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August, 2013

Astronomy, Reformation classes offered through Museum of the Big Bend

August 30th, 2013

ALPINE – Classes on astronomy and the Reformation will be offered at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, beginning Thursday, Sept. 5.

“Introduction to Astronomy I: The Sky and the Solar System,” taught by David Oesper, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Sept. 5-Oct. 10. Cost is $75 …

Lobo football recruits make immediate impact

August 30th, 2013


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ALPINE – Sixteen recruits are expected to make major contributions to the 2013 Sul Ross State University football program.

Based on Saturday’s (Aug. 24) Sun Bowl scrimmage against Mountain West Prep, several already have.

The Lobos dominated the action, rolling up a 35-3 lead, with Mountain West (Albuquerque, N.M.) forfeiting the second half.

Slotback/tailback …

El Paso Ex-Shorthorns to staff fest fundraising booth

August 30th, 2013

(El Paso Times photo by RAMON RENTERIA) El Paso Ex-Marfa Shorthorns will be at the Marfa Lights Festival raising money for their scholarship fund. From left, Armando and Yolanda Uranga, Ernesto “Surdo” Minjarez, Delma and Luis Sotelo, Ted and Sylvia Hesford.

EL PASO, MARFA – The Ex-Shorthorns alumni group from El Paso will …

GED classes offered this fall in Marfa, Alpine

August 30th, 2013

MARFA, ALPINE – Free on-line GED classes are being offered this fall by Odessa

College in cooperation with Sul Ross State College.

Classes will be held in both Alpine and in Marfa for the convenience of those in the tri-county area.  Required orientation sessions will be held September 7 and 14 from 9am to 4pm with a …

Buses will run a bit earlier

August 30th, 2013

MARFA – School starts sharply at 8am for all grade levels.

Pre-kindergarten and Montessori students will be released at 3:15pm; kindergartners through fifth grades at 3:35pm, and sixth-graders through seniors at 3:37pm.

The buses will drop off all students at the cafeteria for breakfast at 7:35am, so that means students will be picked up about 10 minutes …

All Marfa ISD free meals now served at Robinson Cafeteria`

August 30th, 2013

MARFA – Marfa ISD will continue to serve free meals this year for all students, but this year breakfast won’t be served in the classrooms.

As piloted in the spring last year at the secondary campus, both campuses will eat breakfast before school starts at 8am at Robinson Cafeteria.

The cafeteria will open to students at 7:30am, …

New Padre’s manger enjoying Marfa’s pace

New Padre’s manger enjoying Marfa’s pace

August 30th, 2013


MARFA – Blake Heidenheimer has only been in Marfa for three weeks and he already likes the scene here.

Blake Heidenheimer

“The few local bands I’ve gotten to see so far are amazing,” said Heidenheimer.

Heidenheimer is the new manager at Padre’s Marfa. He moved from Austin after working five to six …

M. Ward added for El Cosmico Festival

August 30th, 2013

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MARFA – M. Ward is now performing at this year’s annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love in Marfa. El Cosmico recently announced that the “Him” to the duo She & Him, which he teams with actress Zooey Deschanel, joins the lineup with comedian Margaret Cho.

The eighth annual …

The Preservation plays at Padre’s Friday

August 30th, 2013

The Preservation, a blend of vocal harmonies, driving guitars, bouncy pianos and an amalgam of American music that has come to define Austin bands in the past decade, will be playing at Padre’s Friday, August 30.

The Preservation’s repertoire is clearly influenced by early 60s girl groups, as well as psych, chamber pop, and garage rock …

Sul Ross Class of 2017 feted at New Student Convocation

Sul Ross Class of 2017 feted at New Student Convocation

August 30th, 2013

ALPINE – The Sul Ross State University Class of 2017 – 330 strong – was welcomed into the Lobo family during the 15th annual New Student Convocation Sunday evening (Aug. 25).

(SRSU photo by STEVE LANG) Members of the Sul Ross State University Class of 2017 — 330 strong — assemble for …

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