Dale Learish Wretha Smith Mariel Davis Lorie Edwards Tommy Jackson Chris Kirby Janette Winters Tracii Logan Darrel Fellers Joe Rowe
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THE DMR HAS TWO OFFICIAL AND IMPORTANT WEB SITES THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE AWARE OF AND CHECK FREQUENTLY
DMPOA.net - This official DMPOA site contains a wealth of information for property owners, residents and guests of the DMR. Here you can find our governing
documents, DMPOA Board meeting agendas and minutes, community information and more!
dmrvfd.com - This site is for the Davis Mountains Volunteer Fire Department. This is a great place to keep up with our local fire department, see photos of the
fire fighters and equipment, news and many useful links.
Both of the above sites are useful and should be checked frequently, especially in times of emergencies such as fires.
DONKEY/BURRO FEEDING FROM VEHICLES
Thanks to Carol Diquilio for coming up with these great signs! One will be at cattle guard, one at Thompson trail and one at the
Community Center. Additionally, on a personal note, it would be a good idea for people not to stop and have any interaction with
the critters while driving within the DMR, but slow down even further. Drive for the conditions and watch out for animals!
DMPOA ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION RESULTS
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the DMPOA Annual Meeting was convened at the DMR Community Center. The members elected were: Tommy Jackson, Tracii Logan, Janette
Winters, Lorie Edwards and Chris Kirby. The members currently on the Board are Dale Learish, Wretha Smith, Mariel Davis, Darrell Fellers and Joe Rowe.
Thanks to all of our Board members for volunteering their time and efforts to serve on the Board.
To see the majority of the packet handed out at the Annual Meeting, click here!
NOTE: The new power poles on HWY 166 will apparently cover appx 16 miles and possibly end at the ranch house on the Ranch Road leading into the DMR. The
power lines were deemed necessary to update the electrical system. Since the original poles were installed, the population and need for power in the area has
quadrupled. Apparently it was more cost effective to plant the power poles instead of placing the lines underground.
MEET OUR 2020 - 2021 BOARD
|July 3-5, 2020 DMR FIRE
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(Awaiting add'l photos and Information)
A message from JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - July 7, 2020
This is an informational message from the Jeff Davis County Reverse-911 system.
By Order GA-29 from the Governor of Texas, “every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an
outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.” There are limited exceptions that may be found in the order posted at the
Courthouse and at all government buildings. If you are seeking a medical exception, please have a doctor’s note at hand.
The Order continues: “Following a verbal or written warning for a first-time violation of this face covering warning, a person’s second warning shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each subsequent
violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 per violation." While there is an exemption available for counties with fewer than 20 cases, Jeff Davis county officials, believing it to be in the best interest
of the county, have chosen NOT to apply for the exemption. Should someone enter a business and refuse to wear a face covering, the business shall notify the sheriff’s office and the person may be removed and
charged with trespass.
Numerous studies have shown the wearing of face coverings when in public to be one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 and still allow businesses to remain open. Yes, they are
inconvenient and uncomfortable if worn for a long period of time, but if worn properly, they do not pose a health risk to the wearer. And now that there are numerous active cases of COVID-19 in the Community, we
must all work together to slow the spread of this disease so that we may return to our normal way of life as quickly as possible.
July 11, 2020 DMPOA Monthly Meeting
Click here for unofficial synopsis of key points of meeting.
BURRO KILLINGS IN THE DMR
By Rhonda Brown Honeycutt
July 15, 2020
Now that Kevin and I have had time to process this last week's events, and have read the comments on previous posts, we want explain the facts of the situation.
First, we are so thankful to Chuck and Sue Smith and Darell Fellers for helping us out and backing us up. It was a very stressful time for all of us and just like most of you, we would like to
see the inhumane treatment stopped.
Short version: For the record, yes our neighbor ran donkeys through our property to his property on the other side and shot a pregnant female and her yearling (photo above). And yes, we
heard gunshots and one of those shots came very close and crossed property lines. After checking on our property, we found the white female standing in the canyon outside our property
shot in the side, the neck and in the eye. Chuck Smith put her out of her misery. Shortly after, the yearling was found across the road shot in the gut and Chuck had to put the yearling down.
This led to both Sue and I calling the sheriff's department and filing a statement along with statements by Chuck and Sue and Darell Fellers containing the events that happened and our
encounter with my neighbor.
Deputy Lopez came out and investigated. He later came back and told me he had a very serious talk with the neighbor, explained what type of charges he could face and that if I wanted, I
could press charges for the trajectory trespass. However, he wanted to express that my neighbor was sorry for the incident and upsetting us in regards to the gunshots. Whether the shot
crossed property lines on purpose or a ricochette, can not be proven so we decided not to press charges after much thought and careful and prayerful consideration. He also stated that he
would no longer herd the donkeys to the other property. As far as the STATE is concerned these are feral animals and he has the right to shoot them on his property. I hope and pray that
my neighbor will take seriously the situation and put a stop to shooting at our DMR burros. I hope and pray we can co-exist as neighbors.
Now that being said, we are not happy about the situation at all. We would like to walk/hike our property without fear of being shot. I would like to bring my horse to the DMR to ride without
fear of trespassing bullets. Or bring family members to visit without fear of being struck by a stray bullet or having to listen to a barrage of gunshots while relaxing on my deck drinking
coffee. We will never have respect for a person who leaves an animal to suffer. Like Chuck Smith said, at least finish them off.
I had to take into consideration that I/we personally have not had any confrontations with this neighbor up to this point. We had to make our decisions based on this fact.
I do not think my neighbor is the one who shot the donkeys up and down the DMR two years ago. I surely hope not.
We did turn in a complaint form to the DMPOA at the board meeting. Our reasoning in doing so was to inform the DMPOA of the situation, what we did to try to resolve and try to push the
board to back us up. Cruelty beside the point, we have to smell the dead donkeys in the canyon and it makes for a very unpleasant situation along with health concerns.
Now with all that behind me for now, let's move forward. I have agreed to work with Darell Fellers in an education program for the donkeys. We as a community need to make changes in
how we view the donkeys as they have a long history in Far West Texas. I am going to reach out to a fellow mustang and burro advocate to see if he can point me in the right direction.
Perhaps there is grant money available to help with population control. Darell and I would like to set aside a time each month to get a head count and where they are. Right now this is just
a ton of thoughts I am processing, but I hope for it to take shape. I will be creating a Facebook page for anyone who wants to follow and/or contribute.
If we want to change how the STATE looks at our wild burros in terms of feral or wild and including animal cruelty to such animals, we have to start with an education program with factual
information and not opinions and heresay.
We may never know who shot and killed the donkeys in the DMR two years ago. But perhaps, we can stop the senseless killing moving forward.
Kevin and I again want to thank everyone who stood by us. We are grateful for our new friends and neighbors and we strive to live peaceable with all, man and beast.