Articles by Ben Caxton

Jeff Davis Library Signs 53 New Members

  JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — Jeff Davis County Librarian Gwin Grimes reported at last weeks Commissioner’s Court meeting that the library had signed up 53 new library card holders during September – which was National Library Card Sign up month. Grimes says the library needs to do…


Mighty Davis Mountain Turtles Spotlighted Monday

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The mighty Davis Mountain Turtles take center stage at the Jeff Davis Library on Monday. Rangers and volunteers of Davis Mountains State Park will present a family program, “The Slow, the Strong, and the Mighty Davis Mountain Turtles.” The presentation includes a state park…



DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts

  AUSTIN, TX (Ben Caxton) — According to the Texas Education Agency, more than 42,000 school buses transport approximately 1.5 million Texas children to and from school every weekday. In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans to comply with all…


County Library Joins Worldwide Reading Program Today

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — Jeff Davis County Library patrons will join more than 2.3 million people worldwide today by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience. At 4:00 PM staff will read “Quackers” by Liz Wong, a story that follows a kitten who grows up believing…


Chuy Calderon And Wife Honored In Valentine

VALENTINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Saturday was Homecoming in Valentine. And a couple of life-long community members were honored for their services to the city even though they’ll soon be heading away. Retired Valentine Mayor Jesus “Chuy” Calderon and First Lady Viola Calderon were singled out during an event at…


County Discuss Burial Assistance Guidelines

CULBERSON COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — If a family is destitute, what options are available when a loved one passes away and there are no funds for a burial? Becky Brewster in the Van Horn Advocate says the County Commissioners Court struggled with that issue at their meeting this week….




Homecoming Dress Up Days In Van Horn

VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — It’s homecoming week in Van Horn and time to dress up to show your school spirit. Yesterday was a time to rest up to “Save the World” by wearing pajamas to school. Today is “Villains are Sometimes Just Misunderstood Day” where students will get…