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Native Plant Society meeting February 18

February 9th, 2017

ALPINE – The Big Bend chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will explore poisonous and medicinal plants of the Chihuahuan Desert in a class from 10am-noon Saturday, February 18 in the Warnock Science Building room 201 on the Sul Ross campus.

Dr. Martin Terry, biology professor at Sul Ross, will present the program.

Reservations are …

Cry For Zion director sets Fort Davis talk

February 9th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – Doron Keidar travels the world, speaking about Israel and strengthening support for Israel by giving accurate and timely information, delivered from the perspective of someone who put it all on the line to defend the Jewish state.

Fluent in both English and Hebrew, Doron speaks with a disarmingly simple, straightforward manner that captivates and engages …

Alpine Rotary Club annual Pancake Supper February 16

February 9th, 2017

ALPINE – The Rotary Club of Alpine will hold its annual Pancake Supper and Silent Auction on Thursday evening, Feb. 16, at 6 pm, at the Alpine Elementary School Cafeteria.

The event benefits Alpine High School graduating seniors with scholarships to Sul Ross State University.

Freshly made pancakes, sausages, beverages (coffee, milk, juice) will be ready for …

Lion’s Club bake sale is Saturday, February 11

February 9th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – The Fort Davis Lions Club will host a bake sale on Saturday, February 11 from 7-11:30am at Porter’s Grocery Store in Fort Davis.

Just in time for Valentine’s weekend, come pick up sweets for your sweethearts!

All proceeds from the bake sale benefit programs supported by the Fort Davis Lions Club, including vision screening …

Vaccine clinic next week in Marfa

February 9th, 2017

MARFA – The Texas Department of State Health Services Marfa office will host a vaccine clinic from 10am-3pm Saturday, February 18 at its new location, 205 East El Paso Street, just east of the Hotel Saint George Hall.

Vaccines offered will include influenza and MCV4 for both children and adults.


Public transportation meetings next week in Far West Texas

February 9th, 2017

MARFA – The Far West Texas/El Paso Regional Transportation Coordination Committee will hold a series of meetings on its proposed 2017-2022 Regional Human Services-Public Transportation Coordination plan to gather public input and comments.

Public input meetings are scheduled as follows:


Thursday, February 9, 5-6pm MST, El Paso Main Library, 501 N. Oregon Street, downtown.

Friday, February 10, …

Cottonwoods at historic Ft. Davis to get some TLC

February 9th, 2017

The cottonwoods group at the Fort Davis National Historic Site.

FORT DAVIS – Fort Davis National Historic Site has been actively involved over the past several years with the Texas Forest Service to obtain the best possible treatment for the cottonwood trees in the historic grove. The trees, some of which date from the 1860’s …

35th annual Midessa boat, RV, sport, gun show this weekend

February 9th, 2017

The 35TH annual Midessa Boat, RV, Sport & Gun Show will be held at the Ector County Coliseum Complex, Odessa, TX, February 10-12, 2017. Those attending can see the new 2017 model RV’s and Boats and receive the best buys of the season. Visit the new expanded gun show, and a variety of booths including …

Every child deserves a loving home this Valentine’s Day

February 9th, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – While many children eagerly await candy and cards this Valentine’s Day, children in the child welfare system wait for something much more permanent – a loving home.

When children are removed from their homes due to evidence of abuse or neglect and placed in the child welfare system, they are frequently placed …

Enchilada fundraiser Friday for one-act play

February 9th, 2017

ALPINE – The Alpine High School One Act Play cast and crew are having an enchilada dinner fundraiser this Friday, February 10 from 5-8pm in the high school cafeteria.

The cost is $7 per plate, and to-go plates will be available.

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