Tag Archives: Fort Davis
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
Almost seven years ago, teams of engineers and scientists began designing mirrors for a telescope to study the universe’s dark energy. That’s the mysterious energy many scientists theorize the universe is largely made up of. No such mirrors had ever … Continue reading
This is a developing story. We’ll update this post with information as we receive it. Monday, March 30, 3:30 pm The wildfire in the Puertacitas Mountains south of Fort Davis and north of Marfa has essentially come under containment, as of Monday afternoon. The … Continue reading
March 26, 10 am Following a multi-state man hunt, Harlin A. Pierce has turned himself into authorities in King George County, Virginia. The 18-year-old was sought as a suspect in the murder of his father, Anton G. Pierce, near Fort Davis, … Continue reading
In 1867, two regiments of black soldiers were stationed in West Texas. They were called the Buffalo Soldiers by the Native American tribes they fought. Many of those soldiers were former slaves, and their descendants still live in the area. … Continue reading
On today’s Parenthesis, we’ll hear about tourism, a “clean” industry, as it relates to Fort Davis.
In a broadcast recorded live at the McDonald Observatory near Ft. Davis, Texas, MPR reporter Lorne Matalon and Morning Edition anchor Travis Bubenik spoke with Dr. Taft Armandroff, the recently appointed director of the observatory. The three met up at … Continue reading