FORT DAVIS - In 1885, George W. Medley drove 500 head of cattle from Sweetwater to Barrel Springs Ranch. That first year, whatever the cattle rustlers didn’t steal were taken by disease. But Gentleman George kept right on acquiring more cattle and more land, eventually having holdings in western…
Gatesville is near Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the world and the military presence is always in the city. “Everywhere we go, every event we attend is accompanied by the sounds and sights of freedom,” says Gatesville resident Diana Fincher. “In our parking lots we park…
Diana, goddess of the hunt, stands as a Roman heroine to a long line of female hunters. Even today there are many who have followed in her spoor that deserve to have their name written in mythology. Our Diana, we’ll call her Center-Fire Charlotte, is well known for her prowess up and down Hyde…
FORT STOCKTON - For area residents planning shopping or dining trips to neighboring Fort Stockton during the Christmas shopping season, the Texas Department of State Health Services is warning residents and vis-tors of a shigellosis outbreak taking place in Pecos County. Officials with the DHS say…
FORT DAVIS - The Texas Department of State Health Services, in cooperation with the Jeff Davis County Ambulance are hosting a flu shot clinic today beginning at 10 am and running through 1 pm at the Jeff Davis County Services building at 201 W. Court Avenue. Flu shots will be free to any adult or…
FORT DAVIS – If your guess is that you’re on the “naughty list”, you’ve only a few days to gets things in order . . . the big man is coming to town! Naughty or nice, Santa Clause is coming to town this Saturday and will lead the parade in the annual Frontier Christmas tradition in Fort Davis. The…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - The annual Jeff Davis County Livestock Show will get under this Saturday at 10 am, and with its start will christen the brand new James and Jan Dyer Agricultural Building and Bob Dillard Memorial Show Barn. The opening of the show complex will effectively end the consistent…
ALPINE and MARFA - Along with the Frontier Christmas activities planned this weekend in Fort Davis, the Big Bend Community Chorale will be singing tri-county residents into the Christmas spirit this weekend with a pair of sleigh ride performances in Alpine tomorrow evening and in Marfa on Sunday.…
LAS VEGAS, NV - As the world of rodeo takes over Las Vegas, NV for the next 10 days for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, so does the Ariat World Series of Team Roping Finale featuring a number of team ropers with local ties. The WSTR will begin on Sunday at the Southpoint Arena and Equestrian…
SANDERSON - Back to action after the Thanksgiving break, the Fort Davis Indian varsity girls dropped a game to Sanderson; 37-24. “One bad quarter really took us out of the game,” said coach Steve Merrill. “ Just a few defensive breakdowns made a big difference in this game. Alex Granado led all…
SANDERSON - Shaking off a little rust from the Thanksgiving break, the Fort Davis Indian varsity won a close one against Sanderson this week, 52-50. “We had really good offensive output in the second and third quarters that made the difference in the game,” said coach Steve Merrill. “We struggled…
FORT DAVIS – If your guess is that you’re on the “naughty list”, you’ve only a few days to gets…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - The annual Jeff Davis County Livestock Show will get under this Saturday at 10…
ALPINE and MARFA - Along with the Frontier Christmas activities planned this weekend in Fort Davis…
FORT DAVIS - In 1885, George W. Medley drove 500 head of cattle from Sweetwater to Barrel Springs Ranch. That first year, whatever the cattle rustlers didn’t steal were taken by disease. But Gentleman George kept right on acquiring more cattle and more land, eventually having holdings in western Jeff Davis County, a big chunk of Culberson County, and a piece of New Mexico too. The Mountain Dispatch drove 16 miles out Highway 166, a now paved road that had been part of the Butterfield Overland Trail stagecoach line and just a bit of the…
LAJITAS - The Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will have planned a program on invasive species on the Rio Grande from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm…
FORT DAVIS - A fun time was had all at this year’s Saint Joseph Catholic Church arts and crafts fair. The 39th year was the magic one after canceling last…
FORT DAVIS - The Texas Department of State Health Services, in cooperation with the Jeff Davis County Ambulance are hosting a flu shot clinic today beginning…
FORT DAVIS - After a deep playoff run by both District 2 winners in the state volleyball state playoffs, the Fort Davis Indians place a number of players on…
SANDERSON - Shaking off a little rust from the Thanksgiving break, the Fort Davis Indian varsity won a close one against Sanderson this week, 52-50. “We had…
SANDERSON - Back to action after the Thanksgiving break, the Fort Davis Indian varsity girls dropped a game to Sanderson; 37-24. “One bad quarter really took…
Texas Survived State-Splitting Schemes When the Reconstruction constitutional convention reconvened on Dec. 4, 1868, Radical Republicans sharpened their knives…
Sorry Editors I’m dealing with editors right now. Not this one, not the Dispatch editor. Tate Dillard is great! Like his dad Bob, who will always be my all-…
Diana, goddess of the hunt, stands as a Roman heroine to a long line of female hunters. Even today there are many who have followed in her spoor that deserve…