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Senior project includes lead “Cabaret” role for Sul Ross student Jason Roman

March 23rd, 2017

Jason Roman

ALPINE – Jason Roman has found the theatre stage familiar territory for most of his life. Presently, he is portraying a lead role in the upcoming Sul Ross State University theatre production of “Cabaret,” which is also part of a senior project.

Roman, Fort Davis, has performed in about 10 Sul Ross and Theatre …

Sul Ross students win awards at Texas Academy of Science annual meeting

March 23rd, 2017

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University students A.J. Maldonado, Alpine, and Dominic Carrillo, Midland, won top undergraduate awards at the annual Texas Academy of Science (TAS) meeting, held March 3-5 at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton. Nine Sul Ross undergraduate and graduate students, four faculty and three alumni attended.

Maldonado won the Best Chemistry Oral …

Community-wide 100th birthday celebration for Sul Ross April 4

March 23rd, 2017

ALPINE – Birthday cake, piñatas, games, music and other festivities will highlight Sul Ross State University’s community-wide birthday celebration, set for Tuesday, April 4. The event marks the beginning of the university’s centennial activities, which will continue through 2020.

Sully’s 100th celebration, scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m., will include a barbecue meal served by Aramark, which is …

April 4 campus celebration planned for Sul Ross’ 100th birthday

March 16th, 2017

ALPINE – Birthday cake, piñatas, games, music and other festivities will highlight Sul Ross State University’s community-wide birthday celebration set for Tuesday, April 4. The event marks the beginning of the university’s centennial activities, which will continue through 2020.

“On April 4, 1917, Governor James E. Ferguson signed the bill establishing Sul Ross Normal College in …

School’s tiny house project qualifies for state competition

School’s tiny house project qualifies for state competition

March 16th, 2017

(staff photos by CAMERON DODD)Presidio ISD senior Flor Leyva and sophomore Javier Santos install siding on the tiny house at Presidio High School Tuesday. The tiny house is student designed and constructed and recently qualified for the state-level SkillsUSA competition.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School’s first student designed and constructed …

4H offers free spring break day camps in Marfa

March 2nd, 2017

MARFA – This spring break, Presidio County AgriLife Extension and 4H will offer free day camps for 4H members and friends in Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties, ages kindergarten to 18.

Camps will be held at the Presidio County Fairgrounds in Marfa on Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 16.

These programs will offer kids an …

South Africa trip seeks to expand Sul Ross international student possibilities

February 23rd, 2017

(photo courtesy ESTHER RUMSEY)Five Sul Ross State University representatives visited the University of Pretoria and several government agencies in South Africa Jan. 23-Feb. 2 to discuss opportunities for international exchange. Pictured (from left) are: Dr. Rob Kinucan, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Dr. Esther Rumsey, professor of Communication and …

Retired Sul Ross professor Judith Parsons to receive honorary doctorate

February 23rd, 2017

Judith Parsons

ALPINE – Judith Parsons, who retired in 2015 after 50 years on the Sul Ross State University faculty, will receive an honorary doctorate in History, following action by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. The Regents met Thursday and Friday (Feb. 16-17) in Austin.

Parsons, who will receive the Doctor …

DAR good citizen award goes to five area high school students

February 23rd, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – Five area high school seniors will receive the Daughters of The American Revolution Paisano Chapter Good Citizen Award at a Sunday function in Alpine.

Brandon Leos of Marfa, Jeremy I. Ramirez of Marathon, Emily Anne Merrill of Fort Davis, Jose Damian Villanueva of Big Bend High School, and Angelica Christina Rios of …

PHS Band Students Receives Scholarship Award

February 16th, 2017

Max Ferguson

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Music Educators Clinic and Convention was held in conjunction with the  ATSSB All-State Band Festival on Feb. 8-11 in San Antonio.

Maxwell Ferguson was one of those students who performed in this very prestigious concert.  Because this was Ferguson’s third time performing with the All-State Band he received special …

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