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Luecke: A practitioner of the people

Native Texas Dr. James Luecke has been serving the Alpine and Fort Davis communities for nearly four decades. Inspired by his parents to help people, and by his uncle to pursue a career in medicine, Luecke’s bedside manner and dedication to his patients are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes


SFMOMA debuts Donald Judd furniture exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-Among the most important American artists of the 20th century, Donald Judd transformed the art world with his influential work in art, design and architecture. On view at the


Henderson has 1-shot lead at Marathon Classic

Brooke Henderson watches her shot from the first tee during the second round of the LPGA Marathon Classic golf tournament Friday, July 13, 2018, at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio. (Kurt Steiss/The Blade via AP)


Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic

Thidapa Suwannapura kisses the trophy after winning the LPGA golf Marathon Classic, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio. (Kurt Steiss/The Blade via AP)

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Marfa Public Radio Launches 'West Texas Wonders' Listener-Driven Journalism Initiative

"WEST TEXAS Wonders," created using the HEARKEN online audience engagement platform, is taking questions from listeners and then holding voting rounds on what stories listeners want to hear covered; a station reporter will work with those whose topics are selected to find the answers and report them


West Texas company expanding under construction Permian pipeline system

This is a portion of a 42-inch natural gas pipeline that was being installed near Alpine, Texas, in 2016. Midland-based Oryx Midstream Services II is adding an additional 180 miles to its under construction regional crude oil regional pipeline system. When complete the total system will include 400


McDonald Observatory, Oil and Gas Organizations Collaborate to Protect Night Skies

FORT DAVIS, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory has collaborated with the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) and the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) to reduce light shining into the sky from drilling rigs and related activities in West Texas. The excess lig


West Texas algae farm cultivates nutrients on massive scale

IMPERIAL, Texas (AP) — Inside a high-tech lab in a modular building in the West Texas desert here, a young scientist peered through a microscope at a slide of live and multiplying algae. The San Antonio Express-News reported that she was on the prowl for “grazers,” a sort of cellular-level locust th


Companies Teaming Up to Preserve Balmorhea Pool

"I have been a Balmorhea fan since the first time I saw the place," said Dan Garrison, "love swimming there, love teaching my kids to swim there."


A practitioner of the people

Dr. James Luecke is a board certified family practitioner that works out of Fort Davis and also has an office in Alpine. With over 34 years’ experience as a family doctor, Luecke can lay claim to bringing multiple generations into the world over three decades of practicing medicine, a sentiment he h


Shelter Summer Lunch Program on hold this year - The Van Horn Advocate

The Board of Directors and Managers of the Van Horn Community Christian Shelter wish to thank our community for its support and strength over the last year. The Shelter has been able to provide housing, food, clothing, gasoline, and assistance to locals and transients during their times of need. All


The Mayor's desk - The Van Horn Advocate

As part of my election promise for transparency through communication, I will be providing the residents of the Town of Van Horn periodic updates on the goings-on at the City. I am excited at the projects that are already in the works and those that are in the planning stage. Of course, as much as w


The dangers of dehydration - The Van Horn Advocate

Muscle Cramps- You don’t have to be an athlete to get muscle cramps. Those who are minimally active, and drink insufficient fluids are equally prone to cramps. Dehydration causes hypersensitivity and involuntary contraction of muscles.Depression- The brain requires 85% water – more than any other or


Faith- ”Our Christian Commitment Does Not Take a Vacation" - The Van Horn Advocate

Usually at the end of the month of May, the classes are over, and the religious formation in the parish ends with celebrations of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Consequently, many Catholics think that attending Sunday mass is over too. Many consider that the summer vacation is a time to slee


My B-17 crew survived Nazi-occupied France in World War II. Now I'm the last man standing.

I was 19 years old when I pinned on my pilot's wings and began learning to fly the incredible airplane known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17, at Lockbourne AFB just south of Columbus, Ohio. Then it was off to Pyote, Texas, for the real heart of what I was about to embark upon - to meet my assigne


Hoffman: Cooper ranked No. 1 in all-around - Hobbs News Sun

Last weekend, numerous world class competitors from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women’s Professional Rodeo Association circuit congregated in Pecos, Texas, to compete in the renowned West of the Pecos Rodeo.For example, defending world all-around champion Tuf Cooper, who has residence


Van Horn student scholar presents McNair research at Sul Ross July 10 - The Van Horn Advocate

Fifteen Sul Ross State University students, including Fabian Baeza of Van Horn, will present their undergraduate research findings July 9-10 at Sul Ross as a part of the 2018 McNair Summer Research Institute. Student research fields include: criminal justice, animal science, chemistry, geology, psyc


Cowboys take part in the West of the Pecos Rodeo event

Last weekend, numerous world class competitors from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women’s Professional Rodeo Association circuit congregated in Pecos, Texas, to compete in the renowned West of the Pecos Rodeo.


Ask Tia Juana- Dumpster diving - The Van Horn Advocate

I have an elderly neighbor, who seems harmless, who has been going through my trash. This has been going on for a while, and at first, I dismissed it as just unneighborly behavior. But now it appears he’s set up a “junkyard” on his property with items he’s collected from dumpsters around the neighbo


Water supplier shores up reserves

Today, during a time of drought, the Colorado River Municipal Water District is supplying all of the water for Odessa and other cities through lakes that are around 18 percent full without having to tap its groundwater reserves.