Blocked Streets An Issue At Commissioner’s Court

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Jeff Davis County Commissioner’s Court met last Tuesday. There were a number of issues dicussed. Valentine Radio’s Roxana Hill asked Judge Jeannette Duer what she thought were the most important items on the agenda. “We are going forward with the restoration of our…


No Disposal Breaks For Tardy Nuisance Cleaners

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — Not wanting to set a precedent, the Jeff Davis County Commissioner’s Court last week said “no” to giving people cleaning up their properties a break on disposal fees. County Attorney Teresa Todd had requested that the fees either be reduced or waived for residents…


Focus On Pets Rising In Jeff Davis County

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — People in Jeff Davis county are becoming more aware of and involved in the local pet population. That’s according to Elaine Harmon of Grand Companions in Fort Davis. Harmon, speaking before the Jeff Davis County Commissioner’s Court last week said the number of…


“Clybourne Park” Opens Friday On Sul Ross Stage

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — The award-winning play, “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris opens this Friday at Sul Ross State University. Directed by Marjie Scott, assistant professor of communication and theatre, the play is set in a house on Clybourne Street – the same house the Younger family purchases in…


Details Emerge In Marfa Train Fatality

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — New details have emerged on the death of a woman in a train accident near Marfa. 25-year-old Liliana Garcia was killed when she was struck by a westbound Union Pacific freight train shortly before 6:00 PM on October 7. Her cousin, 28-year-old Yadira Margarita Garcia,…


Marfa Adds Fourth Patrol Officer To Police Force

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — Marfa has added another full-time patrol officer position to its new police force. At the request of new Police Chief Steve Marquez, the Marfa City Council approved a change to the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget to the pay for the officer. According to Mayor Ann…



No Van Horn Representation On Appraisal Board

VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — A two-year term on the Culberson County Appraisal District will not be filled by a representative of the town of Van Horn. The town had priority on selecting someone to serve as director. However, at this week’s meeting, the council declined to nominate anyone….


Culberson County Fights Back Against Superbugs

CULBERSON COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs and save millions of lives each year. However, widespread, long-term use has led to an alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria that causes two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. To help combat the…


Judge Ferguson Now A Fellow Of The Texas Bar

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Fort Davis native Judge Roy Ferguson was selected by his peers for an honor this week. The 394th Judicial District Court Judge is now a member of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Each year, the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are…