It’s Red Ribbon Week At Marfa ISD

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — This week Marfa schools are celebrating the choice to be drug-free. The school district is participating in a national campaign called “Red Ribbon Week” in response to the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. The first National Red Ribbon Celebration was held several years…


Early Voting Underway For Texas Constitution Changes

TRANS PECOS, TX (Ben Caxton) — Early voting started this week and will continue through November 3rd in an election to vote on changes to the Texas State Consitution. Voters across Jeff Davis, Culberson, and Presidio Counties can stop at the usual advance polling locations to cast ballots in advance…


Fourth Small Trans Pecos Earthquake Since Saturday

PECOS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The fourth earthquake in as many days caused some minor shaking about 20 miles south-southeast of Pecos Tuesday evening. The 2.6M temblor struck at 6:54 PM in the exact same area three quakes up to magnitude 3.2 were felt over the weekend. Tuesday’s movement was…


Learn To Preserve Your Family History Tomorrow

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — If you have been struggling with how to pass your family history on to the next generation or which grandchild will get the only surviving photograph of great-great-grandpa, there’s help available. Head to the Jeff Davis County Library at noon Wednesday for some answers….


Mile High Fire Rescue School This Weekend

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Mile High Fire & Rescue School is coming up this weekend in Fort Davis. The annual event is sponsored by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to year. The school…


300 Protests Lead To 3 Lawsuits In Presidio County

PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX (Ben Caxton) — The Presidio County Appraisal District board of directors met Monday in Marfa facing three lawsuits over this year’s property valuations. Marfa Attorney Rod Ponton is representing Robert Spiegel and Leo Villarreal who are seeking damages of between $100,000 and $1M for what they claim…


Jose Rodriguez Speaks From The Heart At Sul Ross

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Jose Rodriguez literally left the fields to become the only member of his migrant family to receive a college education. Fifty years later, he worries that the same opportunities he obtained may soon be unavailable to others in similar situations. Rodriguez, a two-term State Senator,…



Frogs On The March At County Library Today

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The mighty Davis Mountain Turtles take center stage at the Jeff Davis Library today. 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 ranger…


Cyclefest Peddles $2,500 Into Community Coffers

FORT DAVIS, TX (Ben Caxton) — The 41st annual Cyclefest that was held about 5 weeks ago in Fort Davis was a success. Organizers have donated $2,500 in proceeds to local groups. The Permian Basin Bicycle Association recently turned to present $500 checks to the local Big Bend Radio Club,…