JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - As news broke over the weekend that President Biden had approved a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas, many county and city officials, as well as residents in west Texas were left with many questions, as no counties west of the Texas Hill Country were included in…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - According to data compiled by Texas Health and Human Services, 31 cases of the coronavirus remain active within Jeff Davis County, while another 39 cases of the virus are listed as probable. In total, 134 Jeff Davis County residents have contracted the virus. Texas reports a…
FORT DAVIS - Testing for COVID-19, as well as vaccinations for the virus continue in Jeff Davis County. This week a total of 56 residents were tested for the virus, while the county received another 100 doses of the vaccine to administer. In vaccinations held within the county, over 600 residents…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Officials in Jeff Davis began late last week and continue to work through getting the county and its residents back to full working order in the wake of the historic winter stormed that crippled Texas, last week. “We are beginning the process of figuring out what we need to do…
FORT DAVIS - Calling all filmmakers . . . If you’ve got a knack for showing off Texas-based wildlife, conservation efforts or outdoor adventures, this might be the break you’ve been looking for, thanks to generous donations during the 2020 Wild Film Tour a $10,000 grant will be awarded to one…
FORT DAVIS - As basketball seasons came to an end in the last few weeks for both the boys and girls teams, the transition into spring sport schedules has begun with some of those sports already in action with more to come in the next few days. Golf for the Indians got under way this past weekend…
Well wasn’t THAT fun? I spent several years of my life sleeping on a screened in porch, often shaking the snow or frost off the canvas tarp cover in the morning. But, I’ve gotten wimpy since then. After trying to tough it out in my all-electric (no electric) house for two days, I went to a motel.…
When I’m asked where I get ideas for this column, I explain that in my travels among the agricultural masses, everyone has a story to tell … and they tell me! Almost always they include getting bucked off, run over or humiliated in some form, by large domestic mammals. However, there are some…
Puerto Rican terrorists turned the U.S. House of Representatives into a turkey shoot on Mar. 1, 1954. While his colleagues dove for cover, Congressman Wingate Lucas of Fort Worth reacted in true Texas tradition by bounding up the stairs to help subdue the snipers in the gallery. Three and a half…
There’s not much hoopla, no organized statewide celebration but March 2nd 1836 is an important day in the history of Texas. That’s the day Texas became a republic and declared its independence from Mexico. It was a long time coming. In 1820 Moses Austin asked the Spanish government in Mexico for…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing electricity last week during a deadly winter storm, including many whose frigid homes lacked heat for days in subfreezing…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - According to data compiled by Texas Health and Human Services, 31 cases of the…
FORT DAVIS - Testing for COVID-19, as well as vaccinations for the virus continue in Jeff Davis…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Officials in Jeff Davis began late last week and continue to work through…
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - As news broke over the weekend that President Biden had approved a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas, many county and city officials, as well as residents in west Texas were left with many questions, as no counties west of the Texas Hill Country were included in federal funding available to affected individuals. The initial list of counties included 77 of the 254 counties in Texas, though Jeff Davis County nor any counties in the Trans-Pecos or Big Bend region were included. The Federal Emergency…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million…
FORT DAVIS - Due to the lack of power and the continuing bitter temperatures that have caused widespread power and water outages in Jeff Davis County, schools…
FORT DAVIS - Another blood drive has been planned in Fort Davis at First Baptist Church on February 25. The first drive of the new year will take place from 9…
FORT DAVIS - As basketball seasons came to an end in the last few weeks for both the boys and girls teams, the transition into spring sport schedules has begun…
FORT DAVIS - The Fort Davis Indians were knocked out of the playoff chase Saturday, dropping a 61-55 decision to Sierra Blanca. The Indians were plagued again…
FORT DAVIS - A win against Marfa capped off a long week against district opponents for the Fort Davis roundball team. After an eight day layoff due to the…
There’s not much hoopla, no organized statewide celebration but March 2nd 1836 is an important day in the history of Texas. That’s the day Texas became a…
Puerto Rican terrorists turned the U.S. House of Representatives into a turkey shoot on Mar. 1, 1954. While his colleagues dove for cover, Congressman Wingate…
When I’m asked where I get ideas for this column, I explain that in my travels among the agricultural masses, everyone has a story to tell … and they tell me!…