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…


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…


The Steel Magnolias “Worship In The Park” Coming

VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Steel Magnolias from San Marcos, Texas, will present a free fully choreographed Southern Gospel concert at the Van Horn City Park this Sunday. The all-day event called “Worship in the Park” is being coordinated by Pastor Jerry Donavan of the First United Methodist…



Revised Appraisals Are Coming In 2018

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — Thanks in large part to protests over property valuations this year in Jeff Davis County, some changes, and a new round of valuations will be coming next year. The Appraisal District Board learned last week that Eagle Property tax Appraisal, the company who…


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…


Planned Power Outages Today In Jeff Davis County

VALENTINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — AEP Texas has scheduled two momentary outages for today in the Fort Davis and Valentine areas to allow maintenance of circuit breakers at the Alamito Creek substation. Weather permitting, a momentary outage that could last up to five minutes will occur at 2:00 PM as…


Root Beer Floats In Van Horn For Student Readers

VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — More than 90 students were honored at a pep rally in school in Van Horn Thursday. The Eagle Elementary Accelerated Readers were recognized for reading at good comprehension and reaching 100% of their Accelerated Reading goals. The school also recognized the top readers for…