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Grant funds new library software

August 3rd, 2017

FORT DAVIS — The Tocker Foundation of Austin awarded a grant to Jeff Davis County Library to update its integrated library system.

The grant funds will pay for the library to acquire Apollo by Biblionix cataloging and circulation software, and to maintain it for five years, saving county taxpayers $7,950.

The new system will offer many advantages …

Dunlap is new Workforce Solutions Borderplex board member

August 3rd, 2017

Dan Dunlap

MARFA, ELPASO – Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Dan Dunlap to the Board of Directors.

“As our newest addition to the Board, Mr. Dunlap will do an outstanding job representing the private sector,” said Joyce Wilson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex. “His …

Rio Grande Electric Cooperative names future CEO, COO

August 3rd, 2017

Theresa Quiroz

ALPINE — Rio Grande Electric Co-op’s current General Manager/CEO Dan Laws announced last year his intention to retire in April 2018. To ensure continuity, the process to select the next CEO began almost immediately. Initially, there was a field of several departmental directors and managers, who all wished to be considered for the …

128th Bloys Campmeeting commences Friday

128th Bloys Campmeeting commences Friday

August 3rd, 2017

(photo by ALICE QUINALN) A meal is served at the Brite, Casner, Kokernot camp at Bloys Campmeeting this week.

The Jeff Davis County


JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – The 128th gathering of Bloys Campmeeting starts this Friday with 8 pm worship service.

This year’s campmeeting continues through the 8 pm, services Aug. 9.

Dr. William Bloys led the first …

Open Weekend at the Davis Mountains Preserve August 11 – 13

August 3rd, 2017

FORT DAVIS –The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve will be open to the public for hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, picnics, photography, birding, stargazing and other outdoor activities on August 11-13.

Hours for the Open Weekend are from 8am Friday to 4pm Sunday. The event is free and open to the public; donations are welcomed. Guests …

FD library’s Southwest collection worth checking out

July 27th, 2017


FORT DAVIS — The Southwest collection at the Jeff Davis County Library is composed of books which emphasize the local history of West Texas, subjects west of the Pecos and the Southwestern United States.

The collection is a memorial to Judge Ann Scudday, who served three terms as Jeff Davis County Judge from 1979 …

Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors, rural communities

July 27th, 2017

By Jordan Rasmussen

Center for Rural Affairs

FAR WEST TEXAS — Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate’s bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle remains, and rural seniors would be hurt.

For …

Park Ranger recommendations for hot weather hikes

July 27th, 2017

AUSTIN — Heat exhaustion is one of the most common maladies that park rangers encounter during the summer months, and with temperatures soaring to scorching heats well above 90 degrees, Texas State Park staff are encouraging park visitors to follow basic heat safety precautions to stay safe on the trail.

Heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke …

Ranch Rodeo announces raffle for a gun and leather saddle scabbard

July 27th, 2017

ALPINE – The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo, August 11-12, is proud to announce a raffle for a Henry Lever Octagon Frontier Model .22 LR along with a leather saddle scabbard custom made by Big Bend Saddlery.

Tickets are limited to 300 and are $10. You can get them at Big Bend Saddlery and Johnson’s Feed and …

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo offers “Mutton Bustin” for kids

July 27th, 2017

ALPINE – The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is happy to announce that we will include a “Mutton Bustin’” in our 2017 rodeo performances.  We invite you to bring your kids and be a part of this event.

Mutton Bustin’ is an exciting event for the boys and girls who want to experience the excitement of riding …

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