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September, 2015

Los fideicomisarios de la escuela de Presidio proponen ideas para solucionar los temas presupuestarios

September 24th, 2015


PRESIDIO – El consejo escolar del ISD de Presidio sigue buscando “soluciones creativas” para el precipicio fiscal al que se enfrentará en 2017 cuando venza la financiación de la ayuda en forma fiscal Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR, por sus siglas en inglés), que representa casi 2 millones …

Blue Devils XC team takes second place in Lubbock

September 24th, 2015


PRESIDIO – The Presidio boys’ varsity cross-country team came in second place out of 17 teams at the Lubbock Invitation meet last Saturday.

Of the individual boys who competed, Presidio’s Jessie Ortiz came in first place with a time of 16.48; Oscar Moreno came in eighth place with a time …

Santa Teresa de Jesus de Avila celebration next month

September 24th, 2015

PRESIDIO – Mark it in your calendar, Presidio. This year’s Santa Teresa de Jesus de Avila celebration will take place from October 1 through October 15, and will culminate with a fiesta on Saturday, October 17.

The celebration will include daily processions by the church parishioners to residents’ houses from October 1 through October …

Presidio ISD gets academic distinction from state

September 24th, 2015


FAR WEST TEXAS – School districts in Far West Texas met the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) accountability rating standards this year, including Presidio ISD, which also received academic distinctions and achievements.

Superintendent Dennis McEntire said the district’s success is a group effort.

“The credit for performance of the district is …

Presidio school trustees brainstorm solutions to budget issues

September 24th, 2015


PRESIDIO – The Presidio ISD school board continues to seek “creative solutions” to the fiscal cliff they face in 2017 when the Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) funding, which accounts for nearly $2 million toward the school district’s budget, will sunset.

At last week’s school board meeting, the …


September 24th, 2015

Nicholas Cataño

Nicholas O. Cataño, formerly of Casa Piedra and Redford, passed away September 17, 2015 in Odessa.

Mr. Cataño was born in Casa Piedra to Jose Cataño and Zenona Ocon on December 6, 1946.
He attended Reford School.

He married Irma L Cataño on April 30, 1968 in Odessa, and worked as …

Larry McMurtry to judge for Marfa Film Festival’s first screenwriting contest

September 24th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa Film Festival returns October 14 through 18, hosting for the first time a screenwriting competition judged by Oscar and Academy award-winning author Larry McMurtry and his writing partner Diana Ossana. Many of McMurtry’s stories are set in the west, including The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove. The duo won an …

The Saturday Giant performing Friday at the Garage in Fort Stockton

September 24th, 2015

FORT STOCKTON  – Columbus, Ohio-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist The Saturday Giant will be performing on September 25 at The Garage in Fort Stockton, Texas. The Saturday Giant (the stage name of nomadic aural tinkerer Philip Cogley) crafts an innovative and compelling live show in which he sculpts layers of guitars, drums, bass lines, beat …

Bullet-riddled vehicle new Marfa art car installation

September 24th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, Lost Horse Saloon owner Ty Mitchell and Alpine-based muralist Stylle Reed unload the Bonnie and Clyde art car at the bar’s parking lot.


MARFA – Driving west along US 90 into Marfa, the array of bullet holes on the bright yellow …

El Cosmico’s 10th annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love begins this evening

September 24th, 2015

MARFA – The 10th annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love, El Cosmico’s authentic music experience takes place this evening through Sunday.

Performers include renowned artists such as Portugal. The Man, Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis, and Ben Kweller, alongside an eclectic array of folk, rock, country, indie, Americana musicians and bands.

On Thursday, American singer, …

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