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Pierce bond reduced to $875,000

April 23rd, 2015

By BOB DILLARD

Jeff Davis County Mountain-Dispatch

FORT DAVIS – What was expected to be a routine bond reduction hearing turned into a marathon day-in-court Tuesday as witness after witness paraded through the district courtroom and were quizzed about whether bond should be reduced for 18-year-old Harlin Pierce, accused of shooting his father in March.

“Poor Farm Fire” is considered controlled

March 30th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

FORT DAVIS – A wildfire that has been burning in the mountains between Fort Davis and Marfa since yesterday afternoon has reached 700 acres in size.

The “Poor Farm Fire,” as it has been called due to its location to the Poor Farm Ranch, is actively burning on the northwest ridge of the …

Murder suspect turns himself in

Murder suspect turns himself in

March 26th, 2015

FORT DAVIS – The 18-year-old Jeff Davis County resident wanted in connection with killing his father turned himself in to Virginia state authorities Wednesday night, according to the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Harlin Pierce is suspected of killing his father, Anton Pierce, on Thursday, March 19 at their Davis Mountains Resort home. Anton Pierce suffered …

Fort Davis library hosts authors Lonn Taylor, Marcia Daudistel, Bill Wright on Saturday, August 7

July 31st, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Don’t Miss It! Another great program in the series, “Meet the Authors” is planned for Thursday, August 7 at 7pm in the Jeff Davis County Library.

This year there will be a special trio of authors who highlight people from the Big Bend.

Enjoy the amusing stories of Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright who …

St. Joseph’s arts & crafts fair Saturday

November 27th, 2013

FORT DAVIS – Saturday, November 30 is the date of the 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall in Fort Davis.  This year’s fair promises to be one of the biggest yet as there will be numerous returning and several new artisans.

Beginning at 9:00 am …

Fort Davis has planned power outage today for more repairs

November 27th, 2013

FORT DAVIS – There will be a planned outage from 2-4pm today, Wednesday, November 27 so AEP can repair a few remaining issues from the damage done to the electrical grid during the cold and ice storm, said Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robert Alvarez.

They apologize for the inconvenience but it has been …

Fort Davis residents voice concerns over planned Family Dollar store

January 31st, 2013

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

FORT DAVIS – The planned Family Dollar store on Texas 118 near downtown Fort Davis has some people in town grumbling. Some are concerned about preserving the aesthetics of the historical town, others are worried that having a corporate entity come in will open the doors for others, and some don’t think …

One vehicle accident claims life of Fort Davis woman

January 24th, 2013

By JEFF MATHEIS

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – A 64-year-old Fort Davis woman died in a one-vehicle accident in Jeff Davis County on Friday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety Marfa office.

Kari Jo Todd was travelling westbound on State Highway 166 (the scenic loop) when the accident occurred. Todd’s vehicle began drifting to the right, …

Hicks hired as Fort Davis principal

February 2nd, 2012

FORT DAVIS, MARFA – Graydon Hicks III, the Marfa Junior/Senior High School principal the past five years, is the new Fort Davis ISD secondary principal.

At a special Fort Davis ISD board of trustees meeting Wednesday afternoon, school board members voted 6-0 to offer Hicks the job, Superintendent Judy Whitis said. Hicks begins his new duties …

Marfa man, former Fort Davis man killed in traffic accident

November 10th, 2011

MIDLAND – A Marfa man and his first cousin from Midland and formerly of Fort Davis were killed in a two-vehicle accident south of Odessa and Midland Tuesday evening, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol.

John Heath Morales, 39, of Marfa and Chris Anthony Bentley, 38, of Midland and formerly of Fort …

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