrote a book titled SEMINOLE about the immigration of Mennonites to Seminole. Tina says the group was looking for ways to help out during the Corona crisis. They looked…
I’ve been re-reading old columns for (hopefully) a new book project. I’m shocked at how much my “political” topics sound like I could have written them today instead of 4, 8, 12, or 16 years ago. That got me to thinking about an old column I used to write in the 1960s for my high school newspaper…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - With the sudden passing of Jeff Davis County Judge Kerith Sproul-Hurley, the…
FORT DAVIS - A team of astronomers including McDonald Observatory’s Bill Cochran have made a…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Longtime Jeff Davis County resident, ranch and local business owner and Jeff…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - No new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jeff Davis County were reported in the last week, as data gathered by the Texas Health and Human Services shows the total number of confirmed cases in Jeff Davis County at eight. Of the eight cases confirmed within the county, more than half of those individuals have already recovered from the virus that continues to surge through Texas. Currently there are only two active cases of the virus within the county. The confirmed case total still remains relatively low in Jeff Davis…
FORT DAVIS - With fall workouts beginning this week in Fort Davis for the Indian varsity football squad, athletic director and head football coach Brad Repass…
FORT DAVIS - Fort Davis Independent School District began student registration for the 2020-2021 school year here this week. Parents may register their…
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The Fort Davis Indian volleyball squad was back at it this week with practices beginning here August 3.
FORT DAVIS - The Fort Davis Athletic Department announced this week plans to open the weight room for those students wishing to utilize the facility during the…
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…
Editor: A great article on the front page of the Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch with the headline, “Debates continue for removal of statues and school…
“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco, Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a…
Three white peacemakers nervously waited for the Comanche council to decide whether they lived or died on Aug. 10, 1843. Making amends with the western tribes…