Tag Archives: Fort Davis
Volunteer Fire Departments from Fort Davis and Marfa on Wednesday responded to a 52-acre grass fire outside Fort Davis, near the intersection of highways 118 and 17.
Eleven West Texas residents became U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony at the Fort Davis Historic Site.
A new study published in July by Fort Davis biologist Kelly Bryan confirms that West Texas has the second-most diverse hummingbird population in the country, with 17 species identified in the region. The study, which Bryan has been collecting data for … Continue reading
150 years ago this week, the first entirely black army regiment was formed. Later nicknamed the Buffalo Soldiers, these regiments were critical to America’s westward expansion but have been largely forgotten in history books and popular culture. If you’re not … Continue reading
The Rock House Fire remains the largest grassland fire in Texas history. On Saturday, April 9, 2011, it began its rampage across Far West Texas, affecting many residents. Today during the Spring Membership Drive for Marfa Public Radio, we revisit some of … Continue reading
Friday 4 PM: The wildland fire north of Fort Davis is 90% contained. The fire ran up in some rocky areas and died down. Crews did arrive from Fort Stockton. No structures were damaged. There are a few hot spots left, but … Continue reading
The McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis announced Wednesday the discovery of a new planet. It’s located in the Hyadesstar cluster. The planet is K2-25B. The lead astronomer with the discovery is Andrew Mann. It’s a warm afternoon on top of … Continue reading
The recent rains throughout the state have led some scientists to declare Texas’s state-wide drought over. Ranchers, however, remain wary. For the McIvors, one of the oldest ranching families in the area, the last five years have been no easier … Continue reading
Big news this morning from NASA’s planet hunting mission. Dr. Mike Endl, a research scientist with The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, spoke with the Texas Standard about the mission. Listen back to our episode of West Texas Talk with Dr. Endl … Continue reading
FORT DAVIS — As a cool breeze blew across the 6,800-foot mountain that Coyne Gibson stood on, he gazed at a night sky dotted with constellations, planets and meteors — all visible to the naked eye, thanks to the surrounding … Continue reading