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School registration to begin in Fort Davis starting August 5

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FORT DAVIS - Fort Davis Independent School District will begin student registration for the 2020-2021 school year here next 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 beginning Wednesday, Aug 5.

Clouds have continued

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Clouds have continued to gather in the days leading into August, dumping much needed rain on the parched land of the Davis Mountains. Thunderstorms are once again in the forecast for this weekend (see page 2).

Four active cases of virus currently, as total rises to 8

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JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in Jeff Davis County, as data gathered by the Texas Health and Human Services shows another case reported in the county over the last week. The confirmed case brings the total in Jeff Davis County to eight.

Crews from the Fort Davis

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Crews from the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department and the Cherry Creek Fire Department responded to the Mesa Fire in northwest Jeff Davis County over the weekend, containing the brushfire to just under 30 acres.

Physicals here July 27 for Indian athletes

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FORT DAVIS - With high sports getting the green light and plans for when practices and games will begin set, physicals for Indian athletes are being planned here next week. Fort Davis Family Practice will be conducting physicals for Fort Davis incoming students in grades 6-12 on Monday, July 27.

Warmer temperatures

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Warmer temperatures finally gave way this past week to much needed rain showers on parched lands throughout Jeff Davis County and beyond. by Carolyn Miller.

UIL releases for fall and winter sports seasons in Texas

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FORT DAVIS - The University Interscholastic League (UIL), the governing body over Texas high school sports, music and extracurricular academic activities, said Tuesday that the start of football and volleyball seasons for Classes 1A through 4A will remain the same despite some changes to the upper classifications, due to the coronavirus.